Restaurants Combine Wired & Wireless WAN to Connect POS & More
Not unlike the retail store of the future, restaurants everywhere are discovering unique ways to combine wired and wireless connectivity, along with remote cloud management, to ensure constant uptime for their increasingly long list of applications that rely on WAN access.
Here is a glimpse of three of our favorite 4G LTE success stories from the food and beverage industry:
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
For Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a rapidly growing food and beverage chain, the list of modern-day networking needs start with uninterrupted connectivity — especially for Point-of-Sale (POS). In case of emergency, the company knew it needed a solution with multi-WAN capabilities.
Fuzzy’s deployed Cradlepoint’s AER1650 routers and NetCloud Manager, a component of Cradlepoint NetCloud, providing primary Edge routing with built-in cellular redundancy and best-in-breed security while boosting cost-efficiencies and scalability.
Applications — Primary Edge routing, failover, and cloud management
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, a rapidly growing quick-service restaurant chain based in Louisiana with locations in more than 15 states, was looking for ways to solve a number of critical technology challenges.
First, its network connectivity solutions needed an upgrade, and then it needed to make sure all of its locations met PCI standards for credit card processing. Further, Raising Cane’s hoped to explore new on-site wireless capabilities, incorporate failover for business continuity, and manage all of the devices on its distributed network from one central location.
The combined solution of Cradlepoint AER2100 devices and Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager (NCM) enables Raising Cane’s to intelligently manage their converged wired and wireless connectivity, and utilize advanced security applications like IPS/IDS — all while enabling PCI Compliance.
Applications — Primary Edge routing, failover, IPS/IDS, cloud management, WWAN
During peak tourism season, Whangamata Super Liquor needed a reliable network failover solution to augment its landline/ADSL network. The previous failover solution took about 17 seconds to process a credit card transaction — and with up to 5,000 people going through the shop on peak days, customers were left facing a long wait if the network went down.
Super Liquor deployed Cradlepoint’s COR IBR1100 with dual-SIM support for failover to two separate network providers, and with on-board WiFi for their in-store wireless devices.
Solution — COR IBR1100
Applications — Primary Edge routing and failover