Updated: Jul 20, 2021
Complex converged networking implementations by using multiple technologies seamlessly
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 - 3GC Group, the leading consulting firm on Converged Network Technologies, today announced that it has been selected by Crothall Healthcare to provide and implement complex end-to-end converged networking solution.
Crothall Healthcare was founded in 1991 and serves over 1,200 healthcare clients throughout the country. They are the premier provider of the highest quality, customer-focused support services for the healthcare industry. Their core services include environmental services, patient transportation, laundry & linen services, healthcare technology solutions, and facilities management.
3GC Group provided a complete end-to-end converged networking solution for Crothall Healthcare's new 80,000 square foot facility in Manteca, CA. The solution involved implementing the core network, Converged Physical Electronic Security (CEPS) and unified communications. The core network is comprised of network security, routing/switching infrastructure and wireless. CEPS ensures that separate security related technologies such as IP Video Surveillance, Access Control systems and Intrusion Detection Systems are optimized, reliable and secure on a core data network. Unified communications (UC) consists of the PBX infrastructure and PA system.
Multiple Technology Solution
3GC Group has incorporated multiple technologies in order to bring together a seamless converged solution for Crothall. 3GC provided a complete ShoreTel phone system that integrates with the Valcom PA system. For Converged Electronic Physical Security (CEPS), 3GC installed a 360 degree IP camera system from Sony on the OnSSI platform, in order to minimize the total number of cameras required. Additionally, 3GC incorporated Open Options for NAC, pin and card systems for door control and physical security zones. For the intrusion detection solution, 3GC selected Bosch alarms. For core infrastructure, Fortinet was chosen for UTM (Unified Threat Management), firewall and wireless (WiFi) technologies. Finally, 3GC deployed Juniper Networks as the main solution for all of Crothall's core network switching needs.
"3GC Group was one of the few providers to deliver the complete converged networking solution we were hoping for," said Ian Bigelow, Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services at Crothall Healthcare. "From beginning to end, their professionalism and efficiency of 3GC Group made this project effortless. We are very pleased with the high quality of services they provided."
"It is our goal and mission to provide our customers with an efficient, highly responsive service in order to deliver a seamless solution," said Henry Park, CEO of 3GC Group. "It was a great opportunity for all of us at 3GC to be able to accommodate Crothall Healthcare with a complete solution and to work together as partners to ensure their success."
About Crothall Healthcare
Crothall Healthcare provides specialized, high-quality, innovative, and responsive support services to the healthcare industry, using a framework of passion, precision, and performance. Our core services include: Environmental Services, Patient Transportation, Laundry & Linen, Facilities Management, and Healthcare Technology Solutions. www.crothall.com