Ascom introduces Waveform Alerts on Smartphones and Tablets

  Ascom introduces Waveform Alerts on Smartphones and Tablets

                 Next phase in mission-critical communication

Business Wire

GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- March 4, 2013

Ascom Wireless Solutions introduces the next phase in mission-critical
communication for Healthcare by delivering patient monitor waveform1 images
from GE Patient Monitors to smart devices. The Ascom Unite Axess for Smart
Devices is a communication application enabling sophisticated, two-way alerts
and messaging for healthcare clinicians on Apple iOS and Android phones and
tablets. The addition of waveform image delivery significantly improves the
tools now available to healthcare clinicians on-the-go. Now clinicians have
more choices and can get waveforms on their Ascom VoWiFi handsets, IP-DECT
handsets as well as smartphones and tablets.2

Ascom introduces Waveform Alerts on Smartphones and Tablets (Photo: Business
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Ascom introduces Waveform Alerts on Smartphones and Tablets (Photo: Business
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The old adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, really rings true when
nurses view a critical event on their smart device. Enabling patient waveform
image viewing allows care providers to more easily determine how quickly they
need to respond to the bedside. Ascom Unite Axess for Smart Devices not only
delivers waveform images through its application, but also allows clinicians
to scroll the image forward and backwards, and zoom in on the image as well.

Tom McKearney, Director Unite Product Line at Ascom Wireless Solutions, states
“Hospitals are always searching for genuine tools to improve patient care and
to respond quicker to different types of events. Allowing clinicians to
receive waveform images on smart devices is a major step in delivering on both
of these goals.”

Ascom Unite Axess for Smart Devices allows clinicians the ability to extend
healthcare beyond the walls of a hospital. Patient information and alerts are
delivered to a smart device utilizing robust, standards-based security and
message encryption to ensure patient confidentiality. All data is stored
centrally, so even if a device is lost, your data remains safe. Additionally,
the application supports failover via SMS/SMTP to the same device or another
device in the event carrier data network coverage is not available.

The enormous number of healthcare related applications available, coupled with
the need for integration to healthcare systems, is driving the extraordinary
growth of smart devices in healthcare. The Ascom Unite Axess for Smart Devices
supports those healthcare professionals who need an integrated approach to
using a smartphone or tablet at work.2

Ascom Unite Axess for Smart Devices may also be deployed in conjunction with
an Ascom VoWiFi or IP-DECT system to ensure both on-site and off-site access
to critical events and information. Message alert behavior between both the
Ascom on-site wireless devices and smart devices is virtually the same, making
it easy to have a combination of different devices and adapt to either device
as needed.

Ascom Wireless Solutions is the only provider who can deliver intelligent
integration, advanced alarm/messaging services, system management and on-site
wireless handsets in one powerful package.

For more information visit www.ascom.com/ws

ABOUT ASCOM WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

Ascom Wireless Solutions (www.ascom.com/ws) is a leading provider of on-site
wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, senior care,
independent living, manufacturing industries, secure establishments, retail
and hotels. More than 75,000 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,
nurse call and paging technologies, smartly integrated via Ascom Unite into
existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 11 countries and
1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in 1955 and based in Göteborg, Sweden,
Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock
Exchange (ASCN:SIX).

^1 The waveforms are being sent by the Ascom Mobile Monitoring Gateway (MMG)

^2 All technical specifications for what devices will work are included in the
“Ascom Unite Axess for Smart Devices Product Sheet”
http://www.ascom.com/ws/uniteaxesssmartdevices

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Contact:

Ascom Wireless Solutions
Anne Thingvall
Manager Marketing Communications
Tel: +46 (0) 31 – 55 93 87
Mobile: +46 (0) 705 – 55 93 87
E-mail: anne.thingvall@ascom.se
 
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