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Congratulations to Cisco’s Frank Gallo for using SmartPathPoE technology to help a large educational institution modernize to IP telephony. Frank recommended the enterprise-grade PoLRE®managed switch, which allowed the customer to leverage their existing and proven voice infrastructure to deploy over 1,000 Cisco IP phones. Thanks to Frank’s commitment to innovation and problem-solving, the customer experienced a 3-year acceleration in deployment time and cost savings well over $100,000!

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Congratulations to Cisco‘s Ken Coy for using SmartPathPoE technology to help a space research organization modernize to IP telephony. The customer wanted to upgrade to Cisco IP phones, however strict company policies prevented any kind of disruption to their operations. Thanks to Ken’s commitment to innovation and problem-solving, he was able to provide the customer with a solution that eliminated any operational disruption. Ken recommended the enterprise-grade PoLRE® managed switch, which allowed the customer to leverage their existing and proven voice infrastructure to deploy over 1,500 Cisco IP phones.

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New Mexico State University (NMSU) has been serving the educational needs of its 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. The university wanted a refresh and was looking to take advantage of IP phones and applications to increase efficiency. However, operating in around 100 buildings spread across a 900-acre campus significantly complicated the project. High cost, business disruption, and length of deployment time were major concerns, as the university first needed to upgrade its infrastructure to support the communications system.

Environmental Stewardship

With a large focus on agricultural studies, NMSU understands the vital importance of preserving Earth’s precious and limited resources, as well as reducing pollution and waste. By leveraging new Modern LAN design principles, NMSU was able to develop a plan to responsibly modernize to IP. The system integrator introduced the customer to the Modern LAN enabling PoLRE® (Power over Long-Reach Ethernet) switch innovation, capable of transmitting data and power over new or existing voice infrastructure up to 1,200ft (365m) – that’s 4 times farther than standard Ethernet switches! The Modern LAN solution allowed the customer to:

  • Eliminate the need to rip/replace/rebuild the existing and reliable infrastructure, greatly reducing material consumption and preventing approximately 21 tons of cables from entering a landfill
  • Use the existing wiring closets, as opposed to equipping 100+ new closets with backup power and cooling, further reducing material and ongoing energy consumption
  • Reduce the deployment time by 90%, minimizing the disruptions and frustrations to students and faculty. This also reduced the amount of travel during the implementation phase, greatly reducing harmful emissions

New Mexico State University was awarded the highest rating, 5 stars, for their environmentally responsible modernization to IP telephony.

Creating a Secure Network

As companies modernize to the Internet of Things, each additional IP endpoint connected to the network represents a potential access point for malicious activity. In DartTrace’s 2017 Global Threat Report, it was determined that hackers gained unauthorized access to critical company data through various IoT endpoints, including thermometers, smart artboards, and server closets.

Modern LAN principles provide a fundamentally new approach to network design. For New Mexico State University, leveraging the existing and reliable point-to-point network topology created a physically separate but functionally integrated network path for the new IP phones, ensuring the security of the core business network. “[The solution] allowed us to leverage the centralized location and backup capabilities and create a robust IP backbone for our new IP phones,” says Ray Cadena, NMSU’s Manager of Telecommunication Systems.

A Better Return on Investment

By leveraging PoLRE innovation and applying Modern LAN principles, NMSU was able to significantly accelerate their return on investment. The University decreased deployment time by over 3 years and saved over $1 million in infrastructure costs, reallocating more budget to ROI driving applications.

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Julian Kennedy, NVT Phybridge Vertical Lead, discusses the Modern LAN and how it addresses the paradigm shift in network design for IoT in the modern age.

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NVT Phybridge Case Study: Transportation System

A large transportation system needed to modernize its security system to keep up with modern demands while providing safe and reliable transit. Public transportation is the foundation for building strong, connected communities, and everyone should feel safe traveling to work, school, or their weekend event.

The organization was relying on an outdated analog CCTV security system and decided to modernize to an IP-based solution across its bus terminals and parking lots. To ensure the safety of the 340,000 daily riders, the organization upgraded 110 analog devices to new high-resolution IP cameras. The new security system will deter criminal activity, as well as increase surveillance and recording capabilities.

Solution

A project of this magnitude would usually take years to complete, as the traditional upgrade method involves ripping and replacing the network infrastructure to support IP devices. This process would have been extremely costly and disruptive to riders. However, by applying Modern LAN design principles, the organization designed an upgrade plan that would eliminate these concerns.

