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Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks Law Firm Overcomes Network Readiness Challenges Using NVT Phybridge PoLRE Technology

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Summary

  • Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks law firm, located in the iconic Carnegie Hall, needed to upgrade its communication capabilities throughout their New York office but faced barriers due to historic preservation laws posing infrastructure concerns, business disruption, and high costs.
  • With a clear goal to transition to IP phones and the cloud within three years, the firm encountered prohibitive cost and business disruption barriers associated with traditional network design thinking.
  • Rick Gellis from ConvergeOne introduced Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks to the NVT Phybridge PoLRE PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch, which simplified and improved the digital transformation project.
  • The prestigious law firm embraced modern network design and innovative PoE solutions to achieve a seamless migration process, reducing project timelines by 90% and network costs by over $270,000.
  • Prevented over 950 pounds of cabling and electronic waste to support the firm’s sustainability objectives.

Challenge

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks is one of the most prominent entertainment and media law firms in the United States. The firm, housed in the historically preserved Carnegie Hall, faced unique challenges in upgrading from its premise-based IP PBX to a cloud-based IP solution with IP phones. The existing Avaya G650 gateway solution that supported analog phones was nearing end of life (EOL). In 2020, the firm aimed to have a complete IP solution with their communications system in the cloud within 3 years. Although this timeline was quickly approaching, the customer faced barriers to a full IP migration, including new IP phones. Due to historic preservation guidelines, ripping and replacing the existing wiring would require extensive renovations and modifications to the existing walls and lighting installations. The meticulous planning, adherence to preservation guidelines, and lengthy approval processes were too costly, time-consuming, and disruptive for the customer.

Solution

Having used NVT Phybridge solutions many times in the past, Rick Gellis of Converge One was confident in recommending the PoLRE24 & PoLRE48 managed long-reach PoE switches to simplify and improve the communication upgrade without compromising the historical integrity of Carnegie Hall. “It’s great to be able to introduce a network innovation that helps solve customers’ challenges and helps create better IP outcomes for customers,” said Rick Gellis, Converge One. “We are able to allocate more of the customer’s budget to better IP devices and productivity-enhancing IP applications resulting in a better ROI for the customer.”

The PoLRE family of PoE solutions helps organizations leverage new or existing network infrastructure to deploy the latest IP communication solutions without re-cabling—a popular option among customers looking to migrate to IP while minimizing cost and business disruption.

Result

Despite the challenges posed by the building’s protected status, NVT Phybridge’s PoLRE solution enabled a seamless migration process for Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. NVT Phybridge’s support team played a vital role in ensuring a seamless deployment process. Throughout the migration, the support team provided invaluable assistance, addressing queries, and supporting the network configuration. The PoLRE switches were stacked and configured to seamlessly integrate with the new Avaya cloud system.

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks not only achieved substantial time savings but also realized significant cost reductions. The law firm reduced network readiness costs by eliminating the need for extensive rewiring and associated infrastructure upgrades. The PoLRE solution also helped the law firm to reduce the project’s environmental impact by reducing resource consumption, toxic chemical exposure, and the environmental impact of landfill disposal – having prevented over 950 pounds of e-waste. Additionally, the migration enabled the firm to retire older on-premises servers, leading to further cost savings and operational efficiencies. Ultimately, the successful digital transformation empowered the law firm to embrace modern communication technologies, enhance productivity, and future-proof their operations in line with their cloud-centric vision and overall environmental sustainability goals – while exemplifying their commitment to preserving the historical significance of Carnegie Hall.  “The NVT Phybridge PoE innovation allowed us to save money, accelerate our IP migration, build a secure and robust network, and be environmentally responsible as we modernized our communications platform,” said Jeffrey Day, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. “We greatly appreciate Rick Gellis recommending these network innovations.”

Building a Secure and Robust IP Network

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks applied Modern LAN Principles and physically segmented the IP phones on a separate PoE backbone using NVT Phybridge PoLRE switches, leveraging the existing point-to-point voice infrastructure. In addition, the customer leveraged the PowerWISE capabilities of the PoLRE managed switches to build in power redundancy and power management capabilities. All the PoLRE switches are consolidated in a single location, making backup power management more cost-effective and simpler to manage for the entire network. Modern LAN principles were applied to create a single point of convergence with the core network, greatly enhancing security, simplifying management, and building a robust and secure network platform for their new Avaya IP phones and cloud communications platform. NVT Phybridge’s technology enables scalable and flexible deployments to meet evolving needs. Whether expanding the system to accommodate growth or adapting to changes in technology requirements, solutions and networks can be scaled without the complexity of traditional network upgrades. The customer also uses the NVT Phybridge CCMT Switch Configuration and Management Tool to support continuous network updates, ensuring application continuity and security.

