Smith Senior Living

Beverly and Orland Park, Illinois

In order to successfully support the technology needs of their residents and staff, Smith Senior Living facilities must have a robust, flexible, and adaptable network infrastructure. Two of Smith Senior Living’s communities employed ESD to design a fiber optic and copper cabling infrastructure to support their life safety, healthcare, and building services systems while providing flexibility for a projected 20-year lifespan.

We performed an initial analysis of each facility’s existing network to determine its strengths and weaknesses in relation to the facility’s future technology goals. Using this information, we designed a system to support reliable Wi-Fi, voice-over-IP (VoIP), distributed antenna systems (DAS) for cell phone signal enhancement, point of sale (POS) systems, and a wireless emergency nurse call system.