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Change the Conversation; Improve the Outcome

Congratulations to Michigan State University (MSU) for winning the IoT Pioneer Award! The university used the PoLRE® switch solution, with SmartPathPoE technology, to leverage their existing voice infrastructure as they modernized to a new IP communication system. Michigan State University changed the conversation around traditional LAN design philosophies; using Modern LAN thinking to improve the outcome of their digital transformation.

Listen to Nick Kwiatkowski, Unified Communications Manager at Michigan State University, discuss his experience with the PoLRE switch solution

How did PoLRE’s long reach capabilities help you improve the outcome of MSU’s digital transformation?

 

How has PoLRE increased system reliability?

 

How else has PoLRE innovation helped MSU improve the outcome of their digital transformation?

 

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How has the PoLRE switch performed since deployment?

 

How has PoLRE helped modernize communication capabilities on campus?

 

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Sports Center Changes the Conversation; Leverages Existing Infrastructure to Improve Their IP Modernization Outcomes

A Sports and Recreation Center in Mexico was relying on an outdated security system that could no longer provide the required capabilities. The organization decided to deploy a new Axis IP solution to provide the safest facility for healthy recreation. The center is a place where sports and culture come together to contribute to the physical, intellectual and social development of the community. The organization promotes honesty, diversity, and participation; ensuring everyone can contribute to creating a better world.

One of the organization’s core values is to continuously improve service quality and member experience. However, while planning their IP upgrade, the organization became concerned with establishing the necessary infrastructure to effectively and securely support the new Axis IP surveillance system. The large Sports and Recreation Center is comprised of several indoor and outdoor facilities; including soccer fields, tennis courts, swimming pools, basketball courts, gymnasiums, and multi-purpose rooms. The size and diversity of the facility left the organization concerned with:

  • Extremely high costs to establish new infrastructure in each building – and connect the infrastructure in each building with new fiber-optic cabling
  • Long deployment times to establish the necessary infrastructure and implement the new Axis IP solution
  • Disruption to members and network downtime caused by the network overhaul

Change the Conversation; Improve Your Outcome

Given the customer’s needs, reseller partner, Panaseg, was confident in recommending Modern LAN design and introduced the customer to the NVT Phybridge FLEX solution. The customer had used NVT Phybridge products in the past with great success and was confident in the solution. Modern LAN principle #3 suggests leveraging new PoE innovations to simplify the modernization to IP and improve return on investment. The customer was satisfied and excited to use the FLEX switch to leverage their existing infrastructure to simplify the deployment.

After a few simple setup steps, the award-winning FLEX switch, with SmartPathPoE technology, transformed the customer’s existing multi-pair infrastructure into a robust and reliable PoE backbone for the new IP communication system. The long-reach capabilities ensured that the organization could support the new Axis IP cameras with up to 2,000ft (610m) reach – 6 times farther than standard PoE switches. By eliminating the rip-and-replace requirement, the Sports Center reduced project costs and disruption while eliminating risk, network complexity, and cybersecurity concerns.

“I highly recommend the FLEX solution from NVT Phybridge”, said Octavio Villa, Sales Director at Panaseg. “NVT Phybridge helps us bring great value to our customers with long reach PoE solutions that can leverage existing infrastructure to support IP. Product quality is great, and the support team is knowledgeable and helpful”.

A Better Return on Investment

The Sports and Recreation Center took a pro-active approach to find new and better ways to support their IP modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. The customer changed the conversation around LAN design to improve their outcome; leveraging Modern LAN principles and NVT Phybridge PoE innovations to:

  • Deploy 250 new Axis IP cameras across the recreation center
  • Reduce the overall deployment time by more than 3 months
  • Reduce infrastructure costs by 50%
  • Avoid installing 7,500 pounds of cable
  • Eliminate the need to install multiple IDF closets
  • Simplify PoE network requirements

Additionally, Modern LAN principles and NVT Phybridge PoE innovations help our partners:

  • Accelerate and increase revenue recognition
  • Collapse sales and deployment cycles
  • Improve their margin
  • Differentiate their market offering with thought leadership and innovation
  • Deliver a great user experience

Environmental Stewardship

Using an innovative analytic tool to measure environmental responsibility, the Sports and Recreation Center received the highest rating, 5 stars, for their exceptional transformation.

