Tees firm Odyssey Systems has overcome a notorious internet blackspot to help a veterinary referral service treat injured animals at its new Sedgefield-based hospital.
Wear Referrals’ facility is equipped with a range of advanced medical equipment to treat pets of all sizes, including an MRI scanner and digital x-ray, which consume large amounts of data whilst in operation.
Under normal circumstances the Odyssey team would have prescribed the installation of a leased line, however, in this case it would have not been a cost-effective solution.
After assessing a range of options, the Odyssey technicians installed stand-alone microwave mast dedicated to Wear Referrals, which provides internet speeds of up to 20mb – more than enough to simultaneously cope with the demands of the company’s medical equipment, and at a fraction of the cost of a leased line.
Christine Gilbert, director at Stockton-based Odyssey, said: “Wear Referrals’ high quality service provision is reliant upon technology that regularly uploads and downloads large files.
“The microwave link has provided a cost-effective solution that will effectively address the company’s need for a reliable internet connection.
“At Odyssey we appreciate the fact that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach. This is why we often deliver bespoke systems in line with client requirements.”
Stacy Burleigh, practice manager, said: “Opening a new hospital is very complex and time consuming, so it was important that we chose a company able to work around our schedule. Its engineers gave us regular updates throughout and completed the job at hand without causing any interruption.”