Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Major network upgrading at children's apparel brand
Major network upgrading at children's apparel brand
01
Feb '11
Leading children's apparel brand, Carter's, Inc, has agreed to a major network upgrade to deliver stronger security, better performance, and in-store wireless connectivity to be provided by Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, and a leading provider of managed network and application services.

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.

"We have been a customer of Hughes for over three years and have been satisfied with the network solution and services they have provided us," said Janet Sherlock, Carter's CIO. "When looking to expand our network and applications, Hughes demonstrated that they understood our business and could respond to our needs, allowing us to focus on the bigger picture. We're gaining more bandwidth, and meeting tougher security and compliance requirements with the network applications and infrastructure which Hughes manages for us."

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.

"Hughes prides itself on delivering tailored solutions that meet the needs of our customers now and in to the future," said Mike Cook, senior vice president at Hughes. "We are continuing to expand our service portfolio well beyond managed transport as evidenced by our recently announced Wi-Fi, voice over IP, and virtualized branch server offerings. Carter's is an example of a customer that has grown with us and we are thrilled to be delivering a more advanced infrastructure to such a marquee name in the retail industry."

Hughes Network Systems LLC

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2017

AAFA reinforces opposition to Border Adjustment Tax

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has reinforced its ...

Textiles | On 25th May 2017

Schlafhorst launches 2.5 millionth Autoconer unit

Schlafhorst, Germany’s leading textile machinery firm, has announced...

Textiles | On 25th May 2017

Mexican textile firm installs Monforts Montex 6500 stenter

Tizayuca Textil Vuva SA de CV, a vertically integrated producer of...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search