Empowering Warehouse Automation
with Wireless Networks

Harnessing autonomy can transform warehouse operations...
get around physical obstructions is by using machine-to-machine broadband wireless communications. In an industrial environment, dense infrastructure and radio frequency obstructions are ever-present. Further, there are variable operating temperatures and conditions, large volumes of operational data, and fleets of moving assets and people. 

A solution connecting warehouse assets and autonomous systems using minimal infrastructure is paramount everywhere they roam. Being able to link directly with each other for M2M communications is the solution. A network that can extend Wi-Fi using multiple frequencies to avoid interference and M2M to extend range will allow operators to support more applications, including handheld devices, radio frequency identification wands, and additional Wi-Fi-based IIoT sensors. The appropriate wireless network can also give warehouse managers confidence that there are no data collection gaps. By accessing and using the data being transferred between devices in real time, warehouses can make informed decisions about their operations to maximize their productivity gains. Continuous mobile connectivity from these networks can also be used to monitor the health of equipment on demand and in real time.

Shortfalls of fixed wireless networks

To enable automation and unlock the full potential of new technologies, warehouses require real-time data access. They cannot afford any network downtime, data loss, or lag. Typical enterprise Wi-Fi is designed and built for fixed and predictable office settings. Operators may deploy one method to combat this by adding extensive and costly access points on additional fixed infrastructure to deliver reliable and mobile coverage—but coverage gaps can remain. Maintaining unfailing and continuous connectivity with autonomous systems and automated assets constantly in motion can be very difficult using this method as radio frequency signals cannot overcome the obstacles mentioned. M2M wireless systems can ensure that warehouse operations run at optimum efficiency. They enable improved safety and accuracy and allow operators to meet fulfillment demands.

Adopting a reliable network to amplify warehouse automation

Transmitting and receiving data from autonomous or remotely controlled assets can allow businesses to analyze real-time telemetry and situational data. These insights enable more significant levels of autonomy that can help critical industrial sectors. Automated assets, whether drones, robots, or machinery, are a game-changer for companies looking to grow and harness the power of IIoT securely. IIoT is rapidly increasing the number of connected devices, equipment, and vehicles. It’s also bringing new potential clients to enterprises looking for ways to ensure their automation is supported by low-latency, highly reliable networks that can improve their companies’ productivity and save them money.

True M2M-enabling mesh networks are not traditional. They are uniquely designed for environments and applications in which client devices and even the network itself are in a state of constant change and motion. A wireless mesh network that is fully mobile can empower drones and robotics with continuous on-the-go connectivity for M2M communications. Wireless nodes can be deployed directly on all mobile assets, allowing for a robust and resilient network. Attributes of this type of mesh network are that the radio nodes are lighter in weight and easily placed where needed to work around obstructions.

In the near future, autonomous systems and robotics will become operational necessities as online shopping and warehouse operations continue to boom. And their ability to move and communicate will be entirely network dependent. By taking advantage of the most optimal wireless mesh network, businesses can ensure their connectivity is reliable and effective. With a network that can provide a proactive insight into the status and performance of personnel and machines throughout the warehouse, operators can minimize disruptions, downtime, and danger.

Unlocking the potential of automation in dynamic environments

Harnessing autonomy can transform warehouse operations, but this is only possible with the most reliable wireless network. Added mobility and autonomy can transform warehouse operations to flourish in the IIoT age. With the right network, warehouse operations can become smarter, more autonomous, and more mobile because the network itself is intelligent, self-optimizing, and uniquely able to support M2M communications between equipment on the move.

A network that supports intelligent, automated technology will maximize fulfillment efficiency in busy warehouses. The deployment of a unique network that is reliable and redundant can vastly improve warehouse operators’ productivity, efficiency, and profitability stakes. Access to effective communications in such a dynamic and robust environment can ensure that operations thrive now and in the future.


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