LGC’s InterReach® Unison System Delivers GSM 1800 Service for IT Staff in Phase I Rollout.
SAN JOSE, CA, September 20, 2007—LGC Wireless, the leading supplier of In-Building Wireless solutions and specialized Network Systems to the Fortune 500, has deployed its InterReach® Unison in-building hospital cellular system to provide consistent cellular service at Sunderby Hospital in Norbotten, Sweden. LGC partner Absolute Mobile AB, based in Stockholm, Sweden, deployed the system.
Sunderby Hospital was built in 1999 and represents a new approach to community medical care that offers the latest in medical technologies in a unique environment. It is designed to resemble a village and is organised around two main streets with connecting paths and footbridges, all in a fully-enclosed facility. The hospital features 440 beds and also houses multiple clinics, 19 operating theatres, a hotel for hospital visitors, a large children’s area, and extensive surrounding parklands that include a private lake.
The IT administration at Sunderby Hospital selected the InterReach Unison system to provide GSM cellular coverage because of its outstanding performance, deployment simplicity, and scalability. The initial Unison system covers the hospital’s IT centre in the basement, and allows the IT staff to remain in communication as they tend to various information and communications systems. In addition, the hospital administration is evaluating a broader deployment of the Unison system throughout the facility.
“The Unison system has given us totally reliable cellular telephone service in an area where there was none before,” said Thomas Hansson, IT manager at Sunderby Hospital. “It has improved the efficiency of our IT operations, and we are very pleased with the system’s performance.”
The InterReach Unison in-building cellular system at Sunderby hospital uses a main hub, expansion hub and six remote antennas. Like all Unison systems, it is based on an active architecture that delivers high, uniform signal strength at every remote antenna, regardless of its distance from the central hub. With its use of standard fiber optic and Ethernet cabling, the Unison system is easy to deploy with minimal disruption to hospital operations. After further evaluation this summer, the hospital administration may authorize a wider rollout of the Unison system to bring cellular service to other hospital areas.
“Health care operations rely on fast and reliable mobile communications, and our Unison system provides clear and consistent coverage in dozens of major hospitals around the world,” said John Spindler, vice president of marketing for LGC Wireless. “Our advanced system architecture delivers the highest performance with minimal disruption during deployment, and is an ideal complement for the other high-tech systems in place at leading edge health care facilities like Sunderby Hospital.”
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With more than 10,000 systems shipped worldwide to more than 100 countries, LGC Wireless is the leader in specialised wireless coverage and capacity solutions for carriers and enterprises. LGC is expanding the reach of wireless, providing solutions to operators and enterprises from in-building coverage to the most rural and remote locations such as islands and cruise ships. LGC’s products – Distributed Antenna Systems and compact GSM and CDMA networks - offer low cost installation, rapid deployment, end-to-end monitoring and management, and easy integration of emerging wireless technologies. LGC Wireless is based in San Jose, California USA and is privately held. For more information, please visit www.lgcwireless.com.
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