Navigation Links
Extreme Networks Provides Resilient Wired and Wireless Network to the UK's Basildon & Thurrock Hospital
Date:12/13/2007

Advanced Infrastructure Serves as Network Foundation for the Hospital's

State-of-the-Art Cardiothoracic Center

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. today announced the completion of a new network infrastructure to support a trust-wide Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) solution at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, part of the NHS Foundation Trust in Essex, United Kingdom, including its state-of-the-art, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC).

The network was designed and installed with the support of Extreme Networks and its partner Scalable Networks, an independent leader in Secure Convergence solutions and services. The network was designed to meet the Trust's current and future performance and availability needs, incorporating headroom for new generation applications and imaging systems.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages three hospitals in the region, treating 335,000 patients annually. Its new PACS system will enable the delivery of complex radiology and cardio images across the Trust at the touch of a button, improving efficiency, waiting times and overall patient care.

Trust facilities include the state-of-the-art Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC), which provides specialist heart and lung surgery for patients nationally. The CTC is among the most modern of its kind, offering the latest equipment and technology throughout, including, state-of-the-art operating rooms and cardiac catheter laboratories. The center has facilities for 100 patients and the capacity to perform 1,400 surgical procedures and 2,500 cardiology procedures each year.

The Trust went sought out a new network infrastructure, requiring a comprehensive solution that would be highly resilient, provide additional server capacity and offer support to new wireless mobility applications.

Shortlisted alongside multiple systems integrators, Scalable Networks was awarded the project for its proposal which incorporated a complete solution from Extreme Networks. This comprised multiple BlackDiamond(R) modular Ethernet switches for the core, Summit(R) X450e fixed switches for the edge, and Summit X450a switches for server aggregation. Extreme Networks Summit WM 2000 wireless LAN controllers and Altitude access points were specified to support secure wireless LAN connectivity.

The deployment of BlackDiamond switches resulted in a 10 Gigabit core network with a bandwidth upgrade providing five times the switching performance of the hospital's previous network core, at least double the density for Gigabit switching ports, and increased availability due to the ExtremeXOS(TM) modular software architecture. These network scalability features combined to support the addition of new locations such as The Essex CTC.

Basildon & Thurrock also implemented the Draeger Infinity Solution, a Patient Monitoring System that allows a monitor to automatically switch from wired to wireless networking while maintaining all parameters. As a result, by leveraging the performance and scalability of the Extreme Networks wired and wireless solution, the hospital's staff is now able to continuously monitor patients, even during transport.

"Extreme Networks is proud to be one of the key technology partners working with Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust supporting the very latest innovations in patient care," said Paul Phillips, country director for the United Kingdom for Extreme Networks. "Supporting specific medical applications like these truly delivers on our vision of solving complex networking issues for our customers."

Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks designs, builds and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that solve the toughest business communication challenges. The company's commitment to open networking sets it apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. Extreme Networks believes openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. Extreme Networks focuses on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to features, performance and reliability of the products are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov

Extreme Networks, BlackDiamond, ExtremeXOS and Summit are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Elliott Extremely Dissatisfied With Genzyme Bid for Bioenvision; Believes Offer Significantly Undervalues Company
2. A History of Philanthropy Made Green-certified Legend Homes an Easy Choice for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
3. Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor?
4. 3-drug combination extremely promising as first-line therapy for multiple myeloma
5. CIDM Collaborates With World Congress to Advance Dialog on Online Provider Networks at WHIT 3.0
6. Palmer College of Chiropractic Selects Colubris Networks to Provide Wireless Infrastructure at Three U.S. Campuses
7. ImpactRx Announces Expansion and Addition of Physician Information Networks
8. BET Networks Special What U Know Bout That? Rap-It-Up Sex Quiz HIV/AIDS To Premiere On Monday, November 5 At 7:30 P.M. ET/PT
9. BET Networks Award-Winning Rap-It-Up HIV/AIDS Campaign Returns to New York City for The Youth Empowerment Tour on November 13-16
10. Brokers Name Delta Dental the Best in Coverage, Plan Design and Networks
11. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of antirejection drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), ... will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual ... Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical ... Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. ... honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired ... Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... presenting the latest in wound care advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility ... is titled, "Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Wound Care." , "At many of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... DIEGO , Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN ... recognized the company with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award ... based on extensive primary and secondary medical device market research ... Medical, through its first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the ... unique approach to treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) ... developed an innovative way to use nonlinear optical imaging ... of new drugs. ... Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX and the ... School used a suite of imaging techniques in what ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today provided an ... Puerto Rico , where the company ... Following a comprehensive onsite assessment, ... damage, temporary loss of power and minimal water damage ... operations have resumed, and the company expects to return ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: