Thursday, 26 July 2012

Product Release- ENSUREtelpage

It is critical in a hospital environment that nurses produce more in less time without error. They are pushed to the limit with multi-tasking a part of everyday life. The question is- how can we reduce the stress and pressures placed upon these staff?

Integrated Wireless(IW) understand this and the solution is to streamline communications. In fact, IW have a team of dedicated staff focused on the development of software and hardware systems designed to do just that.

ENSUREtelpage is the most recent development to compliment existing software modules run through DURAsuite- IW's alarm management system. This telephone paging application will page specific personnel through pre-defined numbers and messages. It operates through ordinary telephone lines and alarms can be raised with the push of a button, allowing for improved work flows.

For more information on this and other solutions designed to increase hospital efficiencies, click here!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Paramedics Cry for Help Falls on Deaf Ears

Paramedics are the unsung heroes of our communities who spend their lives helping those in need. Unfortunately, they are often called to very confronting situations where alcohol and drugs are involved. This can result in unreasonable aggression and attacks on paramedics- as was recently the case with Ambulance Tasmania.

In early July 2012 two ambulance officers were called to a scene in the South of Tasmania, where bystanders began verbally abusing officers and smashing ambulance windows. The officers took refuge in their vehicle and hit the duress alarm, but no-one came. Why? The alarm system failed and the message was never received by the communications centre.

Tasmanian health union member Tim Jacobson said, "in this particular case it's [duress system] fallen over, it's fallen over previously and obviously Ambulance Tasmania needs to ensure that the system is stable”. According to Jacobson, ambulance officers are reporting incidents weekly.

As a duress provider, Integrated Wireless (IW) offer a complete range of duress alarm solutions, including wide-area duress. This particular solution uses GPS satellite coordinates to attain location and the device enables voice communications. All data is time and date stamped for post-incident reporting.

IW's Teltonika- wide-area duress solution

For more information and to speak to one of our sales representatives across Australia, click here!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Ekahau Release New L4 WiFi Tag

International Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) provider Ekahau have recently released the L4 WiFi computer tag, designed to prevent laptop loss and theft.

Business critical and sensitive information is often stored on laptops. Whether it's patient healthcare information or news regarding government entities, vital information can be lost and it happens more regularly than you think.

This new L4 tag fits into the ExpressCard slot of the laptop and contains a built in rechargeable battery which runs for weeks even when the laptop is tuned off. When the laptop is on, the battery is charged to full capacity.

The L4 tag comes equip with a motion sensor and tamper proofing, sending an alarm to appropriate stakeholders when the tag is removed from the device.

As this tag uses any existing WiFi network to operate and track the device when it leaves predefined boundaries, no additional infrastructure is required keeping costs to a minimum.

For product pricing and specifications, contact us!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Ascom Acquire GE Healthcare's Nurse Call Division

Ascom, a leading provider of mission-critical communications worldwide, has broadened it's empire through acquiring GE Healthcare's Nurse Call business in June of this year.

GE Healthcare is a leading nurse call supplier in North America with revenues in excess of USD 20 million in 2011. This acquisition gives Ascom the opportunity to penetrate the lucrative North American market as well as gain intellectual property through retaining existing GE employees. As a result, a combined offering can be created with features and functionality more closely aligned to customer needs.

Fritz Mumenthaler, CEO of Ascom, says: “Ascom is very pleased to have acquired a business with such a good strategic fit. This transaction represents the next step in building and strengthening the leading position of our Wireless Solutions Division in the healthcare communications market”.

For a full range of Ascom products distributed throughout Australia, click here.