Fairmount Homes Reports Exceptional Wireless Connectivity

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Mar 07, 2023 – HealthSignals, a leading solutions provider specializing in Senior Living technology infrastructure,  today announced that the Fairmount Homes continuing care retirement community has registered significant improvement in Wi-Fi user experience across its Ephrata, PA campus since deploying Cambium Networks’ (NASDAQ: CMBM) technology. The COVID pandemic changed visiting and socializing practices, and like many retirement communities, Fairmount Homes needed to maximize Wi-Fi availability to residents and staff to optimize care and interaction. The converged fixed wireless and Wi-Fi solution, which was completed by HealthSignals covers their entire campus populated by approximately 400 residents and a staff of 320 people. The wireless technology has a shorter time to value over fiber and enables digital transformation initiatives in the future.

The Fairmount Homes campus comprises two four-story apartment buildings, 53 standalone cottages, a personal care center and a healthcare center. Since the deployment, network performance has improved sharply. The campus has a daily average of 448 unique devices using the network at an average rate of 400 terabytes per month, with the trend showing an increase of bits of 69% over the last 12 months. To connect buildings, Fairmount Homes chose fixed wireless technology over GPON or FTTP because the cost and time to trench fiber across the entire campus was prohibitive. In addition, by easily managing the converged network via one dashboard, HealthSignals has enabled Fairmount Homes to utilize a single IT staff person to support their campus wide network.

Since the installation, trouble reports have decreased from multiple calls per week to less than two calls per month – a whopping 80% drop. The wireless network also securely supports pharmacy carts and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) access, allowing staff to stay connected to the core network, dramatically increasing productivity and efficiency.

“Five years ago, most of the residents moving in didn’t care about Wi-Fi,” said Fairmount Homes’ CEO Jerry Lile. “But after the pandemic, Wi-Fi connectivity is one of the most frequently asked questions during the application process. This is something that retirees are demanding when they look for a place to live, and it is particularly important not only for the residents, but also for their guests and their families. When the pandemic set in, thankfully we had Wi-Fi everywhere because telehealth became very important at that time, and we would not have been able to meet that need if we hadn’t had good Wi-Fi.”

The solution includes multiple components of Cambium’s ONE Network:

  • PMP 450i fixed wireless to distribute broadband between buildings across the campus
  • indoor Wi-Fi 6 access points for coverage inside apartments and cottages
  • cnMaestro™ cloud-first network management
  • LINKPlanner and Wi-Fi Designer tools were used to plan the network

Cambium Networks’ deployment addresses the needs of the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) market, where properties such as Fairmount Homes seek to deliver exceptional online experiences for their residents, while also reducing operating costs.

“Cambium Networks equipment is enterprise-grade quality, and the engineering and support provided has been exemplary,” said Bruce Weintraub, the CEO and founder of HealthSignals. “With HealthSignals’ managed service, Fairmount’s IT person can focus on maintaining the applications, while Wi-Fi and internet issues are directed to us and resolved appropriately.”

With the Cambium cnMaestro Dashboard, managed service providers can view hundreds of clients’ networks including their indoor Wi-Fi access points, access switches, outdoor Wi-Fi, building to-building wireless bridges and wireless backhaul, all through one single dashboard.

For more information on the Fairmount Homes connectivity solution, download the case study here.

About HealthSignals

HealthSignals’ sole focus is Senior Living and LTPAC communities, providing complete White Glove service for Wi-Fi, Cellular Boost, and VoIP solutions across entire facilities. Our services include the Design, Implementation and Management of these technology solutions.

About Cambium Networks

Cambium Networks delivers wireless communications that work for businesses, communities, and cities worldwide. Millions of our radios are deployed to connect people, places and things with a unified wireless fabric that spans multiple standards and frequencies of fixed wireless and Wi-Fi, all managed centrally via the cloud. Our multi-gigabit wireless fabric offers a compelling value proposition over traditional fiber and alternative wireless solutions. We work with our Cambium certified ConnectedPartners to deliver purpose-built networks for service provider, enterprise, industrial, and government connectivity solutions in urban, suburban, and rural environments, with wireless that just works.

