SOURCE: Patient Care Technology Systems

November 17, 2008 09:10 ET

Patient Care Technology Systems and Computer Design and Integration LLC Sign Marketing Agreement

Companies Will Integrate Software and Infrastructure Expertise to Support Workflow Automation Implementations in Health Care Facilities

MISSION VIEJO, CA and TETERBORO, NJ--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR) and Computer Design and Integration LLC, (CDI) today announced that they have signed a co-marketing agreement to jointly promote their solutions to health care providers in the greater New York metro area. CDI, a Cisco Gold Certified partner, will provide network infrastructure planning and implementation for facilities implementing PCTS real-time location based patient and asset tracking solutions. The companies will align sales and marketing programs in support of the agreement. On December 10th, PCTS will be a featured presenter at a CDI's RFID Wireless Seminar to be held at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, New Jersey.

CDI is one of the New York Metro area's most successful IT solutions firms. For the sixth consecutive year, CDI was named again to the VARBusiness 500 list, the annual ranking of the largest and most successful IT providers, consultants, integrators and services companies in North America. CDI's Healthcare practice is experienced in planning and implementing emerging technologies. For hospitals seeking to introduce WLAN real-time location-based services to support a PCTS workflow automation software implementation, CDI will provide network planning and implementation services through their team of Cisco-certified IPT consultants and delivery engineers.

PCTS pioneered the use of real-time locating systems (RTLS) to automatically track patients and assets in emergency and surgical services departments and today provides purpose-built solutions for departmental to enterprise-wide patient flow needs. Department-specific process rules recognize and timestamp patient care milestones based on the measurement of location, movement and interactions between patients, staff and mobile medical equipment. The location information, which can be sourced from any RTLS technology, together with patient data from other hospital information systems is visualized for caregivers in map and status screen views of patient flow. Additional intelligence interprets the meaning of patient status events and notifies appropriate staff in real-time. Caregivers interact with the web-based tracking software as their centralized workflow communication and management portal. In this way, caregivers are able to better anticipate and manage their workflows as they coordinate care. PCTS tracking solutions have supported over 4 million high acuity patient encounters at leading hospitals nationwide.

"We are very pleased to be working with CDI," said Tony Marsico, president and CEO of PCTS. "CDI is a recognized leader with tremendous experience in helping clients to efficiently design and manage their infrastructure services to leverage the capabilities of new technologies. Their expertise in network planning and implementation will enable more health care facilities to benefit from the value of real-time workflow automation."

"PCTS and CDI share a common commitment to best-in-class technology and support," said Anthony Ferrante, director of business development at CDI and a New Jersey HIMSS board member. "We welcome the opportunity to introduce the innovative solutions PCTS has pioneered to help our customers improve their efficiency and increase capacity."

About Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI)

CDI provides comprehensive and innovative technology infrastructure services that solve complex business challenges. Founded in 1995, more than 80% of its 500 customers hail from the financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare and media and entertainment industries. CDI offers cutting-edge, quality technology for complete solutions in Virtualization, Business Continuance, Data Center Consolidations and Optimization, Backup and Recovery, Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications, Managed Services, Networking, Security and Storage. For more information, visit CDI on the web at www.cdillc.com.

About Patient Care Technology Systems

Patient Care Technology Systems, a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), supports health care providers with intelligent workflow automation solutions to improve patient flow and reduce the risk of medical errors. The company's Amelior™ software suite includes Amelior ED™, a comprehensive emergency department information system, and automatic patient and asset tracking software for the emergency department, perioperative suite and enterprise-wide needs. Amelior automatic tracking software is compatible with most leading locating hardware including active-RFID, infrared, ultrasound, ultra-wideband, Wi-Fi and ZigBee. PCTS customers have been recognized nationally for improvements in efficiency and clinical excellence. PCTS was recognized with the Blue Diamond Award for Best IT Innovation in 2007. For more information, visit www.pcts.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. PCTS and CSLR caution you that any statements contained in this press release which are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those related to PCTS's and CSLR's expectations regarding continued business growth. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, (copies of which may be obtained at the SEC's website at: http://www.sec.gov) -- could impact the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. PCTS and CSLR disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements to reflect any change in PCTS and CSLR's expectations, or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

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    Patient Care Technology Systems
    Stephen Armstrong
    VP Marketing
    (949) 282-2571
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    Computer Design and Integration, LLC
    Jeannine Perri
    Director of Marketing
    (201) 426-9239
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