Top 4 Reasons Structured Cabling is Critical Infrastructure

It’s every IT director’s nightmare: phone calls come in from end users saying the system is causing problems. The CEO is depending on today’s teleconference for a large sale, but individual work stations are having trouble even loading spreadsheets. Is it a network security breach? Software and hardware was recently updated, so what could the problem be? One common answer is this: the cable plant.


From infrastructure to user – DOT.Comm brings leadership to IT government management

SITUATION:

With the stated goal to “transform IT service delivery and be recognized as a leader in government IT management,” DOT.Comm (Douglas Omaha Technology Commission) needed a technology partner who could help them to deliver on that vision. To do so meant updating old technology – from the infrastructure to the user – for a network of more than 5,000 users across the City of Omaha and Douglas County government agencies and departments, located throughout downtown, including: Omaha Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Department of Corrections, Omaha Fire Department, Douglas County Health Department and the DOT.Comm facilities.

Dubbed the ‘Project for Success,’ the solution also had to deliver BYOD capabilities and localized wireless, while ensuring systemwide security, scalability, performance and growth. Prime Communications was selected from a competitive field.


Established over 100 years ago, Cornhusker Bank has been committed to servicing the personal and business banking needs of Lincoln, Nebraska. This privately-owned bank has six local branches spread throughout the city; a technology center and three part-time kiosks in local retirement residences. Entrusted with the financial assets and daily transactions of its customers, Cornhusker Bank implements strict security policies and takes every measure to protect its establishments, patrons and staff from harm, theft or scams.


SITUATION

A private, physician-owned hospital with nine operating rooms, 21 inpatient beds, 22 outpatient beds and four extended-stay beds, as well as a network of more than 50 physician offices, representing more than a dozen specialties, Lincoln Surgical Hospital in Nebraska continues to experience rapid growth. Increasing use of wireless and wired technology contributed to efficiency, but it also had also created islands of disparate networks. It also resulted in additional costs as each satellite office invested in its own wireless network solution to accommodate the use of individual mobile devices by patients and guests.

Recognizing the advantages of developing a seamless technology system within the main hospital itself and throughout its physician network, Lincoln Surgical Hospital and its IT team tapped Prime Communications to implement a solution that would facilitate the exchange and availability of medical records, imaging and test results. The solution would also need to standardize technology at individual physician offices – all while ensuring security and reliability.


The New Normal: Designing Security to Fight Organized Retail Crime

Bold, well-orchestrated – sometimes violent – organized retail crime (ORC) has reached a new level of intensity. That means loss prevention and asset protection also must rise to new heights. Fortunately, new technologies make it possible to more effectively reduce shrinkage and improve asset protection.

The FBI now estimates ORC losses at more than $30 billion per year. The National Retail Federation polled members in 2017, and 95% said they had been victimized by organized theft and fraud operations, with costs rising to more than $700,000 for every $1 billion in sales.

The key to understanding the ORC new normal is to think like the members of these criminal teams. This article explores who they are, actions they may take and why, as well as fraud detection and security strategies likely to become lasting solutions:  better inventory management, security systems integration all the way to the shelf level, working backwards towards solutions, and establishing open-architecture digital security systems to save time and money.


Prime Communications Unique Structured Cabling Process

Prime Communications has been involved in the structured cabling industry for over 17 years. During that time Prime has developed a unique structured cabling service that gives clients peace of mind that their cabling projects will be completed with little effort on their part. Prime handles all of the logistics of completing the project including the ordering of materials, scheduling the technicians to be onsite, booking travel & lodging, and managing the installation progress. Prime’s structured cabling services niche is in the healthcare industry, Prime’s technicians go through extensive training to prepare them to work in the sensitive and critical environments that are present in healthcare facilities. This training also includes an understanding of HIPAA regulations and having all of the required credentialing to be onsite. Prime technicians also receive proprietary training to install telemetry systems, patient monitoring units, and nurse call stations.


Prime Exhibiting at RILA Asset Protection 2018

Prime is attending the RILA Asset Protection Conference, April 30th- May 1st in Orlando, Florida. RILA’s Asset Protection conference offers educational sessions, networking with industry experts, and a chance to see the latest technology on the show floor. Prime will be giving demos of our integrated security solution which includes products by Genetec, Axis, and Aruba.

Stop by and see us at booth 229

For Show Information

https://rila.force.com/s/lt-event?id=a1T61000004mygkEAA

 


Prime Opens 3 Additional Hub Locations

This last year was such a successful year for Prime that we have found it necessary to expand our reach; in order to broaden our coverage, we have implemented a regional hub model. To begin with, we are opening three hub locations in the Dallas, Omaha, and the Cleveland area. These additional locations will allow our field technicians to be closer to our clients and where most of our work occurs. This allows for improved support, quality assurance, and a quicker turnaround for projects.


PrimeLive: In-House Developed Project Management App

Over the past five years, Prime Communications developers have been perfecting the ultimate project management app for large cabling projects, we call it PrimeLive. PrimeLive is a cloud-based solution that offers real-time status updates from our technicians in the field to our project coordinators at headquarters. Project coordinators are now more effectively able to see the status of current projects and evaluate the performance of the cabling technicians in real time. The power of PrimeLive is that it can identify and solve the major issues that many teams run into when managing large cabling rollouts. Project managers can identify potential challenges with the project early on enabling them to be proactive, more effectively managing timelines and ensuring quality work is completed. Here is a further look at the powerful tools PrimeLive has to offer:


Prime Rollouts Their National Account Client Program

The Prime team spent a good amount of 2017 planning, developing processes, support teams, and account managers for the National Account Client Program. As of Quarter 1, 2018, we are excited to announce that we have officially released our National Account Client Program for new and existing customers. At Prime we see our clients as partners who want to grow and expand their business, we want to assist them with that growth. By offering the National Account Client Program to our partners, they are receiving a one of a kind service. The National Account Client Program eliminates the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors, different pricing scales, and differing levels of support. There are many benefits to being enrolled in the client program, here are some of the features we are most excited about: