4G LTE for Retail and Hospitality

Highly available, secure networking.

 

4g lte for retail

As the network edge expands with the addition of new in-store services, such as kiosks and digital signs, while critical systems, such as Point of Sale (PoS) and warehouse management, are increasingly centralised, the need for a more resilient and secure network is growing in retail and hospitality businesses.

4G LTE for retail provides an answer, delivering a secure and flexible option which can augment fixed line services. Ideal for multiple applications, Westbase.io’s retail solutions have helped to connect many 1000s of locations and assets. Providing both primary and failover networking, we can help to keep retailers online and protected while enabling their latest technologies.

“The cloud management capability is a big support to our team, allowing them to remotely provision hundreds of devices around the country, and isolate and address any issues without having to go into the field. If we have to validate and switch a connection from wired to mobile, it’s easily done.”

– Gary O’Connor, CTO at Doddle

 

Customer Success

We’ve helped to connect 1000s of retail and hospitality locations and assets. Check out how we did it and what they achieved by reading some of our case studies:

Doddle
Remote Networking for Doddle
Davids Bridal
Failover for David's Bridal
Pandora Jewellery Store Opening

Westbase.io 4G LTE for Retail and Hospitality Solutions Can Better Connect…

Failover connectivity ensures your critical systems, such as PoS, are kept online when you have issues with your primary network. Seamlessly integrating with existing infrastructure, our 4G LTE for retail solutions can be deployed quickly and easily. They are also PCI compliant, keeping you protected during an outage. Our solutions even feature out-of-band management which allows your central teams to troubleshoot the primary router via the cellular connection to try and restore it.

IoT applications such as connected signage, kiosks, vending machines and so on are becoming increasingly popular in retail stores but can be difficult to connect. Often managed by third parties, cellular can provide a simple solution which enables you to connect them without needing to use the store’s primary network. Even if managed centrally, connecting all of these additional applications on the primary network can cause other security risks, and so employing a separate, parallel network helps to protect against this.

Primary networks today are under increasing strain, as traffic across them rises consistently. To help with this, our 4G LTE retail solutions can work with your existing wired infrastructure to deliver high availability networking. Our solutions can converge the two, enabling load balancing and burst bandwidth so that your store networks don’t get overloaded during peak periods.

Pop-up locations for retail and hospitality companies are becoming more common as they allow access to new customers, but with certain services still expected – such as Point of Sale – connectivity is key to their success. Often hosted in unusual spots, such as shopping centres or outdoor events, secure connectivity isn’t normally readily available. With a 4G LTE retail solution however, you can create a pop-up network for your pop-up location – providing secure connectivity which your central IT teams can manage, wherever you need it.

 

 

4G LTE for retail

Westbase.io are the leading UK and European distributor of 4G LTE and IoT networking solutions and we help businesses to transform by being better connected. Our 4G LTE for retail solution options are simple to install, highly secure and built with flexibility in mind, ideal for a broad range of primary and failover requirements.

All Westbase.io solutions are also cloud-managed so no matter where your retail network needs to go, your central IT team can easily monitor and manage it to ensure it is up-to-date and performing optimally. Work with Westbase.io for access to:

  • Extensive partner support across technical, sales, marketing and warehousing
  • Unparalleled solution knowledge and 30 years of vertical market expertise
  • The latest technology innovations in cellular and IoT networking
  • A full solution range combining hardware and cloud services, plus extended software and connectivity services via our sister-company Control

 

 

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