Voalte taps AirWatch for device management

By: Chris Gullo | Sep 20, 2011        

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VoalteVoalte announced Voalte Connect this week, a new mobile device management (MDM) solution for hospital networks that utilizes the AirWatch platform’s technology. The new service allows the company to remotely secure, monitor, manage and support mobile devices deployed across a hospital.

Voalte is an iPhone application suite that combines voice, alarm and text features and is intended for use by staff in acute care hospitals in the US and Canada — especially nurses. The company also bundles in medical reference information via a partnership it has with Epocrates.

“Introducing updates, data and configuration settings for all types of mobile devices through Voalte Connect allows hospitals to better control and protect their data as well as greatly reduce cost and risk,” stated Voalte VP of innovation Trey Lauderdale in a press release. “This is essential for data and device security.”

“Providing a turn-key management solution allows the hospital to conserve their IT department resources, yet gives them the ability to monitor and control the hospital’s sensitive information that resides on these devices,” stated Lauderdale. For more background on Voalte, check out our  interview with Lauderdale at HIMSS 2009, which took place shortly after the company launched.

For more on the AirWatch deal, read the press release below.PRESS RELEASE — Voalté, a leader in clinical communications technology, today announced its new mobile device management (MDM) solution, “Voalté Connect.” The solution takes advantage of the AirWatch platform to deploy, use and scale industry-leading MDM solutions for enterprise-wide deployments.

“Introducing updates, data and configuration settings for all types of mobile devices through Voalté Connect allows hospitals to better control and protect their data as well as greatly reduce cost and risk,” said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalté. “This is essential for data and device security.”

Voalté’s current smartphone solution enables caregivers to send and receive presence-based text messages, make high-definition voice calls across the hospital VoIP system, and receive critical care alarms on the iPhone, providing faster response time to patient needs. The new service, Voalté Connect, will allow the company to remotely secure, monitor, manage and support mobile devices deployed across the hospital, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.

According to Lauderdale, Voalté will manage hospital and personal-owned mobile devices that have been given access to the hospital’s network to prevent information from being released in the case of a lost or stolen device. “Providing a turn-key management solution allows the hospital to conserve their IT department resources, yet gives them the ability to monitor and control the hospital’s sensitive information that resides on these devices,” he said.

About AirWatch

AirWatch is a global provider and innovator of enterprise-grade smartphone security and mobile device management solutions. Positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software 2011, AirWatch helps to secure, monitor, manage and support an enterprise’s entire fleet of Android, Apple’s IOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Windows 7 and Symbian devices. It offers the industry’s most scalable and flexible deployment options with Software as a Service (SaaS), appliance or on premise solutions. An award winning company, AirWatch has more than 1,500 customers in the education, financial services, retail, healthcare, government, transportation, distribution, field services, hospitality and manufacturing industries. For more information, please visit http://www.air-watch.com.

About Voalté

Voalté provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. For more information, visit http://www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.

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