Before SCSC -- an ultra-exclusive systems integrator based in Los Angeles -- outfitted the new Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group office with a state-of-the-art Linksys wireless network, Dr. Payman Danielpour was at his wit’s end.
Danielpour remembers smashing his laptop in frustration at the old office before SCSC saved the day. "I got so incredibly frustrated that my laptop is no longer with us," he said.
These days, Danielpour couldn't be happier with the blazing speed of the new Linksys next-gen Wi-Fi network, which is powering what is considered one of top plastic surgery groups in Los Angeles. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group has been featured on network television including "Entertainment Tonight."
"We have a commitment to excellence in everything we do," said Danielpour. "Everything we have in this [new] office and in our surgery center is the best of the best. We weren't going to go sub-par with technology. We knew Linksys was the best in the business."
Danielpour said he and his partner, Dr. John Layke, have built a top-notch practice with a sophisticated 3-D imaging system used to demonstrate the "before" and "after" of plastic surgery. The 3-D imaging system is a critical tool for showing patients the benefits of plastic surgery and is key to coming up with the best plan for each patient.
"We know that technology is more important than anything else," he said. "To us it was important to have the best Wi-Fi system in order to keep productivity at the highest level. The new network is a testament to the quality of Linksys."
The wireless network that SCSC -- one of Linksys' top strategic service providers -- put in place at the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group features a Linksys Dual WAN Business Gigabit VPN router, a 52-port Linksys business managed Gigabit PoE + Switch and five AC dual-band MU-MIMO access points, a premium rack and five Cat6 cable packs.
"In this day and age, if things aren't as fast as you want -- whether it is with your phone or your computer -- it can be pretty frustrating," said Danielpour. "We have all our staff and patients here on Wi-Fi. Those patients may be on the internet or watching Netflix. That just wasn't possible at our old office."
Layke, for his part, says before the Linksys network was put in place, the surgeons were having trouble accessing images, with the network dropping four or five times a day. "It would take 15 minutes to upload a photo," he said. "We felt like we were spinning our wheels. We wanted to be cutting edge. We wanted to use state-of-the-art equipment. The advantages for our practice have been tremendous. It's almost like driving an Aston Martin and before we were in a Model T."
Layke credits SCSC founder and President Gabriel Paustian for providing the technology vision and muscle to bring the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group a 21st century HIPAA-compliant network. "We told Gabriel we wanted the top of the line, the latest and greatest, cutting edge, and he delivered," said Layke. "We trusted Gabriel. He had to make the decision on the wireless vendor."
Layke credits Paustian and his team for delivering on all counts, including meeting tight time lines for the systems integration work. The two doctors moved into the new facility last September. The SCSC work included a wide range of computers and TVs for the office.
"Everything was seamless," he said of the SCSC integration. "From the computer systems to the cameras and security system, we couldn't be happier. If everyone would have worked as well as Gabriel, it wouldn't have taken a year to move in. It would have been four months."