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GE Healthcare Deploys Eurotech TurboXb Computer on Module in Medical Data Capture Device Accessory


8/31/2010 8:36:26 AM

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems and a strategic supplier to GE Healthcare, today announces the Eurotech TurboXb computer on module has been deployed in GE Healthcare's EView ventilator data capture device, in accordance with the contract announced on Nov 12, 2009. GE Healthcare released the EView in the North American market to capture data from the Engstrom Carestation and improve clinicians' ability to obtain ventilator data that accurately reflects a patient's condition.

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Read a case study on the EView development process at http://www.eurotech-inc.com/resources.asp.

GE Healthcare selected the Eurotech TurboXb as the embedded platform for the EView to assist medical professionals in storing, retrieving and maintaining patient ventilator data for accurate and fast reporting. They chose Eurotech to assemble the EView platform with the TurboXb computer on module, and Eurotech was also responsible for the board support package to integrate with Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0.

"We chose the Eurotech TurboXb computer on module because it was already a proven, stable platform," said Paul Hunsicker, Global Product Manager for GE Healthcare. "We knew from experience how long it could take to develop a new hardware platform and board support package. Working with Eurotech streamlined the process and helped us get the EView to market faster."

With extensive experience designing embedded computers for medical devices, Eurotech's design engineers offered GE Healthcare a unique familiarity with FDA requirements. To meet regulatory requirements, Eurotech tested and adjusted the EView for shock and vibration, electrostatic discharge, electromagnetic emissions and temperature.

"GE Healthcare and Eurotech worked together to create a rugged embedded product that would be safe and reliable for healthcare professionals," said Greg Nicoloso, CEO of Eurotech Inc. "We followed the product from concept to completion as a partner with GE Healthcare, rather than just a hardware provider. Our value comes from offering customers full support during the development process, and the EView project moved along seamlessly."

Eurotech's TurboXb offers an economical, reliable system to get products to market effectively and efficiently. The Eurotech TurboXb system, consisting of a processor module coupled with an application-specific personality board, is a full featured, low power, XScale-based embedded computer system. With Eurotech's unique customization capabilities, GE Healthcare modified the personality board to bring out I/O features specific for the EView application.

Eurotech is a Gold Level partner in the Microsoft Windows Embedded partner program.

ABOUT EUROTECH

Eurotech is a listed global company (ETH.MI) that integrates hardware, software, services, and expertise to deliver embedded computing platforms and sub-systems to leading OEMs, system integrators and enterprise customers for successful and efficient deployment of their products and services. Drawing on concepts of minimalist computing, Eurotech lowers power draw, minimizes physical size and reduces coding complexity to bring sensors, embedded platforms, sub-systems, ready-to-use devices and high performance computers to market, specializing in healthcare, security, defense, transportation, industrial and energy segments. By combining domain expertise in wireless connectivity as well as communications protocols, Eurotech architects integrated solutions that simplify data capture, processing and transfer over unified communications networks. Our customers rely on us to simplify their access to state-of-art embedded technologies so they can focus on their core competencies. Learn more about Eurotech at www.eurotech.com.

SOURCE Eurotech


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