Renown Health Secures Mobile COVID-19 Test Center with the Arcules Cloud
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THE CUSTOMER

A healthcare network in Reno, Nevada that includes area hospitals, urgent care centers, lab services, x-ray and imaging services. Renown staffs more than 7,000 nurses, and is a Level 2 trauma center with 808 beds and two emergency rooms and has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care.
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THE PARTNER

Nic Hasler, Founder & President
Incline Technology Consulting
Security Integrator with over 20 years of experience in the physical security industry.
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"The only way that it will work is if the technology supports legacy equipment without having to rip and replace existing cameras. The fact that we could begin this process today by adopting Arcules was a huge win toward that goal."

Nic Hasler – Founder & President Incline Technology Consulting

THE CHALLENGE

Like many healthcare facilities and hospitals all over the country, Renown Health has faced the influx of patients infected with COVID-19. As a result of this demand for more beds to test and treat critical patients, Renown Health expanded its facility to include 10 additional remote, mobile units that support incoming patients. Since these locations are not permanent, security leaders needed to find a solution that addresses connectivity and bandwidth issues and provides additional oversight at these locations without having to invest in an on-site server.

As a longtime customer of Incline Technology Consulting and an existing customer of Milestone Systems, Renown Health required a solution that integrates seamlessly with the XProtect Video Management Systems (VMS); one that could be remotely controlled and monitored through the existing system. The facility also needed the ability to seamlessly add cameras to the infrastructure as their needs changed or expanded — sometimes at a moment’s notice.

THE SOLUTION

Struggling with significant budget cuts and challenging network connectivity, Incline recommended the Arcules Unified Cloud Security Platform not only because of its scalability and flexibility, but also because it seamlessly integrates with both their existing Axis Communications IP cameras within the remote facility, as well as the Milestone-XProtect VMS. Yet, the limitations around connectivity created a challenge with being able to reap the full benefits of cloud storage.

Arcules partnered closely with Nic Hasler of Incline to incorporate a way for Renown Health to leverage cloud-based functionality within the limited-bandwidth environment: the Arcules Edge Cloud Solution. The Edge Cloud solution allows security leaders at Renown Health to collect and store incoming video data from five Axis cameras on an edge storage device, while also enabling users to remotely view and manage that incoming data via the cloud.

WHY RENOWN CHOSE ARCULES
Re-use existing cameras

Hardware savings of over $50,000 if they were to purchase new cameras, and over 500 hours of labor to install them.
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Milestone Integration

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Low Bandwidth Edge Cloud

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Speed of Deployment

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THE RESULTS

By adopting the open platform and cloud-based functionality from Arcules, Renown was able to use all of its existing encoders and camera infrastructure without having to spend the significant amount of time and resources it would take to completely overhaul the system. Hasler stated that the ability for Arcules to be flexible and agile amidst the changing needs of the hospital was one of the best features of the platform.

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"We’ve gone through a number of iterations of our vision for protecting external areas of the hospital, from the trailers that are housing COVID-19 patients to the variety of other remote locations around our facility where physicians and medical personnel could securely test and care for patients. This is all a testament to the flexibility of the Arcules system."

Nic Hasler – Founder & President Incline Technology Consulting