HealthSignals Joins Safer Buildings Coalition To Increase Safety For Senior Living

HealthSignals Joins Safer Buildings Coalition To Increase Safety For Senior Living

HealthSignals joins Safer Buildings CoalitionKING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., October 14, 2022: HealthSignals has announced its new partnership with the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) to further increase its knowledge of building and fire code requirements to the benefit of those in senior living.

As a leader in Emergency Responder Communications Enhancement Systems (ERCES), HealthSignals is always looking for ways to improve the safety of those who live, work, and visit senior living communities.

Joining the Safer Buildings Coalition was an easy decision since it allows HealthSignals to be at the forefront of best practices in terms of building and fire code requirements – particularly pertaining to Public Safety Radio compliance.

As experts in RF Communications, HealthSignals works with many of the most esteemed senior living communities and understands first-hand the importance of being up to date with the latest building and fire codes. They also know the risks associated with wireless dead zones and wireless interference from improperly deployed ERCES solutions, especially in an emergency.

By partnering with the Safer Buildings Coalition, HealthSignals gets unlimited access to vital training and resources which can help address communication service concerns while providing a more efficient, scalable and robust communication network inside senior living buildings.

Bruce Weintraub, CEO of HealthSignals, said: Having spent quite a few hours/days engaging with SBC staff and members has convinced me that their main focus is to ensure that the residential building industry and First Responders have access to the information and resources required to maintain a safe environment when disaster strikes. This was key to my decision to join and engage with this group to enhance HealthSignals’ ability to keep our clients safe.”  

According to SBC Executive Director Chief Alan Perdue: “The Safer Buildings Coalition is very pleased to welcome HealthSignals. The Healthcare sector has special importance within our communities. Few environments have greater or more critical wireless communications needs. HeathSignals brings crucial expertise to that sector and to the SBC community of practice.”

About Safer Building Coalition

The Safer Buildings Coalition is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides thought leadership and education. Their focus is on advancing policies, ideas, and technologies that ensure effective in-building communications capabilities for public safety personnel and the people they serve. They are also the only advocacy group and resource for everything related to solving In-Building Wireless “Dead Zones”.

About HealthSignals

HealthSignals’ sole focus is Senior Living and LTPAC communities, providing complete White Glove service for Wi-Fi, Cellular Boost, and VoIP solutions across entire facilities. Our services include the Design, Implementation and Management of these technology solutions.

If you would like more information about HealthSignals®, ERCES, Wi-Fi as a Service (WaaS), or Cellular Boost Solutions, call 610-337-1333 or email sales@healthsignals.net.

HealthSignals Announces New National Sales Executive To Join Team

HealthSignals Announces New National Sales Executive To Join Team

Dave Lykowski | HealthSignalsKING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., January 12, 2022 — HealthSignals is pleased to announce the opening of a regional office in Chicago, Illinois.  Dave Lykowski, has assumed the role of National Sales Executive with responsibility for sales, customer engagement and services in the Northeast, Midwest and Western regions. 

As a seasoned professional with many years of successfully selling technology and services in the Senior Living world, Dave will leverage his relationships and skillsets towards offering creative solutions that will improve resident, guest, and employee technology engagement and productivity. 

Dave has successfully grown businesses through strategic sales, continuous customer contact, extensive follow-through, and identifying, assessing, and meeting customers’ ongoing product needs.  

Bruce Weintraub, HealthSignals CEO noted: “With the significantly increased need for improved Internet and cellular connectivity that doesn’t fail, as well as recent code enforcement changes for Public Safety Radio regarding Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (ERRC) coverage in residential buildings, HealthSignals believes adding Dave’s representation in these areas of the country will provide the additional support for these services to properly support our clients in these areas.”

Dave commented that he is looking forward to re-engaging with his contacts and relationships in senior living as we emerge from the pandemic driven shutdown.  He plans on expanding on his solid history of successfully selling technology and services in the Senior Living world so that he can continue serving the people and providers that he has clearly identified with.

Please reach out to Dave with any questions or opportunities and wish him a warm welcome to Illinois.  You can reach him at 888-909-1777 ext 345.

About HealthSignals 

HealthSignals designs, deploys and manages Medical Grade Wi-Fi® networks, Cellular Boost and Public Safety Radio Platforms for Senior Living and LTPAC communities.  The HealthSignals’ Performance Guarantee provides peace of mind from both a financial and operational perspective. Their written performance guarantee sets them apart from the competition. For more information, please email info@healthsignals.net. 

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