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Wireless Mobile Connectivity for Affin Bank’s Mobile Branch

In today’s fast-paced business environment, mobile connectivity is crucial for businesses to stay competitive and serve their customers better. This is especially true for the banking industry, where customers expect to have access to financial services anytime and anywhere. To address this need, mobile bank branches have emerged as a popular solution for banks to bring their services closer to their customers. However, providing mobile bank branches with reliable and secure wireless connectivity can be a challenge. This is where EKTECH’s wireless mobile connectivity technology with Teldat routers comes in. As a trusted technology partner for Affin Bank, EKTECH is proud to provide our wireless mobile connectivity solutions to support their mobile bank branch initiative. With our solution, Affin Bank can offer reliable and secure wireless connectivity to customers on-the-go, no matter where they are. Our Teldat routers are designed to work in harsh and demanding environments, making them an ideal solution for mobile bank branches that need to operate in remote or rugged areas. They support various wireless technologies such as 4G/LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi, and satellite, ensuring that Affin Bank’s mobile bank branches have access to the best connectivity available in their location. One of the main benefits of

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EKTECH Helps Fast Food Chain Improves Internet Connectivity

Using just one internet connection is not very prudent, and if you are running a fast-moving business, it can be downright risky. This is because if your sole internet connection goes down, your business operations will come to a halt as well. Combining multiple internet connections to increase overall speed is a smart way to get more from your internet. Not only does it boost your connection and guarantee the best speeds, using the bandwidth of two or more connections at once also helps to prevent slowdowns or interruptions in service. This is a case study of how one of our clients successfully managed to aggregate internet connections to boost overall speed. In 2022, a popular global fast food franchise approached EKTECH for help. They were having problems with their network connectivity due to their infrastructure, which led to unstable and unreliable connections. The network’s instability caused constant drop-offs, which impacted their outlets’ operations negatively in the form of a domino effect. It started with the outlets’ point-of-sales systems being unable to connect to the cloud, which prevented them from processing sales data and retrieving inventory information in real-time. As a result, customers were unable to use their e-wallets and credit/debit cards,

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How IoT Changes the Future of Retail Inventory Management

In this age of smart cities, autonomous cars, and smart homes, it is not surprising that retailers are beginning to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to learn more about their customers and streamline business processes. Some examples include analysing real-time data from IoT sensors to know what their customers have bought that day, when a product is about to sell out, and when office equipment needs to be replaced or repaired. One area IoT has greatly transformed is retail inventory management systems. Retail inventory management systems involve the process of ordering, processing, storing, and using company assets. These assets range from raw materials to finished items that are ready for sale, and they are what businesses label retail inventory costs. Therefore, it is important for retailers to be able to maintain a proper balance when it comes to stock management to prevent inventory shrinkage or excess inventory. According to a study, 77% of retailers agree that IoT has helped them to serve their customers better and increased their ability to cooperate better with their partners to deliver quality products. So how exactly does IoT affect retail inventory management and what can expect to change in the future? 1. Inventory

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EKTECH Assists Oil & Gas Companies With IoT Smart Gas Meter Reading

The demand for energy is growing every day, which makes oil and gas companies essential to the operations of industries, buildings, residences, and vehicles. However, this gives rise to a new concern, which is: How can oil and gas companies collect readings from different places more efficiently? That’s where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes in. IoT provides oil and gas companies with a variety of solutions ranging from real-time updates on gas infrastructure conditions to detect abnormalities to improving overall maintenance efficiency and asset lifespan. In 2018, EKTECH assisted an oil and gas company in improving their business processes using IoT. The company’s business model is providing piped-in gas to power chillers for air-conditioners in office building in Kuala Lumpur. Building owners are then charged for their gas consumption, which is based on readings from their gas meters that are in the maintenance room. However, these maintenance rooms are usually located in the basement of the buildings, which create a challenge for the oil and gas company to collect the gas meter readings as the buildings’ infrastructure makes it difficult for internet cabling. Without the proper cables, there is no internet coverage, so readings cannot be collected remotely by

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How the IoT Transformed the Vending Machine

