Los Gatos, Calif. (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
Firetide, Inc., the leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks and access solutions, today announced that LG Uplus Corp., Korea’s third largest service provider, has selected Firetide wireless access points (APs) to support a massive wireless LAN (WLAN) project that will provide coverage for 180 of Korea’s largest hospitals nationwide. Upon completion, over 4,000 Firetide HotPoint 5100 APs will be deployed in the LG Uplus network to provide hospital patients with reliable, high-bandwidth access to the Internet, videos-on-demand, and general hospital information services across the entire network of hospitals.
After extensive review and benchmark testing of APs from eight leading vendors, LG Uplus found that Firetide HotPoint 5100 APs provided the highest-bandwidth and most cost-effective solution for this massive deployment. The initial phase of the project encompasses deploying APs for 20 hospitals and as of May 2012, over 500 HotPoint 5100 APs have been successfully installed.
“Firetide’s access point technology clearly outperformed the competition and offered the high-bandwidth and reliability needed to support this large network of hospitals, said Mr. Lee, LG Uplus Team Manager. “The final decision to move forward with Firetide was easy. Compared to competing offerings, Firetide APs experience 50% less interference-related data loss. This level of reliability combined with the product’s cost benefits; easily enable us to meet our ROI target.”
In order to remotely manage and control over 4,000 wireless APs across all 180 hospitals from a centralized location, LG Uplus is installing Firetide’s HotView Pro network management software. HotView Pro is a sophisticated, yet simple-to-use platform for configuring, monitoring, and managing Firetide HotPoint 5100 APs. The ability to manage the entire network from a single console enables hospital staff to respond more efficiently and promptly to network issues, which in turn results in better overall wireless service for patients.
Firetide WLANs deliver a complete access solution for large scale, indoor and outdoor wireless networks. Modular design enables full network and software integration of the access points while at the same time permitting independent physical placement of the hardware to provide optimal accessibility for Wi-Fi clients.
“Firetide has a proven track record of providing reliable wireless networks in a variety of complex, high-interference networking environments,” said Bo Larsson, CEO of Firetide. “Providing LG Uplus with our industry leading APs and network management software will enable them to reliably and cost-effectively deliver Internet access and video-on-demand services to patients in order to enhance their experience and make their hospital stay more pleasant.”
About Firetide Inc.
Firetide is the leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks that enable concurrent video, voice, and data applications for municipal, public safety, government, transportation and industrial customers worldwide. Firetide is unmatched in providing reliable, high-performance wireless infrastructure mesh and access solutions for video surveillance, Internet access, public safety and temporary networks wherever rapid deployment, mobility and ease of installation are required. Headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., Firetide is a privately held company with thousands of customers in over 40 countries across the globe. For more information about the company check out http://www.firetide.com and follow us on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/firetide).