Once your data has been synced to your iPad, RepZio does not require you to have an Internet
connection to use the App. You will, however, have users who did not install and sync prior to showing up to market and needing this done.
This is not a big deal UNLESS you don’t have a decent network / Internet connection in
your showroom. Using the default modem/router provided to you by your ISP is not going
to cut it. Most likely it has hardware that was developed before any of the mobile devices
your users are using. Most people have “at minimum” 2 devices that want access to your
network; their phone and iPad. For 25 people that is 50 connections/devices; and if you’re
like most showrooms your phone is connected which is not conducive to a productive market.
To avoid network issues we recommend the following router:
This router will be able to handle the traffic, number of devices and allow you to block users
from killing your network by downloading movies they plan to watch on the airplane.
Upgrade Your Internet Service Plan
Using the lowest speed / cheapest DSL plan will not support the heavy traffic and cause
you problems. Remember, you probably have 25+ devices all trying to share that slow
Internet connection, so the money you save on that cheap DSL bill will cost you more in
user frustration because they cannot get a decent connection. A decent Internet
connection working with a solid router will make things run much more smoothly.
Most printer brands now have AirPrint capable printers, and most of them seem to work
great. That being said, your AirPrint capable printer will work MUCH MUCH better if it’s
hardwired into the network. If your iPhone, iPad, and Printer are all connected wirelessly,
it can cause a very slow response time to the printer. Once your customer has placed an
order, the last thing they want to do is wait. So hardwiring your printer will have a much
faster response time on your network.
If you do not want to buy an AirPrint printer and already have a network printer, you can
install Finger Print from Collobos. Install Finger Print on any computer that is connected to
that network printer and you are done. It’s very simple, cheap and easy to do.
Check it out here: http://www.collobos.com/index.php
They have a free trial, so it does not cost one cent to set it up and see if it works for you.
Thank you, and please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
The RepZio Team