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5 Ways 4G is Improving Healthcare

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Patients and Medical Professionals Benefit From Wireless Connectivity

Advancements in technology and connectivity are simultaneously improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare. One of the most powerful factors in the rapid evolution of healthcare IT has been the development of 4G LTE networking.

Reliable wireless connectivity enables thousands of new technologies and applications to help medical care providers “Cut-the-Wire” and provide care far beyond hospital walls. From kiosks and the Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) to Telehealth, mobile clinics, and electronic medical records—connectivity is revolutionizing the ways people tend to their health and well-being.

Kiosks

Waiting Room Kiosks: Reliable wireless connectivity gives providers the flexibility to place patient kiosks in waiting rooms to streamline simple data entry, as well as create a more personalized patient experience. At kiosks, patients can:

  • Set appointments and check in
  • Complete forms and questionnaires
  • Scan driver licenses and insurance cards
  • View account balances and pay for services
  • Review medical information
  • Learn more about specific medical conditions and how to care for them
  • Use interactive maps to navigate the building or campus

Specialized Kiosks: Some kiosks are used to increase awareness of and seek candidates for medical donations. Often set up in retail outlets, office complexes, and other high-traffic areas, these kiosks allow potential organ, blood, and bone marrow donors to answer screening questions and watch videos about the process.

Potential donors also can see profiles and photos of patients in need of donations, and they can sign up to receive a donor-testing kit in the mail.

Diagnostic Kiosks: Diagnostic kiosks have been around for decades. For example, blood pressure stations in pharmacies and grocery stores are used by an estimated 70 million people each year.

Today, the potential for diagnostic kiosks to improve patient care and operational efficiencies is rapidly growing. 4G LTE is helping usher in an era of kiosks with Machine-to-Machine (M2M) functionality to help providers do more than just remotely collect data from patients.

Today’s “clinic-in-a-store” kiosks can connect patients to physicians in real time. A patient may use a kiosk to conduct and transmit a retinal scan to an ophthalmologist, who can diagnose ocular disorders based on the findings.

Some kiosks serve as virtual offices where onsite healthcare professionals can conduct diagnostic appointments between remote physicians and patient. These kiosks also are capable of:

  • Updating patient health records on the spot
  • Gauging vital signs and informing patients whether they should seek further medical advice.
  • Administering diagnostic tests and then saving the results for patients to review and track online from their homes

The Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT)

In the just the past few years, wireless technologies and medical devices within the Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) have transformed the way medical care is delivered. For instance, a new generation of intelligent heart rate monitors, blood pressure cuffs, glucometers, asthma inhalers, and thermometers no longer must be connected with wires.

These days, patients can send providers integral personal health information from the waiting room, at home, or even as they travel. For those with more severe medical conditions, healthcare professionals can remotely monitor patients’ vital signs via 4G LTE-connected, wearable body sensors.

Real-time data improves the ability of providers to quickly and accurately administer treatment based on up-to-date information. In other words, it helps achieve better health outcomes.

One of the most significant challenges physicians face is ensuring patients take medicine when and how it was prescribed. New wireless IoHT technology embedded in pill bottles enables doctors to remotely track whether a patient has taken his or her medicine.

Telehealth

The rise in healthcare costs has led to a reduction in the number of physicians and medical staff available to treat patients. Emerging trends in Telehealth seek to correct this imbalance through the use of wireless networks to connect providers with one another from remote locations.

Modern-day healthcare professionals can use video conferencing to bridge the gap between rural and urban offices. A family medicine physician in a small town can consult with specialists in a large city much easier than before. This practice literally can save the life of a rurally located patient who needs highly specialized care.

With systems now in place to remotely share electronic medical records, review scans or X-rays, and discuss treatment options in real time, doctors can save substantial time and money—which is important for everyone.

Mobile Healthcare

One of the most transformative improvements in healthcare technology has been in-vehicle connectivity. Emergency medical personnel now send triage information and patient histories ahead to the emergency room from the road.

While the patient is en route, ER staff can monitor vital signs, review photos or videos that might help diagnose the patient, check the person’s prescription drug history, and dictate treatment instructions to paramedics.

In-vehicle 4G LTE connectivity allows patients at mobile clinics to receive highly advanced healthcare services without setting foot in a traditional doctor’s office. Also, with mobile routers small enough to fit in a carry-on, in-home and mobile caretakers enjoy a secure, reliable Internet connection for accessing reference materials, email, and patient medical and prescription histories.

Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

The healthcare industry’s widespread move toward electronic health records has streamlined various processes and made access to a patient’s medical history practically instant— from anywhere.

Remote access to EHRs has been particularly useful in emergency care. As soon as first responders know a patient’s name, they can gain access to a wealth of information about medical status and begin to treat the patient accordingly.

Patients directly benefit from EHRs. They are are subjected to far fewer redundant questions from multiple practitioners during sign-in and follow-up processes. In turn, practitioners can spend a larger percentage of their time providing care.

Of course, security is a major factor regarding EHRs, as well as one of the main concerns for network administrators at healthcare facilities. Should a data breach result in patients’ personal, medical, or financial data being stolen, the resulting fallout could harm patients and subject the provider to fines for failure to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or Payment Card Industry (PCI) guidelines.

Cradlepoint’s 4G LTE routing and cloud management solutions enable best-in-breed, cloud-based network security applications — that fully meet HIPAA and PCI regulations — to keep patients, hospital administrators and IT managers at ease.

“Our infrastructure is more secured now because of how Cradlepoint has enabled us to configure, monitor, and manage the network,” said Shawn Wiora, CIO and CISO forCreative Solutions in Healthcare. “We’ve made tremendous progress in achieving a much higher level of awareness of the network. If someone were to try to attack our facilities, we’d know it immediately and have solutions in place to thwart the attack.”

For additional protection, organizations use Cradlepoint solutions to enable Parallel Networking, which keeps credit card and other sensitive data completely separate or “air-gapped” from other applications and third-party networks.

Healthcare Technology Improves Patient Experience

The present and future of 4G LTE-enabled healthcare networking is bright. For instance, robotics is poised to emerge as a major tool for patient care—potentially affecting everything from the distribution of medication to exoskeletons enabling paraplegics to walk.

For now, practitioners and patients alike are reaping the benefits of 4G LTE connectivity making healthcare more accessible, efficient, and flexible than ever before.

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Co-Star to Showcase the latest Cradlepoint Wireless Technology at Coach & Bus Live

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Co-Star will be showcasing the latest Cradlepoint wireless technology at the Coach & Bus live exhibition which starts on the 30th of September.

  • WIFI HOTSPOT FOR PASSENGER CONNECTIVITY
  • REAL-TIME LOCATION TRACKING
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  • POINT OF SALE
  • CCTV MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT
  • DIGITAL SIGNAGE

Co-Star will be showcasing the latest Cradlepoint wireless technology at the Coach & Bus live exhibition which starts on the 30th of September.

Public transport organisations are rapidly expanding their on-the-road technology in order to deliver improved efficiencies and to expand customer service capabilities. From passenger WiFi, to improved scheduling notifications, connectivity is a key enabler of this. Offering simple installation and integration with existing network infrastructure, 3G/4G solutions can deliver superfast, reliable and secure connectivity anywhere – a perfect solution for mobile applications.

WiFi Hotspot for Passenger Connectivity

From commuter to tourist services, public transport organisations now look to deliver advanced technological services across the board to improve their customers’ experience – with the most in-demand of these services being passenger WiFi. A 3G/4G cellular networking solution provides the perfect answer to this requirement.
Delivering powerful WiFi passenger hotspots both in and around the vehicle, Westbase solutions can also incorporate content filtering, portal sign in, and other security measures to protect both you and your passengers.

Real-time Location Tracking

Many Co-Star solutions feature active GPS and easily integrate with other 3rd party hardware and software to provide the connectivity required to help track the fleet’s movement, delivering real-time information about its whereabouts. This can be used to enhance vehicular security and to provide real-time passenger information, so that customers remain informed about expected arrival and departure times, including up-to-date information on any delays.

Electronic and Mobile Ticketing

Improving the ease with which passengers can book and carry their travel tickets, electronic and mobile ticketing is a fast growing trend across public transport but requires a reliable scanning solution which can check that the customer’s ticketis valid. By implementing a cellular solution the connection required to instantly check ticket information is easily established – both for contactless or paper-based tickets.

Point of Sale (PoS)

Many public transport operators, from trains to taxis, now accept credit card payment and between this and the shift to centralised back-office payment systems, a connection between the vehicle’s PoS equipment and the core network is essential.
A 3G/4G mobility solution provides the connectivity required anywhere, anytime.

