A Latin American-based financial institution wanted to deploy IP security devices across several of its locations. However, the high cost and complexity involved with removing and replacing the existing coax-based infrastructure presented several barriers. The customer needed an innovative solution to overcome its challenges and enhance security.
The proposed digital transformation project was complex. The customer hoped to have eight locations complete with 1,600 new IP cameras by the end of the year. However, removing and replacing the existing Coax infrastructure would take months of work, with a price tag that was far too costly for the customer. The financial institution did not know how to proceed and nearly gave up on the project entirely due to concerns of:
- Loss of revenue due to long-term business disruptions
- The extremely high cost to rip-and-replace the existing yet reliable Coax cabling
- Security risks and network downtime during the implementation
The customer learned about NVT Phybridge’s long reach Ethernet over Coax solutions and engaged with a subject matter expert to learn more. NVT Phybridge recommended leveraging the existing Coax cabling using the award-winning CLEER24 and EC10 EoC switches. The customer was intrigued and scheduled a no-obligation proof-of-concept to test the solution in their environment.
After a few simple setup steps, the CLEER24 managed switch and the EC10 unmanaged switch transformed the existing Coax infrastructure into a power-packed IP backbone with more than enough bandwidth to support the IP devices with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach. That’s 18-times the reach of standard switches. The customer was impressed and was confident that the NVT Phybridge Ethernet over Coax family of products was the perfect solution.
The CLEER24 and EC10 solutions eliminated all of the barriers that had kept the customer from modernizing to IP – no Coax replacements, no business disruptions, no service outages, no security risks, no network complexity, and no wasted budgets. “The customer had nearly given up on the possibility of having IP-based security cameras in their offices,” said Jaime Trujillo, Account Manager, NVT Phybridge. “But the CLEER24 switch changed the impossible to possible. The customer and integrator are both very satisfied.”
The customer took a pro-active approach to find new and better ways to achieve its digital transformation objectives in a financially responsible manner. Project partners used NVT Phybridge Power over Ethernet innovations to deploy over 3,000 IP security devices across several customer locations without the need to rip-and-replace the existing and reliable Coax infrastructure. The customer was extremely satisfied with the entire experience, as they were able to:
- Accelerate deployment by eliminating the need to rip-and-replace the existing Coax infrastructure
- Improve project ROI by allocating infrastructure cost savings towards more endpoints and applications
- Eliminate unnecessary business disruption and network downtime to ensure business continuity and efficiency
- Prevent over 20 tons of cabling e-waste
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