Advantech, the leading global ePlatform provider, has launched four new models of its POC series terminals: two standard-sized POC-176 and POC-196, and two slim-sized POC-S176 and POC-S196. The point-of-care series terminals are medical multimedia panel computers equipped with a high performance Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, a fanless design to ensure low noise, and are IP54 certified splash and dust resistant. A built-in card reader helps identify and track medical care providers’ time spent with patients. These point-of-care terminals perform faster and are especially suited to image-intensive applications such as PACS, X-ray and MRI.

Faster processing and superior performance for imaging applications

The POC-176 and POC-196 are upgrades to Advantech’s point-of-care series, and come with either an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz or Celeron® M 440 processor. The slimmer POC-S176 and POC-S196 have Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz/1.2GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5GHz processors inside. These enhanced models are top performers delivering fast processing for data applications as well as superior performance for imaging applications.

Fanless, dust-proof and splash-proof POC terminals for use in hospital environments

With a fanless design, IP54 certification and IP65 dust-tight front panel, the POC-S196 slim series terminals fit perfectly into the hospital environment. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, they operate quietly, do not accumulate dust, and are easy to clean. The new POC slim series terminals make perfect choices for a plethora of medical applications: the POC-S176 and POC-S196 can be mounted on a nursing cart, used in the operating room, or in the intensive care units of a hospital.

Built-in smart card reader for positive identification of medical personnel

Accountability is an important requirement in today’s medical environment. Being able to positively identify doctors and other medical personnel is critical. Knowing how much time is being spent with patients and what treatments and medications are being prescribed is much easier with the built-in smart card reader of the new POC-176 and POC-196. Positive identification through the card reader satisfies regulatory requirements and puts patients at ease.

The POC-176, POC-196, POC-S176 and POC-S196 represent the newest in high-performing medical point-of-care technology. The slim series terminals are available now, and the standard series terminals will be available in mid-June. For more information on Advantech medical products please visit our website.