Every enterprise, utility, and agency has its own unique requirements for wireless networking. Although many industries have similar connectivity needs, Sology recognizes the importance of creating customized solutions for each of its customers. We pride ourselves on our broad range of satisfied customers, ranging from private enterprise clients to large public-sector agencies. Ask us about references from customers for your specific industry.
We work directly with the national wireless providers to upgrade and expand their services. See our Services page for a summary of the range of our services.
A wireless service provider needs to upgrade its network in a given location. (Mobile data traffic is expected to double annually.) Sology works with leading wireless service providers to upgrade and expand their services to new areas and meet the growing demands of a wireless world. We help them:
Upgrade their sites to support the latest wireless technologies
Install new Small Cell sites to improve coverage in dense areas
Build out new cell sites to support providers’ wireless growth plans
Both segments of this critical market, K-12 and Higher Education, face increasing demands for wired and wireless connectivity in the classroom as well as networked security systems.
The K-12 market encompasses a wide range of education facilities including public and private elementary, secondary, and high schools. More and more educational activities and materials are being placed partially or wholly online. In addition, in the wake of tragedies like the Sandy Hook school shootings many middle and elementary schools have also come to see the need for networked security systems to deter intrusion, vandalism and other criminal behavior.
The larger the school campus, the more complex its connectivity requirements. These include classroom connectivity, library services, mass notification systems in case of emergency, video surveillance using newer higher-megapixel cameras, and access control.
A city school system needs a centrally managed physical security system for its dozens of schools. The existing analog video surveillance suffered from poor video quality, limited storage capacity, lack of networked access to tapes, and other problems. A new Cisco Video Surveillance solution captures high-definition video, provides synchronized timestamps, runs over the school system’s IP network, and provides centralized and vastly increased storage. Security personnel can remotely view archived and real-time video from any web browser.
Federal, state and local governments are active consumers of wireless services and networking technology. Officials responsible for essential infrastructure initiatives at the federal level, as well as for state offices, facilities, parks, highways, and municipal facilities, all recognize the reality of the Internet of Things and the economic and protective benefits of connectivity even in remote locations.
A county government needs modern network capabilities including telepresence, digital signage and web-based monitoring of energy consumption for a new convention center that will double as a continuing education facility. Installing a high-performance IP network to carry all the building’s voice, video and data traffic, digital signage, and environmental sensors, enables the county to host conventions and host public sector organizations in a single large building.
Industries operating drilling sites, factories and warehouses at remote sites have their own set of connectivity needs. Automation enabled by wireless connectivity reduces man-hours, monitors quality, and cuts waste. Automated 24-hour surveillance prevents theft and provides critical evidence and chain-of-custody information when it does occur.
An oil and gas company wants to avoid expensive satellite communication charges at its remote drilling location. A private wireless infrastructure is deployed, building a network that connects to a local wireline service provider. As a bonus, this not only saves the client money and improves its communications, it enables them to sell communication services to other companies drilling in the area.
Transportation and Utilities
Transportation services, the poster child for connecting the unconnected, are by their nature off the wired grid, but their need for reliable connectivity can be even more urgent for that very reason.
Utility operations, being critical infrastructure, must comply with the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) regulatory standards, which aim to maintain the reliability of the bulk electric system. Constant secure connectivity is essential.
A transit service needs to install wireless entertainment services and networked security cameras on every car. A Cisco outdoor wireless network solution and in-vehicle network for real-time communications result in lower operational costs, increased safety and security, and increased ridership.
The healthcare segment clearly benefits from the advantages of wireless connectivity and the Internet of Things. The new government mandate for electronic medical records, the need for coordination of care among departments and practitioners, and the need for video surveillance and security are just a few of the areas where networking, including wireless connectivity, are becoming more and more critical.
A healthcare facility needs to cut patient observation costs while continuing to provide the attention and care patients need. Cisco’s HD video and two-way communication solutions enable virtual observation by centrally located trained staff who can monitor multiple patients and, when necessary, notify onsite staff as quickly as if they were physically present. Staffing costs are reduced, and since the virtual deployment runs over the facility’s existing network, major installation and upgrade costs are avoided.