Lantronix  (Irvine, Calif., U.S.A.), a provider of smart connectivity for electronic devices, on Wednesday announced the launch of a medical device aggregator that allows for the collection of live data from any location to be delivered whenever and wherever is necessary.
The EDS-MD, developed specifically for the medical industry, enables equipment such as patient monitoring systems, glucose analyzers, EKG machines, ventilators and infusion pumps, and helps deliver data to any location, device or healthcare information system, says Lantronix. The data can be for routine check-ups or life-critical situations.
“To deliver high-quality patient care, while still meeting ever changing regulatory mandates, it is imperative hospitals have the means to collect patient data and deliver it whenever and wherever necessary," says Phyllis Gotlib, CEO of iMDsoft , a provider of Clinical Information Systems.
iMDsoft, a partner of Lantronix, provides medical information systems to work with Lantronix’s conenectivity.
A key feature of EDS-MD is galvanic isolation on all ports, which provides the highest levels of safety for connected equipment, ensuring any grounding failures or malfunctions are contained to that single port and do not affect other connected devices, says Lantronix. The aggregator also includes local data storage and allows existing applications to work without code modifications.
The EDS-MD is available with 4, 8, and 16 individually isolated ports, for $699, $859 and $1,059, respectively.
“With the average hospital using hundreds of common medical devices, there is a significant need for the medical community to rapidly embrace device connectivity solutions ,” says Mak Manesh, vice president of product management at Lantronix.