Perle Systems, a global manufacturer of secure device networking hardware, reveals that St. Joseph’s Healthcare selected Perle Ethernet Extenders to enable 100% WiFi coverage throughout their new 855,000 square-foot facility.
The benefits of giving clinical staff and visitors access to the hospital network, and the internet, was deemed invaluable at a new St. Joseph’s facility. The building was specified to be 100% internally WiFi covered. The design concept was to place wireless access points (WAPs) right outside the 13 elevators on each of the 4 floors to allow the WiFi signal to penetrate into the elevator cabs. “However, as soon as the elevator door closed it acted like a WiFi proof box. There was no signal penetration,” comments Cyrus Tehrani, PMO Program Manager at St. Joseph’ Healthcare.
Perle PoE Ethernet Extenders enabled St. Joseph’s to position and power WAPs inside the elevator cabs, thus meeting the 100% WiFi coverage objective.
“All told, the project ended up being a simple, cost-efficient solution that met the timeframe requirements,” comments Cyrus. “It works perfectly and as intended. The user would never know they are jumping from WAP to WAP.”
Read the case study to find out how St. Joseph’s was able to use Perle Ethernet Extenders without involving industry regulating bodies for Elevator related modifications.
About St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
As a premier academic and research healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (stjoes.ca) is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and creating a lasting future for our community through integrated health services and internationally recognized programs. Our threefold mission is to provide dynamic research, revolutionary methods in health sciences education, and the highest standard of clinical care in a spirit of compassion, innovation and commitment.
About Perle Systems
Perle Systems (perle.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Industrial Ethernet Switches, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.