Typical Wireless Applications
The applications for wireless networks are only limited by your imagination. But the most popular uses include:
• Flexible Work Environments: People aren’t necessarily at their most creative or productive sitting at their desks. A wireless environment allows your employees to work efficiently wherever they choose: in a conference room, in the cafeteria or collaboratively with their colleagues anywhere in the building. And with many workers now working at home or on the road, wireless solutions allow you to implement temporary landing pads for when they visit the main office.
• Temporary or Changeable Work Locations: If the worksite is not permanent, it makes no sense to install expensive cabling and fixed equipment. Wireless solutions are ideal for exhibition areas and open work environments such as retail shop floors and banking halls.
• Hazardous or Hostile Work Environments: Often it is not possible to install network cabling due to the presence of heavy moving equipment or interference from high-voltage power sources. Manufacturing plants, chemical factories, power stations and scientific laboratories can use wireless networks to provide control and monitoring of equipment without the danger of overhead wiring or electrical interference.
• Old or Historic Buildings: Older buildings often have solid walls made of stone, concrete or brick; this makes it difficult and expensive to install cables. In addition, historic and listed buildings will have restrictions on what kind of alterations can and cannot be made. A wireless solution requires no building alterations and means a company can use 21st century communications even if they are in a 17th century building.