Healthcare security applications - Case studies

Hospitals – A Place Where It’s Better To Be A Visitor Than A Patient

The administrative district of Reutlingen, Germany runs the Kreiskliniken Reutlingen GmbH, with hospitals in Reutlingen, Bad Urach and Muensingen.  At the beginning of 2005, the newly built Albklinik Muensingen was formally opened.  The clinic, geographically located at the Middle Alb, has 105 beds with main wards for surgery, internal medicine, anesthesia and gynaecology. The top priority for the personnel at the clinic is to make the stay at the hospital as comfortable as possible fo...

G4Tec Helps Create Safe Hospital Environment

In the day and age of terrorism and high crime, facilities of all kinds are taking drastic security measures to protect their employees and the public.  Whether an office building, staff room, or manufacturing plant, precautions are taken to keep out unwanted guests and track those who have access.  City hospitals fall high on the list of facilities that need to take extra precautions with their security.  Liberty Health encompasses three hospitals in eastern New Jersey, U.S.A:&nb...

Royal Prince Albert Hospital

Royal Prince Albert Hospital has come a long way it since it opened as a 146-bed hospital and received its first patients in 1882.  Over 100 years later, it specialises in cardiology, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, respiratory medicine, neurology, as well as liver and kidney transplants.  The 3,000 users need a robust access control solution that they can rely on in life-and-death situations. There are 70 Intelligent 4 Door Access Modules, and many 1 and 2 Door Access Modules co...

Rainbow At University Of Minnesota

IR illuminators and vari-focal lenses from Rainbow CCTV are being used to monitor child development at a clinic in Minneapolis.The University of Minnesota is internationally respected for its childcare work, which includes analysis of cognitive development and reactions to visual stimuli in the young, particularly infants with attention deficit disorders.For the analysis to be valid the youngsters need to concentrate fully on what is presented to them from a computer screen and staff have create...

Rainbow On The Wards

Dome cameras, colour monitors and quad processors from Rainbow CCTV have recently been installed at a leading medical facility, the Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida.Health Central offers 171 beds, a 24-hour emergency room, special delivery maternity unit, pediatric unit and helipad.  Current expansion is adding an advanced cardiac care unit with 30 beds. The CCTV installation includes the QPCF quad processor.  These connect up to four cameras and one VCR, offering quad and swi...

Capio Diagnostics UK Runs The High-tech Imaging And Mobile Services For Capio Healthcare, Britain’s Fourth Largest Private Hospital Operator.

As divisions of Swedish-based Capio AB, one of Europe’s leading providers of private healthcare, the companies operate independently.But, says General Manager Paul Hobson: “We’re very much a single European organization and it’s important that we have a partner who can offer a seamless European service."“One of the benefits of working with Siemens Medical Solutions is that there’s a local Siemens representative in all our countries.”Over the past ye...

Gemplus And Surgutneftegazbank First To Deliver The New Generation Of MasterCard Cards In Russia

Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM ; NASDAQ: GEMP), the world's leading provider of smart card solutions, today announces that the Russian bank, Surgutneftegazbank (SNGB), has chosen Gemplus to supply its new generation of off-line smart banking cards. These cards are compliant with the latest MasterCard specifications for EMV[1] (M/Chip 4.0) and utilize the DDA/CDA authentication[2] method. This deployment, the country's first adoption of such a smart card, will en...

Digital CCTV For Birmingham A&E

The ChallengeThe Heartlands Hospital, a 900 bed acute teaching trust hospital in central Birmingham and Solihull Hospital, and a 400 bed operation 12 miles further south both lost their existing CCTV coverage in December last year due to system failure.Solihull and Heartlands NHS Trust had been operating a combination of a PC-based digital recorder and a number of traditional analog multiplexers and VCRs.  The system was becoming less reliable, so the decision was made to upgrade to a new d...