CellSafe Hospital Solution Reduces Risk to Electronic Equipment While Improving Signal Quality
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CA Wireless, experts in custom in-building wireless solutions, today introduced the new CellSafe Hospital Cell Phone Repeater Solution. CellSafe Hospital enables hospital staff, patients and visitors to safely use their phones while lowering or eliminating the risk to hospital equipment from electromagnetic interference.
Doctors rely on their cell phones now more than ever. MedTech Journal conducted a poll of doctors and found that the number-one phone choice among doctors is the iPhone, followed by BlackBerry. Both of these smartphone devices require constant access to cellular networks to use applications helpful for doctors. As of January 2010, there were more than 1,700 medical applications on iTunes. All together, these applications have been downloaded by more than one million users.
This data shows that the proper application of wireless technology can increase productivity, decrease costs and improve the quality of healthcare within hospitals. Immediate access to patient data, test results and consulting physicians while the doctor is either on- or off-campus, or at the point-of-care, has the potential to save lives. Additionally, good cellular coverage is critical for public safety access, ensuring police and fire rescue personnel have unabated communication in a time of crisis.
Unlike traditional repeater systems that use coaxial cabling, the CellSafe Hospital solution leverages the existing fiber optic infrastructure of a hospital to amplify the available cellular signal throughout the building. Given the large areas and spread out physical design of hospitals, coaxial cabling is an impractical and expensive solution for repeater systems. CA Wireless can repeat a cellular signal up to a few kilometers with fiber with no signal loss, as opposed to only a couple of hundred meters with coaxial cable. By improving signal strength on cell phones, the resulting effect is a reduction in the need for cell phones to “power up” for the wireless transmission. CA Wireless engineers are experts in the proper design of a dual-band building repeater system that reduces the potential for electromagnetic interference.
“For most people today, cellular phones are a communications lifeline, and that’s even more so in hospital environments,” said Howard Melamed, CEO of CellAntenna Corporation. “With hospital staff trying to stay connected up-to-the-minute on critical situations, the importance of effective and safe wireless communications within a hospital cannot be understated. CA Wireless brings nearly a decade of expertise in wireless communications to the healthcare market to solve this challenge and eliminate the concerns over cell phone use in hospitals.”
About CA Wireless and CellAntenna Corporation
CA Wireless (www.cawireless.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of CellAntenna Corporation, delivering custom engineered Distributed Antenna Systems for hospitals, hotels high-rises and other distributed structures. CellAntenna Corporation (www.cellantenna.com) offers solutions a broad array of solutions to either enhance or prohibit cellular signals. For nearly a decade, the company has increased productivity and safety through the boosting of signal strength and reduction of dropped calls. Products include antennas, cellular repeaters, and cell phone signal boosters. CellAntenna’s broad portfolio also includes solutions for cellular detection (CJAM-DT), jamming (CJAM-NF) and the CJAM-CPC Cell Phone Controller. CellAntenna’s solutions are designed, developed and manufactured in the United States. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., CellAntenna also has offices in California, the United Kingdom and Poland.
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