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Wireless Network Setup

Thermofisher Scientific is world leader in serving science, an analytical laboratory instruments manufacturing company, with annual revenue of 40 billion and 600 plus locations worldwide.

They were looking for an IT partner who could assist them with resolution on Wireless Signal drops across facilities (office and production area) for their major Canadian sites.

Business Challenge

They are 24 X 7 production with limited access to lab areas with solid soundproof high ceiling. Minimum requirement was to provide WIFi coverage of -67dBm to the edge.

Solution

Synergy IT Ekahau Certified Tech Team conducted various wireless surveys (Predictive, Active, Passive and Exit Surveys) as required during various phases of the project at ThermoFisher sites. Access Points spec’d out for the new design plan determined via Predictive Survey. The coverage patterns and the AP placements done based on required frequencies and heatmap analysis.

Exit survey reports gap analysis reviewed with internal tech teams and Client global network support teams. Required remediation done by moving or relocating few APs along with finetuning of wireless controllers. We achieved the final required minimum signal strength of -67dBm to the edge to support VoWLAN. There was a -5dBm offset taken into account to factor the LCMI (Least Capable Most Important) devices, such as Tablets and Handheld Scanners.

Synergy IT assisted ThermoFisher with procurement of all IT equipment required for the upgrade.
Data Cabling for new APs and installation of APs done by Synergy IT infrastructure install teams based on recommended survey reports. Earlier requirements were to support handheld scanners and basic email and web services. WiFi infrastructure upgrade was required to accommodate current business needs to have seamless communication with new wifi equipment.

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