Reliable wireless communication in a hospital allows for real-time patient monitoring that can mean the difference between life and death. In addition to the medical uses, dependable Wi-Fi in hospitals can also affect the customer rating received after a patient is discharged.
In order to set up a reliable Wi-Fi network and reap the benefits that reliability brings, preparations must be performed by the IT manager. This white paper lists and explains the five required steps an IT manager must take when setting up Wi-Fi infrastructure in a medical center.
Many medical devices require persistent network connections. Providing such connections over Wi-Fi in a hospital can be a challenge.
When a medical device is mobile, the Wi-Fi radio in that device must switch, or roam, from one infrastructure endpoint to another. Fast and effective roaming is essential to maintaining a persistent network connection and ensuring the reliable operation of the applications that rely on such a connection.
This white paper explains how roaming works and how roaming can be optimized to ensure the reliable operation of client devices, including medical devices, that use Wi-Fi in a hospital