Voalté Announces Strategic Partnership with Meru Networks

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Partnership allows point-of-care workers to accelerate critical care and improve patient response

The partnership with Meru will extend our capacity to improve workflow and patient care in hospitals across the nation.

Voalté, a leading developer of innovative point-of-care communications software on the Apple iPhone and other smartphone platforms, today announced its strategic partnership with Meru Networks Inc., (NASDAQ: MERU), the leader in virtualized and optimized 802.11n enterprise wireless networking.

Voalté’s state-of-the-art application enables users to send and receive presence-based text messages, make high definition voice calls across the hospital VoIP or PBX systems, and receive critical care alarms on the iPhone, providing faster response to patient needs. Voalté’s voice processing module is specifically designed to embrace the significant challenges inherent in a hospital Wi-Fi environment. Coupled with Meru’s revolutionary Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN) technology, Voalté provides a reliable, scalable communications solution that meets the heavy demands of VoIP in the clinical environment.

“Our channel layering and Virtual CellTM architecture pools radio resources into a predictable and reliable layer of coverage, so we avoid the artificial boundaries that microcell-based wireless LAN (WLAN) systems impose,” said Sarosh Vesuna, vice president of business development for Meru Networks. “Meru’s virtualized WLAN solution is especially beneficial to nurses and clinicians who must roam throughout the hospital during their shifts.”

“By remaining connected to the same virtual access point at all times, there’s no need for handoff between access points which often leads to a dropped connection,” he said.

According to Vesuna, Voalté’s high definition voice module is designed to fully leverage the technical advantages that Meru offers.

“The partnership with Meru will extend our capacity to improve workflow and patient care in hospitals across the nation,” said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalté. “When we combine their reliable network with our always-on device management, we can give our mutual customers an unmatched end-user and support experience.”

Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, IN. recently became the first hospital in the Midwest to install the Voalté solution with Meru’s infrastructure.

“With Voalté and Meru, we believe hospitals like Parkview will be able to accelerate critical care, improve patient safety, and keep nurses and clinicians continuously connected as they roam throughout the hospital,” Lauderdale said.

About Meru Networks
Founded in 2002, Meru Networks provides a virtualized wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru's solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, and enables enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and become all-wireless enterprises. Meru's solutions have been adopted in all major industry vertical markets, including Fortune 500 enterprises, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and government. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit http://www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300.

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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