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Affordable Government Housing Complex Upgrades WiFi in Line with Sustainability Goals

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Summary

  • A government-operated housing agency in the Western USA wanted to modernize a residential building with over 300 affordable government housing units. The agency sought to deploy a new system of Nokia Beacon WiFi Routers to provide residents with access to high-speed, reliable internet.
  • The customer was concerned about the project’s impact on residents, as replacing the existing coaxial infrastructure would be highly disruptive to residents and extremely costly for taxpayers.
  • After a successful proof-of-concept, the reseller partner, MDC Low Voltage Systems, was confident that the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G solution would significantly reduce the project’s network readiness costs and improve the project’s return on investment.
  • The apartment housing complex deployed over 330 Nokia Beacon WiFi Routers while reducing costs by $300,000 and preventing over 4,300 pounds of e-waste, in line with its sustainability goals.

Challenge

A government-operated apartment complex needed a robust network strategy to support high-speed WiFi access points throughout the facility but faced significant logistical and financial challenges. The housing complex needed to deploy Nokia Beacon WiFi routers throughout the facility without disrupting the daily lives of hundreds of residents, who would be affected by any significant construction or installation work. Traditionally, such upgrades involve replacing the existing coaxial cabling, which is a costly and extensive undertaking. The extended project timeline associated with ripping and replacing the existing coax wiring would not only prolong resident inconvenience but also delay the benefits of the new WiFi system. Given the large scale of the complex and city budget constraints, the financial burden of completely overhauling the wiring infrastructure was also a major concern.

The city that runs the housing complex was also focused on sustainability. Replacing the existing infrastructure would generate a considerable amount of e-waste, contradicting the environmental objectives. Finding a solution to minimize e-waste and improve the overall return on investment was a critical challenge for the customer.

Solution

To overcome network readiness challenges and improve the project’s return on investment, the reseller partner, MDC Low Voltage Systems, recommended the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G long-reach EoC (Ethernet over Coax) switch and organized a proof of concept to test the solution in the customer’s environment. After a few simple setup steps, the CLEER24-10G switch transformed the building’s existing and reliable coax-based network into a robust and secure PoE backbone for the new WiFi routers. The successful demonstration showed that the existing coaxial infrastructure could handle the new demands without major modifications, providing confidence in the solution’s performance.

The CLEER24-10G switch delivers up to 50 Watts of power (PoE++) and 10/100 Mbps symmetrical, full-duplex, over coax cabling with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach – 18 times the reach of standard switches. By using the CLEER24-10G switch, the complex could leverage its existing coaxial infrastructure to support high-speed IP data and Power over Ethernet (PoE) for the new Nokia Beacon WiFi routers.

Result

The customer used the CLEER24-10G switch to reduce network readiness costs by over $300,000, deploying over 330 new WiFi routers throughout the apartment housing complex without high costs, disruption, risk, or complexity. The NVT Phybridge solution enabled the reseller partner to transform the customer’s existing network cabling infrastructure into a robust and secure PoE backbone for the new system, eliminating the need for costly and disruptive network infrastructure replacement. “NVT Phybridge provided quick and necessary support for this unique build out,” said Don Lodge, Partner at MDC Low Voltage Systems. “By delivering up to 100mbs to each unit using coax the project team was able to avoid replacing coax cable with ethernet. NVT Phybridge’s availability and execution were key to the projects success.” By leveraging the CLEER24-10G switch to complete the IP upgrade, the customer was able to deploy the new system of WiFi routers with minimal network downtime while eliminating the need for costly network upgrades that would disrupt the daily lives of residents.

The reseller provided an innovative and versatile solution to help the customer complete the digital transformation, resulting in an expedited deployment of the new WiFi routers. “The NVT Phybridge advanced technology and client support helped streamline the entire deployment process resulting in its overall success,” said Luke Pearce, Partner at MDC Low Voltage Systems. Residents were provided access to high-speed, reliable internet connectivity within the facility supported by the new WiFi routers. In addition, the customer furthered its commitment to environmental sustainability by preventing over 4,300 pounds of e-waste during the IP migration.

Enabling Sustainable Digital Transformation

In line with the city’s sustainability goals, the apartment complex used the CLEER24-10G switch to leverage the existing network infrastructure, preventing over 4,300 pounds of e-waste during its WiFi router digital transformation. This project aligned with sustainability objectives of waste reduction, energy efficiency, and ecological resilience by minimizing the need for new materials and reducing the carbon footprint associated with extensive construction activities. The CLEER24-10G switch provided immediate financial and operational benefits while reinforcing the city’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

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International Banking Corporation Upgrades Branch Security in Line with Corporate Sustainability Objectives

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Summary

  • An International Banking Corporation wanted to modernize its outdated analog security system and deploy a new IP camera solution across hundreds of its branch locations without the high costs and disruption associated with re-cabling.
  • The organization used the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G switch to deploy over 7,000 IP cameras across 700 locations using its existing coax-based infrastructure.
  • The point-to-point topology of the existing coax infrastructure across every location allowed for a repeatable, predictable, and scalable network deployment experience across every location. As a result, the security upgrade was accelerated by 33% while costs and business disruption were reduced to improve return on investment.
  • NVT Phybridge PoE innovations created a robust and secure network aligned with the customer’s sustainability objectives, preventing approximately 123 US tons of cabling e-waste.

