Increasing amounts of interdisciplinary collaboration, closer ties between clinics and regional competency centers, and the new paradigm of integrated medical care are all designed to improve the quality of patient care. At the same time, however, they create significantly stiffer competition in the industry. As a result, the ability to network has already become one of the […]
- High reliability, redundant construction, scalability
- Protocol transparency (Fibre Channel, Ethernet, SDH)
- Energy-efficient design
- CWDM/DWDM systems (also in asynchronous balanced mode) for bandwidths of 100 Mbps–10/40 Gbps and up to 160 separate channels
Increasing amounts of interdisciplinary collaboration, closer ties between clinics and regional competency centers, and the new paradigm of integrated medical care are all designed to improve the quality of patient care. At the same time, however, they create significantly stiffer competition in the industry.
As a result, the ability to network has already become one of the key factors in raising productivity and cost efficiency. Platform’ scalable 10/40G broadcast platform for high-speed optical networks give medical service providers a future-proof basis for their ever-growing bandwidth requirements.
In times of limited funding and shrinking subsidies, clinic managers and technical directors demand future-proof investments. Procurement costs need to be proportional to actual bandwidth needs. Future requirements need to remain economically foreseeable.
Cost-efficient usage of fiber optic capacities
The optical multiplex method gives clinic operators a cost-efficient way of multiplying their existing fiber optic networks’ capacities. Parallel transmission of multiple wavelengths over one optical fiber enables transmission rates of up to several hundred gigabits per second (Gbps) with no need to lay any additional cables. If no fiber optic network is currently in place, dark fiber cables can be hired inexpensively and used economically.
Pay-as-you-grow: low initial investments, low operational costs, scalable at any time
The “pay-as-you-grow” idea has long been a prevalent investment planning principle among telecommunications providers, and today it is equally applicable to networks linking clinic locations, cooperation partners, and medical care centers. The modular design of the Platform Optical Transport Platform enables optimal reconciliation between investment costs and networking needs. Should necessary bandwidth increase or additional services be required, additional modules can simply be added on. In addition, energy-efficient system design ensures low operational costs for electricity and cooling.
Data processing center connections for clinics and hospitals
Diagnostic imaging methods, electronic patient files, and stricter guidelines due to internal and external compliance standards all result in ever increasing demands on data-processing center security systems. Linking to external backup data processing center has turned out to be an ideal solution for the medical world, and it also most effectively addresses the challenges of risk management after geo-redundancy. The Platform Optical Transport Platform’s high level of transport performances makes
it possible to connect external computing centers redundantly through multiple dedicated channels at bandwidths of 10/40 Gbps per channel, thus ensuring reliable transmission of various services.