Sunday, April 5, 2009

BridgeWave Supplies Gigabit Radios for NJ Hospital

New Jersey-based Holy Name Hospital deployed multiple gigabit wireless links from BridgeWave Communications to extend connectivity to campus buildings. The wireless links deliver uninterrupted gigabit connectivity, even during inclement weather.

For this deployment, Holy Name Hospital needed to bring two essential buildings onto the Hospital's LAN, and had previously deployed different low frequency unlicensed wireless technologies. The 2.4 GHz links and subsequently, 5.8 GHz links, provided connectivity, however over time, the reliability of the links deteriorated due to other unlicensed applications being utilized. The IT team was constantly forced to attend to their 2.4 GHz radios and subsequently 5.8 GHz radios, as both frequencies failed to offer the reliability needed for critical hospital network services. To address this, the hospital selected BridgeWave's 80 GHz products. Given that these links operated in the licensed frequency spectrum was a plus, as this would alleviate concerns with interference issues experienced with the unlicensed products. What is more, the product's narrow beam widths at 80 GHz provide highly secure transmissions, providing HIPAA compliance required for healthcare networks.