For restaurant owners, they must juggle the needs and productivity of their employees with the desires and expectations of their customers. Both constituencies require reliable WiFi—some to get their work done, others to enjoy the time they spend in her establishment.
With Orbi Pro, the program delivers on these very different use cases.
Designed with three independent SSIDs, the Orbi Pro enables secure WiFi for the restaurant’s kitchen and waitstaff via a network that’s completely isolated from traffic generated by customers sipping those bottomless mimosas. Admin access is reserved for the third designated SSID, delivering both speed and the security of a password-protected system to everyone on the network.
Restaurants and other types of retail businesses present a particular challenge for WiFi networks. For most small businesses, WiFi is primarily a productivity tool for workers. Access for guests taking meetings with these workers is certainly a consideration, but guests are treated as an edge case to be mitigated rather than the network’s primary customers. In restaurants like Mo’s, however, guests rule. Indeed, for diners enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner, reliable WiFi is every bit as important—and expected—as a perfectly cooked hamburger delivered hot off the grill.
The technology that powers the Orbi Pro makes it an excellent choice for retail and service establishments like Mo’s. Unlike other routers and networking devices, Orbi Pro is agnostic when it comes to the primacy of its three internal networks—though each can be configured differently, one is not more powerful than the other.
Similarly, the signals generated by the Orbi Pro’s satellites are just as strong as those of the main router thanks the Orbi Pro’s FastLane3 technology. That’s why the party of four at Table 18 way off in the restaurant’s farther corner get the same great WiFi speeds as the couple sitting near the host’s stand. FastLane3 technology also explains why the WiFi at Mo’s is never spotty—even if Bower is using the network to stream music or videos out on the patio, one Orbi Pro and its satellite can serve up to 80 customers drinking bottomless mimosas, while the Orbi Outdoor on the patio can handle the WiFi needs of 40 more.