Wide Area Network (WAN) is a long-distance communications network that covers a wide geographic area, such as a state or country. The telephone companies and cellular carriers use WANs to service large regional areas or the entire nationallows multiple Local Area Networks (LANs) to connect seamlessly. Large enterprises have their own private WANs to link remote offices, or they use the Internet for connectivity. Of course, the Internet is the world's largest WAN. In Ignition, you can take advantage of a WAN to allow retargeting from one facility to another with no additional steps for your operator.