SOURCE: LGC Wireless

August 13, 2007 08:00 ET

Baptist Healthcare System Selects LGC Wireless as In-Building Wireless Solution for Multi-Carrier Cellular

InterReach Fusion® In-Building Wireless System Enables Facility-Wide Cellular Services From Three Major Carriers in Major Kentucky Healthcare System

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - LGC Wireless, the leader in specialized in-building wireless coverage and capacity solutions, today announced that Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. (BHSI) has deployed LGC Wireless' multi-carrier InterReach Fusion® in-building wireless system to enable critical staff and physician communications at its Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The LGC system delivers strong and consistent cellular services for AT&T, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon Wireless users throughout the six-floor, million square-foot facility.

LGC Wireless is a leader in hospital wireless solutions. An LGC InterReach Unison® in-building cellular system has also been deployed at BHSI's Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, and the organization plans to deploy LGC Wireless systems in facilities expansions in Louisville as well as at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah during 2008.

"Other vendors had promised a lot of additional services on their in-building systems, but when it came right down to it, LGC Wireless provides the best performance with the simplest deployment at the best price," said Jim Laval, manager of corporate IT at BHSI.

Installed within two months, the InterReach Fusion system at Baptist East Hospital uses an active architecture consisting of intelligent hubs and remote antennas, all connected with thin CATV cabling. Compact electronics, multi-carrier capabilities, and flexible cabling were important assets during the deployment, which involved linking building sections separated by walls two feet thick.

"Our doctors couldn't communicate outside of the OR without using pagers before," says Laval, "but now the Fusion system allows doctors and staff to use push-to-talk, e-mail, and other advanced services from anywhere in the hospital," said Laval.

In addition to its Baptist East Hospital, BHSI has deployed an LGC InterReach Unison system at its Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and plans additional LGC systems in 2008 for an eight-story expansion of the Baptist East Hospital, a new, 250,000 square-foot outpatient surgery center in Louisville, and its six-story Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

"Healthcare providers like BHSI are increasingly depending on LGC Wireless for their critical wireless communications infrastructure," said John Spindler, vice president of marketing for LGC Wireless. "As cellular connectivity becomes an expected service in healthcare facilities, LGC's advantages of performance, scalability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of deployment are making us the leading provider in this market."

About Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.

Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. is one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in Kentucky. The system owns five acute-care hospitals with more than 1,500 licensed beds in Louisville, Lexington, Paducah, Corbin and La Grange, and manages a 300-bed acute-care hospital in Elizabethtown. Founded in 1924, Baptist Healthcare System has been bringing advanced medical technology, modern facilities, and many of the region's most prominent physicians and medical professionals to the cities and communities of Kentucky for more than 70 years. For more information, please visit www.bhsi.com.

About LGC Wireless

With more than 10,000 systems shipped worldwide to more than 100 countries, LGC Wireless is the leader in specialized wireless coverage and capacity solutions for carriers and the enterprise. LGC's scalable, high-performance indoor solutions are at work inside buildings in all major venues and industries. In addition, as a leading supplier of compact GSM and CDMA wireless networks, LGC also provides specialized solutions to mobile operators for a broad range of applications. LGC's products offer low-cost installation, end-to-end monitoring and management, and easy integration of emerging wireless technologies. LGC Wireless is based in San Jose, California USA and is privately held. For more information, please visit www.lgcwireless.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Michael Schoolnik
    Story Communications
    (415) 674-3816
    Email Contact

    John Spindler
    Vice President of Marketing
    LGC Wireless
    (408) 952-2487
    Email Contact

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