Intelligraphics Advanced Roaming Software Helps Critical Wi-Fi Medical Devices Stay Connected



Austin, TX July 19, 2017, Intelligraphics Inc. (IGX Wireless), the industry leader in intelligent roaming solutions and development services, today announced IGX Wireless Advanced Roaming device drivers for medical systems that use select Wi-Fi chipsets to quickly connect to hospital, clinical, and EMS IT environments. IGX Wireless software enables wireless medical devices to achieve access point (AP) roaming time significantly less than 100 milliseconds, depending on the configuration and application stack. Wireless devices that can quickly scan for and connect to an available AP allow medical staff to efficiently monitor, diagnose, and respond to rapidly changing or potentially life-threating patient conditions in real time.

Patient Monitoring and Diagnostic Systems Require Constant Connectivity
Medical systems are increasingly being developed with Wi-Fi connectivity to reduce the amount of wiring in a healthcare facility and allow them to be easily moved from room to room. In addition, compact mobile devices including infusion pumps, heart and hypertension monitoring, glucose monitoring, and other wearable devices for home healthcare require “always on” Wi-Fi connectivity to stream data and provide alerts to medical staff.

However, there are many instances when wireless devices can lose their connection to an AP. The first is when the device is moving through an area and needs to disconnect from the current AP and reconnect to the next nearest AP. The second case is stationary wireless devices in large, dynamic environments where there are hundreds or more wireless APs. In this situation, the wireless network architecture must continuously analyze the radio frequency (RF) environment, automatically adjust AP power and channel configurations to compensate for interference, signal coverage, load balancing, and AP failures. When this occurs, the wireless device must “roam”, which includes scanning for and locating another AP to establish connectivity. Unfortunately, this roaming time can take several seconds with Wi-Fi devices that use non-optimized software.

With Critical Patient Care, Every Second Counts
The difference between a 100 millisecond and a 3 second roam time in patient monitoring systems like an ECG could create a data gap that results in a lost waveform, or a missed condition that does not trigger a medical alarm. A cardiologist, doctor, or nurse could miss an event that is happening with their patient. Often, monitoring systems are powered up and need to stay connected for months, or even a year. Another scenario is the data handoff from an EMS vehicle to the emergency center. The faster the wireless device can roam to connect to the facility’s network, the faster medical staff can monitor and diagnose the patient’s condition.

IGX Wireless Advanced Roaming gives wireless medical devices an “always on” Wi-Fi connection so healthcare staff can have reliable access to real-time monitoring and diagnostic information, make decisions faster, and improve patient outcomes. IGX Advanced Roaming supports all types of 802.11 wireless APs, allowing customers to quickly integrate their devices, while maintaining compatibility with their existing IT infrastructure.

IGX Advanced Roaming software uses proprietary scanning algorithms and decision-making logic to significantly reduce the time it takes for wireless devices to connect to an AP, boosting device availability and connection reliability. The software provides fast, seamless roaming along with optional enterprise-class security and CCX support. Built with the compatibility that today’s and tomorrow’s wireless medical devices require, Intelligraphics delivers optimized device drivers and firmware that support multiple hardware, software, and operating systems including Linux, Android, Windows 7/10, and WEC7, giving our customers a wide range of options for the most demanding wireless medical applications.

“Helping the medical industry improve patient care using wireless technology is part of our core mission. Our relationship with key Wi-Fi chip providers enables us to deliver our customers a reliable, high quality solution along with full support. We recognize that wireless medical devices are revolutionizing healthcare in hospitals, point of care facilities, and in the home. By harnessing the power of Intelligraphics’ software, medical device manufacturers can get the most performance, reliability, and availability from their wireless devices,” said Scott Lawson, President of Intelligraphics.

About Intelligraphics, Inc.
Intelligraphics, the industry leader in advanced wireless, embedded wireless drivers, and intelligent roaming solutions, helps enterprises, government agencies, and IoT users see and do more with their mobility-enabled devices. A member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, a Texas Instruments 3rd Party Development Partner, and a charter member of the Qualcomm Authorized Design Center (ADC) program, Intelligraphics delivers a diverse portfolio of fast roaming solutions that include optimized wireless drivers, firmware, and integrated IP.
Take your Wi-Fi-enabled and Internet of Things (IoT) applications farther and faster, visit: www.intelligraphics.com

Contact Information

Intelligraphics, Inc.

11615 Angus Road
Suite 212
Austin, TX, 78759
USA

tele: 469-951-8911
fax: 972-479-1760
http://www.intelligraphics.com/

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