Optimizing Wireless Networks for Uninterrupted Warehouse Operations

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edited October 2023 in Success Stories

Incheon logistics warehouse

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Summary

The warehouse in Incheon aimed to build a seamless wireless network to avoid disruptions that could halt operations, particularly for the logistical processes dependent on wireless connections. They used a limited number of high-performance APs across the vast space, minimizing channel settings and roaming intervals between APs. The chosen WAX650S 802.11ax 4x4 AP covers 80m, simplifying network management and significantly reducing deployment and management costs compared to traditional setups. The APs were supported by the multi-gigabit 10G PoE XS1930-12HP switch, which supports PoE++ and is capable of handling large amounts of data. It can also manage high power consumption of up to 375W for connections of up to 8 WiFi 6 APs. Additionally, SSIDs were customized for each usage section, with separate VLANs designed to match the warehouse environment. To manage the network devices in the vast logistics environment, the Nebula cloud networking solution was adopted for effective network management, offering real-time insights, device visibility, and security monitoring. Automated topology simplifies complex configurations, automatically generating network diagrams upon device connection. Additionally, IT staff can remotely monitor via smartphones or tablets, optimizing efficiency without on-site presence.

Challenges

  • Provide seamless roaming services in a large warehouse with varying storage characteristics in different sections
  • Differentiate configurations and settings to meet diverse needs
  • Centrally and efficiently manage multiple network devices

Benefits

  • High-performance network connections with minimal AP deployment, reducing channel interference, and installation and management costs
  • Efficient network usage via zone-specific configuration by applying individual or simultaneous SSID network settings based on different environments
  • Nebula offers real-time insights of device status, simplifying network management

Products used

WAX650S WiFi 6 Access Point

XGS2210-28 L3 Access Switch

XS1930-12HP Lite-L3 Smart Managed PoE Switch

VPN300 VPN Firewall

GS1920-24HPv2 Smart Managed PoE Switch

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