CCTV Monitoring and Management

Public transport vehicles now frequently feature in-vehicle CCTV equipment to improve passenger and driver safety. They also use it for factual verification in potential insurance disputes where a road traffic accident or personal injury has occurred.
Using a 3G/4G networking solution, transport companies can:
Electively retrieve footage over cellular
Instantly access and retrieve incident footage from in-vehicle CCTV equipment, perfect for critical situations where footage needs to be accessed quickly or when the vehicle is prevented from returning to depot.
Daily retrieval of footage using WiFi
A mobile connectivity solution can also continue to support daily retrieval of footage over WiFi as WAN when the vehicle returns to depot – helping to reduce data costs.

Digital Signage

Public transport is the ideal advertising location and by installing a digital signage solution operators can further monetise their routes, while improving customer experience by also using the signs to provide information and entertainment.
A mobile connection enables remote control of the digital signage solution, for example hardware updates and content delivery, and can also support the use of location-based advertising.

Cradlepoint
The Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 is a fully-ruggedised, compact 4G router, designed specifically for in-vehicle connectivity. It also features active GPS and has ignition sensing technology.
Offering the latest 802.11ac WiFi it can connect up to 128 devices at high speeds and offers an increased WiFi footprint.
Also in the COR series, the COR IBR600 is a semi-ruggedised, compact 4G router which can connect up to 64 devices.

Please visit Co-Star (stand number C25) at the Coach & Bus Live exhibition for more information on the latest Mobile Communication Technologies.

 

Co-Star supply Cradlepoint AER3100 4G LTE Networking Platform

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Co-Star have added the latest Cradlepoint AER3100 4G LTE Networking Platform to our range of Wireless Routers.

The Cradlepoint AER3100 is an all-in-one networking solution that combines routing, multi-WAN support (wired + 4G wireless), dual modems, advanced security (UTM), private network support, and high performance WiFi in a platform that can be deployed, managed, and optimized via the cloud.

Administrators can extend best-in-breed management and security applications to remote branches with a solution that is customizable and lowers the total cost of ownership in a single deployment.

The Key features of the Cradlepoint AER3100 Advanced Edge Router include:

* Integrated 4G LTE (with 3G failover)
* Dual integrated modem option
* Dual SIM slot in each modem
* Support for active GPS WiFi as WAN
* Failover/Failback
* Load Balancing
* Advance Modem Failure Check
* WAN Port Speed Control
* WAN/LAN Affinity
* IP Passthrough

For more information on the Cradlepoint AER3100 click here>

About Co-Star

Co-Star are a global distributor to the Mobile Communications Industry supplying a range of specialist networking & communications products for critical network coverage including; Antennas, Wireless Routers, RF Cable Assemblies and other related products.

RapidRide uses Cradlepoint to provide WiFi access to commuters in the US

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FLEET ADMINISTERS MOBILE WIRELESS TO HI-TECH COMMUTERS

SUMMARY

King County, Washington has become one of America’s major technology hubs. Large companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google have major offices there, and hundreds of smaller technology companies have started up in the greater Seattle area. With so many hi-tech employees using public transportation, King County decided that it could serve its ridership better by providing WiFi access on its RapidRide commuter bus lines. After an extensive search and in-depth testing, the County’s Metro Transit Division’s System Development & Operations department implemented Cradlepoint LTE networking solutions in its fleet of high-end commuter buses.

COMPANY PROFILE

In 2006, King County voters passed an initiative calling for the creation and continued funding of a new high-tech, high-speed commuter transportation system. RapidRide buses, which serve approximately 30,000 passengers per day, have introduced a number of high-end features to the county’s transit system. The buses send signals to traffic lights so green lights stay green longer and red lights switch to green faster. To provide convenient service, the buses are scheduled to run at least every 10 minutes during the busiest morning and evening travel hours. Bus passengers have access to real-time route information at stops and on board the buses. By providing services that encourage residents to take advantage of this affordable, energy-efficient alternative to private vehicles, King County hopes to relieve road congestion and contribute to cleaner air.

BUSINESS NEEDS

According to King County Department of Transportation (DOT) IT project manager Greg Debo, studies show that between 2000 and 2012, the percentage of adults who own cell phones increased from 53% to 88%. As such, the County knew that providing WiFi access on the buses would be well received by a highly “wired” ridership. But the county had to be very cost conscious about providing WiFi access to these devices. They needed a solution that was affordable and “bullet-proof.” Installing a system that did not provide a consistent, high level of service would only result in customer/rider complaints.

