Carnegie Telephone Helps Local Hospital Go Wireless with ZyXEL’s Dual-Purpose WiFi Solution
Carnegie Telephone used ZyXEL APs with built-in WLAN controllers for the hospital’s wireless network. This controller based solution was sophisticated yet easy to deploy and economical.
Carnegie Tri-County Municipal Hospital, a 21-bed facility in rural Oklahoma, was experiencing growing demand for wireless networking from their staff and patients. The hospital, which houses several clinics, offices and offers a variety of outpatient services, would benefit from a mobile WiFi network improving staff productivity and patient experience. So they formulated a plan to upgrade their existing network with enhanced wireless access throughout the facility, as well as increase security and simplify management.
They approached Carnegie Telephone, their telephone service provider, with the goal of obtaining a managed solution that met these requirements:
- High performance wireless network that could be segmented in to three mutually isolated networks – one for employees, one for patients and their families and the last for equipment like scanners, printers and other Wi-Fi enabled medical equipment
- The network had to be easily and remotely manageable by Carnegie, ensuring quick deployment and trouble shooting for maximum uptime
- Implementation on a limited budget for capital investment