SOURCE: Capsule Tech, Inc.

Capsule Tech, Inc.

December 02, 2009 07:45 ET

Capsule Neuron™ Now Available, Enabling Device Connectivity Across the Enterprise

Flexible, Expandable Platform Delivers Medical Device Connectivity Throughout the Hospital

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Capsule (, the leading provider of medical device connectivity, today announced its official release of the Capsule Neuron™. Following Capsule's recent release of their Enterprise Device Connectivity Solution, the flexible, innovative Capsule Neuron platform allows the solution to be deployed across the hospital in both high and low acuity environments.

Pre-released at the HIMSS 2009 conference, the Capsule Neuron is the first intelligent touch-screen platform dedicated to managing device connectivity at the bedside. Features include connectivity status displayed at the bedside with easy viewing via a touch screen interface, immediate alerting at the bedside for quicker troubleshooting, data caching, and flexible deployment options for a wired or wireless environment. And, the Capsule Neuron offers even more; its design is so innovative that it actually adapts to the environment it operates in and completely integrates with existing technologies and caregiver work processes.

The patient based design of the Capsule Neuron allows hospitals to establish connectivity in all areas of the enterprise by selecting their method of data collection -- from continuous data collection for higher acuity environments such as critical care, to periodic and mobile data collection in medical-surgical environments, or a combination of the two. It also allows the hospital to positively associate a device to the patient through either: location, bar code or auto-sensing using passive RFID (coming in 2010).

In addition, the Capsule Neuron is a scalable platform that leverages existing hospital technologies. It can run in a wired or wireless environment, is plug compatible with Capsule's first generation terminal server and cable hardware, can connect to virtually any medical device or information system using Capsule's vendor neutral design, and it allows hospitals to change devices and systems without impacting the connectivity solution. Furthermore, the Capsule Neuron is an expandable platform that will continue to evolve to include future solutions such as auto sensing for enhanced positive patient association, wireless device connectivity and encounter reporting for trending and patient safety initiatives. For more information about the Capsule Neuron, visit To schedule a demonstration or to receive additional information, please call (978) 482-2337.

About the Capsule Neuron platform

The Capsule Neuron is Capsule's Next Generation Bedside Platform for managing device connectivity. It is a touch screen device equipped with its own docking station that provides a universal view and status of connectivity for all devices connected to a patient, including devices that are connected locally to a Capsule Neuron docking station and devices that are networked via the hospitals' wired or wireless LAN. And the Capsule Neuron provides the basis for an expanding set of solutions to enable improved bedside workflow and enhanced patient safety. Initial features of the Capsule Neuron include:

-- Touch-enabled, interactive information display at the bedside -- The bedside display feature not only provides clinicians with the ability to always know which devices are connected and sending data, but will also immediately alert the clinician to a connectivity problem for quicker troubleshooting.

-- Wired or Wireless Communication -- The Capsule Neuron platform features wireless communication. It can communicate to the Capsule server via either a wired Ethernet connection in the docking station or via a standard 802.11 b/g wireless connection. This feature provides flexibility for mounting and deployment locations. For those hospitals implementing a wireless strategy that do not want to bear the incremental expense of installing Ethernet cabling at each bed, they now have a solution.

-- Improved Fault Tolerance -- The Capsule Neuron platform features local processing, filtering, and caching of data to ensure that patient data is not lost.

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 425 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 or contact the Company's U.S. Marketing & Public Relations at 978-482-2337.