We service an area that includes Seattle, Redmond, and Bellevue [the center of the Microsoft campus], so there’s no question; it’s a service a lot of people are taking advantage of,” says Debo. “Whether it’s just to socialize or check work email, now people can use the time they spend on their bus ride more productively.”

The DOT’s IT Department conducted extensive research to establish criteria for the solution it needed. Then it selected a small group of devices from various manufacturers that met baseline criteria. Criteria included durability, serviceability, compatibility, expandability, remote manageability, and cost. The few devices that met the criteria were physically setup and configured to perform a road test. Based on the results, the System Development & Operations team selected Cradlepoint IBR600LE-PWD. The team concluded that Cradlepoint would give King County the greatest benefit in terms of time, cost, and quality.

The county’s Vehicle Maintenance Electronics division installed the devices in 113 buses, and then implemented Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager so that the team could monitor and manage all the devices from one central location.

BENEFITS

Remote Access: As a government entity answerable to tax payers, King County is continually trying to find ways to do more with less. IT project manager Debo’s challenge was to find a way to oversee the county’s mobile wireless network with a limited number of staff.

“A key element in our decision was that Cradlepoint has a method to remotely manage the devices through the cloud. I needed to make sure that we could efficiently execute the right firmware updates, the right patch updates, and hot fixes on all 100-plus devices—without our staff having to physically travel to each bus.”

Real-Time Control: Enterprise Cloud Manager also enables Debo to be proactive, to see problems as they develop, and to put solutions in place to keep the devices up and running.

“If a device has an issue, I can go in and stop it and restart it. Or I can remove it from a group, reconfigure it, and then push it back into service. And I can do all of this from my desk, instead of having to find the bus, physically remove the device, and make passengers go all day without having WiFi access. Enterprise Cloud Manager simplifies and streamlines our ability to manage our mobile wireless network.”

Peace of Mind: Part of King County’s fiduciary responsibility is to protect its investments. B y purchasing Cradlepoint CradleCare for its devices, the county benefited from extended warranties as well as from enterprise support agreements, installations, and site surveys to optimize WiFi and 3G/4G/LTE signal strength to increase performance and uptime.

“We’ve invested a lot of money to provide WiFi access on our RapidRide buses. If something happens to the devices, we can just rest a little easier knowing that we’ve bought the CradleCare services.”

Small Footprint: Even on a large bus, space can be at a premium. The Cradlepoint COR IBR600LE-PWD takes up very little space while still delivering WiFi to as many as 64 passengers at a time.

Passenger Support: According to King County, recent customer surveys show that approximately half of all RapidRide riders have taken advantage of on-board WiFi. Twenty to thirty percent say that they use WiFi every time they travel on a RapidRide bus. The county’s analytics show that passengers made more than 5,500 connections in October 2013 alone, and it expects this number to grow as RapidRide passengers become aware of this fast, new Cradlepoint-enabled WiFi connection.

Co-Star supply the full range of Cradlepoint Wireless Routers. Click here for more information>

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VE Connect use Cradlepoint COR IBR600 for flexible connectivity

VE CONNECT

VENDORS EXCHANGE TRANSFORMS RETAIL AUTOMATION WITH FULLY INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SIGNAGE

SUMMARY

The VE CONNECT is no ordinary vending machine. The “traditional” vending machine experience – dropping coins into a metal and glass box, punching numbers into a keypad, and watching a bag of pretzels fall from the slot – now has a ferocious challenger that comes with rotating 3D product images, sleek multimedia advertising, and unique informational displays, all experienced through a beautiful, intuitive, interactive touchscreen.

While the VE CONNECT is certainly transforming the traditional vending of chips and sodas, it is also moving the automated retail experience into other markets. You might soon spot the VE CONNECT interface distributing:

  • Purple nail polish at grocery stores and malls
  • Laptop batteries and other computer peripherals at business offices
  • Protective gear such as goggles, helmets, and gloves at factories
  • Fancy cupcakes at airports

A typical vending machine gives instant gratification in places where cost and/or space limitations make a regular store impossible or impractical. The VE CONNECT has that same benefit – in a much slicker package – but it also functions as a digital sign when no one is directly interacting with it and can be used as a virtual shopping device.

