MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY

While most hospitals, medical facilities and 911 centers have modern networks and equipment, there are legacy devices being used every day that cannot connect to networks for data sharing and remote management. iPocket232 Inc.’s device networking products connect these legacy devices to an Ethernet LAN/WAN via their RS232 interface, converting the data to Ethernet for accessibility from the network.

Available in one port and multi-port versions, our customers and partners rely on these low cost adapters to easily network medical devices such as blood analysers, nurse call systems and infusion pumps. Beyond direct patient care, iPocket232 Inc.’s device networking products are used in other medical/healthcare applications, such as interfacing 911 telephone systems with Computer Aided Dispatch.

Solutions

iPocket232 Inc.’s device networking products are used in over 200 applications in more than 85 countries around the world. Device networking products feature one or more legacy interfaces (RS232), with one or more Ethernet ports (LAN/WAN).

Device networking products address common legacy communications challenges such as:

  • Reducing cabling requirements
  • Accessing data from remote legacy devices
  • Facilitating communications between an IP device and a legacy application
  • Accessing a networked device remotely without compromising network security
  • Low cost wireless access to Ethernet devices

Applications 

Emergency 911 Systems
Municipalities and police departments have turned to iPocket232 Inc.’s proven device networking products. Mission critical legacy 911 telephone systems can be connected to Ethernet networks via the serial port, for access by an Ethernet-based Computer Aided Dispatch system. This approach facilitates more efficient sharing of data between emergency personnel and municipalities, in the coordination of emergency activities.

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Medical Devices
Serial – based medical devices such as patient monitors, blood analyzers, infusion pumps and ultrasound units can be connected to an IP LAN/WAN.  Ethernet connectivity facilitates data sharing amongst medical personnel, the elimination of modems, and simplified monitoring and management of devices throughout a facility.

Data Sharing

By connecting this equipment to the LAN/WAN, patient care data can flow directly from a serial device to a nurse’s station or physician’s office, allowing busy medical personnel to access patient information locally or remotely, improving the efficiency of patient care.

Operational Improvements

Beyond data sharing, networking medical equipment offers other benefits, including integration with mission-critical ethernet-based applications. The cost of operating legacy medical equipment can be reduced, when replacing modem pools or eliminating dedicated PCs for each device. Time spent updating records and correcting inaccurate transcription is reduced, and I.T. Departments have an improved ability to manage the equipment on their network.

Working together with iPocket232 Inc.’s device networking products is the iPocket232 Inc.’s management server. The management server facilitates enhanced management, monitoring and device deployment. From remotely assigning, configuring and updating units, to identifying problem areas on the network, Network Management Server is always working to make the transition to IP an easy one.

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Nurse Call Systems
A serial RS232 nurse call system or ‘alarm board’ can be connected to a iPocket232 Inc. adapter via its serial port,  allowing the nurse call device to interface to an Ethernet-based telephone system or application via the LAN/WAN. This approach facilitates efficient communication, while eliminating the cost of replacing a reliable legacy nurse call system.

Working together with iPocket232 Inc.’s device networking products is NetVu, iPocket232 Inc.’s management server. The management server facilitates enhanced management, monitoring and device deployment. From remotely assigning, configuring and updating units, to identifying problem areas on the network, NetVu is always working to make the transition to IP an easy one.

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