Wireless Communications Key to Upgrading Building Controls Without
Disrupting Hospital Patients or Operations
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -. At St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., recently demonstrated the potential of wireless building controls in hospitals. Without disrupting patient care or hospital operations, the APOGEE(R) Wireless Field Level Network (WFLN) solution helped provide a flexible and reliable system.
"Transitioning to wireless controls was unlike any other construction project I've experienced at St. Anthony's," says John Mobley, Facilities Manager at St. Anthony's Hospital. "It was not invasive to our operations and has resulted in improved conditions for the rest of the staff and most importantly our patients and their families."
Two years ago St. Anthony's, one of the largest hospitals in Oklahoma City, needed critical updates in order to maintain a comfortable environment for its patients and staff. Upgrading the system would also improve operational efficiency, saving the hospital from costly maintenance fees incurred because of outdated equipment.
Siemens understood right away which changes were necessary for St. Anthony's. Steps included replacing HVAC controls in patient care areas, isolation rooms, surgical suites and the mechanical plant. Acknowledging the unique environment of a hospital, Siemens approached the project with a wireless solution in mind. APOGEE Wireless now provides St. Anthony's with a low-fault and unobtrusive control communication system.
"Working with Siemens on upgrading our building controls protects and increases the value of our investment in our facility," says Mobley.
Because the networks are installed without hard-wiring, wireles
|SOURCE Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.|
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