CHALLENGE

The VE CONNECT requires constant Internet connectivity for uninterrupted operations and an optimal customer experience. These machines are distributed all over the world in incredibly diverse locations including university campuses, factories, malls, airports, sidewalks, and business offices, each with different connectivity challenges. Vendors Exchange needed a single connectivity solution that was both affordable and would work in any environment.

With narrow profit margins, there is little room for error, especially with no one there to troubleshoot. “We wanted to make sure that when we integrated technology, we didn’t disrupt the existing functions of the VE Connect,” explains Chris Goumas, Senior Vice President of Business Development and User Experiences. “Installation of the Cradlepoint is seamless, enabling our machines to create a dynamic user experience.”

SOLUTION

Vendors Exchange needed a network solution that was reliable, cost-effective, and could easily connect to any of the following Internet sources – depending on the unique needs of each diverse location:

  • Ethernet
  • Public WiFi (e.g. university campuses)
  • Private WiFi (e.g. office buildings)
  • Mobile broadband from numerous carriers around the world

The Cradlepoint COR IBR600 with robust features in a small, M2M-designed package met the requirements. The Cradlepoint COR was built for flexible and reliable connectivity anywhere through Ethernet, WiFi, or its embedded modem that works with carriers around the world.

Vendors Exchange found a perfect marriage for its VE CONNECT in the Cradlepoint COR, in part because of its flexibility, but also because of its excellent reliability. “Shy of unplugging the device, Cradlepoint routers pretty much run all the time,” says Goumas. “That’s been something I haven’t had to worry about as we bring this game-changing technology to the world.”

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Cradlepoint launches New COR IBR350 and Secure VPN

 

 

Cradlepoint COR IBR350: Perfect for digital signage, kiosks and ATMsCradlepoint have launched the latest model in their COR IBR range of products, the COR IBR350, as well as their latest Software-as-a-Service product, Secure VPN.

The new Cradlepoint COR IBR350 provides a low cost option perfect for machine-to-machine applications, enabling the essential remote monitoring and management of digital signage, ATM, and kiosk estates. Compact and high performing, the IBR350 gateway has been designed for reliable enterprise connectivity and, when coupled with Cradlepoint’s Enterprise Cloud Manager, is a fully cloud-managed solution.

Providing reliable and high speed cellular connectivity, the IBR350 is able to support a range of uses:

 

Parallel networking

Many organisations require and rely on the advanced technologies available today to improve consumer and worker experience. Taking retail as a prime example of this, retailers deliver digital signage across their stores to help guide and enhance their customer’s shopping experience to build loyalty and value. Digital signage systems however rely on a connection to the Internet for remote management and content delivery, which is generally managed by a third party.

Allowing this third party, however trustworthy, on to the primary network is often not an option though, as it potentially weakens the retailer’s network security and performance. By installing a cellular device such as the IBR350 however, the digital signage provider can establish their own independent network which runs parallel to the retailer’s, keeping it secure, while also enabling a dedicated remote monitoring and management service.

 

Primary connectivity

In addition to cases where a parallel network is required, the IBR350 also enables primary connectivity in areas where fixed lines cannot physically reach or are not a financially viable option to install. For example Kiosks are placed not for optimised Internet reach, but instead for optimised usage by consumers – and often the two can conflict. By installing the IBR350 a cellular connection can be delivered to any location though, providing instant remote access to the terminal.

 

Securing your connection

With a constantly expanding network edge, IT Managers need to be able to secure the network using architectures that scale quickly and are easy to maintain – Cradlepoint’s Secure VPN release delivers a virtual private data network, minimising both the cost and complexity of achieving this. It allows you to:

  • Deliver secure/private access to your corporate Intranet from branch offices
  • Set up and maintain networks in minutes – no special skills required
  • Support any access transport (Wired/Wireless/Metro-E/Satellite)

Secure VPN is a simple console integrated with Enterprise Cloud Manager, and is instantly and infinitely scalable to suit your business needs.

 

 

For more information on the Cradlepoint COR IBR350 please follow the link below or call Co-Star on: +44 (0) 1423 340066

http://www.co-star.co.uk/prod/4040/cradlepoint-ibr350lp3-router.html

 

 

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CradlePoint solutions Power YESCO Digital Signage Networks

 

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  • DEPLOYMENT: CradlePoint COR IBR600 Series Router, Enterprise Cloud Manager3G/4G
  • INTERNET CONNECTION: Primary
  •  MARKET: Digital Signage

SUMMARY
YESCO, one of the world’s largest signage and digital outdoor display manufacturers, has pioneered the creation of connected digital signs. YESCO digital signs operate using several applications like heat monitoring, air conditioning, and a selfcontained security and surveillance systems that all require network connectivity. Using the CradlePoint COR IBR600 and Enterprise Cloud Manager, CradlePoint’s cloud-based management platform, YESCO deploys network-ready digital signs for placement virtually anywhere. Using Enterprise Cloud Manager YESCO can activate, configure, deploy, and manage the connectivity of signs from a central location.