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Sports and Recreation Center Changes the Conversation to Simplify Modernization; Significantly Improving Their Outcomes

A Sports and Recreation Center in Mexico was relying on an outdated security system that could no longer provide the required capabilities. The organization decided to deploy a new IP solution to provide the safest facility for healthy recreation. The center is a place where sports and culture come together to contribute to the physical, intellectual and social development of the community. The organization promotes honesty, diversity, and participation; ensuring everyone can contribute to creating a better world.

One of the organization’s core values is to continuously improve service quality and member experience. However, while planning its IP upgrade, the organization became concerned with establishing the necessary infrastructure to effectively and securely support the new IP surveillance system. The large Sports and Recreation Center is comprised of several indoor and outdoor facilities; including soccer fields, tennis courts, swimming pools, basketball courts, gymnasiums, and multi-purpose rooms. The size and diversity of the facility left the organization concerned with:

  • Extremely high costs to establish new infrastructure in each building – and connect the infrastructure in each building with new fiber-optic cabling
  • Long deployment times to establish the necessary infrastructure and implement the new IP solution
  • Disruption to members and network downtime caused by the network overhaul

Change the Conversation; Improve Your Outcome

Given the customer’s needs, the reseller partner, Panaseg, was confident in recommending Modern LAN design and introduced the customer to the NVT Phybridge FLEX solution. The customer had used NVT Phybridge products in the past with great success and was confident in the solution. Modern LAN principle #3 suggests leveraging new PoE innovations to simplify the modernization to IP and improve return on investment. The customer was satisfied and excited to use the FLEX switch to leverage their existing infrastructure to simplify the deployment.

After a few simple setup steps, the award-winning FLEX switch, with SmartPathPoE technology, transformed the customer’s existing multi-pair infrastructure into a robust and reliable PoE backbone for the new IP surveillance system. The long-reach capabilities ensured that the organization could support the new IP cameras with up to 2,000ft (610m) reach – 6 times farther than standard PoE switches. By eliminating the rip-and-replace requirement, the Sports Center reduced project costs and disruption while eliminating risk, network complexity, and cybersecurity concerns.

“I highly recommend the FLEX solution from NVT Phybridge”, said Octavio Villa, Sales Director at Panaseg. “NVT Phybridge helps us bring great value to our customers with long reach PoE solutions that can leverage existing infrastructure to support IP. Product quality is great, and the support team is knowledgeable and helpful”.

 

A Better Return on Investment

The Sports and Recreation Center took a pro-active approach to find new and better ways to support their IP modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. The customer changed the conversation around LAN design to improve their outcome; leveraging Modern LAN principles and NVT Phybridge PoE innovations to:

  • Deploy 250 new IP cameras across the recreation center
  • Reduce the overall deployment time by more than 3 months
  • Reduce infrastructure costs by 50%
  • Avoid installing 7,500 pounds of cable
  • Eliminate the need to install multiple IDF closets
  • Simplify PoE network requirements

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Juniper Communities is an assisted living network dedicated to fostering active bodies, engaged minds and fulfilled spirits for their residents. However, communication was hard work for staff as the organization was relying on an outdated and unreliable PBX phone system. To continue providing industry-leading services, the organization decided it was time to modernize to a new Polycom IP communication solution.

Environmental Stewardship

Juniper Communities understands the importance of preserving our natural environment. Their Green Canopy program promotes healthier living for residents, staff and the community through various environmentally-conscious events and initiatives. Through the Green Canopy program, the organization has helped plant trees in the local community, organized fundraising events to restore fresh waterways in Florida’s coastal region, and care for gardens of flowers and vegetables every spring. Additionally, the Chatham location was one of the first retirement communities to embrace the green building movement; using LEED standards to design the building.

As Juniper Communities planned their modernization to IP, network infrastructure became a key challenge. Traditional network design philosophy would involve ripping-and-replacing the existing voice infrastructure with new Ethernet. Along with the extremely negative environmental impacts, the organization was concerned with the long deployment times and the disruption to their residents that this would cause. Juniper Communities required an innovative solution to overcome their challenges.

