Voalté, Meru healthcare app brings mobile unified communications to hospitals

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You can't get a better combination than healthcare, iPhones, and VoIP together in an offering. Voalté, a company that creates point-of-care software for the iPhone and other smartphones is teaming with Meru Networks to bring VoIP and unified communications (UC) solutions to hospitals.

Voalté's application provides users in hospitals the ability to sent and receive presence-based text messages and make HD voice calls over the hospital VoIP or PBX system. The app also allows users to get critical care alarms for patients in need of care. Meru's technology provies enhanced Voice over Wireless LAN allowing Voatle to offer a scalable and realiable IP comm solution.

"Our channel layering and Virtual CellTM architecture pools radio resources into a predictable and reliable layer of coverage, so we avoid the artificial boundaries that microcell-based wireless LAN (WLAN) systems impose," said Sarosh Vesuna, vice president of business development for Meru Networks in a release. "Meru's virtualized WLAN solution is especially beneficial to nurses and clinicians who must roam throughout the hospital during their shifts."

The technology harnesses the power of VoIP and UC as well as the promise of mobile technology for users whose job description keeps them from being near any type of deskphone.

"The partnership with Meru will extend our capacity to improve workflow and patient care in hospitals across the nation," said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalté. "When we combine their reliable network with our always-on device management, we can give our mutual customers an unmatched end-user and support experience."

For more:
- read the release

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