Vocera Communications acquires Wallace
SAN JOSE, Calif., and TORONTO –
Vocera Communications, Inc., a leading provider of hospital
communication solutions, has announced the acquisition of Wallace
Wireless, Inc. of Toronto. Wallace Wireless develops software solutions
that deliver pages, text messages, and alerts directly to smartphones in
a secure, reliable, and traceable way, over both WiFi and cellular data
This acquisition complements Vocera’s growing portfolio of breakthrough
solutions that improve patient safety and enhance the patient experience
by eliminating the communication failures that challenge hospitals every
The traditional paging infrastructure is in decline, and mobile workers
are increasingly relying on their smartphones for urgent information.
Wallace Wireless business continuity solutions have been deployed in a
wide range of markets to enhance delivery of pages, text messages, and
alerts to smartphone devices. In healthcare, Wallace Wireless enables
organizations to replace pagers with the reliable and secure delivery of
alerts and emergency communication with confirmation of receipt directly
to the user’s smartphone.
According to the U.S. Joint Commission, communication breakdowns between
healthcare providers are the root cause of 65 percent of sentinel
events, two-thirds of which have resulted in death.
“Ineffective, incomplete, and inaccurate communication is a daunting
challenge for care givers striving to provide the highest possible
care,” says Bob Zollars, Chairman and CEO of Vocera Communications. “As
a company, we are committed to finding solutions to these points of
failure. Each of our four recent acquisitions, including Wallace
Wireless, strengthens our portfolio of products and services that
analyze, eliminate, or mitigate these communication failure points, and
improve the patient experience.”
Based in Toronto, Wallace Wireless solutions are deployed at more than
200 customer sites across North America in a variety of industries,
including healthcare, finance, and public safety, where success often
depends on staff being mobile and in constant communication with people,
resources, and data.
“Vocera is committed to delivering integrated solutions that address the
communication challenges inherent to mobile workforces, such as
healthcare workers,” says Rob Moffat, President and Co-Founder of
Wallace Wireless. “Bringing our companies together creates enormous
potential for improving the seamless delivery of alarms, alerts, and
pages, regardless of the recipient’s location or device of choice. And
this confirms Vocera as the leader in voice and data communications in
healthcare. We could not have selected a partner with a strategic vision
that is better aligned with ours.”
The acquisition is the fourth for Vocera since October 2010, including
Clinical Health Communications, makers of OptiVox, Integrated Voice
Solutions, makers of VoiceCare, and ExperiaHealth. These acquisitions,
combined with the rapid growth of Vocera’s patented voice controlled,
hands-free communication system, provide fuel for continued success.
To learn more about Wallace Wireless, visit
About Vocera Communications, Inc.
Vocera Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice
communications systems designed to restore the human connection to
healthcare. By providing integrated communications solutions for both
voice and alarm and alert systems, Vocera allows care teams, patients,
and loved ones to exchange critical information at the point of care.
Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Vocera
system is installed in more than 700 hospitals with more than 500,000
daily users worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
with offices in Tennessee and the United Kingdom. Vocera’s mission is to
enable our customers to save steps, save time, and save lives. For more
information, visit www.vocera.com.
Posted January 13, 2011