GERMANTOWN, Md. Jan. 31, 2011
The major upgrade to all of the nearly 500 retail sites provides significant new functionality. The upgrade delivers improved store productivity with Hughes Enterprise Wi-Fi services, enhanced segmentation and security provided by a managed LAN switch and rogue wireless intrusion protection, and improved application performance with increased bandwidth and optimization technology, all fully managed by Hughes.
Carter’s is committed to providing a superior shopping experience to their customers. To that end, Hughes Enterprise Wi-Fi services will enable Carter’s employees to stay connected, productive, and more responsive within the store. Hughes provides a secure, private wireless connection which protects confidential corporate communications. Hughes’ rogue scanning functionality is a managed wireless scanning and reporting service that will help Carter’s protect against rogue devices from accessing sensitive corporate traffic.
Hughes is also increasing access bandwidth to all store locations which are securely networked via Hughes Optimized VPN services using a variety of technologies, including DSL, cable, 3G, and T1.
In addition, Carter’s is leveraging Hughes optimization technology, integral to the Hughes access router, to increase the virtual bandwidth at each store. The additional bandwidth is needed to support inventory management, human resources and back-office applications, along with point-of-sale (POS) system functions for its Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh stores.
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