Marlborough Hospital and Single Digits Team to Provide Wireless Internet Access for Patients and Visitors

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Marlborough Hospital and Single Digits, Inc., today announced a joint effort to provide state-of-the-art internet services through the deployment of a managed wireless service for patients and visitors of the hospital called the Marlborough Hospital Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Network.

Marlborough Hospital and Single Digits, Inc., today announced a joint effort to provide state-of-the-art internet services through the deployment of a managed wireless service for patients and visitors of the hospital called the Marlborough Hospital Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Network.

The new Single Digits Internet service features a Marlborough Hospital welcome web page that automatically appears when patients first access the Internet via their Microsoft Explorer or Netscape browsers. Laptop or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) users may also access email, send instant messages to family and friends, play games, surf the web, and get school assignments all free-of-charge by clicking on various links or accessing the Internet directly.

"We are constantly striving to deliver the highest quality health care in a personal, community setting, paying close attention to the needs of our patients and their families," said John Polanowicz, CEO and president of Marlborough Hospital. "We are pleased to be able to partner with Single Digits to provide this service which is among the first for MetroWest hospitals."

The free wireless service went live on April 2 and is available in the hospital's Main Lobby, Emergency Department Waiting Area, and the Union Street Café. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and no account is needed for access. The Marlborough Hospital Wi-Fi Network offers wireless network speeds at the 802.11b/g standards.

"We're excited to be providing support to Marlborough Hospital to provide free internet access patients and their families," said Bob Goldstein, CEO of Single Digits. "We believe the service will be invaluable not only to patients, but also to visitors balancing the need to be with their loved one at the hospital and still stay in touch with the outside world."

Managed Internet Service Provided by Single Digits

Single Digits business-class hotspot management software has been deployed by hospitals, resort communities, marinas, airports, restaurants, schools, and many other organizations worldwide. The intelligent software resides within Single Digits Network Operation Center, where the company is able to remotely manage, monitor and support its customer's high-speed Internet service -- alleviating them from hiring additional technical support or having to address connectivity issues themselves. Unlike many competitive hotspot offerings, Single Digits business-class solution empowers the hotspot host to become an actual Internet Service Provider, allowing them to retain control over the terms of use.

About Marlborough Hospital

Marlborough Hospital is served by a medical staff of more than 200 primary care physicians and specialists. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and ancillary services, including oncology, laboratory and radiology services, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient mental health services as well as diabetes education and management. A state-of-the-art Emergency Department, staffed by emergency medicine physicians from the UMass Memorial Medical Center, provides 24-hour emergency care. As a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, Marlborough Hospital provides patients with a direct link to the advanced medical resources of UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, a nationally recognized academic medical center. Marlborough Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and is certified as a primary stroke service by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. For more information about the hospital visit: http://www.marlboroughhospital.org.

About Single Digits

Single Digits, Inc. is the preeminent provider of business-class wireless hotspot management software and hosting solutions enabling full service, customized Wi-Fi access for businesses of all sizes. Single Digits hotspot software enables companies to deliver their own brand of Wi-Fi service to their customers, meeting the growing demand for mobile, high-speed Internet access. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, Single Digits has operations in North America, the Middle East and Africa. For more information visit their web site at http://www.singledigits.com or call (866) 516-4533.

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