One of the world’s leading food and beverage manufacturers needed to modernize their analog voice systems to IPT throughout multiple factories. The extensive replacement of single-pair/CAT3 wiring with Ethernet across all locations posed a massive barrier to the project, causing a 1-2 year implementation roll-out. That’s when Avaya brought in NVT Phybridge to fast-track the modernization with plug and play PoLRE IP-enabling solutions.

Challenge: The customer needed to upgrade from an aging but reliable single-pair wiring infrastructure to IP with power and longer reach than the 300ft Ethernet limit. The first phase of the project was to implement the new VoIP solution across 47 factories. However, being quoted 1-2 years for a full deployment was overwhelming and frustrating. The implementation was critical for business growth – but IP modernization posed several challenges as the process would be lengthy, complex, and disruptive to business.

Solution: The customer engaged integrator JT Global who introduced the NVT Phybridge PoLRE (Power over Long Reach Ethernet) solution as the modernization problem-solver. In just a few simple set-up steps, the plug-and-play PoLRE switch eliminated the infrastructure barriers the customer had been facing. In addition to supporting the new phone system and thousands of connected IP devices, the PoLRE switches enabled a point-to-point voice LAN dedicated to the new voice system, physically separating it from the production data LAN at each desktop, and providing a further layer of system redundancy.

Result: The new, centralized VoIP solution was deployed across the 47 factories in a record-breaking 4-month IP modernization. The NVT Phybridge PoLRE solution helped the customer leverage their existing, reliable telephony wiring while simplifying management with a common infrastructure topology – saving millions of dollars as a result. “Achieving IP connectivity first to support our new Avaya solution was where we exhausted most of our planning time. When we learned about the NVT Phybridge PoLRE product, we were able to move straight into implementation,” said the Sr. Telecommunications Manager. “The PoLRE literally solved every modernization concern we had, especially around costs and complexity. Its simplicity, stability, and ease of deployment quickly provided the IP we needed to support our new Avaya system and features for all of our users.”

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