“With Enterprise Cloud Manager we have each sign’s network at our fingertips,” said Justin Montalto, Network and Wireless Communications Administrator for YESCO. “We can configure and activate the CradlePoint routers as groups or independently. We have greatly improved the speed to deployment and the ability to troubleshoot once a sign has been deployed.”

COMPANY PROFILE
Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, YESCO designs, fabricates, installs, and provides ongoing maintenance for signage ranging from traditional vinyl and neon signs for small businesses to landmark digital signs like the largest digital sign in the world on the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. In the 1930’s, YESCO made its mark by pioneering the creation of neon spectacular signs. Today, YESCO is at the forefront of creating network connected digital signage that is literally changing the face of advertising.
BUSINESS NEEDS
YESCO wanted to offer its customers a connected digital signage solution with “plug and play” networking capability. Previously, customers provided their own Internet connection, which may have required them to trench for a wired line or provide expensive antennas at their own costs. As YESCO’s digital signage solutions have grown in size, more and more operational functions of their signs like the air conditioning unit and security systems have required network connectivity. With the deployment of thousands of signs, YESCO’s IT operations required remote management capability of every sign from a central location. YESCO signs needed a highly reliable, robust, and easy to integrate network solution that could, be managed through the cloud, accommodate wired and wireless connections, and improve YESCO’s overall end product by simplifying the customer experience.
SOLUTION
Turning to CradlePoint, YESCO selected the CradlePoint COR IBR600 series router for its small form factor, two Ethernet ports, its cloud-based management capability, and its resistance to 140 F temperatures on the Las Vegas strip. With two Ethernet ports, the CradlePoint COR IBR600 can support a converged infrastructure with wired and wireless connections. All of the signs’ operations that rely on network connections are assigned their own static IP addresses run by the CradlePoint. 4G speeds allow surveillance cameras to stream video to monitor the sign’s operations and for security purposes. YESCO also uses Enterprise Cloud Manager CradlePoint’s remote management application platform to activate, configure, and manage the network connectivity of signs making IT more productive.
BENEFITS
Reliability
YESCO needed a networking solution that was small enough to fit in its signs, yet robust enough to power the network connectivity of the signs’ supporting functions like surveillance cameras, heat monitoring, and the security system. The CradlePoint COR IBR600 managed remotely through the cloud with Enterprise Cloud Manager for dynamic management allowed for easy integration into the sign, reliable operations, and flexible networking through wired and wireless connections.

“We make some of the largest digital signs in the world, so downtime is not an option,” said Montalto. “Coupled with Enterprise Cloud Manager, the CradlePoint COR IBR600 provides the most reliable network solution for the multiple applications that require connectivity to function in our signs.”

Cloud-based Network Management
YESCO deploys and manages thousands of signs to remote locations. Using Enterprise Cloud Manager, YESCO’s IT team can more rapidly configure and deploy the connectivity of those signs. Remote monitoring and management also means uptime is maximized and data usage is optimized resulting in fewer truck rolls and increased productivity for IT.

“With Enterprise Cloud Manager we have each sign’s network at our fingertips,” said Montalto. “We can configure and activate the CradlePoint routers as groups or independently. We have greatly improved the speed to deployment and the ability to troubleshoot once a sign has been deployed.”

Flexibility
The CradlePoint COR IBR600 Router provides YESCO and its customers with the flexibility to connect through wired or wireless networks (3G/4G/WiFi), which allows for the placement of signs wherever a cell signal is available.

“The flexibility to connect with wired and wireless connections provides us and our customers with a sign that is network ready and easier to deploy,” said Montalto. “If a wired line is not available, customers no longer need to assume the costs of trenching to find a wired line, which translates into a much smoother installation process.”

Co-Star supply CradlePoint Wireless routers for all types of M2M applications

http://co-star.co.uk/range/610/wireless-routers/cradlepoint.html

Source: CradlePoint