NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/14 --
Fusion (OTCQB: FSNND), a leading cloud communications, cloud connectivity and cloud computing services provider, announced today that it has successfully implemented its cloud connectivity service via an aerial dark fiber connection between the City of Englewood, New Jersey and the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) data center. The connection will be used primarily to deliver Internet and Wi-Fi services to businesses and visitors in the City of Englewood, and to EHMC patients and their guests, as well as enable these users access to cloud-based services.
A national cloud service provider with a robust nationwide network, Fusion has a strong local presence in northern New Jersey. The services will be monitored and maintained from Fusion's Wayne, New Jersey Network Operating Center, with 24 x 7 live coverage and support.
Fusion co-managed the project in concert with Ackrion, Inc., a provider of leading edge municipal outdoor Wi-Fi solutions, the Englewood Economic Development Corporation, and the Bergen Performing Arts Center, which hopes to use the new connection to enable live broadcast of entertainment and events.
According to Adam Brown, Chairman of the Englewood Economic Development Corporation, "A great combination of local charm and high energy, Englewood is a terrific place to live, work and play, with a dynamic business community that provides a whole host of products and services not only to our community, but to northern New Jersey and Manhattan as well. With hundreds of shops and boutiques, and restaurants and cafes offering everything from bagels to blinis, Englewood has something for everyone. Our businesses wanted a fast, secure and cost-effective way to connect with their customers. We listened and responded with this winning collaboration with EHMC and Fusion. It's all part of our ongoing commitment to deliver the kind of leading edge services that will support our community's growth, encouraging business and investment in our City."
Ron Fuschillo, EHMC CIO, commented, "EHMC has had a long and special history of collaboration with the town of Englewood. When Adam Brown first shared his vision for mutual purposing of this fiber connection, we were excited to be able to participate in such a meaningful way, lending our advanced infrastructure and support to the effort. It has been a pleasure to work with the outstanding Fusion team, who have managed the project in close concert with us from start to finish."
Matthew Rosen, Fusion CEO, said, "We are delighted to support this community effort, representing the strong partnership between a town and the hospital that serves it. For many years, Fusion has been committed to advancing the New Jersey business and healthcare community with a full complement of integrated cloud communications services, including voice and unified communications, cloud connectivity, cloud computing, storage, and business continuity. We will continue to find new ways to serve the vibrant, fast-growing City of Englewood and EHMC, which has been delivering the highest level of care since it first opened its doors 124 years ago in June 1890."
Fusion is a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud computing and other cloud services such as storage and security. Fusion's innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower our customers' cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability and speed of deployment. Fusion is a service mark of Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. For more information, please visit www.fusionconnect.com.
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology. Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons. Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital's medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the six-percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.
About the Englewood Economic Development Corporation
The mission of the Englewood Economic Development Commission (EEDC) is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in the City of Englewood. To fulfill its mission, the Corporation collaborates with public officials, residents and the business community of the City of Englewood in developing and executing strategic plans focused on improving the City's economic base and enhancing its business environment.
About Ackrion, Inc.
The company is a provider of municipal, educational and corporate large-scale outdoor Wi-Fi solutions. Ackrion solves the challenges of outdoor Wi-Fi with specialized ultra-robust outdoor Wi-Fi mesh technologies. Ackrion delivers cloud managed mesh Wi-Fi solutions eliminating the need for numerous expensive fiber optic backhaul connections. Ackrion engineers, installs and supports the solutions including an intelligent wireless backhaul spinal-cord system. Ackrion's line access-points feature provides dedicated radios for 802.11ac backhaul, dedicated client access radios, and optional PoE output ports for IP video cameras. For more information, visit www.ackrion.com or call 1-800-995-0948.
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Michael Mason (Investors)
Allen & Caron Inc