Corning Case Studies

  • American Family Insurance Deploys In-Building Wireless Solution

    As a leading insurer, American Family Insurance (American Family) requires that agents are accessible at all times. Its thousands of customer-facing employees use devices for data and voice communications including smartphones, interactive pagers and laptop computers. In order to maintain corporate productivity and provide the best possible customer service, the company sought to ensure that its agents would not miss pages, calls and important emails. Specifically, American Family tasked its technology team to find a solution to overcome wireless dead zones throughout the headquarters campus buildings.

  • Universal Wireless Solution Provides Seamless Coverage at Hearst Corporation’s New Headquarters

    Communication is vital to business, especially in the business of communication. In 1928, the original Hearst office complex was built on the site. Six stories of reinforced concrete housed the operations for the media brands that Hearst owned at the time. It is this same structure, now a dedicated historical landmark, that incorporates the 46-story state-of-the-art tower that serves as the new corporate headquarters for the communications giant and is also the first “green” skyscraper in New York City.

  • The First Hotel to Offer 4G Service in Orlando

    In September 2010, The Peabody Orlando completed a $450-million expansion to the hotel and surrounding properties, making it the largest non-gaming Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four Diamond hotel in the United States. The renovation included the addition of more than 750 new rooms, 250,000 square-feet of extra meeting space, and a new parking structure; the hotel also upgraded every software system and installed a distributed antenna system to improve the wireless and cell coverage at the hotel.

  • Setting a New Technology Standard in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

    The Homer Building, located in the heart of Washington D.C.’s historic business district, is one of the city’s premiere multi-tenant commercial office properties and a significant architectural landmark. Constructed in 1913 and renovated in 1990 by Akridge, the real estate services company that manages the property, this 12-story facility has stood the test of time and remains a prominent landmark in the District.

  • University Advances Position As Technology Innovator, Education Leader

    In 2001, American University (AU) recognized that wireless usage trends among college students would soon eclipse that of traditional wired voice services. This assumption was supported by industry experts who predicted that 70–85% of college students in the U.S. would have wireless service by 2005. In keeping with the university’s reputation for technological innovation and education leadership, AU management made the decision to focus on supporting services that students were using while minimizing costs to support its wired voice services.

  • Florida Hospital Delivers Cellular Connectivity Over Hospital's Existing LAN

    As the largest non-profit healthcare system in the UnitedStates, Florida Hospital encompasses over 6,000,000 squarefeet of medical facilities, and manages 2,000 patient beds. Likeall hospitals, Florida Hospital was challenged to find a costeffectiveinfrastructure solution for their mid-sized Kissimmeebuilding, which lacked connectivity for Verizon wirelessservices due to dense construction that prevented signals fromentering the building. With employees increasingly dependenton their mobile devices for everything from real-time accessto lab results to physician consults on the go, in-buildingcoverage was a necessity.