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SOURCE Ergotron, Inc.
Powered and Non-Powered telemedicine solutions give professionals and patients ability to connect, consult and collaborate virtually
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergotron, Inc., a Nortek Company (Nasdaq: NTK), today announced the launch of its new StyleView® Telepresence powered and non-powered carts and accessory kits as part of its commitment to deliver highly-featured healthcare products at the most affordable price points. These telepresence carts enable healthcare professionals and patients to connect, consult and collaborate anywhere at any time with real-time videoconferencing, helping reduce the cost of improved patient care.
While the overarching field of telemedicine offers a myriad of benefits to care professionals and their patients, the solutions available are often complicated and cost prohibitive. Ergotron's StyleView® Telepresence Carts help facilitate the power of video consulting easily and affordably. The Telepresence carts, when integrated with telemedicine equipment, enable real-time delivery of more personalized, timely, and cost-effective care. They also extend the reach of specialized experts to rural, remote, underserved and senior populations, regardless of geographic location.
"Our healthcare customers have managed their way through extraordinary change as the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has become a standard of care platform for hospitals and clinics across the country and in some cases, the world," said Steve Reinecke, MT (CLS), CPHIMS, assistant vice president Ergotron's healthcare sales team for North America. "It is clear to see this process of electronic care delivery, with "Accountable Care" and "Meaningful Use" coming to the forefront of the government's requirements, will continue to evolve for some time to come. These carts will help our healthcare customers expand their care delivery options while helping reduce the cost of care."
The five Telepresence carts include three SLA-battery powered units (single, dual, and back-to-back monitor configurations), and two non-powered configurations (single and dual monitor). Key features and benefits include:
- Each unit has hospital-grade construction, and is equipped with a drawer, a large drawer for equipment storage, a camera shelf, a CPU/Codec holder, and a medical-grade power strip for flexibility.
- Safe and secure, the carts are being UL 60601-1 certified, with autonomous rechargeable AC power system to deliver safe, inexpensive and dependable power, incorporating ESD safety compliant SLA batteries.
- The carts are light-weight, yet stable, for easy maneuvering across any surfaces, and provide 20" of height-adjustment for ultimate caregiver comfort seated or standing.
- For existing StyeView cart customers, Ergotron has also launched five new StyleView accessories to reconfigure StyleView Carts with LCD pivot and one drawer into the new Telepresence units. These kits include: Camera Shelf, the Large Drawer, and the CPU/Codec Holder.
"Since the early days of EMR integration, Ergotron has been at the forefront of designing a family of products which help our customers get the information they need when they need it at the point of care," said Pete Segar, group president, Display Mount Solutions (DMS). "Now with this telepresence platform, and together with our partners, we have products that can bring us into the future of telemedicine easily and affordably."
Ergotron's North America healthcare team is led by Steve Reinecke and is comprised of a group of dedicated and experienced designers, engineers, sales, and marketing professionals with more than 100 cumulative years serving the unique needs of the healthcare market.
The cart products ship fully-assembled, are available for pre-sale now and will be released in November 2013, in the U.S. and Canada through distribution and reseller channels. Contact Ergotron for more details on availability. To learn about Ergotron and its entire product line, visit www.ergotron.com or call 800-888-8458.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 30 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 70 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands-OmniMount®, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit™ and Neo-Flex®-for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement, improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Ergotron is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.(Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.
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