Kings College Hospital – Infra-red link

KCH

King’s approached WIN in c. 2004 to provide a high reliability link to one of its satellite sites.  This approach came about after King’s encountered difficulties with the local councils in its attempts to dig up the surrounding roads to lay fibre optic cabling between this satellite and the main site.

The mandate was for a supplier to come up with a mechanism for safely and securely transmitting and receiving encrypted data from the main to the satellite site.

WIN considered King’s proposal and recommended the 1Gbps infrared link between its Ruskin Wing and the new site.  After an initial survey and subsequent confirmation of its viability, the link was put in and used in earnest shortly afterwards.

King’s successfully trialled the simultaneous transmission of standard user data (web traffic, shared files access & data transfer), application / database access, VoIP, audio and video conferencing sessions and streaming video over this link without suffering latency issues.

It was a very welcomed conclusion to a potentially very difficult situation with the new build.

King’s has subsequently approached WIN to provide a solution to a new facility opening within the next 12 months.  The mandate is similar, but the requirement this time is for a 10Gbps link, to link this site to the main building.

 

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King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

We are confident of a successful WIN implementation.

Richard Hastings
ICT Infrastructure Manager
City Motor Holding Ltd

We don’t bother going anywhere else for our cabling and wireless work. WIN consistently work to exceptionally high standards, providing quality solutions and keeping everything neat and tidy as they go. The wireless link to our new building has saved us tens of thousands of pounds when compared to the lines we would have had to install without it, and it has been rock solid and reliable ever since it was installed. I’m even planning on running a new contact centre over it.

Mark Heyworth
Technical Operations Manager
Fitzwilliam College

"WIN have enabled us to provide significantly improved internet connectivity to students who live off-site at a fraction of the cost of fixed lines or other commercial offerings. The service has always been personal and efficient; they know our site and environment so well that their solutions are optimised for our needs.”

Susan Park
IT Manager

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