Using the NVT Phybridge CLEER24 switch, the organization leveraged its existing Coax-based infrastructure to transmit data and power to the IP cameras. The solution eliminated the need to rip-and-replace miles of cabling, reducing deployment time by 90% and saving over $15,000 of taxpayer funds. The CLEER24’s long reach capabilities allowed the customer to connect cameras up to 6,000ft (1,830m) away, providing complete surveillance coverage in the vast open spaces of the bus terminals and parking lots.

Environmental Responsibility

The transportation system is committed to environmental responsibility and continuous improvement. The SmartDriver program provides training to all operators, which is proven to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The training also teaches operators how to reduce wear and tear on vehicle components, extending their life span and reducing material consumption. When the decision was made to modernize the security system, the organization was concerned about the project’s environmental impact.

Aligned with the organization’s sustainability programs, the security modernization prevented 6,600 pounds of Coax cable from ending up in a landfill. The transportation system also eliminated the need to upgrade the existing server closets, further reducing the project’s e-waste and ongoing energy consumption.

Satisfied with the solution, the transportation system plans to use NVT Phybridge FLEX switch technology to implement a new IP intercom system.

Modern LAN Design

The transportation system took a pro-active approach to find new and better ways to support its digital transformation objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. By applying Modern LAN principles and leveraging innovative switch technology, the organization saved taxpayer money, eliminated risk and disruption, reduced the negative impact on the environment, fast-tracked the IP modernization, and built a secure and robust platform for the new IP security solution.

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Kansai Airport Simplifies IP Sensor Deployment using NVT Phybridge PoE switches, saving over $75,000

Kansai International Airport Deploys Person Tracking Sensors In Airport Terminals Using the NVT Phybridge FLEX24 SwitchKansai International Airport, located near Osaka, Japan, was opened over 20 years ago and is now used as a gateway into Japan. Overcrowding in the international terminals had become a significant issue, causing a need for Person Tracking Sensors to monitor traffic within the airport. The proposed system would include over 250 sensors, allowing for real-time tracking of individuals throughout the airport without facial authentication. This would help the airport manage the flow of traffic in congested areas and operate more efficiently. However, long reach requirements, time constraints, and business disruption posed significant barriers to deploying the new system.

 

Problem

Kansai Airport needed to manage traffic flow within the busy airport and planned to install state-of-the-art Xovis sensors. However, the project presented several barriers to the 24-hour operation that serves over 25 million travelers per year. Each sensor covers a range of 100m2 and needed to be mounted on the ceiling. The international departures terminals (where many of the sensors would be placed) had exposed steel beams as opposed to a closed ceiling. Even though the sensors could be installed on the steel beams, there were no outlets for local power or switch relays. Many desired sensor locations far exceeded the 100m range of standard Ethernet switches, and there was no way to install the switches any closer to the sensors. The customer needed a robust and straightforward solution to deploy the sensors without high costs or business disruption.

Solution

Reseller Nissho Electronics introduced the NVT Phybridge FLEX24 switch to decision-makers at Kansai Airport, a year before the project’s outset. When the time came to find a networking solution, the FLEX24 switch was the clear choice. The FLEX24 switch delivers Ethernet and PoE++ over multi-pair UTP wire with up to 2,000ft (610m) reach – that’s six times farther than standard Ethernet switches. The airport decided to engage in a no-obligation proof of concept to test the technology in their environment.

The FLEX24 switch quickly eliminated the project’s complexities and frustrations, providing the flexibility to enable the sensors six times farther than standard solutions, with no extra IDF closets required along the way.

Result

“Without the FLEX24 switch, we would have had to change the entire deployment plan. However, we used the FLEX24 solution to install the sensors using the existing CAT5 wiring infrastructure, allowing us to finish the project much faster and at a significantly lower cost,” said Yuji Taniguchi – IT Department Project Group, Kansai Airport Co., Ltd. According to Taniguchi, the airport was able to complete the installation in just three months, experiencing minimal disruption to its 24-hour operations and saving over $75,000. The FLEX24 Power over Ethernet switch facilitated a smoother and more efficient deployment of the IP sensors in both the Arrivals and Departures terminals. “If you compare the cost of the FLEX solution to the cost of installing optical wiring and power supply outlets, it is clear that FLEX allowed for a much more cost-effective installation and shortened the deployment time greatly. The FLEX24 switch solved all of the problems we had regarding the installation,” commented Taniguchi. “An additional benefit we realized was the long reach capabilities of FLEX24 switch, which helped us reduce IDF closet requirements by 90%, simplifying and reducing the costs to establish backup power in the case of a power outage.”

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