makes life easier, especially for people with disabilities. That is the key motivation for CommScope’s donation
and deployment of network infrastructure to the Alder Springs Deaf and
Blind Community in Morganton, N.C.
Barbara Palmento, long-time proponent and member of the
Board of Directors of Alder Springs Deaf and Blind Community, said she has
dreamed of the day the Community could finally open.
is the nation’s first non-profit facility where the deaf, blind, and deaf/blind
can live together, and have a community of their own,” Palmento said. “This is an awesome place where technology is
connected into the building. Technology opens the door to total independence
for our residents.”
that enhances resident safety, security, and communication was the number one
design consideration in planning this Community, and CommScope’s network
infrastructure was very important. We thank them for what they’ve done for us,”
said Jerry Norvell, Alder Springs Board Chair.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL connects innovative sensing technology in the Alder Springs Deaf and Blind Community in Morganton, NC.
Alder Springs is an
independent non-profit residential community designed for the unique needs of deaf
and blind seniors located near the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD). It was developed and is owned by the NCSD at Morganton Foundation,
Inc., a private supporting organization, and is funded entirely by private
donations, grants and loans.
The first building, containing 21 one- and two-bedroom
apartments, held its official open house on May 6, 2018. Data throughout the
complex is carried over CommScope’s
SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED XL® solution, an industry-leading Category 6 U/UTP solution that transmits reliable
voice, data and video.
GigaSPEED XL was deployed in the Community and connects
technology for those without sight or hearing, for example an alert to notify a
resident of puddling water on the kitchen or bathroom floor. The GigaSPEED XL
solution also supports the facility’s intelligent lighting technology.
“We rely on network infrastructure to keep us
connected at all times,” said Kevin Ressler, vice president, Global Customer
Experience, CommScope. “The network deployed in the Alder Springs Community
will not only make their lives easier, but it is also connected to various
alarms and sensors that provide support to residents in their daily
remaining phases of the Community are scheduled to open within the next four
years including another apartment building and a community center.
Springs Deaf and Blind Community Album
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