|[January 10, 2014]
Sanatorium Kilchberg in Switzerland Places Its Trust in Ascom Communication
GOTHENBURG, Sweden --(Business Wire)--
Ascom (News - Alert) received a follow-up order from Swiss private clinic for
psychiatry and psychotherapy, Sanatorium Kilchberg. The clinic equips
its personnel with Ascom i62 Protector and Messenger versions.
For many years the Sanatorium Kilchberg in the Swiss town of the same
name has relied on solutions from Ascom for its communications
infrastructure. In the context of modernization, the clinic staff was
provided with a contemporary WLAN-based telephone system. In the
process, VoWiFi handsets supporting the IEEE (News - Alert)-802.11 standards a, b, g
and n are being used for the first time in Switzerland. They can
therefore be implemented in the most varied networks and utilize the
performance reserves of contemporary WLAN technology.
"The Ascom system has now been supporting and securing our clinic staff
for over a year in their work routine", explains Stefan Hofmann, head of
infrastructure for the Sanatorium.
People with psychological problems have a great need for human attention
and modern therapies in a secure and attractive environment. Treatment
oriented to the personal needs of patients and individual cares provided
by professional clinic staff are decisive in this context.
"We want to make sure that the employees of the Sanatorium Kilchberg
receive valuable workflow support but also in the form of secure and
uninterrupted communication and the real value is to give our users a
modern and reliable solutions which helps them to improve the care for
the patients and optimize their critical processes." says Dennis
Andersson, Vice President Global Sales at Ascom Wireless Solutions.
Even prior to the modernization, technology of the specialist for
modular, networked clinic communications solutions were already being
used in the private clinic. The eight year-old telePROTECT alarm paging
system with infrared localization system was replaced in the past year
with a WLAN-based solution. The new infrastructure was also delivered
and installed ready for use by Ascom. 190 mobile devices of the type
Ascom i62 Protector and 15 devices of the i62 Messenger variant are now
being used as a personal emergency system in the form of receiving units
and alarm devices. The related Ascom alarm and messaging middleware
Unite was designed to be redundant for extra security.
Problem-free integration into the most varied networks
All devices of the series i62 can be easily integrated into the most
varied network topologies. The Ascom i62 is the first VoWiFi handset
that is compatible with all IEEE-802.11-a/b/g/n networks. With complete
support of the standard IEEE-802.11 n, the system offers higher
throughput and improved range, without having a negative impact on
network capacities. Updates can also be installed via wireless fidelity.
The device configurations are saved centrally, which simplifies
replacement of the device and usage by several persons.
The robust i62 devices are ideally suited to clnic routine. They
correspond to protection class IP44, are tolerant against splashing
water and can be disinfected with alcohol. The model Ascom i62 Protector
is also equipped with an intelligent alarm function. When the alarm
button is pressed, a corresponding notification appears on the display
of every user in the clinic. They can see at a glance who triggered the
alarm at what time, and where he/she is located at the moment.
Meaningful alarms through permanent localization
The new localization system Ekahau (News - Alert) is based on a standard 802.11 WLAN
and RFID tags. At configurable intervals, the i62 scans the environment
for access points and sends their device ID and field strength to the
Ekahau positioning engine. This uses these to continuously determine the
exact location of each user.
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,
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,
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 G�teborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom
Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (ASCN:SIX).
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