How Retail Stores Can Benefit from Cellular Solutions

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Accelerated Concepts demonstrates cellular connectivity for data hungry, always on Internet of Things

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Retail stores rely on fast and stable internet connections for sales processing, inventory management and employee communications. In the event of service interruption to a store’s traditional network (T1, Cable, DSL, etc.) a number of issues can arise including: lost sales, failed PCI-DSS compliance, slower customer transactions, customer frustration, employee frustration and even a negative brand impact.

Retail locations can benefit from using wireless cellular networks as either their primary connectivity option or as a wireless cellular failover system (i.e. provide emergency backup connectivity) from their traditional network to guarantee uninterrupted Internet access for all their locations.

Typical retail locations will have a need for:

  • Timely credit card processing / POS operation;
  • Inventory control;
  • Product Promotions;
  • Employee email or communication access;
  • PCI-DSS compliance; and
  • Time management.

Providing wireless cellular connectivity as either a primary connection or as a failover connection for retail stores must therefore be:

Simple to deploy:

  • To avoid costly installation setup;
  •      With auto-call home / automatic provisioning from HQ; and
  •      Averting truck rolls/repairs where possible;
  • Scalable for hundreds or even thousands of stores;
  • Secure;
  • High Performance (4G LTE / or 3G as needed):
  •      Allowing for site survey and ideal placement;
  •      Making good connections great;
  •      With flexible power options including POE if needed.
  • Affordable;
  • Predictable;
  • Flexible (automatically works with most carriers);
  • Centrally managed, monitored and remote controlled; and finally:
  • Have a small footprint and attractive design.

As a primary cellular internet connection, using Accelerated Concepts 6300-CX simplifies setup requirements such as removing the need to setup DSL, Cable or T1 connections. The 6300-CX provides a stable connection at a low predictable cost with minimal setup.

In addition, the 6300-CX has the ability to setup primary peer-to-peer VPN connections between store locations and HQ as needed.

As a cellular failover solution, the 6300-CX provides peace of mind through emergency failover connectivity should the primary (T1, Cable, DSL) connection go down.

Do you need cellular connectivity:

  • As a primary connection?
  • As a failover backup connection?

Do your retail stores have?

  • Diverse locations?
  • Narrow profit margins where a predictable, reliable and cost effective solution is required for internet connectivity?
  • Legacy phone lines or internet connection equipment (with higher cost and complexity)?

The Accelerated 6300-CX is available June 1, 2015.

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Rick Gretsch
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