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UCL Hospital in Brussels hosts a joint pilot site with Cisco and Ascom using IP Telephony technology for the hospital’s nurse call solution.


HIMSS, Geneva. Wednesday 11th October 2006 - Ascom Wireless Solutions and Cisco announced today that they are starting a joint pilot site in the University Hospital UCL-Saint Luc in Brussels. The pilot site is focused on the synergy between Cisco’s Medical-Grade Network framework and Ascom’s competence in offering hospital communication systems.

UCL-Saint Luc provides an extensive range of health services in the region of Brussels and to the southern part of Belgium. Also being a university hospital, world-class research is combined with high-level health care, which is not restricted to patients from Belgium.

“The proof of concept enables us to get a better view on the importance of the mobility of our staff and allows us to evaluate modern techniques for notifying staff combined with an efficient registration of all events” said Dr Benoiît Debande, CIO at UCL-Saint Luc.

“UCL is a dynamic hospital taking the lead in introducing new technology to enable operational efficiency and better patient care”, says Trine Stroemsnes, business development manager for Cisco Europe. The hospital’s wide deployment of a Cisco Wireless local-area network, enables the integration of a variety of applications and the latest technologies.

The first phase of the pilot project will involve the rollout of the Ascom teleCARE M nurse call system with Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) phones. For this pilot, both Cisco’s 7920 and the VoWiFi handset Ascom i75 Medic, will be used.

“By integrating the nurse call system with wireless communication devices, we provide higher patient comfort and increase the staff’s efficiency accompanied with reduced stress” comments Jan Van Havenbergh, segment manager hospital at Ascom.

For further information please contact
Jan van Havenbergh, Segment Manager Hospital, Ascom Wireless Solutions
M +32 497 405 455

Alison Stokes, PR Manager, Cisco Systems Europe
T +44 208 824 0926

About Ascom Wireless Solutions
Ascom Wireless Solutions is a market leader in on-site wireless communications for manufacturing and process industries, hospitals and elderly care, secure establishments, the retail sector and hotels. More than 70,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world, including the majority of university hospitals in Europe. The company offers a broad range of customised solutions, which enables quicker response through smart integration with existing systems. Ascom Solutions can include on-site paging, messaging, alarms, mobile devices, voice and data communications. Founded in the 1950s and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group.
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