Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Ascom announces Blue Force as primary service partner for Western Australia

SYDNEY, Australia, October, 2015 – Ascom is delighted to announce the appointment of Blue Force as our primary service partner for Western Australia (WA).

Blue Force is a significant player in the security integration market in WA with an established track record in the Government and Healthcare sectors. With over 40 WA-based staff, a dedicated and experienced management team, and considerable Ascom technical expertise, Blue Force is the perfect partner for Ascom in WA.

Blue Force is responsible for taking the entire Ascom solutions portfolio to market in WA, including Ascom’s Nursecall, Mobility and Applications product suites.

“We are extremely excited to work with Dale and his team at Blue Force,” says Ascom Managing Director Leo Silver. “With their vision, dedication and focus, we expect to significantly grow Ascom’s market share in WA“.

Commenting on the announcement, Blue Force Managing Director Dale Lofts says: “Our partnership with Ascom will provide us with the opportunity to bring world-class systems and services into WA. This, combined with our local support will be the key to the future development of our company and grow our mutual business opportunities”.

For more information visit www.ascom.com/ws or contact:
Adam Jaffe, Marketing Communications Manager, Ascom Integrated Wireless
Phone: +61 411 830 568
Email: adam.jaffe@ascom.com

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Macquarie Telecom: Securing the Future of Aged Care Roadshow Recap

Last week, Ascom was invited to be part of a round table discussion on Securing the Future of Aged Care in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney & Melbourne.  
The conference featured industry experts Bruce Bailey - Partner / Director at RSM Bird Cameron and our very own Feargal O’Farrell – Sales and Marketing Director at Ascom Integrated Wireless.
With the impact of the ageing Australian population and the growing need for residential care, it will contribute to significant growth and change within the industry.

Key topics were discussed:

  •            The Factors influencing aged care financial performance
  •            Cost vs Benefit for assistive technologies
  •            How to reduce your TCO for telecommunications.

We would like to thank Macquarie Telecom for inviting us to be part of this great discussion.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Addressing workplace safety challenges with Mobile duress

The purpose of a mobile duress solution is to safeguard individuals from personal harm, by enabling the worker with the ability to send out an instant alert to relevant personnel.  These instances may occur when the member of staff considers themselves in danger, needs instant assistance, or a broader emergency event is looming.

Many health services across the state deal with hostile patients who require special care and recognise at times some patients present with behaviour that may be very challenging and bring risk to staff. There is no industry immune to an emergency situation occurring, a duress system can be assumed as a critical component of any security system.

Ascom believe EGIS wide area duress solution will help further protect employees

Key features include:
  • Comprehensive GPS (tracking) & 3G (cellular) true lone worker device
  • Tough robust construction        
  • 2 battery models (24 hr and 72 Hr)
  • Can send SMS, voice and can be interfaced with tracking server system
      To learn more contact us today on +61 02 9698 9000 

Monday, 29 June 2015

Technology transforming the way we work

The role of a nurse is forever changing as caring for the sick is becoming more complicated. Recent studies have outlined that clinicians spend a lot of their time looking for information, instead of spending time at the patient’s bedside.


It is clear that some tools are unquestionably having an impact on improving the way we work. Within a hospital environment these technological developments can help aide our clinicians to be more mobile and retrieve information on the go, rather them looking for the information.

A topical example is the barcode technology that can be used as patient identification, drug identification and medical management. Barcode based systems can help improve the accuracy of records, management of medication and availability of reliable information at the point of care. Which in turn can minimise errors and enhances the overall safety of care.

While technology cannot replace clinical skills and decision making, some innovations like the barcode technology can help make healthcare safer and simpler. 

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Nurse Call solution enabling proficient workflows enters the Australian market

Last week, Ascom officially released its North American product, the Ascom Telligence Nurse Call system in Australia and New Zealand.

Ascom believes that Nurse Call systems in today’s healthcare environment needs to be able to deliver communication solutions that are cost-effective, superiority patient care and process efficient.

The unique platform seamlessly integrates with a variety of healthcare applications including medical equipment and real time location systems for optimal caregiver workflows.  

Telligence empowers clinicians with the right tools to bring the right information to the right staff at the right time

For more information on Ascom Telligence Nurse Call system please call 02-9698 9000 or email au-marketing@ascom.com

Monday, 30 March 2015

Ascom & Schneider Electrics Proud Sponsor of Australian HealthCare Week 2015

Ascom & Schneider Electrics partnered together to sponsor the coffee cart stand at the Australian Healthcare Week. The event was held at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney on 23rd -25th of March.

With more than 500 delegates that work with the design, development, technology provision, patient experience and project management of Australian health facilities projects allowed for some great conversations and the chance to learn from industry experts and further discuss with key individuals their experiences of particular projects and upcoming deployments. 

Furthermore it allowed Ascom the opportunity to showcase the newly launched smartphone that was designed around the needs of the nurses, the Ascom Myco. Feedback on the device was enormously positive, exemplifying that our R&D team has hit the mark on the design and functionality of the device.

All in all it was a great couple of days, and a fantastic chance to engage and talk to experts in the industry.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Ascom visits St Stephen's Hospital

Last month Ascom joined a group of health professionals for an official site tour at Australia's first fully integrated digital hospital (St Stephens Hospital), located in Hervey Bay, Queensland. The event was organised by Health Informatics Society Australia (HISA). 

As part of the tour, Ascom's Sales & Marketing Director - Feargal O'Farrell was asked to present to the group as Ascom were responsible for the deployment of the Workstation on Wheels (WoW) solution, which provides a fully integrated, fully mobile nursing station. 

The Advantech AMiS-50 workstation on wheels solution features: 

  • Integrated Medprox medication dispensing cabinets, to help enhance critical clinical systems such as bedside documentation and beside medication administration.
  • Neat cable routing to avoid snagging and for easy cleaning and management
  • Fanless operation for improved infection control
  • Larger wheels for easy movement on all floor types
  • Industrial grade battery for longer computer run time & to last throughout a shift 

Ascom would like to thank HISA & St Stephens hospital for having us, the event was very successful. 

If you wish to find out more about Ascom and our solutions please call 02-9698-9000 or email au-marketing@ascom.com

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Annual Sales Meeting

The Ascom sales team gathered in Melbourne last week for our Annual Sales Conference. 

A lot was achieved over the two days, the major topics discussed:

  • The successful launch of Ascom's latest innovation, a smartphone designed around clinicians, the Ascom Myco.
  • Ascom's complete product portfolio 
  • The Unite offering, Unite Connect, Core and Axess
  • Nurse Call Market Update

As well as business reviews and planning for the year, participants enjoyed guest speakers Joakim Heino from Ekahau and Dan Ehrhardt from Ascom US presenting on our Unite application suite.

We also recognised our outstanding achievers for 2014, with Ian McLachlan winning Sales Executive of the Year and runners up Andrew Weiss.

Thank you for all who participated and we look forward to a great year ahead!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Ascom's Recap of 2014

Welcome back from your holidays and we hope you had a great well deserved break. Ascom would like to thank everyone for making our 2014 such a success!

Some of our highlights from 2014 include:

If you want to learn more about Ascom please contact us on au-marketing@ascom.com to join our Solution set Webinar on 10th of the February

Thanks again for your support in 2014 and we look forward to the year ahead!