Rauland-Borg and Brekeke Software Technology Partnership

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Bringing Responder® 5 SIP Telephony Solutions to Healthcare

Rauland-Borg Corporation

Rauland Borg Corporation, the leader in nurse call communications, and Brekeke Software Inc., developer and manufacturer of award-winning SIP communication technologies, are pleased to announce their technology partnership to support SIP telephony in the healthcare environment. Wireless telephone integration is a core communication element in a nurse call system. It can be a significant time saver, allowing mobile staff to answer patient calls immediately - without the delay of rushing to the nurse station or the patient room.

Rauland-Borg's Responder® 5 Nurse Call system integrates to wireless phone vendors' VoIP telephony solutions to provide enhanced patient-to-staff communication response-time and platform simplicity. Utilizing a Brekeke SIP Server, SIP Registrar/Proxy Server, provides a number of benefits to support nurse call operation and minimizes the system impact on the existing telephony architecture. To the phone system, the Responder 5 integration to the Brekeke SIP Server is seen as a SIP trunk, saving setup time and reducing the risk of improper configuration or incompatibility between Responder 5 and other PBX or SIP Call Servers. The Brekeke SIP Server and Responder 5 telephony integration allows hospitals to select a phone vendor of their choice, without limitation to a specific telephony solution that may only provide limited nurse call interoperability. Responder 5's versatile architecture supports other technologies already in place so you don't have to change technologies that work for you.

"The Brekeke SIP Sever supports Responder 5 VoIP wireless telephone communication between staff and patients in an environment where call notification and staff response times are critical. Our partnership with Brekeke Software allows Rauland to support a variety of telephony configurations by providing a high-tech solution that is reliable and exhibits excellent performance," said Carl Cox, VP Engineering of Rauland-Borg Corporation.

"We are very excited to have Rauland-Borg, a market leader in Nurse Call communication systems, joining Brekeke's technology partner program. With this partnership, Rauland-Borg and Brekeke can collaborate even further to offer products that improve the efficiency and productivity of nurses and administrative staff in the hospital environment," said Shinichi Mitsumata, CTO of Brekeke Software. "Brekeke SIP Server has proven its reliability for serving mission-critical environments, such as military communications and emergency communication systems. In a hospital environment where patients' lives are at stake, Brekeke SIP Server can add value as a component to Rauland-Borg's reliable, high-performance Responder 5 solution package. This joint solution is perfect for system integrators who are seeking advanced technology in a simple package," added Mr. Mitsumata.

The Responder 5 - More than Nurse Call
The Responder 5 is a complete, sophisticated communications solution that integrates with other hospital systems and technologies. It offers simplicity with true VoIP integration, enhanced software features, and provides staff the ability to simplify workflow with call processes that fit their environment. Responder 5 improves hospital staff workflow by enhancing the mobility of nurses and the communication between staff and patients. With a simple button press, a nurse can notify mobile staff in other departments like EVS, transport, or the pharmacy that a patient service is needed. Responder 5's proven reliability ensures patients that staff are just a button-push-away with the ability to answer calls on the go with their SIP compatible wireless devices. The patient's call will be routed, real-time, to the direct caregiver - every time.

Brekeke SIP Server Product Highlights
Brekeke SIP Server provides a SIP-based communication platform for service providers and enterprises. This product offers SIP over TCP/UDP support, original NAT traversal functionality, as well as flexible call control functions. The carrier-class edition (Advanced Edition) includes SIP redundancy features for deployments that require even higher availability. Supported operating systems include Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris 10, and Mac OS X. By optimizing the customer experience and providing high-quality products, Brekeke SIP Server platform has been deployed successfully worldwide. For more information on Brekeke SIP Server, please visit http://www.brekeke.com/sip/.

About Rauland-Borg Corporation
For over 80 years, Rauland-Borg has been the industry leader in the manufacture and design of communications and life-safety equipment for institutional environments. Rauland Responder® Nurse Call combines traditional nurse call components with the latest technology and software management tools. For more information on the Responder 5 and other nurse call solutions, visit our website at http://www.rauland.com.

About Brekeke Software, Inc.
Brekeke Software, Inc., develops high-quality, innovative SIP communication software products for OEMs, enterprises, and service providers. Brekeke's comprehensive SIP-based family of products enables organizations to seamlessly migrate or integrate IP communication systems into their communications infrastructure.
Founded in 2002, Brekeke is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.brekeke.com/

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