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Boosting Cellular Coverage in Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities encompass many different types of buildings, including Hospitals, Primary Care Units, Rehabilitations Centres and Private Clinics. All of the people in these facilities require excellent voice and data signal in order to carry out their duties. Mobile signal is not only required for making phone calls and browsing the internet in these facilities, it is also required for devices such as eParking machines, mobile VISA terminals, and applications such as  google Pay apps and QR code scanning apps. These modern convenient apps are essential for enhancing patient and staff experience and also improves the overall efficiency of the facility.

How to improve the mobile signal in Hospitals?

 

Choose a system that is a scalable solution for large sprawling campuses

Hospitals are generally large, sprawling buildings where a variety of activities are carried out. Some areas contain sensitive medical equipment, while other areas are occupied by people: the canteen, restaurant facilities, patient wards, waiting rooms, offices and maintenance rooms. Each of these spaces has a different set of requirements in terms of which people and equipment need mobile signal. Stella’s DAS system is a scalable mobile solution that can cover any sized building, adapting to suit the requirements of the hospital while amplifying the signal to all GSM devices including mobile phones, VISA machines and eParking metres.

 

Ensure the system supports all operators and unlimited numbers of people

There are different stakeholders in a healthcare building, from the staff who work in the building, such as medical staff, admin staff, maintenance staff, cleaning staff, and also patients and family members who visit the hospital. All of these people require mobile signal to communicate with their phones. Stella repeaters support an unlimited number of users, allowing them access to 5G, 4G, 3G voice and data with all operators.

 

Choose a solution that considers Cyber Security and GDPR

Cyber attack risks are increasing. Hospitals need to protect their networks while at the same time providing mobile communication throughout the building. A Stella repeater  allows all visitors and staff to make calls and access mobile data while using their own data plan on campus. This enables the hospital to keep their own network private and protected without exposing it to the public (or staff).

 

Ensure the system is a cost effective and future proofed technology

Hospitals are under pressure to run economically. Enabling people in the hospital to use their phones at work is cost effective in many ways. By enabling patients and staff to use their phones while in the hospital, time is saved, less staff are needed, less paper is printed and used, and fewer errors are reported. This allows the hospital to greatly improve their green footprint for a very small initial input of energy.

The Stella iRepeaters amplify the 5G signal from the mobile operators, and network providers offer speeds of up to 200Mb with average data packages. The operators continuously improve their network and their data speeds are increased dramatically year after year. The Stella iRepeater amplifies the signal from the operators, and by installing a Stella iRepeater, the system allows the latest technology from the mobile operators to function. This makes the Stella iRepeater System by far the most professional and future proofed system available. 

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Stella Support

Pre-Installation Support

Building plans can be uploaded to the Stella Online Planning Tool to plan and troubleshoot the repeater installation layout. This helps the installer to provide more accurate quotations as only the required material is purchased, and also saves the installer time when doing the installation. 

Post Installation Management

Stella iRepeater Systems can be fully monitored online using Stella’s cloud based, remote management system. The system can be remotely monitored and calibrated, ensuring it is always performing at the optimum level.

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FAQ

Patients, family or visitors who are sitting in a waiting room or lying in a bed need access to 5G, 4G, 3G data on their phones for calls, work and entertainment. A management-free solution that gives each individual person access to the internet, and allows everyone to work off their own data plan is required.

The Stella Repeater Solution is a management free system that amplifies the signal of all operators. The system supports an unlimited number of people to use their phones at the same time, allowing each person to work off their own data plan for 5G, 4G, 3G and voice.

The Stella Doradus repeater amplifies the signal from all European operators, so that all visitors to the facility can seamlessly use their phones  for voice and high-speed data within the building. All devices that use the cellular signal will also be amplified, including VISA terminals, E-parking terminals, E-charging terminals etc.

There are certain areas of the hospital, such as the radiology lab and MRI scanner room, where the use of mobile phones is prohibited. Hospitals require a solution that will provide signal in certain areas while keeping others areas without signal. The Stella Repeater Solution can be installed so as to provide signal only in designated zones.

Hospitals are often constructed with mass concrete, steel cladding, thick walls and glass. This kind of building is particularly good at preventing the mobile signal from entering the building. Even the windows have a metal oxide layer applied to them that completely blocks the mobile signal. A repeater will bring mobile signal from outside the hospital, amplify it, and distribute it throughout the building to ensure signal coverage throughout the building.