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Wireless

Xwave allies with Vocera Communications

TORONTO and CUPERTINO, Calif. – Xwave, a developer of clinical software, has partnered with Vocera Communications Inc., a wireless solutions company, to provide doctors, nurses and other care-givers in hospitals with an easy and effective way of instantly communicating with one another.

Using basic voice commands conveyed through a hands-free communications badge, the Vocera Communication System instantly connects people with one another, allowing them to quickly access patient information, make decisions, and act on them in a timely manner – anytime and anywhere in any wireless-networked building or campus.

The badge weighs less than two ounces and can be clipped to a shirt pocket or collar, or worn on a lanyard, enabling instant communication via a combination of wireless local area network (LAN), voice-over-IP (VoIP) and speech-recognition technology.

This agreement, the company said, represents Vocera’s commitment to the Canadian market. As a Vocera Canadian partner, xwave will provide professional and value-added reselling services across Canada and the United States; xwave offers significant potential for increasing Vocera’s market share while expanding their own healthcare offering.

Together the companies will collaborate with healthcare and other public- and private-sector clients to design, implement and support targeted wireless communications solutions.

“Our customers are seeking ways to improve productivity and efficiency using the best communications solutions available for in-building environments,” said Paul Scott, Vice President of Sales, Vocera Communications. “By teaming with xwave, we are now in a position to deliver high-value solutions to Canadian institutions that address the critical communication issues that hospitals are facing today.”

“This agreement aligns perfectly with xwave’s healthcare vision: moving information more efficiently to help providers function more effectively and deliver better care,” said Paul Kent, xwave’s COO and Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Aliant. “The tremendous capabilities of this hands-free wireless solution offers healthcare personnel obvious benefits in terms of mobility, information access and ability to attend to patients.

“And from our perspective, this agreement builds on xwave’s current focus areas which include electronic healthcare record technologies and the delivery of a healthcare framework that connects providers and patients at all points in the continuum of care.”

About Vocera Communications
Vocera Communications provides wireless communications systems enabling instant voice communication among mobile workers to leading institutions and companies requiring enhanced customer service, productivity, and teamwork. The company, with sales offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, serves its global customer base from its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.vocera.com.


About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant Regional Communications serves its customers throughout six Canadian provinces with innovative information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, including telephony, wireless, Internet, data, IT professional services, and value-added solutions. Bell Aliant also provides IT professional services through xwave’s offices in Canada, the US and Ireland.

About xwave
xwave, a Division of Bell Aliant, is a full-service business-solutions provider that serves clients through systems integration, infrastructure services, and fulfillment. These areas offer clients a broad delivery capability: xwave plans, designs, builds and operates complete ICT solutions that meet business-process needs and are designed to deliver a tangible return on technology investments. With more than $355 million in revenues and 1,500 people, xwave is one of the largest business-solutions organizations in Canada, with locations in St. John’s, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown, Summerside, Ottawa, Toronto, New England, Washington DC, Florida, Colorado, and Ireland. More information can be found at www.xwave.com.

 

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