Passive Optical LAN Transforming ICT in Healthcare

Healthcare facilities have undergone rapid changes in recent years with a focus on digital transformation taking center stage. New technologies are being introduced to the market to enhance digital critical care, mobility, IoT and smart buildings. To keep pace, the healthcare industry must continue to innovate and embrace new ways to deliver the best care to patients.

 

Unfortunately, when you look beyond the surface and into the network, many facilities still rely on traditional copper-based Local Area Networks (LAN). In many cases, this equipment, cabling and network architecture has been in place for a decade or longer and was not purpose built for the future of healthcare. Healthcare campuses are struggling to address the IoT explosion, the influx of wireless devices, ensure greater stability through constant availability and provide strict QoS in support of their mission-critical services.

 

This is why smart hospitals and healthcare service facilities are turning to Passive Optical LAN (POL) technologies to meet the high-bandwidth and high-availability demands of life-saving services now, and in the future. POL technology is the network alternative to meet and exceed the needs of ambulatory, behavioral, critical access, hospital, laboratory and long-term healthcare facilities for the next 30 years and beyond.

 

You can read the complete article from BICSI magazine ICT Today by clicking right here.