Healthcare - St. Louis healthcare system chooses Ascom IP-DECT 


St. Louis healthcare system chooses Ascom IP-DECT

Primary Systems and Ascom are pleased to announce that a large hospital chain in St. Louis, has formally selected and standardized on the new Ascom Freeset IP-DECT system.  The first IP-DECT system will be installed at one of their brand new hospitals and an additional 6 systems will replace existing Ascom Personal Wireless Telephony (PWT) systems that have been operational for over 5 years.

The Ascom Freeset IP-DECT on-site wireless system combines the best of both worlds.  It utilizes the proven Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) 6.0 standard for over-the-air transmissions along with the emerging technology, VoIP, for backhaul over the Local Area Network (LAN).  Current Ascom customers have used the FCC-protected Unlicensed-PCS spectrum (1920-1930 MHz) for many years.  They seek to upgrade to the latest technology while maintaining the interference free operation they have enjoyed for years.  The Ascom IP-DECT system is a dedicated wireless network that eliminates the complexities and regular adjustments necessary when attempting to manage voice clients on a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).  Once IP-DECT is installed, it takes virtually no maintenance and can be managed remotely.

Hospitals are becoming more and more reliant on wireless communication systems due to their large mobile work force.  Ascom provides voice, messaging and alarms to mobile workers throughout the hospital delivering increased patient safety and satisfaction.

“I am delighted that this healthcare system has decided to continue depending on Ascom wireless solutions throughout all 7 hospitals”, says Chad West, President & CEO of Ascom (US) Inc.  “This decision demonstrates the confidence that they continue to have in Ascom.  Our Freeset IP-DECT offering provides them with the same dependability that they have relied on for many years at a lower Total Cost of Ownership.'

About Ascom
Ascom is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, manufacturing, retail and hotels. More than 70,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical Processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT and paging technologies, smartly integrated into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 10 countries and employs 1,200 people worldwide.