Zyxel Beefs Up Brazil Meat Factory’s Network to Ensure Smooth and Efficient Operations

Frigol is a meat industry leader with top-grade production equipment but, until recently, was being let down by poor coverage and connection loss problems at its massive 16,000-square-meter headquarters. Its existing network simply wasn’t up to the job, so the company started the hunt for supplemental equipment that could be seamlessly integrated. In particular, Frigol needed reliable (and affordable) wireless connectivity and inventory traceability for its data collection devices and mobile computers, which were connected to its ERP and other automation systems. This meant continuous operation, requiring a network able to provide connectivity with less latency and higher availability. And that’s exactly what it got after deploying a Zyxel wireless solution comprising NWA5121-NI Unified Access Points, for dead zone-free wireless signals, along with NXC2500 Wireless LAN Controller s and GS2210 Smart Managed PoE Switch es. The icing on the cake was that the solution was integrated smoothly into the legacy system and afterward allowed easy, straightforward management. With the deployment complete, there’s now strong roaming connectivity and minimal signal interference no matter where you step in the headquarters – with high speeds even in the low-temperature environments of the cold chambers used for storing frozen products.

We were completely unfamiliar with Zyxel when our system integrator partner TecExpert introduced us to them. But, after deploying Zyxel’s products, we’re very satisfied and have a great deal of trust in the solution. Their products have been the perfect fit for the needs of our unique environment, and we were also impressed by the professionalism of the TecExpert and Zyxel teams during the installation.

Fabio Toló
Corporate IT Manager, Frigol

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