Wireless Technology and Networks
Party Plates Company has established the need for a new proposal with wireless technology. Team B will research some marketing tools that will assist Party Plates in meeting their goals of advancement in sales and certain goals. This proposal will focus on wireless technology that will be beneficial to the party plate business. Team B will also provide the pros and cons to these wireless technologies and justification of the choice to incorporate them into Party Plates Company. In the proposal, Team B will also include a spreadsheet presenting the equipment needed for using the technologies and the costs associated with each.
The wireless technologies that Team B recommends for Party Plates Company are WIFI and Radio Frequency Identification, also known as RFID. WIFI is a medium-range wireless technology that allows electronic devices to exchange data using radio waves over a computer network. These radio waves are transmitted using an antenna called a wireless access point. (Rainer Jr & Cegieiski, 2011) WIFI will save Party Plates Company the expense paid on having wires installed throughout the company. RFID technology consists of a small chip that is attached to inventory items. These chips include a unique identifier that acts as a barcode or magnetic strip would. RFID technology will allow Party Plates Company to keep up with their asset tracking, while identifying and accounting for items quickly, accurately, and inexpensively.
RFID will also allow Party Plates Company to improve their supply chain efficiently, keep up with their inventory count, along with much more. RFID consists of wireless readers, writers, and printers.
WIFI and RFID are very reliable wireless technologies; however, they also possess their own disadvantages. WIFI signals can be reduced depending upon how far...
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