Wednesday, 19 February 2014 -Melbourne– Austco Communication Systems Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Azure Healthcare Ltd (ASX:AZV), is proud to announce that Tacera, the fully IP based Nurse Call Solution designed and manufactured by Austco has been granted UL1069 approval (the North American standard for “Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment”).
After passing all compliance testing, and with the certification now granted, Austco is also pleased to announce that its new US manufacturing facility has been opened in Irving, Texas to support the increasing demand for Austco’s Tacera solutions in the North American, Canadian and Latin American markets. This has also boosted further jobs creation within the North American operation of the Austco business.
Tacera is a powerful IP based Nurse Call solution for Healthcare facilities that enables full Clinical Workflow Management. Tacera ensures a rapid, effective and appropriate response to critical alarms which helps improve patient care and safety. The intelligent hardware allows for easier and faster system configuration, and the smart testing features permit auto-detection and monitoring of devices on the system. The flexibility of the Tacera system means it can be tailored to suit the particular needs of each healthcare facility with features such as call priority levels, tone alerts, colour designations, wireless device assignments and much more. With increased infection control and bed management turnaround features, the system can help reduce overall costs and improve patient satisfaction.
Robert Grey, Chief Executive Officer of Austco commented “After investing in excess of $7 million into the Research & Development of Tacera in recent years, I am extremely pleased to see this certification has now been granted as this will expand our sales opportunities within the US market in particular, which represents a $USD275m market and is growing at 20% annually”.
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Azure Healthcare Limited is an international provider of healthcare communication and clinical workflow management solutions. The company is headquartered in Australia, has subsidiaries in six countries and supports more than 8,000 healthcare facilities through our global reseller network which includes growing markets in health, aged care and remand care. Azure Healthcare services markets including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, USA, Asia and the Middle East. For further information please refer to the Company’s website www.azurehealthcare.com.au