The bank, located in Southwest Louisiana, has 275 employees, 25 Banking Centers and more than 50 ATMs. It has deployed tw telecom's VersiPak Integrated LAN (ILAN) service to provide scalable integrated voice and data connectivity between all of its locations.
With 45Mbps Ethernet data circuit for connectivity to its data center, Cameron State Bank now has a stable network and has the capacity to weather conditions such as hurricanes and flooding. Additionally, the bank deployed Internet connectivity throughout the locations.
"We continually evaluate how to improve customer service and recognized the time was now to increase the capability of our network for the benefit of our customers," said Loyd Rion, executive vice president at Cameron State Bank. "We had an aging TDM-based network, so when we decided to upgrade to an Ethernet network we were able to streamline our network management and enhance our ability to securely move data between all our locations."
tw telecom says that its Integrated LAN (ILAN) provides multi-location companies a private LAN extension, allowing transfer between multiple locations without the costly equipment or expensive outsourced management services that alternative technologies require. Employees can access corporate network, shared corporate resources, or corporate intranet with a WAN connectivity in an affordable manner.
Cameron State Banks official said that they were happy with the new up gradation that allowed them to integrate voice and data, improve their network management and help them quickly identify potential problems.
"We've grown significantly over the last few years, with two new locations opening this year, and with our previous network if a problem arose we couldn't resolve it as quickly as we wanted," said Rion.
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Edited by Tim Gray