Vocera Communication System Earns Additional DoD Certification for Interoperability and Security

Thursday, February 2, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading healthcare communications company, today announced it has earned additional interoperability and security certification by the Department of Defense (DoD) for its latest software release and wearable communication badge. The Vocera Communication System met stringent criteria of the DoD Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL), which allows DoD facilities to purchase and operate UC systems over DoD network infrastructures. This certification is essential to the expansion and deployment of Vocera solutions in U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities around the world.

The UC APL was established to maintain a single consolidated list of products that have completed information assurance certification and interoperability testing approved by distributed testing centers, including the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) in Fort Meade, Maryland. This round of JITC certification testing adds the Vocera B3000n badge, which utilizes both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum and provides even better voice recognition. Latest speech engine updates and functionality enhancements in the Vocera software platform also met compatibility and security protocols for JITC certification as did the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Telephony Gateway added to the Vocera platform.

“Our extensive list of security certifications provides valuable assurance to the DoD and our other healthcare customers that the Vocera Communication System meets extensive interoperability requirements needed to deliver efficient care and protect sensitive patient information,” said Arun Mirchandani, senior vice president of products at Vocera. “We are proud to deliver secure and reliable communication solutions to the DoD and care teams in the U.S. and across the globe.”

As part of the DoD UC APL certification process, products must pass interoperability and functionality testing to ensure compliance and compatibility with other vendors. The testing also verifies that the platform and product comply with Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).

About Vocera

Vocera Communications, Inc. offers the most robust clinical communications system in healthcare. Vocera delivers secure, integrated and intelligent communication solutions that enable care teams to collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information, to the right person, on the right device, in the right location, at the right time. Vocera solutions provide hands-free voice communication, secure text messaging, patient engagement tools, and integrated clinical workflow with EHRs, nurse call systems, physiologic monitors and ventilators. These solutions help improve operational efficiency, quality of care, safety and satisfaction across the continuum of care. In addition to technology solutions, Vocera drives thought leadership and new standards in care to elevate patient, family, nurse and physician experiences via the company's research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network. Vocera is led by President and CEO Brent Lang and is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Indiana, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Robert J. Zollars is the Chairman of the Board. 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. All other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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