Ty are the largest manufacturer of plush toys in the world. Their UK facility was based in Fareham in Hampshire. They identified new premises in Portsmouth and initiated a relocation project. Easy Networks were instructed to setup a new network and telecoms infrastructure in their new premises. They seized the opportunity to upgrade their aging Panasonic telephone system, adopting a cloud system in the new premises.
Tony commented “We wanted the new network and telephone system to be fully operational before we took occupation of the new premises, so we could just turn up and plug in. We understood that using traditional telecoms connectivity was not possible, as our geographic numbers could not be moved to a different BT exchange. So adopting a cloud telephone system was an obvious choice to retain our widely advertised numbers. The features I now have are fantastic, I can even configure all the changes myself from a web page.”
We installed a leased line to provide 100Mb dedicated Ethernet. Our Security Gateway Appliance was installed which provides excellent control of the firewall and provides blistering speeds.
Their warehouse mamagement system uses scanners to record and control stock, so it was imperative to have a flawless WiFi network throughout their premises, especially in the expansive warehouse. The Unleashed version of the very popular Ruckus product range was selected, providing a central point of management and a resilient virtual controller.
A Category 6 structured wiring system was installed throughout the premises to provide telephone, wifi and PC connectivity in office and warehouse areas. All cabling eminates from a single 42U cabinet in the Comms Room where all other IT and communications equipment is installed.