Sebasco Harbor Estates is a coastal resort on Midcoast Maine on Casco Bay covering nearly 450 acres including 32 buildings, 2 restaurants and a golf course. Resort accommodations range from one to ten bedroom cottages spread throughout the property. Unsurprisingly, Sebasco’s visitors expect seamless connectivity on their devices while visiting the property. Delivering that connectivity over aged plant and across a large property posed a challenge for management.
In short, Sebasco’s infrastructure was old and overworked. Sebasco was employing copper infrastructure that was aged, deteriorated and damaged from lightning strikes. This infrastructure fed aged wireless access points, the phone system, point of sale, cameras and access controls. Furthermore, Sebasco experienced multiple outages and service related issues due to unstable backbone infrastructure. The network was a mixture of copper and single mode and multi-mode fiber that essentially lacked an overall design and was a series of band-aids.
SCS Com redesigned the entire network and updated the physical plant to accommodate modern network demands. The design included creating a fiber optic ring network (a “backbone”) to allow bi-directional flow so in the event any portion of the network, including access nodes, were to go offline, service could be maintained by allowing necessary communications to flow in the opposite direction. To complete the ring where fiber could not be installed a wireless backhaul system was deployed to integrate a 1,500 foot section of the infrastructure and complete the ring. SCS Com also added point to multi point wireless infrastructure to reach previously unserved buildings and to extend wireless coverage to the golf course.