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RESIMERCIAL
7. Be Business-Minded in Your Intent
Implementing a network for resimercial customers requires
plenty of due diligence, starting with a thorough client
needs analysis and site survey. The environment, customers,
uses, and requirements will fluctuate from job to job,
making resimercial an exciting yet challenging market. By
treating each project uniquely, focusing on performance
first and convenience second, utilizing enterprise-grade
hardware, and providing corporate-level service and
support, systems integrators can capitalize on this very
lucrative category.
LISA MONTGOMERY has more than 25 years analyzing and
reporting on the home technology marketplace.
'Paperless' Corporation Embraces Digital
Revolution with Networking Infrastructure
Dynamic presentations populate onto screens in private offices
and infuse life and energy into the lobby with vibrant colors,
motion and sound. Employees connect effortlessly via their
personal mobile devices to gain access into the building, and
control lights, thermostats, motorized shades, and surveillance
cameras. Internet connectivity is quick, painless, and consistent
for anyone who walks through the doors. Robust, reliable
Wi-Fi connectivity keeps a Carmel, Ind.-based wealth management
firm running smoothly and securely.
Local integrator The Premier Group was hired to install all
technology into the company headquarters mid-construction.
Having worked for the company CEO before on a residential
project, they knew he was a " technologically progressive "
client. The networking foundation in the office building, therefore,
would need to be top-notch to support a wide variety of
systems specified for the space, including a Control4 system
to manage lights, motorized shades, and thermostats, plus security,
audio/video conferencing, distributed audio, streaming
media and a golf simulator.
" The network had to support the systems we installed
initially and provide enough headroom to support heavier
than expected Internet traffic, " says The Premier Group CEO
and principal designer Jason Barth. Nothing less than an
enterprise-grade networking infrastructure would be able to
handle the incredible demand, so Barth specified an Access
Networks solution.
The Premier Group commenced with an audit of network
users and devices. " There were a lot more of both than we
originally thought, " Barth says. Next, they used a heat map to
lay out the components comprising the network. Based on the
results, they placed an Access Networks Wi-Fi 6 AP every 1,200
feet to ensure consistent coverage throughout the facility.
Given the diverse assortment of technologies that would
ride the network, The Premier Group segmented camera,
streaming media, control, and business Wi-Fi traffic into separate
VLANs. An important step was validating the design with
Access Networks IT support team. " They do a lot of the heavy
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The networking foundation needed to anchor a Control4
automation system and manage lights, motorized shades,
and thermostats, plus security, audio/video conferencing,
distributed audio, streaming media and a golf simulator.
lifting for us on jobs that are particularly challenging and ship
the system to us preconfigured, which saves us a lot of time
and manpower, " Barth remarks.
All of this necessary groundwork streamlined the installation
process and mitigated post-installation modifications.
Still, problems are bound to surface, so as they do with all
clients - residential and commercial - The Premier Group
provided the customer with comprehensive 24/7 monitoring
of the network through its own tech team and the IT team at
Access Networks.
With the foundation firmly in place, employees and clients
experience seamless connectivity and widespread technology
that evokes modernity and professionalism. The entire space is
set to conduct business or entertain at the press of a button
by any employee.
Customized and configured to the unique Wi-Fi environment,
the Wi-Fi network achieves a perfect balance of useful
business technology and building automation to save time,
energy, and money and sets a networking precedent for the
firm's additional locations along the East Coast.
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