I work for a company that is going to be building a new large factory soon and I am in charge of getting the computer terminals in the factory connected to our server.
I need to do this wirelessly if at all possible. The server and main access point will be located basically in the center of a 300'x650' building with maybe 10 terminals connected to it from around the factory.
My question is on interference. I plan to mount a high gain omni directional antenna high in the center of the building so normally I wouldn't think there would be an interference problem. However, there will be a very large amount of welding going on all though the day as well as several electric overhead cranes and 2 cutting lasers that will run 24/7. How much interference do you think I can expect with all this running? Is WiFi going to be out of the question and if not what kind of precautions should I take to insure everyone has a decent signal?