New Mexico State University (NMSU) has been serving the educational needs of their multi-cultural population since 1888. The land-grant university excels in teaching, research and public service, preparing students for careers in agriculture, the sciences, business, education, engineering, the arts, and social services. As part of its commitment to excellence in education, the university decided to modernize its communications platform.


NMSU’s existing analog communication system was approaching end-of-life, and the University wanted to do a full refresh by modernizing to IP phones. Many of the features the University was looking for, mobility and call recording for example, weren’t available using analog or digital phones. However, upgrading the existing CAT3 cabling infrastructure in the 100 buildings spread across the 900-acre campus presented critical barriers:

  • High cost of retrofitting the historical buildings with new Ethernet cabling
  • Length of deployment time and the disruption to students and faculty
  • Installing hundreds of IDF closets to accommodate the large campus, resulting in network complexity and security concerns


By applying new Modern LAN design principles, New Mexico State University discovered NVT Phybridge PoLRE® (Power over Long Reach Ethernet) switch technology. The university requested a no-obligation proof-of-concept to test the solution in their environment. In just a few simple setup steps, the award-winning PoLRE switch transformed the existing CAT3 infrastructure into an IP path with power, capable of supporting IP phones up to 1,200ft (365m) away – that’s 4Xs the reach of standard Ethernet switches. By reusing the existing point-to-point network paths, NMSU created a robust and secure PoE backbone, ensuring the security of the core network.

“We will be saving well over $1 Million, fast-tracking and simplifying our IP telephony modernization, and creating a robust platform that delivers a great user experience”


Thanks to the PoLRE managed switch, NMSU was able to leverage their existing CAT3 infrastructure to deploy over 7,000 IP phones across their campus in various types of buildings, including lecture halls and offices. The university was extremely satisfied with the modernization of their indoor basketball facility and the extremely large outdoor football stadium. By leveraging modern LAN design principles and technologies, NMSU was able to:

  • Reduce the deployment time by 4 years, accelerating the project’s ROI
  • Save over $1 million in infrastructure costs, and allocate the savings to more IP applications
  • Prevent the installation and upgrade of 100+ remote data closets, maximizing network security

“NVT Phybridge is an unbelievable way to modernize from a traditional PBX environment. We will be saving well over $1 Million, fast-tracking and simplifying our IP telephony modernization, and creating a robust platform that delivers a great user experience.” Ray Cadena, Manager of Telecommunications Systems, New Mexico State University

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To learn more about our FLEX Extender Kits click here, and come visit booth #11115 at ISC West this April!

This year, from March 12-15 at Enterprise Connect, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando – NVT Phybridge will share some new & exciting developments that will improve your communications and collaboration ROI.

Come and visit us at booth # 1942 to learn more about IoT(Internet of Things to the Power of Green), the principles of the Modern LAN, and for product demonstrations of the award-winning CHARIoT Series of Long Reach PoE switches!

In Madrid? Visit us at Sicur 2018 from February 20-23 2018, Stand 10B01 – in Ifema – Madrid, Spain!

Come and meet our Latin American & Caribbean Sales Director, Antonio Perez, and our new EMEA Regional Sales Leader, Glenn Fletcher, to learn more about how our award-winning CHARIoT Series of Long Reach PoE solutions can save you time and money, all while eliminating the risk and disruption that comes with modernizing to an all IP platform.

NVT Phybridge was featured on Canadian Security’s Focus On Series. Healthcare Vertical Lead Julian Kennedy speaks about the benefits of modernizing to IP with NVT Phybridge.

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GIT Security (leading EMEA magazine for Safety and Security), features NVT Phybridge case study, Multinational Food and Beverage Company Saves Millions by Using NVT Phybridge PoLRE Switches for Avaya IP Phones.” 

Click here to read the article and find out how to fast-track your IP modernization with  the NVT Phybridge plug and play PoLRE IP-enabling solutions!




Our CHARIoT series extends IP connectivity 6Xs farther using any cable. Visit us at Booth 825 during ISC East – November 15 -16 2017 at the Javits Centre in New York City.

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Over the past couple of months we have been working on getting some CSA approved product transferred over to UL approvals. We are pleased to let you know that CLEER24 and EC4 are now UL approved! The FLEX family of products in the field have been UL approved since product release. For more information on how our industry leading, long reach PoE solutions have helped our customers to achieve a combined savings of over $100 Million read more here.

Upcoming Trade Shows, Q4 2017:

  • Hospital Expansion Summit Panama: Dates: October 3-4 2017 | Location: Panama City, Panama
  • Silmar 2017: Dates: October 3-5 2017 | Location: Florida
  • CANASA 2017: Dates: October 18-19 2017 | Location: Toronto, Ontario | Booth: 538
  • ISC East 2017: Dates: November 15-16 2017 | Location: New York, New York