Not only has every hospital employee regained faith in the wireless network, but they now see it as a critical enabler of their productivity.
Silicon Valley (PRWEB) April 11, 2012
Moonblink Communications, a value-added distributor delivering wireless and video surveillance solutions, today announced it worked with PC Care, a value added reseller (VAR) that delivers integrated IT solutions, to provide 100 percent wireless coverage for the Angleton Danbury Medical Center in Texas.
Moonblink and PC Care utilized solutions from Xirrus, a leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, including Xirrus’ XR-4000 Wireless Arrays and the Xirrus Management System (XMS). As a result, Moonblink and PC Care have delivered a wireless network capable of supporting thousands of users running both voice and data applications simultaneously.
“Hospitals are intense environments when it comes to wireless because of the extremely high saturation of devices. Not only computers and tablets, but also VOIP devices for instant communications,” said Daniel Redmond, VP of Sales & Marketing of Moonblink Communications. “When PC Care came to us and said Angleton Danbury Medical Center needed a wireless solution that could support voice badges, wheeled computers, laptops, tablets and more while also providing reliable access for both hospital staff and guests, we knew that Xirrus was the perfect solution.”
After a previous wireless network failed to perform and negatively affected productivity at the hospital, the Angleton Danbury Medical Center contacted PC Care for a solution. The hospital has hundreds of employees using a combination of Vocera voice badges for communications, rolling computer stations, as well as laptops and tablets for electronic medical record viewing, creation and updating. And while they needed both voice and data to work at all times for all employees, they needed to prioritize voice traffic.
“The situation with our previous wireless network had become unbearable, and our employees were giving up on using wireless altogether,” said Owen Huett, Director of Information Services at Angleton Danbury Medical Center.
PC Care contacted Moonblink, who they have a long history of working with for their customers’ wireless needs. Due to the extremely high density of users and applications, Moonblink recommended the Xirrus XR-4000 Arrays, each of which have 8 modular access points (operating at either 2.4GHz or 5GHz) and can support up to 1920 users with up to 3.6Gbps. Xirrus did an exhaustive site survey, and determined that they could provide more than enough coverage for the entire 100,000 square foot facility (covering two buildings, each with two floors) with just 25 XR-4000 Wireless Arrays.
“Not only has every hospital employee regained faith in the wireless network, but they now see it as a critical enabler of their productivity,” said Huett. “The combination of Moonblink’s wireless expertise, PC Care’s experience in designing and deploying these networks, and Xirrus’ wireless array and management solutions has transformed the way our staff operates. And even though we have many intensive voice and data apps running concurrently, we still have plenty of bandwidth leftover to provide a reliable wireless network for our guests.”
The Xirrus Management System (XMS) was also deployed, giving the hospital’s IT staff a simple way to monitor and manage the network. Xirrus’ XMS also made it easy to configure multiple SSIDs and VLANs, which they have used to provide three separate access levels: one for internal workers’ data applications, one for internal workers’ Vocera voice traffic, and one for hospital guests.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Their array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances—always. With wired-like reliability and superior security allow Xirrus customers to confidently take their business-critical applications and operations mobile. Their solutions are unique in the industry, transforming enterprises and organizations around the world. At a time when everyone expects to connect wirelessly everywhere and business is increasingly done in the cloud, Xirrus wireless solutions are providing a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage in thousands of deployments worldwide. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held enterprise designing and manufacturing its products and solutions in the USA.
About Moonblink Communications
Moonblink Communications is a value-added distributor (VAD) with a targeted focus on wireless and video surveillance systems. It is our mission to provide VARs and Integrators the solutions they need to successfully deploy the best wireless systems available for their customers while providing the greatest value. With a targeted wireless technology portfolio from the industry’s leading manufacturers, we provide a complete spectrum of wireless and video surveillance solutions including WiFi, WiMAX, wireless Voice over WiFi, wireless surveillance camera systems, Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), license-free and licensed broadband wireless solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.moonblinkwifi.com or http://cloud.moonblink.com.