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September 21, 2016 06:00 ET

Erickson Living Picks Tellabs® Optical LAN for the Best Modern Senior Living Experience

Tellabs® Optical LAN and Noovis Provide the High-Performance, Ultra-Reliable and Secure Connectivity for the Residents, Restaurants, Stores and Healthcare Facilities at Erickson Living Communities

NAPERVILLE, IL--(Marketwired - September 21, 2016) - Tellabs, a leading provider of Passive Optical Network (PON) solutions, and Noovis, a turn-key solutions integrator, have completed fiber-based network upgrades at the Erickson Living Oak Crest premier senior living campus in Parkville, Maryland and are planning to continue this network upgrade into 18 retirement communities to maximize residents' satisfaction.

The Tellabs Optical LAN (OLAN) is now installed at Erickson Living's Oak Crest senior living community, which boasts three clubhouses, a fitness center, day spa, five restaurants and a medical center on-site. This Passive Optical LAN (POL) also serves the one-bedroom and two-bedroom independent living and continuing care residences across the expansive 87-acre campus. The Tellabs OLAN supports both wired and wireless connectivity, and the fiber-based infrastructure is also leveraged for the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for better cellphone coverage. "The synergies with the Wi-Fi connected via OLAN and DAS leveraging the fiber cabling reaching our club houses, fitness, spa, restaurants and healthcare facilities has benefited Erickson Living and our valued residents," said Hans Keller, VP IT Operations & Customer Support & CISO. "Our experience confirms that Tellabs OLAN, and Noovis integration services, represent the best choice for the secure, scalable and stable always-on connectivity that our tech-savvy residents demand."

Tellabs OLAN is a simple, stable, secure and scalable solution that exceeds today's communication and connectivity needs and lays the foundation for supporting Erickson Living's future Multi-Dwelling Units (MDU) technologies. "Critical to the Erickson Living's staff and residents is the ability to access this modern high performance OLAN from both wired and wireless connectivity, and Tellabs OLAN provides that," said Mike Dagenais, Tellabs President and CEO. "This means Erickson Living's residents enjoy always-on and always-connected access to secure high-speed communication services across smartphones, tablets and computers alike."

Noovis provided the end-to-end network integration, including design, implementation and support. Noovis has a long history serving the needs of Erickson Living's modern high-performance, cottage-style senior living housing with fiber-based networks. "Our passion is for designing, installing, integrating and supporting state-of-the-art, Passive Optical Networks," said Tom Napoli, Noovis Vice President. "From day-1 our mission at Erickson Living is to make the network simpler, enhance opportunities for IT staff success, as well as make community residents user experience second to none."

More detailed information about the Tellabs OLAN system deployed at Erickson Living communities can be accessed at the following link.

About Tellabs
Tellabs delivers technology that transforms the way the world communicates. Tellabs' evolutionary passive Optical LAN empowers the building of a modern high performance LAN infrastructure that is simple, secure, stable, scalable, sustainable and costs less.

About Erickson Living
Erickson Living is a nation leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities. The company has been headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland since 1983. The company primarily develops and operates campus-style retirement communities for adults age 62 or older. From Denver to Boston and Detroit to Palm Beach Gardens, over 24,000 seniors are living better lives at an Erickson Living community. Erickson Living is one of the nation's most respected leaders in building and managing continuing care retirement communities.

About Noovis
Noovis is a turnkey network solutions provider focused on designing, building, integrating and providing support and maintenance services for fiber optic and wireless networks. Our target markets include, but are not limited to, higher education, healthcare, stadium/arena, REITS, enterprise and other large-building and campus settings in the commercial, residential and government sectors. Noovis is fully capable of delivering the largest and most complex broadband solutions available in the marketplace.

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