Challenge

The customer is a global banking and financial services institution with approximately 39 million clients in 62 countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and Latin America. Several of its branches in Mexico relied on an outdated analog camera system, which could no longer meet modern security and safety requirements. The organization decided it was time to deploy a new IP camera solution to improve security, deter criminal activity, and keep staff and clients safe with new advanced capabilities.

However, the firm wanted to avoid the high costs and business disruption associated with ripping-and-replacing infrastructure due to traditional PoE switch reach and cable type limitations. The organization also wanted to keep these systems separate for cybersecurity and operational concerns. Migration time also needed to be quick in each branch due to concerns about high labor costs and long installation times impacting business operations and store safety. The organization required an innovative solution to overcome its digital transformation barriers and modernize security without high network readiness costs, complexity, long deployment times, and business disruption.

Solution

The customer discovered NVT Phybridge and its CLEER24-10G long-reach Ethernet over Coax switch and organized a proof-of-concept to test the solution on-site. The CLEER24-10G switch delivers up to 50 Watts of power (PoE++) and 10/100 Mbps symmetrical, full-duplex, over coax cabling with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach – 18 times the reach of standard switches.

After a few simple setup steps, the CLEER24-10G switch transformed the customer’s existing coax-based infrastructure into a power-packed and robust PoE backbone with more than enough bandwidth to support the new IP cameras. The IT team was impressed and decided to move forward with the digital transformation project.

Result

The customer used the CLEER24-10G switch to deploy over 7,000 IP cameras across more than 700 locations across Mexico. The organization leveraged its existing point-to-point coax-based infrastructure to maintain a physically separate network for the new IP camera system. The infrastructure topology was the same across every location, allowing for a repeatable, predictable, and scalable deployment method across every location. The customer estimates that the CLEER24-10G reduced the total deployment time by one-third while reducing labor costs, complexity, and business disruption. The organization invested more of its digital transformation budget in better IP cameras and capabilities, improving security capabilities at its branches and the overall ROI of the project. The organization found a solution that was great for shareholders, better for staff and customers, and best for the environment.

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Cornerstone Helps a North Carolina Detention Center Deploy a New IP Surveillance System Without High Network Readiness Costs, Complexity, or Disruption

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Summary 

  • A North Carolina detention center needed to upgrade its surveillance system from an outdated analog solution to a new, high-resolution IP camera system, but faced high costs posed by costly re-cabling and network requirements.  They were also concerned with logistical requirements and business disruption to the 24/7 operations. 
  • The facility struggled with the reach and cable type limitations of traditional switches, with some runs reaching as far as 1,000 feet (305 meters) and required a PoE solution with long-reach capabilities. 
  • After using NVT Phybridge products in several successful IP deployments, Cornerstone was confident in leveraging NVT Phybridge’s Ethernet over Coax solutions to overcome the customer’s IP migration barriers. 
  • The detention center deployed over 150 IP cameras, using PoE innovations to reduce risk, complexity, the deployment time by 50%, network readiness costs by $200,000, and over 5,250 pounds of electronic waste to support sustainability objectives. The customer significantly improved its ROI while building a secure and robust network backbone. 

Challenge 

A North Carolina detention center needed to upgrade its surveillance system to a new, high resolution Bosch IP camera system across the entire 100,000+ square foot facility. The customer faced challenges in the planning stage due to the reach and cable type limitations of standard switches, including business disruption and high network readiness costs from re-cabling requirements. Ripping and replacing the existing, reliable coaxial cabling was not an option, considering the 24/7 operations. Network downtime could disrupt ongoing operations, leading to potential logistical challenges and inefficiencies. For example, critical processes such as inmate monitoring, staff supervision, and emergency response systems rely heavily on uninterrupted surveillance coverage. Minimizing downtime, cost, and disruption while addressing issues posed by reach limitations during the implementation process was crucial. 

Solution 

Cornerstone Detention Products proposed the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G EoC switch to solve the customer’s IP migration barriers. Having successfully used CLEER technology in other areas of corrections including federal, state and county facilities, Cornerstone was confident in recommending NVT Phybridge solutions. The customer decided to move forward with the installation and in just a few simple set-up steps, the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G transformed the facility’s existing coax infrastructure into a robust and secure EoC backbone for the new Bosch IP cameras.  

