SOURCE: VeriWave

April 21, 2008 08:00 ET

VeriWave Webinar Demonstrates Benefits of Real-World Testing of Wireless-Enabled Medical Devices

Leading Medical Device Manufacturer to Provide Update on the Latest Advancements in Healthcare Wireless Networking

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - VeriWave, Inc., leading provider of Wireless LAN (WLAN) performance & analysis solutions, will host a Webinar titled "The healthcare wireless eco-system - Challenges of integrating wireless-enabled medical devices into a hospital WLAN" on April 24, 2008. Details can be found on VeriWave's web site at: http://www.veriwave.com. Joining VeriWave in co-hosting the webinar is a leading manufacturer of medical devices to provide an update on the latest advancements in healthcare wireless networking and how they are affecting patient care, diagnosis and treatment. VeriWave will address the issues affecting the behavior of wireless-enabled devices and how early and comprehensive testing can help ensure the quality, accuracy and performance of these devices in mission critical applications.

"We all feel as if access to our email everywhere and anytime is of critical importance," says Eran Karoly, VP Marketing at VeriWave. "But in hospitals, wireless networks do indeed provide critical life-saving services. There is simply no application which is more 'real time' than monitoring a heart patient and nothing more 'mission critical' than knowing the second a monitoring device becomes disassociated or the traffic it generates is delayed traversing the network."

As wireless medical devices become a mainstay in the healthcare environment, their reliability, accuracy and performance is of the utmost importance. Within the healthcare eco-system, 802.11 enabled devices now provide connectivity for heart monitors, ultra sound and X-ray machines, patient monitoring stations, location tracking, and voice communication between clinicians.

Groundbreaking Client Testing Helps Leaders Lead

Leading patient-care device manufacturers are already using VeriWave solutions while testing wireless-enabled medical devices. Manufacturers can now test all major aspects of the wireless-enabled device performance -- latency, roaming, battery life, etc. At the same time, healthcare IT administrators and network integrators gain crucial insight into the expected behavior of these devices in their network and their interoperability with other users of the network. Thus they can preview the impact of heavy or diverse traffic loads for use in network design and troubleshooting.

VeriWave's client testing methodology opens new windows into connectivity, interoperability and security issues, application bugs and quirks of network behavior that designers and users have previously had no way to test before in a controlled and repeatable fashion. Critical capabilities that can now be benchmarked for real world performance include: interoperability, Quality of Service (QoS), battery life, range, roaming and handover, and handling application contention.

Webinar Details

The "The healthcare wireless eco-system" webinar will be broadcast live on April 24, 2008 at 11:00 am PDT (2:00 pm EDT). The webinar can be accessed by registering at http://www.veriwave.com/webinar/2008_0424.asp. Participants will be able to ask the presenters questions throughout the session. For those unable to attend the live webinar, the session will be archived and accessible at http://www.veriwave.com/webinar/2008_0424.asp within 24 hours after the live session.

About VeriWave

VeriWave is the leading provider of test systems for performance analysis of wireless local area network (WLAN) products. VeriWave's products are used by equipment manufacturers to accurately analyze the performance of their products, as well as by carriers and enterprise users to make the right choice when selecting WLAN equipment for deployment in their networks. For more information about VeriWave, call (503) 473-8350, or go to www.veriwave.com.

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