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Gaps from wires lift ceiling tilesHoles and penetrations in hard ceilings and ceiling tiles are not acceptable in hospital environments.

These openings permit the spread of airborne contaminants and infectious disease.

Openings contribute to loss of room pressurization.

APs mounted above ceilings not only degrade AP performance, but require compliance with ICRA procedures to service APs.

 

 

Oberon Model 1046-CCOAP3800Oberon's Wi-Fi access point mounting solutions.

Oberon CenterEliminate the gaps.

Oberon CenterSimplify AP access and service.

Oberon CenterAre lockable

Oberon CenterAre aesthetic

 

 

Standards & Guidelines Affecting Wireless Network Installations in Hospital Environments

 

Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)

healthcare5The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation has established procedures for mitigating the spread of infectious disease and contamination.  Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) procedures can have a serious impact on cabling installation, moves, adds, and changes, especially in above ceiling spaces.  Oberon’s ceiling enclosures provide access to Wi-Fi and small cell access points, and other telecom equipment, without entering the air handling space, a key factor in risk mitigation.

 

 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Requirements

healthcare1HIPAA is a US law (and the similar Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in Canada) that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. HIPAA requires that hospitals limit physical access to electronic information systems, such as access points.  

  • § 164.310 Physical safeguards. A covered entity must, in accordance with 164.306: (a)(1) Standard: Facility access controls. Implement policies and procedures to limit physical access to its electronic information systems and the facility or facilities in which they are housed, while ensuring that properly authorized access is allowed. 

Many of Oberon’s ceiling and wall enclosures are locking enclosures, limiting physical access to the AP and associated data cable and connector. Providing complance with HIPAA

 

ANSI/BICSI-008-208

ANSI BICSI 008 2018

  Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) | Systems Design and Implementation | Best Practices

  • Specifies twisted-pair cabling should meet Category 6A/Class EA performance. Optical fiber cabling is shall meet, at a minimum, OM3 performance.
  • For future growth or technology changes, two horizontal links are recommended for each AP.
  • Specifies that APs should be designed and installed so they are accessible for servicing and troubleshooting without need for infectious control protocols.
  • States that the wireless access point infrastructure physical design should consider consistency, compatibility, and ease of operational support while lowering overall cost.  Design costs should consider both initial installation costs as well as operational costs.

 

BICSI-004 Medical Grade Utility Wireless Standard

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Implementation of Wireless

  • Below ceiling installation of WiFi access points is a better alternative to above ceiling
  • They should be installed in a cabinet flush with or below the ceiling, or wall mounted.
  • MGUW can help prepare the hospital for the changing healthcare IT environment and future wireless technologies

 

 

Oberon Enclosures & Mounts Simplify Compliance by Design

 

Oberon CenterWi-Tile™ Locking AP Enclosures - for Suspended Ceilings

 

Oberon Model 1047-HLA-T

  • Locking interchangeable doors, large enough for largest APs
    • Standard lay-in, tegular, and metric tiles available

 

 

 

WiTile back-box

  • Back-box large enough to stow excess horizontal cable
  • Solid steel back-box with firestop grommet for cable egress; simplifies ICRA procedure compliance

 

 

 

Oberon Center

Wi-Tile™ Locking AP Enclosures - for Hard Ceilings

 

Oberon Model 1076 COAP4800

  • Locking interchangeable doors, large enough for largest APs
  • Bezel fills opening in ceiling

 

 

 

Oberon Model 1076 WA

  • Back-box large enough to stow excess horizontal cable and biscuit
  • Solid back-box with firestop grommet for cable egress; simplifies ICRA procedure compliance

 

 

 

 

 

Oberon Center

Envelop™ Recess AP Mount - for Suspended and Cloud Ceilings

 

Oberon Model 1044 CCOAP3800

  • Interchangeable trims, large enough for largest APs
  • Aesthetically recess into suspended, cloud, and panel ceilings

 

 

 

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  • Solid back-box with firestop grommet for cable egress
  • Quick installation with snap-in trim

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oberon Center

Envelop™ Recess AP Mount - for Hard Ceilings

 

Oberon Model 1042 CCOAP

  • Interchangeable trims, large enough for largest APs
  • Aesthetically recess AP into hard ceilings, revealing only antenna face

 

 

 

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  • Solid back-box with firestop grommet for cable egress
  • Back-box flange fills opening in ceiling
  • Swivel fasteners install back-box in ceiling in minutes
  • Quick installation with snap-in trim

 

 

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Oberon Simplifies Compliance

Healthcare facilities require special accommodations to ensure health and safety, including proper installation of Wi-Fi access points. Oberon simplifies compliance for standards and guidelines such as:

Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Requirements

ANSI/BICSI-008-208

BICSI-004 Medical Grade Utility Wireless Standard

Healthcare

  • Oberon Model 1028-08-ANT5-B

    1028-08-ANT5-B

    Plenum Rated NEMA 4 Hard-Lid Ceiling Enclosure for Wi-Fi Access Points / 8 in. Deep

    Spec Sheet 

  • Oberon Model 1042-CCOAP3800

    1042-CCOAP3800

    11 in. Recessed Wall and Hard-Lid Ceiling Existing Construction Installation Kit for Wi-Fi Access Points / Cisco 2800 & 3800 Series AP Trim / Spring Attached

    Spec Sheet 

  • Oberon Model 1047-CCOAP3800

    1047-CCOAP3800

    Locking Suspended Ceiling Tile Wi-Fi Access Point Enclosure with 18.5 x 18.5 x 3 in. Back Box / Cisco 2800 & 3800 Series AP Door

    Spec Sheet 

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