The CLEER24-10G Ethernet over Coax switch delivers up to 50 Watts of power (PoE++) and 10/100 Mbps symmetrical, full-duplex, over coax cabling with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach – 18 times the reach of standard switches. The customer was amazed at the solution’s ability to complete the deployment quickly, securely, and cost-effectively. Additionally, the CLEER solution would allow for minimized operational disruption, ensuring uninterrupted facility operations during the migration process. 

Result 

The deployment of the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G switches successfully modernized the surveillance infrastructure at the county detention center. By deploying over 150 new Bosch IP cameras, the detention center was able to gain the benefits of advanced monitoring including higher resolution and improved recording functionalities – allowing the facility to monitor activities and incidents more effectively within its premises. The NVT Phybridge solutions provided a secure network backbone for the new IP cameras while allowing for a significant reduction in cost for the customer. Repurposing the existing coax cabling infrastructure allowed the facility to avoid costly re-cabling, resulting in a cost savings of approximately $200,000. 

“NVT Phybridge innovations helped us overcome the customer’s network readiness challenges to significantly improve the project’s outcomes. We allocated over $200,000 in infrastructure cost savings to devices and applications and reduced the total deployment time by 50% to improve the customer’s ROI significantly”, said Mike Suriano, Regional Sales Manager, Cornerstone Detention Products. “Cornerstone has successful deployed this product in other aspects of the corrections market, such as federal, state, and county facilities – and the solutions have exceeded expectations.” 

The facility was most impressed with the NVT Phybridge solution’s ability to reduce deployment time by 50%. The streamlined implementation process ensured minimal disruption to the 24/7 operations, allowing the facility to maintain continuous surveillance throughout the migration process. As a result, the facility was able to seamlessly integrate the new surveillance infrastructure into existing operations, enhancing overall security and operational efficiency. 

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New York Skyscraper Uses FLEX24-10G to Save Over $90,000 During IP Surveillance Deployment

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Summary

  • A New York skyscraper needed to upgrade its surveillance capabilities for enhanced security and improved monitoring capabilities but faced barriers due to high costs and business disruption.
  • The customer was concerned with the IP upgrade’s impact on the core network, which was physically separate.
  • After a successful proof-of-concept, the customer was confident that the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G solution would improve the IP migration project.
  • The skyscraper deployed over 250 IP surveillance cameras while eliminating over 3,200 pounds of cabling e-waste and reducing costs by over $90,000.

Challenge

An iconic skyscraper in the New York city skyline needed to replace its outdated analog surveillance system with a new high-resolution IP camera solution for improved security and monitoring throughout the facility. However, long reach requirements and traditional PoE switch reach and cable type limitations would require the customer to rip and replace the existing infrastructure which would result in high costs, risk, and business disruption. The customer was also very concerned with the impact on the core network, which was physically separate and had limitations in terms of bandwidth and scalability. The customer needed a solution to resolve these issues and enable a smooth transition to IP surveillance.

Solution

The reseller partner had used NVT Phybridge networking innovations in the past with great success and recommended the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G long-reach PoE switch. The reseller was confident in recommending NVT Phybridge Power over Ethernet solutions and organized a Proof of Concept (POC) to test the solution in the customer’s environment.

After a few simple setup steps, the FLEX24-10G transformed the existing and reliable network cabling into a robust and secure PoE backbone for the new IP cameras. The FLEX24-10G switch is the most versatile PoE switch on the market and delivers up to 50 Watts of power (PoE++) and 10/100/1000 Mbps symmetrical, full-duplex, over 2 or 4 pair UTP (unshielded twisted pairs) cabling with up to 2,000ft (610m) reach. The customer was confident in the solution’s ability to solve the IP migration barriers.

Result

The customer used the FLEX24-10G switch to reduce network readiness costs by over $90,000 to deploy over 250 new IP cameras throughout the skyscraper while reducing risk, complexity, and disruption. The NVT Phybridge solution enabled the reseller partner to transform the customer’s existing network cabling infrastructure into a robust and secure PoE backbone for the new system, eliminating the need for additional IDF closets. By leveraging the FLEX24-10G switch to complete the IP upgrade the customer was able to deploy the new IP surveillance system with minimal network downtime, while eliminating the need for costly re-cabling and establishing a physically separate network for the new, high resolution IP camera system.

By providing an innovative and versatile solution to help the customer save both time and money, the reseller was able to expedite deployment timelines and enhance security and monitoring capabilities, ensuring a safer environment within the skyscraper. In addition, the customer furthered its commitment to environmental sustainability by preventing over 3,200 pounds of e-waste during the IP upgrade. The customer now has access to advanced security and monitoring capabilities, ensuring a safer environment within the facility.

