ADTRANÂ®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced that through its highly successful Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, it is empowering Ting Internet to deliver gigabit connectivity throughout its Mid-Atlantic and Southeast territory, including its recent rollout in Westminster, Maryland, <>.
Through a project with the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) Smart Homes in Westminster, Ting is helping to provide gigabit broadband to two MAGIC Smart Homes for individuals living with disabilities in Carroll County, Maryland.
These extraordinary MAGIC Smart Homes will have sensors installed that can collect health measurements, as well as behavioral data that will help health specialists draw conclusions about how to improve quality of life and ensure safety inside the home. The intelligent MAGIC Smart Homes move “smart homes” well beyond a concept to a reality that will help improve lives and enable individuals to “age in place.”
MAGIC has developed the Smart Home project as an innovative collaboration utilizing broadband-enabled technologies in a residential setting. The homes will gather a wide variety of data, provide intelligent monitoring, analysis and alerts as well as enable remote healthcare to make a measurable positive impact on the quality of life for residents. The MAGIC Smart Home project aims to combine telemedicine and patient data collected to decrease emergency department visits, unplanned medical appointments and staff time spent on non-scheduled medical care for fragile-health populations.
Two residential homes for adults with intellectual disabilities will be connected through a variety of sensors to an intelligent integration platform, which will collect data, analyze, report and alert in real time. For patients with chronic health conditions, this technology allows for daily monitoring of vital signs that can be securely uploaded to their primary care physician. If needed, a secure connection across the network supports a video-enabled physician visit without the patient needing to leave their home. The system also provides administrative support to staff while still performing typical smart home functions with mechanical system and appliance management.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN´s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, visit www.adtran.com.