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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 Surveillance System Throughout Its New Aviation Logistics Center

In early 2017, the Colombian Army 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 Colombian Government needed to implement a high-level security system. The facility required an IP surveillance system of over 100 cameras to monitor the entire facility and its surroundings.

Challenge

The Colombian Army had previously installed a Coax-based infrastructure to support an IP security system. However, the agency struggled to extend PoE to support the new IP cameras in all areas of the building. The 328ft (100m) reach limitation of standard PoE switches meant that they 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 EoC (Ethernet over Coax) managed switch. 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 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 cameras.”

Result

The Colombian Army was able to quickly and easily deploy over 100 IP cameras throughout 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 to ensure the proper usage of these products. This allowed 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 NVT Phybridge CLEER24 solution generated savings of more than $56,000 USD in wiring, electrical infrastructure, and manpower while connecting all cameras to the power source in the most effective way possible.”

The Colombian Government used the CLEER24 switch to implement Modern LAN principles and fast-track the modernization to IP while eliminating risk and creating a robust IP platform. The solution removed all infrastructure barriers, service outages, security risks, network complexities, and wasted budgets. “The NVT Phybridge solution provides exceptional video quality. The Colombian Army is now able to take full advantage of its high-quality, state-of-the-art IP cameras and is incredibly satisfied with the project’s results.”

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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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