Children’s Hospital Solved Cable Management Challenge for its Brand
New Research Tower with the Help of Connectrac Wireways
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Connectrac announced today that in the construction of Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital’s brand new Research Tower, cable management
capabilities were installed throughout the entire property with the
assistance of Connectrac Wireways.
At around 445,000 square feet, the building sits between a companion
research tower and the hospital, and is home to over 1,500 physicians,
scientists and staff. Throughout the new
research tower, the hospital created a variety of A/V Meeting Rooms
able to seat and accommodate as many as 30 people. Each meeting room
moved away from the standard projector set-up by using flat-panel,
wall-mounted displays, along with conference phones and personalized
Crestron Flip-Tops placed on top of every conference table. The
Crestron Flip-Tops bring controls for lighting and video inputs to a
Each meeting room would require every kind of connectivity—A/V,
Telecomm, Power and Data. For a project of such a large scale, the
hospital wanted a quality product that could be matched with an
“To core drill everywhere is simply too much,” said Michael Rose,
Interactive Services at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. “We had no
problem with Connectrac. It solves a lot of problems.”
After being selected by their architect firm, the hospital made an order
In-Carpet wireways to be installed in their A/V Meeting Rooms.
Having not seen the product before, Rose was a little skeptical when he
thought about other on-floor type raceways.
“I’m usually hesitant about using any type of surface solution, but you
don’t even know it’s there. It works great,” Rose recalled. “If you have
to make a change or forgot something, you just pop the cap and make your
change,” he added.
What alleviated his concerns was simply seeing Connectrac being put into
action. The install team had no problems laying the track down, putting
In-Carpet wireways in over 40 A/V Meeting Rooms. The wireway was laid
seamlessly from the wall underneath the flat-panel display to underneath
the conference table, providing cable management for the Crestron
Flip-Top. Not only did the subtle, elegant aesthetic appeal to Rose and
the staff, but the flexibility to change any cabling within the
Connectrac wireway made it even more invaluable.
The installation and overall construction of the new research tower adds
to the hospital’s already extraordinary
resume. Named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S.
News, Cincinnati Children’s ranks top 10 in 10 specialty categories,
including #1 in pulmonology and #2 in cancer care and nephrology. It
also earned recognition from Parents Magazine as the #3 best
children’s hospital in the United States. Such a renowned status made
Connectrac excited to provide cable management throughout the hospital’s
new research tower.
“The acclaim and achievements the hospital has earned in its existence
is nothing short of spectacular,” said Clint
Strong, CEO of Connectrac. “This new research tower will only lead
to more discoveries and accomplishments within the medical field. We are
happy to play a small role in bringing connectivity to such an
ABOUT CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Cincinnati Children’s, a non-profit organization, is one of the top
three recipients of pediatric research grants from the National
Institutes of Health, and a research and teaching affiliate of the
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. The medical center is
internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming
delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research,
education and innovation. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org.
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Connectrac® Wireways are the best floor-based cable management solution
for bringing power, data and communications from the wall to all
interior commercial applications. Connectrac offers the flexibility to
meet the demands for new technology connectivity while maintaining the
aesthetic and structural integrity of the building – all without the
expense and inflexibility of core drilling, trenching or floor boxes.
Mark Davis, 214-941-1319