Change the Conversation; Improve the Outcome

Given the customer’s needs, Telecom Express was confident in recommending Modern LAN design – and introduced the customer to the NVT Phybridge PoLRE® solution. The PoLRE switch, with SmartPathPoE technology, enables Modern LAN principles and allows organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure, eliminating the disruptive, time consuming and costly rip-and-replace requirement. Juniper Communities was impressed and decided to test the solution in their environment. After a few simple setup steps, the PoLRE switch transformed their existing and proven voice network into a secure and robust PoE backbone for their new Polycom IP phones. The PoLRE switch extends PoE up to 1,200ft (365m) – 4 times farther than standard PoE switches – which ensured the customer could easily connect the new IP phones exactly where they were needed. Juniper Communities was able to responsibly modernize to IP, as they were able to:

  • Prevent over 650 lbs of wiring from ending up in a landfill
  • Eliminate IDF closet requirements; reducing ongoing energy consumption
  • Maintain a physically separate point-to-point network topology for voice to enhance network security
  • Simplify their modernization to IP and eliminate disruption to staff and residents

“Our existing telecom system was aging, unreliable and becoming a huge liability”, said Don Breneman, Vice President of Risk Management and Business Operations at Juniper Communities. “As we planned the upgrade to IP, saving money while providing a high level of reliability and system management was important to our team. Luckily for us, Mark Janifer from Telecom Express introduced me to the perfect innovation from NVT Phybridge. I would highly recommend the PoLRE solution to any organization upgrading their communication system to IP.”

A Better Return on Investment

Juniper Communities took a proactive approach to find new and better ways to support their IP modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. The organization was able to satisfy all the necessary infrastructure requirements without compromise, thanks to the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the solution. By applying Modern LAN principles and leveraging innovative switch technology, Juniper Communities was able to:

  • Reduce infrastructure costs by over $100,000; significantly improving the project’s return on investment
  • Accelerate the project’s timeline and eliminate operational disruption to staff and residents
  • Reduce the project’s impact on the environment; preventing over 650 lbs of e-waste from entering a landfill
  • Build a secure and robust PoE platform for their new Polycom IP solution
  • Find a no-compromise solution that satisfied all the customer’s requirements

Has your organization struggled to modernize to IP?

It’s time to change the conversation and apply Modern LAN principles to improve your outcome. NVT Phybridge is partnered with the top IoT manufacturers and resellers to help more customers replicate the success of this project.

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Juniper Communities is an assisted living network dedicated to fostering active bodies, engaged minds and fulfilled spirits for their residents. However, communication was hard work for staff as the organization was relying on an outdated and unreliable PBX phone system. To continue providing industry-leading services, the organization decided it was time to modernize to a new IP communication solution.

Environmental Stewardship

Juniper Communities understands the importance of preserving our natural environment. Their Green Canopy program promotes healthier living for residents, staff and the community through various environmentally-conscious events and initiatives. Through the Green Canopy program, the organization has helped plant trees in the local community, organized fundraising events to restore fresh waterways in Florida’s coastal region, and care for gardens of flowers and vegetables every spring. Additionally, the Chatham location was one of the first retirement communities to embrace the green building movement; using LEED standards to design the building.

As Juniper Communities planned their modernization to IP, network infrastructure became a key challenge. Traditional network design philosophy would involve ripping-and-replacing the existing voice infrastructure with new Ethernet. Along with the extremely negative environmental impacts, the organization was concerned with the long deployment times and the disruption to their residents that this would cause. Juniper Communities required an innovative solution to overcome their challenges.

Change the Conversation; Improve the Outcome

Given the customer’s needs, Telecom Express was confident in recommending Modern LAN design – and introduced the customer to the NVT Phybridge PoLRE® solution. The PoLRE switch, with SmartPathPoE technology, enables Modern LAN principles and allows organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure, eliminating the disruptive, time consuming and costly rip-and-replace requirement. Juniper Communities was impressed and decided to test the solution in their environment. After a few simple setup steps, the PoLRE switch transformed their existing and proven voice network into a secure and robust PoE backbone for their new Polycom IP phones. The PoLRE switch extends PoE up to 1,200ft (365m) – 4 times farther than standard PoE switches – which ensured the customer could easily connect the new IP phones exactly where they were needed. Juniper Communities was able to responsibly modernize to IP, as they were able to:

  • Prevent over 650 lbs of wiring from ending up in a landfill
  • Eliminate IDF closet requirements; reducing ongoing energy consumption
  • Maintain a physically separate point-to-point network topology for voice to enhance network security
  • Simplify their modernization to IP and eliminate disruption to staff and residents

“Our existing telecom system was aging, unreliable and becoming a huge liability”, said Don Breneman, Vice President of Risk Management and Business Operations at Juniper Communities. “As we planned the upgrade to IP, saving money while providing a high level of reliability and system management was important to our team. Luckily for us, Mark Janifer from Telecom Express introduced me to the perfect innovation from NVT Phybridge. I would highly recommend the PoLRE solution to any organization upgrading their communication system to IP.”

