driving around in a dark parking garage, there are only two real
considerations: Are there enough spaces? And is it safe?
we addressed both of those concerns for AmerisourceBergen, a leading provider
of pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that
improve access to care. Around the world, tens of thousands of healthcare
providers, livestock producers, and veterinary practices trust
AmerisourceBergen as their pharmaceutical supply chain partner. As a result, the
company has grown rapidly, and in 2017 it began planning a large office
expansion in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
CLICK TO TWEET: Caitlin Pinkerton explains how the CommScope powered fiber cable system met all of AmerisourceBergen’s safety requirements for its new parking garage project.
expansion included a new parking garage, and one of the primary concerns was
safety. AmerisourceBergen specified 23 security cameras and 15 “code blue”
emergency phones in the new facility. All the cameras and phones were to be Internet
Protocol (IP) and power over ethernet (PoE) capable.
original plans called for four intermediate distribution frame (IDF) telecom
rooms. But in a parking garage where space is the main asset, the thought of
having four large rooms taking up extra room was anything but ideal.
presented a powered fiber cable
system as an alternative solution, which aside from
a smaller technology footprint, was advantageously efficient and capable of
much more reliable operation in an outdoor setting. After a live powered fiber
cable system demo, AmerisourceBergen recognized the many benefits of our
proposed approach and selected our technology solution.
garage was completed
on-time and on-budget and met all of the AmerisourceBergen’s safety
requirements. It’s now been operational since December of 2017 and is
delivering faster and more reliable PoE service.
the success of the Fort Mill garage, AmerisourceBergen has since worked with us
to deploy a similar solution in its other parking garage in Carrollton, Texas. These
garages are a great example of how CommScope is powering progress for some of
the world’s leading companies as a trusted technology partner.
take on tomorrow, together.