SOURCE: Capsule Tech, Inc.

Capsule Tech, Inc.

February 09, 2010 07:15 ET

Capsule Continues to Add More Devices to Its Connectivity List

Proven, Plug and Play, Connectivity for Over 450 Medical Devices

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - Capsule (, the leading provider of medical device connectivity, today announced that it continues to add medical devices to its already impressive connectivity list, the largest published in the industry.

Capsule has led the world of device connectivity for over 12 years with proven connectivity now installed at over 500 hospitals. Its list of devices, now exceeding over 450, allows hospitals to connect virtually any medical device to any information system. Capsule's growing list of available devices includes those from leading manufacturers such as Philips Healthcare, CareFusion, GE Medical, Spacelabs Healthcare, Dräger Medical, Hospira, Nihon-Kohden, and over 30 others. In the last 6 months alone, Capsule added another 79 devices to its list including Stryker's InTouch Bed and Somanetics INVOS Cerebral monitor. These recent additions only further Capsule's position in the market and now mean that Capsule can connect to over 97% of the patient monitors on the market, over 98% of all ventilators and IV pumps, and over 94% of all pulse oximeters, as well as an impressive list of other devices such as spot check monitors, anesthesia machines, IABPs, perfusion systems and more.

These devices continue to feature Capsule's FDA-cleared plug and play connectivity solution, originally introduced in 2003. Capsule's plug and play solution features their DataCaptor™ Device ID Module (DIM) which enables auto-detection and configuration of the device so that data can automatically be transmitted to the server for translation, filtering and management. The Device ID Module frees hospital staff from the tedious task of configuring devices and interfaces and allows clinicians to focus on the care of their patients. Capsule has installed over 13,000 DIM's since 2003, demonstrating that its plug and play connectivity solution meets the needs of busy clinicians, biomed, and IT staff.

These statistics prove that with Capsule as their provider, hospitals can focus on their clinical and business goals without having to worry about the multi-layered complexity of biomedical device integration and further reinforce Capsule's commitment to hospitals to ensure connectivity of virtually any medical device to any information system. Mark Morwood, Vice President of Product Management at Capsule, emphasizes the importance of having solutions for virtually any device, "Capsule continues to partner with the leading device manufacturers to ensure that our list includes all the devices a hospital needs. We're always seeking to include the latest products available across the enterprise such as the new InTouch Bed from Stryker. By adding the most cutting edge devices to our solution, we can ensure that we are ahead of the curve and are ready and able to provide connectivity right away for any device a hospital may purchase. It's all about the hospital -- about making sure they can connect whatever they need to right away."

For a demonstration of Capsule's vendor-neutral, plug and play, Enterprise Device Connectivity Solution, visit Capsule booth #7473 at HIMSS 2010. Or visit to learn more and to schedule a demo right away.

About The Capsule Neuron™

Capsule's Enterprise Connectivity Solution is enabled by the innovative Capsule Neuron platform. The Capsule Neuron is the first intelligent touch-screen platform dedicated to managing device connectivity at the bedside and is the key component of Capsule's solutions. The Capsule Neuron has numerous benefits including display of connectivity status at the bedside, immediate alert at the bedside for quicker troubleshooting, easy access with the touch screen interface, and wireless communication that reduces clutter. For more information about the Capsule Neuron, visit

About Capsule's Enterprise Connectivity Solution™

Capsule's Enterprise Connectivity Solution is the only solution that will truly adapt to the environment it operates in. Its design gives hospitals the option to deploy connectivity throughout the enterprise so that all departments, not just high acuity, can enjoy the value that device integration has to offer. And it completely integrates with existing or planned caregiver work processes and allows a facility to leverage existing technologies. For more information about Capsule's new Enterprise Connectivity Solution, visit

About Capsule

For more than 12 years, Capsule has been the world's leading, award-winning provider of solutions for medical device connectivity. The company has established market leadership through its FDA 510(k) cleared software and medical grade hardware products, its unique expertise in device protocols and firmware, and through its strong partnerships with major medical device manufacturers and HIS companies. Capsule's solutions are proven, with over 500 installations at leading healthcare facilities worldwide and its technology is secure, with the largest installed device driver library and with proven connectivity to over 30,000 devices and transmission of over 197 billion bits of clinical data. Furthermore, Capsule is continually recognized as the leader in the industry receiving the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Leadership Award as well as the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA Awards. And, with the introduction of the Capsule Neuron™ platform and Enterprise Connectivity Solution, Capsule will continue to be the leader by working with our partners to develop and implement solutions that meet the short and long term patient safety needs of hospitals today. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at or contact the Company's U.S. Marketing & Public Relations at 978-482-2337.

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