Enabling Sustainable Digital Transformation

The customer values revitalization and renewal. Smart technology and continuous improvement allow the customer to use more clean energy, more efficiently than ever. Additionally, the facility was designed with world-class sustainable design principles and practices to help achieve their commitment of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025. In line with its ongoing environmental sustainability initiatives, the customer used NVT Phybridge network technologies to prevent over 3,200 pounds of cabling e-waste by leveraging its existing infrastructure.

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Luxury Jeweler Upgrades Retail Store Security in Line with Its Corporate Sustainability Objectives

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Summary

  • An American luxury jeweler wanted to modernize its outdated analog security system and deploy a new IP camera solution across several US retail locations.
  • Kris Jordan of Loss Detection Inc. recommended the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G switch to enable the new IP cameras using the existing and reliable coax-based infrastructure.
  • Loss Detection Inc. accelerated the loss prevention upgrade, saving over $90,000 while creating a robust and secure network aligned with its sustainability objectives, preventing approximately 10,500 pounds (about 4762.72 kg) of cabling e-waste.
  • Due to the project’s success, the American luxury jeweler is using NVT Phybridge Ethernet over Coax solutions to deploy IP cameras in its UK stores.

Problem

Several of the luxury jeweler’s US retail stores relied on an outdated analog camera system, which could no longer meet modern security and safety requirements. The organization decided it was time to deploy a new IP camera solution in its retail stores to improve security, keep staff and shoppers safe, and implement advanced loss prevention capabilities of an IP-based platform.

A coax-based network infrastructure supported the existing analog camera system. The luxury jeweler was concerned with the cost and business disruption associated with re-cabling the facility to support the new IP camera solution. The organization required an innovative solution to overcome its digital transformation barriers and modernize security without high network readiness costs, complexity, long deployment times, and business disruption.

Solution

Kris Jordan, the Vice President of Loss Detection Inc., discovered the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G switch and organized a proof-of-concept to test the solution on-site. The CLEER24-10G Ethernet over Coax switch delivers up to 50 Watts of power (PoE++) and 10/100 Mbps symmetrical, full-duplex, over coax cabling with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach – 18 times the reach of standard switches.

After a few simple setup steps, the CLEER24-10G switch transformed the existing coax-based infrastructure into a power-packed and robust PoE backbone with more than enough bandwidth to support the new IP cameras. Both Kris Jordan and the customer were impressed and decided to move forward with the digital transformation project.

Result

Loss Detection Inc. used the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G switch to deploy over 300 new IP cameras across 10 retail locations, with plenty of room to expand the system in the future. “Thanks to the CLEER24-10G switch, we were able to accelerate the IP migration while allocating infrastructure cost savings towards devices and applications, which significantly improved ROI and loss prevention measures,” said Kris Jordan, VP of Loss Detection Inc.

The CLEER24-10G switch helped the customer reduce its digital transformation costs by approximately USD $90,000 by leveraging its existing network infrastructure to simplify deployment and reduce unnecessary network readiness costs. The solution also eliminated business disruption and loss of revenue by avoiding the traditional rip-and-replace upgrade model and the associated complexity. The customer used Frost & Sullivan’s Modern LAN principles to maintain its physically separate network for the physical security solution to improve the security of the overall system.

Enabling Sustainable Digital Transformation

In line with the luxury jeweler’s sustainability objectives, the organization used the CLEER24-10G switch to leverage existing infrastructure assets to prevent 10,500 pounds of e-waste during its physical security digital transformation. Due to the project’s success, the luxury jeweler will use NVT Phybridge Ethernet over Coax solutions to deploy IP cameras in nine UK stores to improve loss prevention measures without high network readiness costs or business disruption.

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NVT Phybridge & pCare: Cost-Effective IPTV for Sustainable Healthcare

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Summary

  • A healthcare organization serving the New York metropolitan area wanted to deploy IPTV in patient rooms but struggled to deliver reliable connectivity without creating complexity and disruption to patient care.
  • pCare leveraged NVT Phybridge Ethernet over Coax (EoC) extenders to deploy over 550 IPTV devices using existing coax cabling.
  • The organization used NVT Phybridge EoC extenders to deploy IPTV without complexity or disruption while supporting its sustainability initiatives.

Intro

A prominent healthcare institution serving the New York metropolitan area aimed to undergo a significant digital transformation, including implementing IPTV to enhance patient care and operational efficiency.

Problem

The healthcare organization wanted to avoid running new cabling to each patient room due to high costs, complexity, and disruption to patient care. pCare, a leader in interactive patient experience solutions, suggested leveraging the existing coax infrastructure to support the new ITPV system. However, the initial EoC hardware did not deliver a robust and secure connection to the IPTV devices, requiring a better-performing solution.

