SOURCE: Spacelabs Healthcare
March 17, 2008 07:00 ET
Spacelabs Healthcare Patient Monitoring & Connectivity Solutions Earn Ascom Wireless Validation
Ensuring Interoperability for Mission-Critical Healthcare Communications
ISSAQUAH, WA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Spacelabs Healthcare, a leading provider of
patient monitoring and connectivity solutions for hospitals throughout the
world, announced today that their patient monitoring systems have earned
Ascom Wireless validation.
"Spacelabs' interoperability with Ascom exemplifies our commitment to
connecting innovation with care," said Joe Davin, Spacelabs' Group
President, North American Operations. "Ascom validation is great news for
Spacelabs and for our customers."
Ascom's UNITE Messaging Suite is a platform that integrates with Spacelabs
patient monitors via Spacelabs' Intesys Clinical Suite (ICS) to send
automated text messages and alerts to mobile caregivers. This enables
caregivers to respond rapidly to a change in a patient's condition and
provide better patient care.
"Interoperability with Spacelabs Healthcare is very important to Ascom
because we are a standards-based company that provides mission critical
communication solutions with a primary focus on healthcare," said Tom
McKearney, Executive VP Marketing & Business Development for Ascom
Wireless. "This integration will provide quicker response to critical
information increasing patient satisfaction and safety."
ASCOM is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key
segments such as hospitals, manufacturing, retail and hotels. More than
70,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The
company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions,
creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their
Mission-Critical Processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT,
DECT, Nurse Call and paging technologies, smartly integrated into existing
enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 10 countries and
employs 1,200 people worldwide.
About Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.
Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc. (www.spacelabshealthcare.com) is an
international developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment
and services including solutions for patient monitoring and connectivity,
anesthesia delivery and ventilation, diagnostic cardiology and supplies and
accessories selling to hospitals, clinics and physician offices.
Additionally, the company provides centralized cardiac safety and
diagnostic services (QT Studies, ECG, Holter, ABP, and Event Monitoring) to
biopharmaceutical companies undertaking clinical trials.
The company has established brand names in both medical devices and medical
services such as "Spacelabs," "Blease" and "Del Mar Reynolds." It employs
approximately 1,100 personnel in its offices located in the United States,
UK, Canada, France, Germany, Finland, India and Singapore.
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capabilities and performance of medical devices and software. The actual
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