Accelerate Efficiencies in Warehousing, Logistics, and Manufacturing Operations with Intelligraphics Advanced Roaming Wi-Fi Drivers

Businesses in the warehousing, logistics, and manufacturing industries are rapidly deploying wireless-enabled mobile and smart facility solutions to continuously drive improvements in efficiency, worker safety, and cost reduction. The fusion of IGX advanced roaming with Texas Instruments WiLink™ 8 enables companies to maintain persistent, secure, high-speed connectivity between their entire fleet of mobile assets and management systems.

Optimizing “just-in-time” material handling and logistics operations using data-driven insights requires maintaining real-time connectivity to forklifts, trucks, and other mobile assets. However, most 802.11-based Wi-Fi chipsets provide default device drivers that do not deliver the performance needed to ensure persistent links to access points (APs) as the asset moves through a warehouse, open-air staging area, or manufacturing facility.

When the link to the AP drops, critical data is lost, and establishing a new connection to the nearest AP can take several seconds. Multiply this by dozens of APs in a typical facility, multiple moving assets, and an eight-hour employee shift, and the dropped connectivity time begins to add up—as does the loss and retry of critical data.

Solve Wi-Fi Connection Roadblocks

IGX Advanced Roaming solves the connection challenge by accelerating Wi-Fi chipset AP connection speeds, which results in significant enhancements to mobile asset uptime and availability. The solution uses pre-emptive signal loss detection and AP scan optimization to significantly reduce the reconnection time down to less than 100 milliseconds, ensuring the device selects the optimal AP. Advanced Roaming helps Wi-Fi devices maintain real-time connectivity to the network, thus improving overall application reliability and Quality of Service (QoS).

With Intelligraphics, wirelessly connect your entire fleet of mobile assets to collect critical operational, maintenance, and safety information. Track, manage, and analyze the state of critical assets in real-time so you can make smarter decisions faster, continuously improve safety, and reduce costs. IGX Advanced Roaming provides an infrastructure-agnostic, scalable solution allowing you to quickly integrate and accelerate the value of your mobile fleet without sacrificing your existing investment.

IGX intelligent wireless drivers provide fast, seamless roaming along with CCXv4 support and enterprise-class security to unleash the power of TI WiLink™ 8 chipsets in a unified solution. Built with the elasticity that today’s and tomorrow’s wireless applications demand, IGX device drivers support multiple hardware, software, and operating systems, giving users a wide range of options for the most demanding industrial, logistics, and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

Flexibility Drives Operational Efficiencies

TI WiLink™ 8 chipsets also allow the creation of wireless mesh networks, forming a fluid topology where each device transmits its own data and serves as a relay for other peers in the network. Contrast this to standard AP-centric topologies where all devices are connected to the AP, and all the data between the devices are transmitted using a single AP, creating a bottleneck. By using mesh topology, the data between the source and destination has a dynamic route—each peer device finds the best route—thus eliminating single-point bottlenecks.

  • Improve real-time visibility and control over mobile fleet assets
  • Enable applications for tracking fleet vehicle health including motor status, brake wear, and battery charge level
  • Tighten maintenance cycle and safety compliance audits
  • Gather vehicle route, queue, and dwell time information to continuously drive efficiencies
  • Reduce fuel, maintenance, and employee costs
  • Streamline forklift pick and place operations in the warehouse, distribution center, and manufacturing floor
  • Drive Industry 4.0 automation initiatives throughout all mission-critical operations
  • Securely deploy wireless mesh networks in larger outdoor areas where fixed-location APs are spread thin

“Today’s rapidly expanding enterprise mobility, robotics, and M2M segments along with the exponential growth of IoT calls for wireless solutions that stay connected, anytime, anywhere. Our advanced roaming algorithms dynamically predict and prevent connection loss to the IT stack. By harnessing the power of IGX software, customers can realize higher efficiencies, lower expenses, and achieve faster return on value,” said Scott Lawson, President of Intelligraphics.

About Intelligraphics, Inc.
Intelligraphics, an industry leader in advanced wireless, embedded wireless driver development, and intelligent roaming solutions, helps enterprises realize the most value from their mobility-enabled infrastructure. A member of the Wi-Fi Alliance and a Texas Instruments 3rd Party Development Partner, Intelligraphics delivers a diverse portfolio of fast roaming solutions that include optimized wireless drivers, firmware, and integrated IP.

Take your Wi-Fi-enabled and Internet of Things (IoT) applications farther and faster, visit:

Contact Information

Intelligraphics, Inc.

11615 Angus Road
Suite 212
Austin, TX, 78759

tele: 469-951-8911
fax: 972-479-1760

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