Solution

The team at pCare discovered NVT Phybridge and was promptly connected to a healthcare digital transformation specialist. The end user customer had an existing Cisco network and wanted to avoid adding switches from other manufacturers. Being vendor agnostic, NVT Phybridge products are tested and approved for interoperability with Cisco networking and unified communication solutions. Therefore, NVT Phybridge recommended its industry-leading portfolio of Ethernet over Coax extender kits to deliver power and data over coax to the new IPTV devices. The Ethernet over Coax extender kits supercharged the downlink ports of the existing Cisco switches to deliver power and data (symmetrical, full duplex) over the existing coax-based infrastructure with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach, 18 times farther than standard Ethernet switches.

NVT Phybridge helped pCare organize a no-cost, no-obligation proof of concept to test the solution on-site. pCare was impressed with the outcomes and decided to proceed with the IPTV deployment.

Result

The pCare team used NVT Phybridge Ethernet over Coax extenders to deploy over 550 new IPTV positions throughout a large hospital environment using the existing coax-based infrastructure. As expected, the extender solutions integrated seamlessly with the existing Cisco network to deliver reliable and robust connectivity to the IPTV endpoints. pCare used industry-leading Ethernet over Coax solutions to avoid re-cabling, accelerate deployment times, and reduce network readiness costs.

“The NVT Phybridge solution allowed us to meet the customer’s needs and deploy IPTV in difficult environments without high costs or business disruption,” said Mark Cortina, CTO at pCare. Satisfied with the digital transformation outcomes, the healthcare system plans to leverage NVT Phybridge technology to deploy hundreds more IPTV devices in three more of its hospitals under the same umbrella.

Sustainability

The healthcare system acknowledges the vital link between human health and the well-being of our environment. Through adopting sustainable practices, its mission is to create a healthier environment for patients, teams, and the communities they serve. The organization is dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 through ongoing improvements to ensure responsible progress while upholding its commitment to environmental stewardship.

Further to its sustainability commitments, the hospital leveraged its existing infrastructure assets to eliminate the need to remove and replace the existing coax cabling. When all phases of the digital transformation are complete, it is estimated that the organization will have prevented approximately 18 metric tons of e-waste from entering landfills.

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PoLRE Solution Helps Cruise Line Save Over $100,000 During VoIP Migration

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Summary

  • A renowned cruise line at Cadiz Port, Spain, sought to upgrade from its legacy analog PBX system to VoIP within a challenging four-week dry dock schedule, aiming to modernize communications and enhance guest experiences.
  • With limited time for implementation and concerns about business disruption, traditional network design thinking was unsuccessful – prompting the search for an innovative solution that could ensure a swift, seamless upgrade.
  • Mitel recommended the PoLRE (Power over Long Reach Ethernet) solution to leverage the existing infrastructure, significantly reducing time and cost requirements.
  • The cruise line deployed over 300 Mitel IP phones while reducing infrastructure readiness costs by over $100,000 and the deployment time by 75%, which inspired future upgrades to three additional cruise ships.

Challenge

A prestigious cruise line operating at the Spanish Cadiz Port faced the critical challenge of upgrading to a VoIP phone solution without high costs, complexity, or long deployment times. The existing analog PBX ran on CAT3 infrastructure, and re-cabling was not an option due to high costs and additional weight considerations. Additionally, the cruise line needed to complete the VoIP deployment during its four-week dry dock schedule.

Solution

Mitel stepped in with a strategic solution – the NVT Phybridge PoLRE long-reach PoE switch. As a comprehensive end-to-end offering within Mitel’s portfolio of products, the PoLRE solution helps organizations leverage new or existing CAT3 network infrastructure to deploy the latest IP communication solutions without re-cabling.

After a few simple setup steps, the PoLRE switch transformed the cruise ship’s existing and reliable CAT3 infrastructure into a secure and robust PoE backbone for the new VoIP devices. The PoLRE switch delivers Ethernet and PoE over single-pair UTP cabling with up to 1,200ft (365m) reach – four times farther than standard PoE switches. The cruise line was impressed with the PoLRE switch and decided to proceed with the IP migration, while also planning to expand the program for three additional cruise ships in its fleet.

Result

Overcoming Time Constraints: In stark contrast to conventional network design thinking which would have resulted in a 12-week deployment, the PoLRE switch leveraged existing cabling to significantly simplify and accelerate the migration. The customer met its 4-week deadline by avoiding traditional network readiness requirements, having accelerated the deployment by 75%.

Cost Savings: The efficient deployment of the solution required fewer personnel and less time, reducing network readiness costs by more than $100,000. Using traditional LAN design thinking, the labor-intensive and costly approach of replacing the existing wiring would have resulted in double the workforce and triple the deployment duration.

The customer achieved its sustainability mandate by using the innovative PoLRE PoE switch to leverage its existing cabling, avoiding the need to re-cable and preventing approximately 2,000 pounds of cabling e-waste per ship.

Enhanced Guest Experience: The customer reallocated its infrastructure cost savings towards improving guest services and amenities, ultimately elevating the onboard experience.

