Background of Retail Networking
Chain stores are rapidly expanding all over the country, and the network business stability of chain stores is closely related to the business success. How to build a stable, safe and standardized business network has become the top priority for chain store IT network construction.
Chain enterprises have a large number of directly-operated stores, daily network management becomes a "mission impossible". The network interruption of store business may affect usual transaction, causing profits loss, and even bringing bad shopping experience to customers. So, the way of maintaining the network stability, quickly troubleshooting is of vital importance.
The number of chain stores will expand rapidly as the rapid development of business. The IT staffs need to quickly deploy the network of many stores within a short time, which brings great challenges,since branch stores are located different with the high daily operation and maintenance costs.
Thus, InHand launched Cloud-Managed Network Solutions, including edge router ER805 and SaaS service InCloud Manager, which can enpower chain enterprises to achieve efficient store network management.
Retail Networking Solution
On-site network overview
As a on-site network device, the edge router ER805 can quickly access the Internet through the 4G/5G cellular network wired network, providing a stable and efficient business network. It can easily establishes an efficient local area network. Devices such as POS, intelligent self-service terminals, cameras and employee/customer mobile phones in stores can be easily and conveniently connected to the LAN through Ethernet or Wi-Fi. It provides simple, convenient and efficient network service with excellent network capabilities.
On-site network deployment
Combined with the edge router ER805, InCloud Manager can achieve "zero" touch deployment, providing a simple and convenient network. The deployers can complete the deployment in only three steps.
Step 1: On-site edge ER805 only needs simple powering on and a few clicks.
Step 2: ER805 self-registration cloud service can be quickly done using APP.
Step 3: Full-featured configuration management through InCloud Manager Service.
We are here to provide one-stop deployment of every on-site network equipments. The convenient deployment of on-site equipment effectively improves the deployment efficiency, and saves time, which meets the needs of rapid expansion of chain stores.
Store network failures
InCloud Manager can monitor store network in real time, detecting abnormal conditions such as network equipment disconnection, and providing timely feedback to operation and maintenance personnel via SMS or email. At the same time, it provides a variety of network diagnostic tools for troubleshoot faults, then restoring the network in time to reduce financial losses.
Store network management
To help IT engineers manage numerous distributed store site networks, InCloud Manager provides centalized cloud management services, to overcome various limiting, which can control the network status anytime and anywhere and improve the efficiency.
"Zero touch" deployment
The integrated cloud design makes deployment easier and more convenient, and complex deployment can be completed in just a few steps, which effectively improves deployment efficiency and accelerates business expansion.
Centralized cloud management
Centralized cloud management helps to realize the convenient, standard and scaled network management. Millions of sites in different location can be managed seamless, making management easier, more efficient, and more cost-effective.
Alarm and diagnosis
Comprehensive network monitoring and rapid troubleshooting of network failures, ensuring the stability of the network environment, reducing losses caused by network failures, and providing necessary network "insurance" for the development of business.
Simple and convenient configuration
The configuration is simple and the interface is intuitive, which reduces the operation difficulty for IT staffsl; One can configure the business network in batches remotely without leaving home, making network configuration easier and more efficient.