SOURCE: Biamp Systems

Biamp Systems

March 04, 2013 09:00 ET

Biamp Systems Delivers an Integrated Emergency Paging Solution for Hospitals

Vocia® 1.5 Integrates With the Rauland-Borg Responder® RIV and 5 Nurse Call System Making Hospitals Quieter and More Healing Environments

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - Mar 4, 2013) - Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, is pleased to announce the integration capability of Vocia 1.5 with the Rauland-Borg Responder Nurse Call system.

The purpose of developing the Vocia Text-to-Speech Nurse Call (TTS-1nc) device was to enable the automation and prioritization of critical paging messages in hospitals. This integrated capability removes the need for staff to pick up a telephone to make a page. It also decreases response time for first responders since pages are instantly sent from the nurse call system to the Vocia's TTS-1nc device, thus eliminating any delay caused by the paging system being busy.

Vocia was designed to meet the exacting specifications and critical requirements of voice evacuation and public address systems specifically for use in the healthcare, industrial, and transportation markets.

Traditional hospital paging systems rely on the "All-Call" process, which results in every message being heard by everyone in the facility. This approach often leads staff to naturally tune out pages in order to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Since Vocia provides superior zoning capabilities, pages are sent exactly where and when they are needed without distracting staff in other parts of the hospital.

The additional enhancements of Vocia 1.5 include a total of five software/firmware updates. Their features include expanded auto-repeat paging, live paging capabilities of up to 12 hours, support of compressed audio file formats for quicker message delivery response times between Vocia worlds.

With Vocia's new Responder integration capabilities, overhead paging is more intelligent and significantly contributes to a quieter, patient-centered healing environment. The Vocia TTS-1nc device is an example of what industry leaders can do when they come together to create a quality unified communications solution.

About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world's most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp product suite includes the Tesira® media system for digital audio networking, Audia® Digital Audio Platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, Sona™ AEC algorithm and Vocia® Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses and multi-building facilities. Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia. For more information on Biamp, please visit

About Rauland-Borg
Rauland-Borg is a respected leader in the design and delivery of advanced communications, workflow and life-safety solutions for hospitals worldwide. Rauland Responder® helps hospital staff deliver the best possible patient care, with fast, direct communication, flexible integration, intelligent call routing and real-time reporting. Responder helps gather data real-time for easier decision-making, optimized workflow and enhanced patient care and satisfaction, with an enhanced open architecture that integrates to a variety of wireless phones, pagers and location systems. Local service and support is delivered through an international network of certified distributors. Learn more at:

Contact Information

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    Amanda Roe
    Global Public Relations Manager
    Biamp Systems
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    Michelle Sabolich
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    Mark Baxter
    Director of Communications
    Rauland-Borg Corporation
    +1 847.590.7255
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