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Vocera Upgrades its Secure Messaging Platform, Announces Vocera Connect Application for Smartphones


August 02, 2012

Vocera Communications Inc., a provider of mobile communication solutions for modern hospitals, announced the release of the latest version of its flagship messaging application, Vocera Secure Messaging.

The app allows users to track when text, alarm and alert messages are sent, delivered, and responded to, and features enhanced integration with the Vocera Voice platform and offers real-time synchronization, Vocera clarified in a statement.

According to Vocera, version 4.7 facilitates the secure delivery of critical pages, text messages, alarms and alerts with data encryption compatible with HIPAA requirements.

It has been designed to enable users to receive and send secure messages from smartphones, Web-based consoles, or integrated third-party clinical systems.

While Active Directory synchronization and authentication helps reduce administrative support needs, enhanced device password enforcement helps increase security for the management of user-owned devices.

“Hospitals worldwide are looking for new applications to help solve voice and text communication challenges that delay the delivery of care or result in a poor patient experience,” said Brent Lang, president and chief operating officer at Vocera Communications. “These new applications expand the Vocera experience beyond the users of the Vocera Communication Badge to those who prefer to bring their own device to share instant voice communication and secure text, alert and alarm delivery.”

Vocera also announced Vocera Connect’s compatibility with iPhone and Android-based smartphones operating over both cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

The new release of Vocera Connect application is expected to bring the best of Vocera one-touch communication to the iPhone and Android devices.

Complementing the hands-free Vocera B3000 Communication Badge, the Vocera Connect application allows hospital personnel to communicate instantly from the point of care. With Vocera Connect, care providers can now use their existing device to leverage the intelligent workflow of the Vocera System when working inside or outside of the facility, over a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection.

Vocera Communications also recently announced that a military-specific configuration of the Vocera Communications System, including the B2000 Communication Badge, has received Joint Interoperability Test Command certification.


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Edited by Braden Becker




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