GNP (Grupo Nacional Provincial) is one of the largest insurance providers in Mexico. The company has several offices throughout the country and primarily provides insurance policies for life, medical, automobile, home, and business. The organization was relying on analog CCTV technology that was unreliable and outdated. GNP wanted to modernize from its outdated system and deploy a new IP surveillance solution to improve security and take advantage of Bosch’s enhanced video analytics.
Several network barriers needed to be addressed before the organization could deploy the new IP security solution. The existing CCTV system was supported by a Coax infrastructure in each of the company’s locations. The customer had originally thought about ripping out the existing Coax-based infrastructure in each location and using fiber-optic cabling to extend connectivity beyond the 328ft (100m) reach limitation of standard Ethernet switches. However, this strategy would be extremely costly, disruptive, and time-consuming. GNP was also concerned with the potential business disruption and negative operational impacts as a result of the construction work needed to overhaul the network. The organization required an innovative solution to achieve its digital transformation objectives.
Given the customer’s modernization challenges, Logen, the reseller partner, recommended NVT Phybridge EoC (Ethernet over Coax) innovations. Logen had used NVT Phybridge products in the past for many other projects and was confident in the technology. GNP was excited with the potential solution and organized a proof-of-concept to test the technology in one if its locations.
After a few simple setup steps, the NVT Phybridge CLEER24 switch transformed the customer’s existing and proven Coax-based infrastructure into a power-packed IP backbone. The CLEER24 switch delivers power and data over a single Coax cable up to 6,000ft (1,830m), that’s 18-times farther than a standard PoE switch. GNP was impressed with the results and decided to move forward with the project using the CLEER24 switch.
GNP was completely satisfied with the entire experience, using the CLEER24 switch to deploy more than 250 Bosch IP cameras across several locations. “Installing the CLEER24 switch was simple, quick, and did not require any special tools,” said Mario Gomez Alvaraez. “The NVT Phybridge team provided excellent technical support and training materials.” The customer was able to avoid the traditional rip-and-replace strategy, leveraging the existing and proven Coax infrastructure to achieve incredible results.
- Simplify and accelerate the deployment by 40%
- Reduce total infrastructure costs by 50%
- Prevent service outages and operational disruption during the upgrade
- Eliminate IDF closet requirements
- Maintain a physically separate network for the new Bosch IP security devices
- Allocate infrastructure cost savings towards more Bosch IP devices and applications
GNP took full advantage of the CLEER24’s feature set. The switches are stacked and configured for power redundancy. Unused ports are locked for enhanced security. All equipment is centralized in one location for better system control.
Technology Partners: NVT Phybridge and Bosch
NVT Phybridge and Bosch are committed to staying at the forefront of innovation and technology; leveraging Modern LAN principles to help our customers create secure and robust network platforms as they modernize to IP. Bosch and NVT Phybridge have completed many successful deployments with organizations globally, including the Colombian Government and MegaPlaza Jaen Shopping Center. Visit https://www.nvtphybridge.com/bosch/ for more information.
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