The earliest example of how the Internet of Things (IoT) changed the vending machine was when students at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) came up with an idea to put microswitches inside the Coca-Cola vending machine to track how many bottles were available at any given time. At that time, the students and faculty of CMU were consuming around 120 bottles of Coca-Cola products each day, which resulted in times when thirsty students and faculty would find themselves standing in front of an empty Coke machine after a troublesome walk up or down a flight of stairs. In addition to the microswitches, they also created a software for the departmental computer to track how recently the bottles were loaded, so students and faculty could ping the computer for information about the availability of soft drinks. Today, the functionality of IoT in the vending machine has evolved beyond just tracking stock availability. Here are five examples how the IoT has transformed the vending machine to be capable of enhancing economic returns and delivering a better user experience: 1. Smart Payments Following the COVID-19 pandemic, most consumers have adopted cashless modes of payment and are now used to it. Being able to pay

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What Is Low Latency and How To Achieve It

In your business, it is likely that you have experienced slow network due to high traffic. This is what is called network latency or a lag. The term is used to describe delays in communication over a network, with latency referring to the amount of time it takes for a packet of data to travel over a network between sender and receiver. Latency is measured in milliseconds (ms). Typically, in a Local Area Network (LAN), the latency is negligible, clocking in below 10ms. Small number of delays mean that your connection is experiencing lower latency and is what is referred to as a low-latency network. A high-latency network means long delays, which creates bottlenecks in communication – think of it like traffic on a four-lane highway trying to merge into a single lane. So, what are the causes of network latency? Distance: The further away the device making the request is from the servers responding to those requests geographically, the longer the delay will be. This is because data travelling back and forth across the internet often must cross multiple Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). Website Design: Webpages that need to load content from several third-party websites or has large files

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Increase Efficiency with Wireless Solutions Today

Wireless solutions are systems that enable you to seamlessly connect your network without being impeded by the limitations of physical cabling. But why switch to wireless solutions when your legacy system a.k.a. traditionally connected network, is doing just fine? This is because wireless solutions can help to increase efficiency of your business in five (5) different ways: 1. Faster and Simpler Installations Wireless solutions are usually faster to install and easier to set up compared to physical cabling, whether it is within an office’s physical infrastructure or on hardware (desktops, laptops). For example, Apple laptops may not have ports to insert an Ethernet cable, but with wireless networks, you don’t have to worry about this. It is also much safer for employees in a small office to work with a wireless network system as it reduces the number of cables lying around – smaller offices mean less space, so it is much more likely for employees to trip over any exposed cables. 2. Increase Mobility at Work Wireless solutions allow your employees to be able to access information and work from anywhere in your office space instead of being confined to a desk. This encourages teamwork as employees can get

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EKTECH Communications Helps Popular Convenience Store Roll Out Food Vending Machines

Vending technology has grown and evolved throughout the years to provide not only convenience to consumers to purchase items out-of-store, but it gives retailers the opportunity to reach more customers with a smaller foot print.  Not only does it provide convenience and reach for both consumer and retailers but it gives immediate feedback on consumer purchases and choices. The need for real-time data has become a priority for retailers to stay ahead of the competition.  Real-time data allows for better planning and marketing by giving retailers info on trends and inventory level, allowing just-in-time stocking.  With wireless 4G VPN connectivity, it gives retailers the speed, flexibility, bandwidth and security to roll out their vending machine anywhere. EKTECH’s multi-telco managed wireless technology for vending machine connectivity gives retailers a very reliable and resilient network so that they can concentrate on their core business without worry of network disruption especially with a single provider network.  Our flexible solutions can be adapted and tailored to any business size and industry. With the possibilities for vending machines to be placed at outdoor environments where fixed lines are not available and stability of a connectivity is at risk, EKTECH’s vending machine connectivity uses a dual-sim multi-telco network allowing

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EKTECH Provides Wireless Technology to Mobile Banks

EKTECH recently helped a major Malaysian bank to provide mobile banking services to their rural customers in Sarawak. Due to the pandemic lockdown, their customers find it hard to go to their banks or ATMs to do their banking transactions. As a solution, the bank has decided to bring the services to their customers directly by making the services mobile. In order to achieve this, ATMs are placed on a moving truck that brings the services to the customers overcoming the travel restrictions. The feedback of this solution has been widely praised and accepted by their customers. EKTECH helped made this possible by providing the mobile wireless connectivity to the vehicle. We deployed our dual-sim multi-telco hybrid wireless service that ensures constant connectivity for the mobile bank throughout its journey. Our team actively and remotely monitors and manages the wireless service, 24×7, to ensure there is no network disruption that ultimately will affect their customers’ experience. EKTECH has been providing wireless 4G connectivity solutions to Banks and Financial Institutions for over 12 years enabling the banks to roll out new services from anywhere without being restricted by physical branches.

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