Avocent deploys wireless and extension products at Huntsville's NICU

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Avocent Corp. has deployed its wireless technology in the new Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) facility at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children in Alabama opening this month.

To provide extended access and control for mobile nursing stations, the facility implemented the Avocent Cstation extension products and LongView Wireless extender. With the installation of the extenders, Avocent said all PCs previously located under each nurse's desk will be relocated to a remote server room, providing PC functionality at the desks via the Cstation appliances.

In the nursery, LongView Wireless units have been deployed on mobile carts. The wireless receiver located on the cart sends a secure signal to the transmitter at the nurses' desks, enabling vital patient statistics and other information to be recorded and monitored in real-time.

Built on 802.11a with advanced encryption standard (AES) security, the LongView Wireless unit connects directly to local devices and serves as the radio interface link allowing the computer to broadcast secure audio and high-resolution video data remotely.