The Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Dräger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2009 Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 1.9 billion. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.
Draeger Medical and Aruba
As the use of wireless LANs grow in healthcare organizations, so too does the requirement for bandwidth, and the need for allocation of that bandwidth to critical applications and tasks. Aruba Network’s bandwidth management features allow hospitals to dynamically allocate bandwidth to individual or groups of high-priority devices, such as Draeger Medical’s patient monitors. Draeger Medical’s Infinity OneNet solution, which is both a network architecture and a comprehensive suite of professional services, enables patient monitoring information to be transmitted over the existing WLAN. Aruba’s unified mobility network is the ideal complement, enabling flexible bandwidth usage depending on which clients are on each access point and freeing reserved bandwidth when patient monitors are not present. Aurba’s unified mobility network also ensures that data collected from patient monitors is completely secure throughout the transmission, while built-in QoS capabilities ensure that sensitive real-time data is protected agains latency and jitter. The combination of Infinity OneNet and Aruba Networks delivers guaranteed bandwidth for critical applications, complete security, and reduced costs by leveraging existing WLAN.
Welch Allyn, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is today a leading manufacturer of innovative medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices, cardiac defibrillators, patient monitoring systems, and miniature precision lamps. Headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York, Welch Allyn employs more than 2,300 people and has numerous manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities located throughout the world. For more information, please call 800-535- 6663 or visit www.welchallyn.com.
Welch Allyn and Aruba
Healthcare organizations require access to clinical information wherever and whenever it is needed. Welch Allyn’s Acuity patient monitoring solution addresses these needs by delivering critical patient vital signs data from wireless monitors to the Acuity Central Monitoring Station, providing the power to monitor as many as 60 patients per unit from one central location on a simple, easy-to-use interface. Moreover, this information can be accessed by clinicians from any web browser, as needed. Welch Allyn is the only company offering the capability to leverage a hospital’s WLAN (802.11a) for patient monitoring in a shared environment. Welch Allyn has designed their own radio card that allows its current installed base of wireless devices to be converted from FHSS to 802.11a with a card exchange. Additional benefits include minimal power consumption and an embedded processor that handles all security certificates at the card.
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Aruba OS Tested:
- Acuity Patient Monitoring
- Connex Electronic Vitals Documentation System
- Welch Allyn Partner Solution Brief