Kiama Council

Having the support of a close-knit community is more important than ever in the golden years of life. At Blue Haven Aged Care, nestled near Australia’s coast in New South Wales (NSW), the retired and elderly enjoy a high level of camaraderie and care in its residential communities.

Blue Haven’s people are interconnected—but you couldn’t say the same about its wireless networks. Until recently, the head office’s network consisted of motley equipment from different vendors. Monitoring and troubleshooting the piecemeal system was challenging because it lacked a single management portal to tie the network together.

When Blue Haven expanded, breaking ground on a new retirement village in Bonaira, they urgently needed a fresh solution. Luckily, they found Telstra who partnered with Ericom, a NSW based systems integrator specialising in unified network systems.

Telstra and Ericom came to the rescue with an end-to-end solution. Their partnership provided a resilient, scalable and highly available solution.

From its switches and access points to its wireless local-area network (LAN), every aspect works together to form a cohesive whole. Best of all, Blue Haven has a single portal for all their network management needs, as well as ongoing technical support from Ericom.

Today, the residents and staff at Blue Haven Bonaira are reaping the benefits of their unified core network. With a nurse-call system integrated into the Wi-Fi, residents enjoy greater safety and can easily communicate their location when they need assistance.

The Telstra | Ericom, partnership provided dependable wireless that lets the Blue Haven Bonaira residents keep in touch more easily with each other and their near and dear ones.