Comprehensive warehouse and shop­front wireless network for an online e‑tailer in the UK

The D‑Link network solution delivered a feature rich wireless network ready for future expansion if required.

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Client

Box.co.uk is a UK electronics retailer with over 1 million customers of which 96% would buy again, providing consumers with confidence in their expert knowledge and efficient service every step of the way. They stock thousands of products from 4k TV's, laptops and custom-built gaming PC's, to 3D printers, projectors and mobile phones. Box's aim is to make tech easy, simple to buy, receive, own and enjoy. Their mission is to bring their customers the best deals from all the leading brands.

Challenge
Warehouse, office and shopfloor wireless 

Solution
DWC-1000, DGS-1210, DWL-8610AP and DWL-6610AP

Results
Improved customer service and communication feature-rich wireless network

"Our new wireless network has exceeded our expectations allowing us to make sure the team in the warehouse can carry on their day to day activities, eliminating any issues we were having before."

-Jasbir Neer,
Infrastructure and support manager, Box Ltd,

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Challenge

To deliver a robust and scalable Wi-Fi network to meet all current and future needs. Providing seam­less roaming wireless across the warehouse and office teams while segmenting the network to ensure that security and data remains safe and secure. Additionally, providing customers to the showroom a separate guest network and through-out the premises. Fast roaming capabilities where paramount to ensure that forklift drivers were able to scan and update the inventory system in real time, promoting better productivity and efficiency.

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Box's Minworth showroom

Solution

D-Link provided a complete End-To-End network­ing infrastructure which included switching and wireless with power over Ethernet functionality and hardware control.

  • The DWC-1000, a centralised wireless manager developed specifically for SMB and SME that are looking for an easy to use scalable solution to manage and configure their wireless network. 

  • D-Link access points such as the DWL-8610AP, DWL-6610AP and DWL-6610APE were de­ployed for a state of the art wireless unified solution, enabling the business to create the fastest wireless network possible, with PoE incorporated as standard. The access points where deployed in the warehouse environment effectively, chosen to improve the range of broadcast in the warehouse and office areas. 

  • DGS-1210 series switches were implemented to provide enhanced PoE power for 802.3at powered devices such as the DWL-8610, allow­ing for up to 30 watts of power per port, pro­viding a cost-efficient and flexible solution for expanding the network. 

Results

The D-Link network solution delivered a feature rich wireless network ready for future expansion if required, resulting in enhanced stock manage­ment and streamlined scanning performance and improving the communication across the whole business. 

 

Box Ltd retail space

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