Connecting people easily across multiple project sites, for better collaboration and quicker turn-around times.
Reducing the dependency on Taylor’s IT support team.
Gaining better control over infrastructure and overhead expenses.
Telstra recommended the enterprise-grade Cradlepoint 4G LTE wireless branch solution to improve the quality and management of connectivity at Taylor project sites. The solution is configured, deployed and managed in the cloud using one platform. By implementing this solution, Taylor can move a project office to a new location quickly and easily, without having to wait for fixed-line internet to be installed before commencing operations.
The solution offers an integrated upgrade pathway to 5G mobility, which is fundamental to Taylor’s digitisation strategy. As part of a Telstra 5G enterprise wireless trial, Taylor is now rolling out 5G to its project sites for improved speeds and lower-latency connections. “It’s the final piece of the puzzle that allows us to really start connecting every device and reporting and responding on a higher, integrated level of technology,” said Taylor IT Manager Christian Neyle.
Introduced Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service for Branch wireless solution at 40 locations. Deployed the Cradlepoint solution to 25 priority project sites and then rolled out to all remaining sites.
Installed 40 enterprise-grade Cradlepoint AER2200 (CAT 11) routers with cloud management services. One device replaced multiple devices at each location, resulting in reduced operating expenses.
These solutions enabled Taylor to configure, deploy and manage distributed connectivity through Telstra’s 4GX LTE-A /5G network (once available).
Increased productivity for Taylor’s IT team by dramatically reducing IT effort to manage project site technology
Adopt new augmented reality and virtual reality tools and applications that transmit real-time data about a building’s plans, health or structure, for more efficient construction and design.
Improved mobile network experience for better collaboration with 4GX LTE and 5G
Greater cost control from visible asset connectivity at project sites through Cradlepoint’s NetCloud platform
“We can now take the models that we actually use for the building, before the building is built, and start to detect things like clashes or areas where the hydraulics need to go that may not have actually been feasibly designed properly yet. And you can place these headsets on, walk through the empty building you're about to fit out and go, hang on, the model isn't right here. We're not going to be able to actually put this service where it's supposed to go because there is a concrete pillar here that wasn't on the plans, that no one foresaw or knew about. And we can't move that pillar. So back to the drawing board. Let's update this model before we end up spending two weeks’ worth of effort and energy to get these trades out here, and subbies out here, to finish the work.”
Christian Neyle, IT Manager at Taylor
Reduction in infrastructure costs across Taylor sites.
Reduced IT support and the approximate setup time to minutes.
Upgradeable to 5G once the 5G frequency is available.