Simplicity and Scalability: The PoLRE solution’s simplicity, predictability, and repeatability enabled a smooth and hassle-free deployment of over 300 Mitel IP endpoints. The straightforward solution ensured a successful transition without operational disruptions.

Advanced Management Tools: The NVT Phybridge CCMT Switch Configuration Tool provided seamless management of the NVT Phybridge switches, including batch configuration, software upgrades, and ongoing management.

Future Opportunities: A Testament to Success

The success of the VoIP migration using the NVT Phybridge PoLRE solution positioned NVT Phybridge and Mitel as trusted partners for future IP migration projects. The cruise line was impressed by the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and reliability of the solution – and entrusted NVT Phybridge and Mitel with the upgrade of three additional ships in its fleet. This achievement highlights the strength of the partnership and the transformative impact of the PoLRE solution.

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Enabling Seamless Wi-Fi Connectivity at A1 Distribution and Concepts’ Warehousing Facility

A1 Distribution and Concepts, a prominent warehousing and distribution facility in Rome, GA, faced a significant challenge in extending their Internet and network connectivity from the front offices to the shipping office, spanning a distance of 750 feet. With the need to provide Wi-Fi access throughout the facility, they sought the expertise of telecom contractor Lanstar Voice and Data to find an efficient and cost-effective solution. This case study explores how Lanstar, in collaboration with NVT Phybridge, successfully completed the ethernet extension project, overcoming the distance limitations and empowering A1 Distribution and Concepts with an extended network and seamless wireless connectivity.

Project Overview: Extending Ethernet and Wi-Fi for A1 Distribution and Concepts

  • Project: A1 Distribution & Concepts, Warehousing and Transportation
  • Location: Rome, GA; Floyd County, in North Georgia
  • Size: 265,000 sq. ft.
  • Problem To Solve: A1 Distribution has 265,000 sf of floor space and needed Ethernet connectivity between their front offices and the Shipping Office in order to provide Internet and network – a distance of about 750 ft. This is double the range of Ethernet and Fiber was too expensive.
  • Products Used: NVT Phybridge FLEX-Base/FLEX-Link
  • Type of System: FLEX Family of Enterprise-Grade PoE Switches and Extenders
  • Time to Complete: 5 Days
  • Telecom Company: Lanstar Voice and Data, LLC, Rome, GA

A1 Distribution and Concepts is a leading warehousing and distribution facility situated in Rome, GA. With a sprawling building encompassing 265,000 square feet, the company required an innovative solution to bridge the connectivity gap between their front offices and shipping office, enabling comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage throughout their facility.

The Challenge: Delivering Network Connectivity over a Distance of 750 ft – Twice the Rated Distance of Ethernet

The primary challenge faced by A1 Distribution and Concepts was the considerable distance of 750 feet that needed to be covered to extend their Ethernet network. This distance surpassed the standard rating of Ethernet, making traditional methods inadequate. Additionally, the cost of implementing fiber optics, while offering extended reach, proved to be prohibitively expensive for the client.

The Solution: Implementing NVT Phybridge’s Ethernet Extension Solution

Lanstar Voice and Data, a trusted telecom contractor serving NW Georgia since 1999, turned to NVT Phybridge, renowned for their innovative networking solutions. NVT Phybridge offered a cutting-edge technology that could extend Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE) up to an impressive distance of 2,000 feet. This solution proved to be the ideal fit for A1 Distribution and Concepts’ requirements.

Implementation: Putting the Ethernet Extension in Place

To execute the project, Lanstar Voice and Data expertly pulled UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable through conduit, connecting the front offices to the shipping office seamlessly. The cable was meticulously installed, adhering to industry standards and best practices. To achieve the extended reach, NVT Phybridge’s Flex-Link and Flex-Base4 devices were deployed, ensuring reliable and efficient Ethernet extension over the substantial distance.

Thanks to the collaboration between Lanstar Voice and Data and NVT Phybridge, A1 Distribution and Concepts now enjoys an extended Ethernet network, providing them with a robust backbone for their operations. The successful implementation of the ethernet extension project enabled the facility to offer Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the premises, enhancing productivity and communication.

The customer expressed utmost satisfaction with the outcome of the project. The extended Ethernet network and the availability of Wi-Fi throughout the facility significantly streamlined their operations, enabling seamless connectivity for their workforce and supporting their digital infrastructure needs.

A Successful Network Transformation

Through the expertise of Lanstar Voice and Data and the cutting-edge technology provided by NVT Phybridge, A1 Distribution and Concepts successfully overcame the challenge of extending their Ethernet and PoE network. By leveraging NVT Phybridge’s Flex-Link and Flex-Base4 devices, the project achieved impressive results, extending connectivity to the desired 750-foot distance without the need for expensive fiber optics. A1 Distribution and Concepts can now operate with increased efficiency and productivity, leveraging a reliable and extended Ethernet network while enjoying comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage throughout their warehousing and distribution facility in Rome, GA.

