Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois apparently agrees, and has taken the necessary steps to bring a more reliable cellular service to its employees, visitors and patients. Memorial Medical hired RF Connect to do the RF design, installation, commissioning and carrier integration of CommScope’s ION®-E unified wireless infrastructure to enhance cellular coverage and capacity indoors. The project is the first announced installation of this technology in the healthcare sector.
The CommScope ION-E system utilizes infrastructure innovations that are familiar to IT organizations and make installation easier and more economical. The user-friendly interface makes set-up flexible and fast, and enables the re-deployment of capacity with a few clicks of a mouse. The ION-E is technology agnostic in supporting multiple operators, frequency bands and wireless technologies.
RF Connect is using the ION-E to distribute wireless signals throughout an administrative building within the medical center campus. The multi-operator, multi-technology, future-ready solution supports all four major network operators. RF Connect worked closely with Anixter during product selection and delivery logistics to make the process seamless.
“The ION-E system proved to be everything it was promoted as,” said RF Connect Executive Vice President Jeff Hipchen. “We see this solution as a true game-changer in the Distributed Antenna System industry.”