A Better Outcome for Juniper Communities and Telecom Express

Juniper Communities took a proactive approach to find new and better ways to support their IP modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. The organization was able to satisfy all the necessary infrastructure requirements without compromise, thanks to the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the solution. By applying Modern LAN principles and leveraging innovative switch technology, Juniper Communities was able to:

  • Reduce infrastructure costs by over $100,000; significantly improving the project’s return on investment
  • Accelerate the project’s timeline and eliminate operational disruption to staff and residents
  • Reduce the project’s impact on the environment; preventing over 650 lbs of e-waste from entering a landfill
  • Build a secure and robust PoE platform for their new Polycom IP solution
  • Find a no-compromise solution that satisfied all the customer’s requirements

Additionally, Telecom Express used Modern LAN principles and NVT Phybridge PoE innovations to:

  • Accelerate revenue recognition
  • Collapse sales and deployment cycles
  • Improve their margin
  • Differentiate their market offering with thought leadership and innovation
  • Deliver a great user experience

Has your organization struggled to modernize to IP?

It’s time to change the conversation and apply Modern LAN principles to improve your outcome. NVT Phybridge has partnered with Telecom Express to help more customers replicate the success of this project. Learn more about Telecom Express.

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Assisted Living Center Changes the Conversation with Modern LAN Principles to Improve Their Outcome

Juniper Communities is an assisted living network dedicated to fostering active bodies, engaged minds and fulfilled spirits for their residents. However, communication was hard work for staff as the organization was relying on an outdated and unreliable PBX phone system. To continue providing industry-leading services, the organization decided it was time to modernize to a new IP communication solution.

Environmental Stewardship

Juniper Communities understands the importance of preserving our natural environment. Their Green Canopy program promotes healthier living for residents, staff and the community through various environmentally-conscious events and initiatives. Through the Green Canopy program, the organization has helped plant trees in the local community, organized fundraising events to restore fresh waterways in Florida’s coastal region, and care for gardens of flowers and vegetables every spring. Additionally, the Chatham location was one of the first retirement communities to embrace the green building movement; using LEED standards to design the facility.

As Juniper Communities planned their modernization to IP, network infrastructure became a key challenge. Traditional network design philosophy would involve ripping-and-replacing the existing voice infrastructure with new Ethernet. Along with the extremely negative environmental impacts, the organization was concerned with the long deployment times and the disruption to their residents that this would cause. Juniper Communities required an innovative solution to overcome their challenges.

Change the Conversation; Improve the Outcome

Given the customer’s needs, the reseller partner was confident in recommending Modern LAN design – and introduced the customer to the NVT Phybridge PoLRE® solution. The PoLRE switch, with SmartPathPoE technology, enables Modern LAN principles and allows organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure, eliminating the disruptive, time consuming and costly rip-and-replace requirement. Juniper Communities was impressed and decided to test the solution in their environment. After a few simple setup steps, the PoLRE switch transformed their existing and proven voice network into a secure and robust PoE backbone for their new IP phones. The PoLRE switch extends PoE up to 1,200ft (365m) – 4 times farther than standard PoE switches – ensuring the customer could easily connect the new IP phones exactly where they were needed. Juniper Communities was able to responsibly modernize to IP, as they were able to:

  • Prevent over 650 lbs of wiring from ending up in a landfill
  • Eliminate IDF closet requirements; reducing ongoing energy consumption
  • Maintain a physically separate point-to-point network topology for voice to enhance network security
  • Simplify their modernization to IP and eliminate disruption to staff and residents

“Our existing telecom system was aging, unreliable and becoming a huge liability”, said Don Breneman, Vice President of Risk Management and Business Operations at Juniper Communities. “As we planned the upgrade to IP, saving money while providing a high level of reliability and system management was important to our team. Luckily for us, we discovered the perfect innovation from NVT Phybridge. I would highly recommend the PoLRE solution to any organization upgrading their communication system to IP.”

A Better Return on Investment

Juniper Communities took a proactive approach to find new and better ways to support their IP modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. The organization was able to satisfy all the necessary infrastructure requirements without compromise, thanks to the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the solution. By applying Modern LAN principles and leveraging innovative technology, Juniper Communities was able to:

  • Reduce infrastructure costs by over $100,000; significantly improving the project’s return on investment
  • Accelerate the project’s timeline and eliminate operational disruption to staff and residents
  • Reduce the project’s impact on the environment; preventing over 650 lbs of e-waste from entering a landfill
  • Build a secure and robust PoE platform for their new IP communication solution
  • Find a no-compromise solution that satisfied all the customer’s requirements

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A large School District in the Northeastern United States was relying on a legacy TDM-based phone system. The School District supports over 200,000 students with more than 18,000 staff members across more than 300 primary, elementary and high schools. The aging communication system was being used in every location and was becoming increasingly costly and difficult to manage. The School District decided it was time to improve their capabilities while lowering operational costs, turning to ConvergeOne to help them modernize to IP phones.

Many challenges were uncovered during an assessment of the customer’s environment. The legacy phone system was supported with a CAT3 infrastructure and the customer was extremely concerned with the potential for high costs, long deployment times, and the environmental impact of ripping-and-replacing the existing infrastructure to support the new IP platform. In addition, many schools were operating in older buildings. This would further complicate the upgrade process as the School District would need to obtain permits to make any changes to these buildings. Assuming permits were granted, strict modification guidelines for construction work would result in significantly higher labor costs and extended timelines.

The customer was also challenged with long reach requirements to provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) connections to the new IP phones exactly where they were needed. The School District did not have the required space or budget to install IDF closets to extend connectivity to all areas of the buildings. Reducing deployment time was also extremely important to the customer, as they wanted to ensure minimal disruption to classroom learning and extra-curricular activities.

Modern LAN Innovation

Due to the restrictive nature of the upgrade, ConvergeOne was confident in recommending Modern LAN design principles and the NVT Phybridge PoLRE® (Power over Long Reach Ethernet) solution to the customer. The PoLRE switch, with SmartPathPoE technology, transforms existing point-to-point voice infrastructures into robust and secure power-packed IP platforms; capable of supporting IP phones up to 1,200ft (365m) away – that’s 4Xs the reach of standard PoE switches. The customer immediately recognized the value of the solution. However, given the complexity, risk, costs, and disruption associated with ripping-and-replacing the existing infrastructure, the School District was skeptical that PoLRE would work in their environment. ConvergeOne assisted the customer in organizing a no-obligation proof of concept to test the solution.

The customer tested the PoLRE solution in several of their buildings with great success; the customer was astonished at the simplicity of installation and the robustness of the solution. Thanks to the ConvergeOne team, the School District found the modernization path that best fit their needs; leveraging Modern LAN principles 2, 3, and 4 to achieve incredible results.

Principle #2: Create a secure and robust local area network – ConvergeOne helped the customer establish a secure and robust PoE backbone for their new communication platform using their existing and reliable voice infrastructure. PoLRE’s SmartPathPoE technology allowed the customer to maintain a separate and secure point-to-point IP network for voice, ensuring zero disruption to the core network and enhancing cybersecurity.

Principle #3: Use new long-reach PoE innovations to maximize ROI – by leveraging the existing CAT3 voice infrastructure, the PoLRE solution allowed the customer to reduce infrastructure costs by over $3 million and accelerate the deployment time by over 80%.

Principle #4: Modernize to IP using environmentally responsible framework – The existing and reliable wiring across all locations was reused and transformed to support the new IP communication system; significantly reducing the project’s e-waste. The solution will prevent approximately 8.4 million feet of cable from entering a landfill, equivalent to 85,000 pounds or 42 US tons. The long reach capabilities will also eliminate the need to install new intermediate wiring closets, reduce resource requirements and reduce ongoing energy consumption. The School District received the highest rating, 5-stars, for their exceptional transformation.

ConvergeOne used Modern LAN design principles to achieve the customer’s IP objectives; helping the School District establish a secure and robust IP backbone for their enhanced communication solution. The School District now plans to quickly and easily deploy over 10,000 new IP phones across all locations thanks to the PoLRE’s repeatable, predictable and scalable deployment methodology.

A Better Return on Investment

ConvergeOne took a proactive approach to find new and better ways to support their customer’s IP modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner; creating better outcomes for them and their customer. The School District was able to satisfy all the necessary infrastructure requirements without compromise, thanks to the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the solution. By applying Modern LAN principles and leveraging innovative technology, ConvergeOne helped the customer:

  • Reduce infrastructure costs by over $3 million and reallocate the savings to more IP applications; improving the customer’s ROI
  • Eliminate financial and technical risk while avoiding disruption to staff and students
  • Reduce the project’s impact on the environment; avoiding over 42 tons of e-waste
  • Accelerate the deployment by over 80%
  • Build a secure and robust PoE platform for the enhanced IP communications solution
  • Find a no-compromise solution that satisfied all the customer’s requirements

Change the Conversation; Improve the Outcome

ConvergeOne and NVT Phybridge have partnered to help more customers replicate the success of this project. NVT Phybridge is committed to helping organizations accelerate their IP modernization, reduce infrastructure costs and eliminate risk and complexity; resulting in a better ROI for ConvergeOne customers. Ask your ConvergeOne representative about the program and the many benefits available to support your successful IP modernization project.