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This case study is a repost, originally published by Lanstar Voice & Data, LLC. We are sharing this case study to provide valuable insights and showcase real-world examples of successful implementations of our solutions and their interoperability with Lanstar products. Please note that the content and information presented in this case study are the intellectual property of Lanstar Voice & Data, LLC. We have made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information; however, we cannot guarantee its completeness or current relevance.

The results and experiences described in this case study may vary depending on individual circumstances or other factors. It is advisable to consult with Lanstar Voice & Data, LLC directly for specific advice or further information regarding their products, services, or solutions. By accessing and reviewing this case study, you acknowledge that NVT Phybridge is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the content or any losses, damages, or liabilities arising from the use or reliance upon the information provided in this reposted case study. We encourage you to visit the original source of this case study to ensure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information. For any inquiries about this case study, contact Lanstar Voice & Data, LLC directly.

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Grupo SITE Uses the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G Switch to Complete IP Surveillance Deployment for Corrections Facility in Under Three Weeks

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Summary

  • A corrections facility in México needed to upgrade its surveillance capabilities across the entire facility but had zero tolerance for business disruption.
  • The organization also faced network infrastructure barriers posed by traditional PoE switch reach and cable type limitations.
  • After a successful proof-of-concept, the customer was confident that the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G solution would improve the IP migration project.
  • The correctional facility deployed over 150 IP surveillance cameras, reducing project costs by 80% and completing the entire deployment in just 25% of the time, with the new IP surveillance system fully operational in under 3 weeks.

Challenge

A corrections facility in Mexico recognized the urgent need to upgrade its surveillance capabilities throughout the facility. However, traditional PoE switch reach and cable type limitations would require the customer to rip and replace existing infrastructure, resulting in high costs, risk, and business disruption impacting the 24/7 operation. The corrections facility also had a CISCO-based network infrastructure and needed a solution that would be compatible with the network framework. The customer needed a solution to overcome these obstacles and enable a seamless digital transformation project.

Solution

The project partner, Grupo SITE, recommended the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G PoE switch to solve the customer’s IP migration barriers. Having had success with the product in the past, Grupo SITE was confident in recommending NVT Phybridge Power over Ethernet solutions. Grupo SITE arranged for a no-obligation Proof of Concept (POC) to assess the capabilities of the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G PoE switch in the customer’s environment.

The demo was successful, and in just a few simple set-up steps, the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G transformed the customer’s existing UTP infrastructure into a robust and secure PoE backbone for the new IP cameras. The FLEX24-10G is the most versatile PoE switch on the market, delivering up to 50 watts of PoE++ and 10/100/1000 Mbps symmetrical, full-duplex,

The customer was thrilled at the technology’s ability to provide PoE to cameras furthest from the IDF closet. The FLEX24-10G solution seamlessly integrated with the existing UTP cabling infrastructure in the correctional center, including legacy copper cabling. This compatibility ensured a smooth transition to an advanced IP surveillance system without requiring expensive and disruptive cable replacements. Additionally, the solution provided flexibility to accommodate future expansions or technology upgrades.

Result

The customer used the FLEX24-10G switch to achieve an astounding 80% reduction in project costs compared to alternative solutions. The ability to utilize their existing cabling infrastructure eliminated the need for costly infrastructure upgrades, maximizing the return on investment. Several areas where upgrades were completed were highly secure and restricted. Even with these limitations, the deployment time was still reduced by 75% due to the FLEX24-10G’s long-reach capabilities and eliminating the need for IDF closets. This significant time efficiency minimized operational disruptions, allowing the facility to remain fully operational throughout the upgrade process.

The customer deployed over 150 new IP cameras in a remarkably short time thanks to the FLEX24-10G switch. Leveraging the solution’s advanced features and centralized management capabilities, the facility achieved a fully operational IP surveillance system in under three weeks. This expedited deployment timeline enhanced security and monitoring capabilities, ensuring a safer environment within the correctional facility. The result was a streamlined and cost-effective surveillance upgrade that helped the facility enhance security, improve monitoring capabilities, and maintain a safe environment for staff and inmates alike. When asked for a comment on the success of the project using the FLEX PoE switch, the IT Director for the Correctional Facility said, “[The FLEX was a] quick and efficient solution, 100% integrable to our current network equipment!”

Better Results

  • Reduced infrastructure costs by 80%, allocating more budget towards better IP endpoints and applications.
  • Reduced the total deployment time for the 150 IP cameras by 75%.
  • Improved the customer’s overall return on investment with more budget allocated to devices and applications.

“The FLEX was a quick and efficient solution, 100% integrable to our current Cisco network equipment!” IT Director

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