MIAMI AND SAN JOSE, Dec. 2, 2015 – Brightstar Corp., the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leader in innovation and diversified services for the wireless industry, and Vocera Communications, the leading healthcare communications company, today announced a collaboration to deliver iOS bundled solutions for secure voice, text messaging and access to critical data to the healthcare market. This engagement will provide Vocera customers with a unique set of solutions featuring iOS devices paired with best-in-class accessories to help meet the demands of the healthcare environment. Hospitals and health systems will also be better enabled to consolidate purchases to reduce operational costs.
Globally, healthcare professionals continue to adopt mobile solutions such as the Vocera Communication Platform to securely and instantly connect the right people with the right information, on the right device, to improve overall productivity and enhance patient care. According to a 2015 HiMSS analytics report, 44 percent of hospitals plan to deploy smartphones for wireless communications in the next two years.
“By combining Vocera’s enterprise-grade communication platform with Brightstar’s global device sourcing capability and enterprise expertise, we can streamline and accelerate the adoption of mobile technology in the healthcare industry,” said Andy Zeinfeld, Brightstar’s President of Global Channel Development & Sales and Accessories. “Hospitals and other large healthcare organizations will benefit from a single source for devices and accessories that also offer the programming, kitting, fulfillment, deployment, training and support needed for care providers to hit the ground running.”
“This allows us to deliver on our promise to provide customers with a broad choice of powerful mobile device solutions for secure, clinical communication on the Vocera platform that are tailored to their specific needs,” said Rob Born, vice president of corporate development at Vocera. “We are excited to work with Brightstar, a world-class mobility leader with a broad portfolio of valuable offerings, to achieve this goal.”
In addition to the healthcare industry, Brightstar provides enterprise solutions and device lifecycle management for a wide range of domestic and multinational customers requiring anything from hundreds of devices to tens of thousands of devices per year.
Please contact Scott.Vance@brightstar.com for more information regarding Brightstar product and service offerings. Brightstar and Vocera currently offer solutions in the U.S. and the U.K. and will be expanding to more countries globally.
Brightstar, a SoftBank Group Corp. subsidiary, is the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of diversified services focused on enhancing the performance and results of the key participants in the wireless device value chain: manufacturers, operators and retailers. In 2014, Brightstar reported global net revenues of more than $10 billion and employs about 9,000 people on six continents. For more information, please visit Brightstar.com.
Vocera Communications, Inc. is the leading healthcare communications company. Vocera provides enterprise-class communication solutions that help care teams collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information, to the right person, on the right device, at the right time, anywhere. Vocera solutions are installed in more than 1,300 organizations worldwide, improving quality, efficiency, safety and outcomes. Via the company's research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network, Vocera also drives thought leadership for the healthcare industry and new standards in care delivery to elevate patient, family, nurse and physician experiences. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraComm on Twitter.
The Vocera logo is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. Vocera® is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions.
Brightstar Erik Hofmeyer Erik.Hofmeyer@brightstar.com (305) 921-1258 Vocera Amanda Breeding VoceraTeam@edelman.com (415) 229-7649
Vocera technology has bridged our communication gaps – allowing instant hands-free voice calls, improving patient care coordination, and enhancing staff and patient safety by reducing response times.Norman Bowman, Clinical Ward Administrator at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
The Vocera numbers speak for themselves, and they show this technology can dramatically reduce the time it takes to connect with a colleague and get a response. That has a real impact on the care we provide.Adrian Plunkett, Paediatric Intensivist Consultant at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital
We have seen improvement in our communication across Emergency Care since implementing Vocera technology – staff can now connect with the right person on their first try.Victoria Sudron, Service Improvement Coordinator at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
Since implementing Vocera, we no longer have communication delays due to the ‘page and wait’ scenario.Nick Roper, Clinical Director at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust
Vocera empowers people in mission-critical environments to instantly connect via secure, mobile, integrated and intelligent communication solutions.