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One of the largest US Federal Government Agencies was using a variety of outdated PBX solutions, from various vendors, across multiple locations. The Agency wanted to consolidate all sites to a single IP based VoIP solution from a single vendor. The plan was to deploy a cloud-based solution and connect all locations to it, allowing them to improve management efficiency, reduce cost and complexity, and centralize monitoring, management, and updating requirements. However, the local area network infrastructure was not ready and would require a significant overhaul.

Challenge

With no appropriate LAN infrastructure in place, the Agency realized the project would be financially prohibitive, complex, and disruptive. The organization would need to rip-and-replace the existing wiring infrastructure, establish a PoE switch fabric to power the phones, and address IDF closet requirements – including power availability, backup power, cooling, and rack space – at every location. These requirements posed a significant barrier to deploying the new solution. The customer needed a simplistic and robust solution to allow for a more graceful upgrade.

Solution

The customer discovered the NVT Phybridge PoLRE® (Power over Long Reach Ethernet) switch and engaged with a digital transformation consultant to learn more. The PoLRE switch delivers power and data over any new or existing single-pair UTP (CAT3) infrastructure, with up to 1,200ft (365m) reach – that’s four times farther than standard PoE switches. The customer was impressed with the technology and arranged for a proof-of-concept to test the solution in a live environment. After just a few simple setup steps, the PoLRE switch transformed the customer’s existing voice infrastructure into a secure and robust IP backbone with more than enough reach and bandwidth to support IP phones exactly where they were needed.

Result

The NVT Phybridge PoLRE solution immediately solved the customer’s problems, allowing the Agency to quickly and easily modernize to IP without disruption. Rob Wynn, Operations Manager at Optivor, said, “there was literally no disruption. Employees left work one day and returned the next day to a new IP phone.” Wynn continues by explaining that “NVT Phybridge eliminated many of the risks associated with the massive upgrade and allowed the Agency to centralize call control and move to an all IP platform with the same repeatable, predictable, and scalable deployment experience across all locations. Wynn also commented that since the installation, there had been no quality of service issues.

High network costs were also a pain point for the customer while planning the modernization. However, “the customer saved over $1.2 million in infrastructure cost savings thanks to the PoLRE switch,” said Wynn. “PoLRE significantly reduced the cost to establish a robust PoE backbone to support the IP phones, allowing the Agency to improve ROI by allocating more of its budget to IP applications and devices.”

By leveraging NVT Phybridge technology, each location, regardless of size, was able to quickly and easily move to IP without risk, disruption, network complexity, or high costs. Additionally, the Agency was able to upgrade to a PoE backbone in an environmentally responsible manner, repurposing the existing and proven infrastructure to reduce e-waste substantially.

“I was expecting issues like we usually see with larger deployments, but when there were none, I was pleasantly surprised,” Wynn commented. “In addition to no day-two LAN issues, we were able to fast-track the IP modernization given the simplicity, repeatability, and effectiveness of the PoLRE switch offering.”

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Massive Surveillance Upgrade for Government Agency Aimed at Generating Benefits Beyond Security

A Government Agency was relying on an outdated analog surveillance system and wanted to modernize to a comprehensive IP solution. The massive surveillance upgrade would take place across 360 customs offices and border crossing locations, with the objective of increasing their ability to identify risks and reducing response time to threats. The Agency was also looking to improve efficiency by automating most of the processing of imports and exports coming in and out of the country, with the objective of increasing economic growth and foreign trade.

However, planning an upgrade of this immense scale presented critical obstacles. The Agency determined that over 8,000 existing analog devices needed to be modernized to Hanwha IP cameras. The first system integrator (SI) proposed a traditional approach which would have involved ripping-and-replacing the existing Coax-based infrastructure, along with installing hundreds of new IDF closets to accommodate the long-reach requirements. The customer was unsatisfied with this solution as they were extremely concerned with:

  • The high costs to rip-and-replace the entire security network.
  • Installing new IDF closets to overcome the 330ft (100m) reach limitation of standard PoE switches.
  • The estimated time of 4 years to deploy the new surveillance system across the 360 locations.
  • Loss of revenue and safety concerns caused by disruption to government import and export operations on a massive scale across the country.

