Worldlink Helps Agriculture Retailer
Open 6 Stores Simultaneously
Received, configured and installed 85-100 cameras and 12 Public View Monitors throughout the interior and exterior of each building
Installed the cabling for the cameras as well as 25-30 Access Points in the interior and exterior of the building
Installed the IDF and MDF and ran fiber connecting them
Opened 6 new stores within 16 weeks
This project involved data cabling, network infrastructure and security system installation at 6 stores of 80,000 to 100,00 square feet, all with the same open date. Each store was an existing building retrofit with its own set of challenges including; demolition, construction schedule adjustments, city coordination and approvals. In order to ensure success the Worldlink Team worked closely with the Client IT and construction teams. Timely and accurate communication coordination were paramount to the success of the project. Through the efforts of all parties involved, we were able to overcome the various challenges and complete all of the work to guarantee an on-time store opening for all locations.
— Key Account Executive
This general merchandise retailer provides a broad range of farm and home products. They’ve been in business for over 50 years and have 125 stores in multiple states. Their stores offer a wide-ranging product mix, from livestock feed, farm equipment and agricultural parts to clothing and housewares.
They take pride in their friendly staff, who help customers navigate their stores while providing outstanding service and product knowledge. They also see themselves as a destination for their customers and families, and make them feel right at home with their complimentary coffee and fresh popcorn they pop right in their stores.
Ongoing Services With Worldlink Include:
- New store build-outs
Installing network infrastructure and cabling
Setting up and testing IT and security equipment before store openings
- Service work
Break/fix and IT help desk support
- IT deployment projects
Short-term help as needed (e.g., DC and HQ building infrastructure)
The client needed to open 6 new retail locations over a diverse geographical footprint within 16 weeks. A large part of the project was creating a defined process and setting up the infrastructure for each store.
Demolition and associated construction requirements along with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, required continuous adjustments with the project timeline. Constant communication and a single team mindset between all parties would be necessary to secure an on-time opening of the stores.
Working closely with the variety of departments/trades involved, Worldlink worked with the client to efficiently execute the opening of six brand new retail locations across the country while implementing network infrastructure, data cabling and security camera installations to meet the client's needs.
When building new stores, major areas of focus are always with the consistent completion of plans to be uniform with the desired designs, functions and aesthetics, making clear communication throughout all activities to both internal and external teams a big win. This communication and teamwork ensured that the stores all opened on time with things both working and looking as planned.
ACCESS POINT INSTALLATION
25-30 access points were added throughout each store and connected via cabling to the applicable MDF and IDF. One of those access points was specifically installed to support their garden center, where Worldlink implemented mobile point-of-sale (POS) terminals, kiosks, and cash wraps. This allows store personnel to quickly and efficiently process customers without having to go inside the store.
IDF/MDF INSTALLATION & FIBER RUN
Worldlink installed and tested MDFs (main distribution frame) and IDFs (intermediate distribution frames) and ran fiber and copper cabling as necessary to meet and exceed the designed network requirements.
CAMERA INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION
In order to properly secure the new retail locations, 85-100 cameras per store were received and installed throughout the interior and exterior. 12 Public View Monitors were also installed in each location to ensure additional loss prevention.
All of the 6 new retail locations opened on time, including infrastructure and hardware installations to support all new store technology needs with different teams across the country during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic
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