Corning (NYSE: GLW) announced the installation of its distributed antenna system (DAS) in four of five medical buildings at Lake Nona Medical City, a 650-acre health and life science park in Orlando, FL. The Corning DAS now delivers always-on wireless for thousands of doctors, patients, employees and students.
Given the speed of development within the Lake Nona community and the unique wireless requirements of the medical facilities, Lake Nona teamed with Corning and wireless integrator Dais Technologies to provide enhanced wireless coverage and capacity in four of the medical buildings. Dais selected Corning fiber and the company's MobileAccess2000 DAS, a multi-carrier platform that provides support for all cellular bands including 4G LTE.
“The community has experienced exponential growth. We’ve gone from about 400 jobs a year and a half ago to about 4,000 by the end of 2014. The VA Medical Center alone will see 4,000 to 5,000 patients a day,” comments Michael Voll, vice president of Dais Technology, LLC. “Corning’s fiber and DAS solution perfectly suited the specific requirements of this expansive project, which included enhanced cellular coverage, capacity, and support for medical telemetry, electronic medical records and public safety communications.”
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According to a press release by Corning, the Lake Nona project is a multi-billion dollar planned community, including health, medical research, residential, commercial and retail facilities. The medical campus includes the University of Central Florida Health Sciences Campus, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and the University of Florida Academic and Research Center.
“As one of the largest medical campuses in the country, Lake Nona Medical City needed a solution to accommodate its medical treatment, research and education, and communications needs -- current and future,” concludes Mike O’Day, vice president, wireless networks, Corning Optical Communications. “Corning’s distributed antenna systems support the broadest range of wireless technologies and applications, including wireless medical telemetry. We’re proud that our solutions are deployed in hundreds of hospitals around the world.”