Austco Communication Systems Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Azure Healthcare Ltd (ASX:AZV), is proud to announce that Tacera, the fully IP based Nurse Call Solution designed and manufactured by Austco has been granted UL1069 approval (the North American standard for “Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment).

 

Irving, Texas, US – February 18, 2014

Austco Communication Systems Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Azure Healthcare Ltd (ASX:AZV), is proud to announce that Tacera, the fully IP based Nurse Call Solution designed and manufactured by Austco has been granted UL1069 approval (the North American standard for “Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment).

After passing all the compliance testing and with the certification now approved, Austco is also delighted to announce that a new manufacturing facility has been opened in Irving, Texas to support the increasing demand for Austco’s Tacera solutions in the North American, Canadian and Latin American markets. This has also boosted further jobs creation within the North American operation of the Austco business.

Tacera is a powerful IP based Nurse Call solution for Healthcare facilities that enables full Clinical Workflow Management. Tacera ensures a rapid, effective and appropriate response to critical alarms which helps improve patient care and safety. The intelligent hardware allows for easier and faster system configuration, and the smart testing features permit auto-detection and monitoring of devices on the system. The flexibility of the Tacera system means it can be tailored to suit the particular needs of each healthcare facility with features such as call priority levels, tone alerts, colour designations, wireless device assignments and much more. With increased infection control and bed management turnaround features, the system can help reduce overall costs and improve patient satisfaction.

Robert Grey, Chief Executive Officer of Austco commented “After investing in excess of $7m AU into the Research & Development of Tacera over recent years, I am extremely pleased to see this certification has now been approved. Tacera’s 3G Nurse Call solution following on from Austco’s existing 2G Medicom Nurse Call System that was previously granted UL1069 approval back in 2006. This further expands the opportunities for Austco within the North American Nurse Call Market, which represents a $USD275m market and is growing at 20% annually.

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