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Congratulations to Edward Colton of Cornerstone Detention for winning the IoT Pioneer Award!

Edward has helped several correctional institutions and government agencies leverage Modern LAN principles and NVT Phybridge PoE innovations to ensure a simple, secure, and cost-effective modernization to IP and the Internet of Things. Thanks to Edward’s trailblazing leadership, he continues to help organizations reduce infrastructure costs, deployment times, risk, complexity, disruption, and cybersecurity concerns.

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Edward Colton took a proactive approach to find new and better ways to support his customer’s IP modernization objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. Our partners are using Frost & Sullivan’s Modern LAN principles to increase & accelerate revenue recognition, collapse sales & deployment cycles, and eliminate infrastructure barriers for their customers as they modernize to IP.

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Colombian Army Deploys New IP CCTV Surveillance System Throughout Its New Aviation Logistics Center

In early 2017, the Colombian Government finished construction on its state-of-the-art Army Aviation Logistics Center (Spanish acronym, CLAVE). Designed and built by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, CLAVE is an over 9,000 square meter facility designed to provide support for the transportation, storage, distribution and security of the Colombian Army’s aeronautical equipment. To comply with international standards for aeronautical logistical activities, the implementation of a high-level security system was required. This included deploying a comprehensive IP CCTV surveillance system of over 100 cameras to monitor the entire facility and its surroundings.

Challenge

The government agency needed to implement an IP CCTV system utilizing the Coaxial wiring in the new facility. However, the customer was challenged with extending PoE to support the new IP cameras in all areas of the building. The 328ft (100m) reach limitations of standard PoE switches meant that the agency would need to install multiple IDF closets, which would be extremely costly and increase network complexity. CLAVE was unsatisfied with the traditional approach to network design; turning to project partners to help find an innovative solution.

Solution

Given the customer’s infrastructure challenges, Colombian distributor SAC was confident in recommending the NVT Phybridge CLEER24 (Coax-Leveraged Ethernet Extended Reach) managed switch solution. The award-winning CLEER24 enterprise-grade switch provides Ethernet and PoE+ over Coax with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach – 18 times farther than standard PoE switches. In just a few simple setup steps, the CLEER24 solution transformed the Coax cabling into the power-packed IP platform needed to support the new IP cameras while eliminating the need to install costly IDF closets. “In our case where distance limitations were a critical issue, NVT Phybridge made all the difference when other solutions on the market could not,” said Paula Rosana Murillo, Business Development Coordinator at SAC. “Not only did the NVT Phybridge solution take the signal and transmit it through the Coax wiring to extremely far distances, but it also provided power to the IP camera.”

Result

CLAVE was able to flawlessly deploy 109 IP cameras across the entire facility with virtually no disruption to operations. For the integrator, this was a professionally enriching experience. “NVT Phybridge, through its Colombian distributor SAC, facilitated access to technical training and support – ensuring the proper usage of these products and allowing the integrator to have greater confidence in the implementation of the technology,” commented Oscar Triviño, Project Manager in charge of the CLAVE facility construction. “The implementation of the NVT Phybridge solution generated savings in wiring, electrical infrastructure, and manpower that was estimated at $56,000 USD – with the connection of all cameras to the power source being achieved in the most effective way possible.” With CLEER24 technology, the customer was able to take full advantage of Modern LAN principles, fast-track its modernization to IP, while eliminating risk and creating a robust IP platform that can be managed remotely. The solution eliminated all infrastructure replacements, service outages, security risks, network complexity, and no wasted budgets. “NVT Phybridge technology ensured the quality of all the video content. The agency is now able to take full advantage of the high-quality, state-of-the-art IP cameras used in the project; providing an incredibly satisfying result for the Colombian Army.”

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One of the largest US federal government agencies, serving over a million households across multiple locations, was using a variety of outdated less reliable PBX solutions from various vendors. The agency wanted to consolidate all locations to a single IP based VoIP solution from a single vendor. The plan was to deploy a private cloud-based solution and connect all locations to it, allowing them to improve PBX management efficiency, reduce cost and complexity, and centralize monitoring, management, and updating requirements. However, the agency faced a significant barrier to their IP modernization, the local area network infrastructure was not ready and would require a major overhaul.

Challenge

The customer was operating a variety of aging TDM PBX’s across multiple locations. This was inefficient, and they wanted to modernize to a robust VoIP-based infrastructure solution to improve customer experience, internal communications, and productivity. With no appropriate LAN infrastructure, the agency realized the project would be financially prohibitive, complex, disruptive, and risky. They would need to rip-and-replace all wiring infrastructure, establish PoE switch fabric to power the phones, address IDF closet requirements including power availability, backup power, cooling and rack space in every location. This was a significant barrier to deploying the new solution. The customer needed a simplistic, robust solution that would permit a more graceful upgrade while reducing disruption, cost, complexity, and risk to operations.

Solution

The customer was introduced to the NVT Phybridge PoLRE® (Power over Long Reach Ethernet) managed switch, by integrator Optivor Technologies. Using the PoLRE, the customer was immediately able to convert their existing infrastructure into a robust IP platform with power to support the new IP solution. The award-winning PoLRE provided Ethernet and PoE over a single pair of UTP with up to 1,200ft (365m) reach, and, not only transformed the existing infrastructure into a power-packed IP platform but also established a point-to-point voice LAN dedicated to the new phone system.

Result

The NVT Phybridge PoLRE solution immediately solved the customer’s problem, allowing them to modernize from their digital system to IP phones seamlessly, cost-effectively, and with no risk or disruption to operations. As Rob Wynn, Operations Manager at Optivor recalled, “There was literally no disruption, the employees left work one day and returned the next day to a new IP phone. The customer experienced a $1.2 Million savings thanks to the PoLRE switch, which greatly reduced costs to establish a robust, easy to manage PoE backbone to support the IP phones allowing the agency to proceed with the project and allocate more of their budget to IP application driving a better return on investment. The PoLRE eliminated 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. Since the installation, there has been no quality of service issues, as Wynn mentions, “I was expecting issues like we usually see with large deployments, but when there were none, I was actually surprised.” “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.” Thanks to NVT Phybridge technology, each location, regardless of size was able to quickly and easily transition to IP phones without risk, disruption, network complexity, and high costs. In addition, the agency was able to upgrade to a PoE backbone in an environmentally responsible manner, repurposing and reusing the existing infrastructure, greatly reducing waste and other negative environmental impacts.

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