Challenge
Dell@ gives prospective customers hands-on experience with Dell™ devices through kiosks in malls. In each kiosk, a wireless network provides internet connectivity for the mobile demonstration devices. The kiosks’ legacy wireless routers suffered from throughput, reliability and manageability issues.
Solution
The Dell@ team deployed Dell™ PowerConnect™ W-series wireless access points and Dell PowerConnect switches to create a wireless network in each kiosk. The team configures, controls and manages the wireless networks through a centrally located Dell PowerConnect W-series controller.
Benefits
• Nearly 100 percent availability over 9 months
• Improved network performance enables more devices to run wirelessly
• 1 staff member can centrally manage 200 wireless networks nationwide
• Streamlined deployment of wireless networking gear supports rapid organizational growth