SOURCE: Capsule Tech, Inc.

Capsule Tech, Inc.

February 02, 2010 06:45 ET

Capsule Continues to Lead the Device Connectivity World

Leading Medical Device Connectivity Provider Finishes Year With Record Results

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Capsule (www.capsuletech.com), the leading provider of medical device connectivity, today announced that despite the economic challenges of 2009 that it has continued to grow, exceeding financial projections and installing a record number of hospitals. Capsule now has over 500 hospitals using their proven, vendor neutral, plug and play, connectivity solution.

Within these hospitals, Capsule has implemented connectivity from over 30,000 different devices to 40 different types of information systems such as Epic, Eclipsys, Cerner, MEDITECH, Philips, GE, Siemens, Draeger, Visicu, and Docusys. In fact, many of these implementations feature connectivity to multiple information systems with only one point of integration for the hospital to manage and feature connectivity in a variety of clinical settings throughout the institution including the OR, PACU, ED, med-surg, and all Critical Care areas such as the ICU, NICU, PICU, SICU, CICU, and CCU.

Capsule was chosen at these facilities because they could deliver a solution that would connect all the devices to all the systems needed, that minimized their points of integration, and that could be deployed throughout the institution. "We chose Capsule Tech, Inc., an Andover, Massachusetts-based vendor, to integrate our ventilators, fetal monitors and select physiological monitors because they have a proven solution with over 450 devices available for connection using their DataCaptor™ software. This approach didn't tie us to a specific medical device vendor and its product line and gave us more data points and more integrated devices than other solutions," said Raphael Aquino, BMDI Technical Manager, Sentara Healthcare.

Stuart Long, VP of North American Sales, comments, "We are very pleased to see continued growth in sales, especially in this very difficult year. This growth not only speaks to our sales team, but also our strength in partner relationships. We continue to sign new device and HIS partners to not only further strengthen our vendor neutral position in the market, but to ensure that hospitals have a flexible, scalable solution that can grow with them as they add and change devices and expand connectivity throughout the hospital."

In addition to this record growth, Capsule also continues to prove to the industry that it understands the connectivity needs of the market and that it will continue to work with its partners and industry leaders to develop and deliver solutions that meet those needs. For example, Capsule realized that hospitals needed a solution that would expand connectivity to lower acuity environments. To address this need, they recently launched their new Enterprise Connectivity Solution enabled by the innovative Capsule Neuron™ platform. This revolutionary solution, designed with the clinician in mind, actually adapts to existing or planned clinical work processes and integrates with existing technologies and infrastructures. Capsule will be featuring their Enterprise Connectivity Solution and new low acuity application at HIMSS 2010. Stop by booth #7473 at HIMSS to see this revolutionary solution and innovative platform, or visit www.capsuletech.com to schedule a demo at your facility today.

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, data caching, and wireless communication that reduces clutter. For more information about the Capsule Neuron, visit http://www.capsuletech.com/our-solution-capsule-neuron.htm

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 www.capsuletech.com.

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 187 billion clinical data elements. 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 http://www.capsuletech.com/ or contact the Company's U.S. Marketing & Public Relations at 978-482-2337.

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