Nexans has completed a project providing infrastructure cabling for the Creekside Cancer Care Outpatient Centre in Lafayette, Colorado. The centre is home to CyberKnife VSI, a new version of the CyberKnife, the world’s only robotic radiosurgery system which offers patients a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of tumours anywhere in the body.
The project, which was completed in June 2010, uses Nexans’ LANmark-7A solution, the highest performance, backwards compatible copper solution available. LANmark-7A features the revolutionary GG45 connector, which is an RJ45 formatted connector thus making it fully compatible with legacy equipment while simultaneously being capable of supporting bandwidths of 40G and beyond.
Jim Mather, Chief Development Officer at Creekside Cancer Care LLC, commented on the selection of Nexans saying: “It was clear when designing the building that we would need absolutely the best infrastructure available to support the ongoing requirements of the surgery system. However, we also needed a system that was backwards compatible, that could deliver 40G in a high noise environment, that would last for the next fifteen or twenty years, and that still had a reasonable cost of ownership. Nexans’ solution was the only one on the market that matched all these criteria.”
Larry Paniccia, Business Development Director of Nexans Cabling Solutions, also remarked: “The CyberKnife system has revolutionized healthcare for thousands of patients, and we are delighted to be able to provide a quality cabling infrastructure system that meets all the requirements of the Creekside Cancer Care centre.”
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Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. Nexans addresses a series of market segments from energy, transport and telecom networks to shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotive, electronics, aeronautics, handling and automation. With an industrial presence in 39 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 22,700 people and had sales in 2009 of 5 billion Euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.
In the field of LAN Cabling Systems, Nexans offer a complete range of products and value added services providing improved reliability and reduced cost of ownership for Network Managers and an unrivalled choice of solutions to a global customer base
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About Creekside Cancer Care
Creekside Cancer Care is a free-standing cancer care facility located in a scenic and tranquil creek side setting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Lafayette, Colorado, just 30 minutes from Denver International Airport. Creekside Cancer Care boasts the most advanced clinical and health care information technologies available. The clinical focus of our extensively trained physicians and staff is to provide the best and most efficient patient centric care possible for the treatment of benign and malignant tumours throughout the body as well as functional neurological disorders.
For more information visit www.coloradocyberknife.com
About the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System
The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world’s only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumours anywhere in the body non-invasively. Using continual image guidance technology and computer controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife System automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumour and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames.