Healthcare provider UPMC selects Alcatel-Lucent's IP and optical networking
technology in response to 'big data' evolution
Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS core router and 100G solutions to enable UPMC to
deliver critical data, video and voice services to more than 20 hospitals,
3,400 doctors and over 55,000 employees
NEW ORLEANS, March 5, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --HIMSS 2013 --Almost no other
industry uses data like healthcare and the evolution to 'Big Data' has
prompted UPMC, the top ranked healthcare provider in Western Pennsylvania in
the United States, to apply IP and optical networking technology from
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to upgrade its information
network to leverage the large sets of complex data gathered daily.
Today at HIMSS, the annual healthcare information technology conference,
Alcatel-Lucent (booth #1469) announced that it has been selected by UPMC to
deploy a new network to provide critical communications services to hospitals,
doctors' offices and other sites throughout Western Pennsylvania using
Alcatel-Lucent's recently introduced 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) -
the industry's most powerful Internet protocol (IP) core router. The agreement
will also include the supply of advanced 100G (100 gigabit-per-second)
oUPMC is Western Pennsylvania's leading health system with more than 20
hospitals, 3,400 doctors and over 55,000 employees.
oUPMC is a recognized leader in the application of information technology
to revolutionize patient care and improve safety through services such as
telemedicine and cloud-based services.
oAdoption of 'big data' solutions such as multi-site 'Metro WANs' by
healthcare institutions like UPMC can contribute to better point-of-care
decisions, fewer readmissions, and operational improvements, pushing
beyond current bandwidth limitations.
oAlcatel-Lucent is supplying UPMC with its new 7950 XRS family - based on
the 400G FP3 chipset which brings a huge boost in capacity, efficiency and
flexibility to the heart of IP networks, while slashing power consumption
and increasing cost-efficiency.
oBelgacom and Telefonica recently announced deployment of 7950 XRS, which
was awarded the prize of Best New Product (Telecom) by Light Reading in
oThe UPMC build-out will also include Alcatel-Lucent's proprietary optical
coherent technology, the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS).
oThe PSS uses Alcatel-Lucent's Photonic Service Engine (PSE), a 400G chip
that dramatically enhances the capacity, intelligence and flexibility of
data network's such as UPMC's.
William Hanna, Vice President, Technical Services, Information Services
Division of UPMC said: "Here at UPMC we see our network as a vital tool to
support our mission – providing our patients with world-class healthcare. Our
ongoing network modernization is ensuring that we remain at the forefront of
healthcare innovation. This new project with Alcatel-Lucent, the latest step
in our long-standing collaboration, will enable us to not only increase the
capacity of our network, but to make our entire enterprise smarter and more
efficient, and ultimately improve patient care throughout the UPMC system."
Michel Emelianoff, President, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise said: "The 'big data'
needs of large-scale enterprises such as UPMC are breaking down the barriers
between traditional IT systems and communications networks. This project with
UPMC offers a great example of how advanced IP and fiber optic technologies
can enhance the operations of enterprises in a wide array of fields. We are
particularly thrilled to play such a critical role in bringing improved
healthcare services to the communities that UPMC serves."
oProduct web site: http://bit.ly/12MByki
oPhotos: Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS family: http://bit.ly/Z3c4ib
oGeneral ALU Flickr link: http://bit.ly/Z3cKEg
oVideos, slides and more from the Annual Tech Symposium:
oBlog: Alcatel-Lucent's New Core Router: off to a big start
UPMC is a $10 billion global health enterprise with more than 55,000 employees
headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is transforming health care by
integrating more than 20 hospitals, 400 doctors' offices and outpatient sites,
a health insurance services division, and international and commercial
services. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health
Sciences, UPMC ranked No. 10 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report
annual Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals in 2012—and No. 1 in
Pennsylvania—with 15 adult specialty areas ranked for excellence. UPMC is
redefining health care by using innovative science, technology and medicine to
invent new models of accountable, cost-efficient and patient-centered care.
For more information, go to www.UPMC.com.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
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around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of
networking and communications technology, products and services. The company
is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers,
responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and
Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international
institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second
year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100
Global Innovators, recognition for the company's continued addition to its
world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry.
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In 2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making
communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we
pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.
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global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and
is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
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