Given the massive size of the project, the SI was concerned with:

  • Complex sales cycles, given the complexity around network requirements.
  • The potential for cost overruns and revenue delay.
  • Poor customer satisfaction, given network not being properly established.
  • Risk of depending on a third party to establish and maintain the network that would support the new surveillance system.

Change the Conversation; Improve the Outcome

Unsatisfied with the proposed upgrade plan, the Government Agency turned to another SI to help find a better solution. The SI searched for a better approach and discovered the Modern LAN design principles, recognizing the opportunity to change the conversation by introducing new innovation and Power over Ethernet technology. The customer was immediately impressed with the innovative approach but was skeptical that the methodology would work in their environment.

To prove the Modern LAN solution, the SI introduced the customer to NVT Phybridge’s Modern LAN enabling technology. Due to the success of past installations, the SI recommended the NVT Phybridge Ethernet over Coax (EoC) solution. The customer engaged in a no-obligation proof of concept to test the solution in their environment. After a few simple setup steps, the CLEER24 (Coax-Leveraged Ethernet Extended Reach) managed switch, with SmartPathPoE technology, transformed the existing and reliable Coax infrastructure into a power-packed IP/PoE backbone, capable of supporting the new Hanwha IP cameras with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach – 18Xs farther than standard Ethernet switches. Given the Agency’s existing point-to-point topology of the coax-based infrastructure in every location, the SI was able to apply a repeatable, predictable and scalable deployment methodology in all 360 locations; eliminating risk and fast-tracking the IP modernization for the Agency.

The Modern LAN solution allowed the Agency to transform their existing and reliable Coax-based infrastructure into a power-packed IP platform; completely eliminating the need to rip-and-replace the existing infrastructure. The Agency was confident that the Modern LAN approach would ensure they achieve a simple, secure and cost-effective upgrade to IP surveillance. The customer was completely satisfied as they leveraged Modern LAN principles 2, 3 and 4 to achieve incredible results.

Principle #2: Create a secure and robust local area network – The Agency established a secure and robust Power over Ethernet backbone for their new IP surveillance system by leveraging the existing and reliable Coax-based infrastructure. The CLEER24’s SmartPathPoE technology allowed the customer to maintain a physically separate and cyber-secure point-to-point IP network for surveillance, ensuring zero disruption and risk to the core network.

Principle #3: Use new long-reach PoE innovations to maximize ROI – by leveraging the existing surveillance infrastructure, the SI helped the customer reduce infrastructure costs by over $3 million and accelerate the deployment time by 80%.

Principle #4: Modernize to IP using environmentally responsible framework – by avoiding the traditional rip-and-replace upgrade model, the Government Agency prevented over 60 tons of e-waste from their digital transformation. The Agency also avoided installing a single IDF closet thanks to CLEER24’s long reach capabilities; greatly reducing the organization’s ongoing energy consumption. The Government Agency has received the highest rating, 5-stars, for their exceptional transformation.

The customer’s new IP surveillance system, now consisting of over 8,000 new Hanwha IP cameras, delivers high-resolution viewing and recording capabilities; providing officials with better recognition and identification of potential safety threats at over 360 key customs and border crossing locations. The Agency was also able to leverage new business intelligence and technology to implement a new automated customs process. The integration of QR readers within the import and export locations has allowed the Agency to:

  • Reduce the average time spent by an individual at a border crossing location by 50%.
  • Reduce the amount of paperwork required during the import/export process.
  • Eliminate personnel interaction; further increasing safety and labor cost savings.

A Better Outcome for the Reseller and the Customer

The SI took a pro-active approach to find new and better ways to support their customer’s IP modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner; creating better outcomes for them and their customer. By changing the conversation and applying Modern LAN principles, the Agency achieved incredible results.

Government Agency Reseller Partner
Reduced infrastructure costs by over $3 million Used Modern LAN innovation to differentiate themselves from the competition
Accelerated IP deployment by over 80% Accelerated over $4.5 million in revenue recognition by 80%
Increased ROI by allocating more budget to IP endpoints and applications Increased brand value and customer satisfaction by delivering real results
Established a robust and secure PoE platform that is simple to manage, eliminating risk, disruption, complexity and cybersecurity concerns Ensured a great user experience with minimal day-two network concerns

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Massive Surveillance Upgrade for Government Agency Aimed at Generating Benefits Beyond Security

A Government Agency was relying on an outdated analog surveillance system and wanted to modernize to a comprehensive IP solution. The massive surveillance upgrade would take place across 360 customs offices and border crossing locations, with the objective of increasing their ability to identify risks and reducing response time to threats. The Agency was also looking to improve efficiency by automating most of the processing of imports and exports coming in and out of the country, with the objective of increasing economic growth and foreign trade.

