Long-term partnership for optimum Wi-Fi coverage in Match/Smatch supermarkets

Our cooperation with Match started about 10 years ago.  We installed the initial Wi-Fi access points and advised them in their choice of laptops for an easier follow-up of inventory and stock management. Once a certain product’s barcode scanned, the system indicates that a stock replenishment is required. However, the terminals need regular updates, in order to remain compatible with the latest technology.

In the frame of the renewed cooperation we ensured the configuration of access points, the wireless controller and project management for each store. Our system offers the advantage of remotely detecting any problems encountered at an access point. In total, we replaced about 400 access points. Quite a lot, if you consider that each store has at least two access points. For the Belgian Match stores, 62 are still to be implemented. 

In addition to the technical benefits, the partnership with us also offers financial advantages: owing to the high number of terminals concerned, we are able to offer attractive prices.  Furthermore, the maintenance teams' travel expenses are calculated on a fixed-rate basis, which is advantageous for the numerous Match sites across Belgium and Luxembourg.

Match is very pleased with the cooperation. "We were looking for a stable and standardised solution for all our brand's stores. The excellent service provided by PHI DATA when we were installing Wi-Fi equipment in our stores led us to renew our confidence in them for the replacement of the equipment used and in order to improve its security and reliability via the latest technologies. PHI DATA understands our needs and offers effective technical solutions. Finally, its staff is very responsive, which is extremely important for the continuity of our operations", says Marc Dantinne, Technical Domain Manager Belgium - Luxembourg for Match Supermarkets.

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