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Wandsworth Group Ltd.

Tele-Call Upgrade for bedside unit

The Wandsworth T2 system is the latest generation of their world-renowned Tele-Call patient entertainment and communication system. The first system, launched in 1999, comprised an analogue LCD television with an integrated telephone handset. This was superseded in 2002 by the first digital IP system using a 15” 1024 x 768 pixels touch screen monitor designed primarily for patient entertainment. The latest Wandsworth T2 system has been specifically designed to provide full PC functionality at the bedside for both hospital and patient use and includes a 17” 1280 x 1024 resolution touch screen smart terminal.

The new Wandsworth T2 mbedded smart terminals comprise a TFT touch screen monitor with an integral 1Ghz Celeron M, fanless single board computer running on Windows XP. The terminals have an integrated telephone handset and are mounted on an articulating swivel arm above each hospital bed. Two sizes are available, a 1024 x 768 pixels 15” touch screen or a 1280 x 1024 pixels 17” unit. This is in response to feedback from hospitals in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, which has identified the requirement for the same performance and resolution at the bedside as doctors and nurses expect from a PC at a workstation. The large fixed screens are also ideal for
patient education and informed consent through the use of information videos,