Family-owned jeweler with over 75 locations deploys Cisco Meraki access points
Access points provide reliable wireless connection to all stores on a single SSID.
Wireless supporting iPads to virtually showcase jewelry.
Ben Bridge Jeweler, a family operated fine jewelry retailer, operates over 75 retail stores in 11 states across the Western United States. When they needed to quickly deploy and manage point-of-sale iPads in every store, they turned to Cisco Meraki for a secure, cloud-based solution, utilizing the detailed insight and granular control offered by the Cisco Meraki wireless solutions.
Original Networking Challenges
Needed to replace old routers and install wireless in all retail stores
Multiple brands of hardware across stores made troubleshooting and repairs difficult
We’re a small IT team covering a large geographical area, so anything I can find to make things easy is great.
Why Cisco Meraki
Remote management capabilities allow for hands-off management style
Plug-and-play devices automatically pull their configurations from the cloud
PCI compliance built into Meraki solution
MR wireless access points configured through dashboard and then deployed to each store; IP addresses statically assigned through dashboard
Bridge mode enabled to make clients part of the LAN – useful for shared printers, back office machines, and registers
One network for all wireless devices with the same SSID at all stores, WPA2-PSK authentication for employees
A simple-to-manage network with reliable WiFi at stores across the Western United States
Lean IT team able to service all 75 properties from HQ with the help of dashboard
Two point-of-sale iPads used to get products in front of customers in store, increasing sales
Future possibilities include analyzing foot traffic through smartphones and extending branding to WiFi sign-on