GDT Manufacturing—Simplicity equals a fully tested, on-time solution deploymentGDT’s holistic approach delivers a comprehensive, cost effective solution to a wireless service provider
By Richard Arneson
A large, regional wireless service provider with over 5 million customers nationwide called on their long standing relationship with GDT to implement an IP-based video surveillance solution to over two hundred fifty (250) retail locations. Their existing and antiquated analog solution didn’t provide the security needed to protect against break-ins that had recently occurred at several locations. They turned to GDT to provide a video solution that would not only provide greater security, but be far easier to manage.
Management once again turns to GDT Manufacturing to design, test and deliver each
solution’s vital component
on their vast experience working with customers on similar projects, GDT’s
Project Management team knew that the customer’s initial plan, which would
require the use of dozens of different Layer One vendors, would greatly add
complexity to the deployment. GDT Project Management knew that the customer’s
existing solution would result in added time, difficult management, lost or
misplaced inventory and, ultimately, a very dissatisfied customer. They knew
precisely what was needed—GDT Manufacturing.
less than a half mile from GDT’s Innovation Campus, the 40,000 sq. ft. GDT
Manufacturing production plant is a state-of-the-art facility where over a
hundred highly trained professionals manufacture and test customized Layer One
(1) assemblies. Their finished products support some of the most notable
Service Providers, Enterprise Networks, Government Agencies, and OEMs in the
GDT Project Management plus GDT Manufacturing equals, once again, the perfect solution
Manufacturing, working closely with Project Management, designed a Layer One roadmap
that would perfectly mesh with the customer’s upcoming IP-based camera deployment.
After analyzing the unique requirements
for each of the two hundred fifty (250) locations, GDT Manufacturing, which is comprised
of professionals who have earned the most sought after and preeminent
certifications in the industry, was able to design a single, customized Cat 6 Ethernet
cabling solution that would perfectly accommodate eighty percent (80%) of the
locations; the remaining locations required further customization to meet each of
its highly unique needs.
After carefully testing all of the two
hundred fifty (250) cabling assemblies, each was kitted with its corresponding,
and fully staged, hardware. What resulted was a single SKU, a single BOM (Bill of
Materials) and a single delivery for each location. As a result, GDT’s field
operations team, with technicians nationwide, were able to install and test the
solution in a fraction of the time for which the customer had previously
always, the proof is in the results
It’s not an uncommon story—”GDT
Manufacturing provides a solution that expedites deployment, minimizes waste
and greatly reduces customers’ headaches.” The customer’s experience marked another
of the hundreds of examples that are filed under this storyline.
In this case, the customer enjoyed easier
management, from a logistics, tracking and accounting basis. They received a single
container that included the entire, tested solution. They only had to manage a single
BOM and SKU for each location. And, as a result of GDT Manufacturing’s
continued work with Project Management, the customer enjoyed a solution that
experienced zero (0) failures. But, again, it’s not an uncommon story.