The Government Agency determined that over 8,000 existing analog cameras needed to be modernized to IP but was uncertain how to proceed. The immense scale of the project presented critical challenges:

  • High costs associated with ripping-and-replacing the existing Coax infrastructure, as well as the physical space required to install new IDF closets to support IP cameras in all areas of the facilities.
  • The estimated time of 4 years to deploy the new surveillance system across the 360 locations.
  • Loss of revenue and safety concerns caused by disruption to government import and export operations on a massive scale across the country.

Modern LAN Innovation

Unsatisfied with the traditional approach to network design, the Government Agency delayed the project while they searched for an alternative. A new system integrator was hired to help overcome their barriers. The SI introduced the Agency to Frost & Sullivan’s Modern LAN principles and discussed how this new network design methodology addressed many of the challenges they were facing. The Agency immediately recognized the potential but was skeptical that it would work in their environment.

The SI introduced the Government Agency to NVT Phybridge’s Modern LAN enabling technology to prove the solution. NVT Phybridge recommended the Ethernet over Coax (EoC) solution and arranged a free no-obligation proof of concept to prove Modern LAN design and the technology in Agency’s live environment. After a few simple setup steps, the CLEER24 (Coax-Leveraged Ethernet Extended Reach) managed switch, with SmartPathPoE technology, transformed the existing and reliable Coax infrastructure into a power-packed IP/PoE backbone, capable of supporting the new IP cameras with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach – 18Xs farther than standard Ethernet switches. The CLEER24’s repeatable, predictable and scalable deployment methodology would ensure that upgrading the 360 sites would be simple and fast.

The Government Agency was impressed with the solution and was confident that Modern LAN design would allow them to achieve a simple, secure and cost-effective upgrade to IP surveillance. The customer was completely satisfied as they leveraged Modern LAN principles 2, 3 and 4 to achieve incredible results.

Principle #2: Create a secure and robust local area network – The Agency established a secure and robust Power over Ethernet backbone for their new IP surveillance system by leveraging their existing and reliable Coax-based infrastructure. The CLEER24’s SmartPathPoE technology allowed the customer to maintain a physically separate and cyber-secure point-to-point IP network for surveillance, ensuring zero disruption and risk to the core network.

Principle #3: Use new long-reach PoE innovations to maximize ROI – by leveraging the existing surveillance infrastructure and avoiding an extensive infrastructure overhaul, the Agency reduced their infrastructure costs by over $3 million and accelerated the deployment time by 80%.

Principle #4: Modernize to IP using environmentally responsible framework – by avoiding the traditional rip-and-replace upgrade model, the Agency prevented over 60 tons of e-waste from their digital transformation. The Agency also avoided installing a single IDF closet thanks to CLEER24’s long reach capabilities; reducing the organization’s ongoing energy consumption. The framework measures organizations that modernize to the Internet of Things with an environmentally responsible process. The Government Agency has received the highest rating, 5-stars, for their exceptional transformation.

The Agency’s new IP surveillance system, now consisting of over 8,000 new IP cameras, delivers high-resolution viewing and recording capabilities; providing officials with better recognition and identification of potential safety threats at over 360 key customs and border crossing locations. The Agency was also able to leverage new business intelligence and technology to implement a new automated customs process. The integration of QR readers within the import and export locations has allowed the Agency to:

  • Reduce the average time spent by an individual at a border crossing location by 50%.
  • Reduce the amount of paperwork required during the import/export process.
  • Eliminate personnel interaction; further increasing safety and labour cost savings.

A Better Return on Investment

The Government Agency took a pro-active approach to find new and better ways to support their modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. By applying Modern LAN principles and innovative PoE technology, the Agency achieved incredible results.

  • Reduced infrastructure costs by over $3 million, reallocating the savings to more IP applications to improve the project’s ROI.
  • Eliminated risk and disruption of import and export operations.
  • Reduced the project’s impact on the environment; avoiding over 60 tons of e-waste.
  • Accelerated the deployment by 80%.
  • Built a cyber-secure and robust PoE platform for their enhanced IP surveillance system.

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