Vocera Opens Bangalore Innovation Center to Accelerate Product Development
New Facility and General Manager Bring Top Local Talent Together to Advance Communication and Collaboration Technologies
SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 15, 2014 - Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, today announced the opening of a new innovation center in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The Company has also named Mr. Srivibhavan Balaram as managing director and general manager of the new facility. Balaram previously worked for various technology companies, including HP Labs and Business Objects (an SAP company), and served as founder and chief executive officer of storage provider CloudByte. In his new role, Mr. Balaram will be responsible for driving the growth of Vocera's India operations, including the acquisition of top engineering talent in the area.
Recognizing that healthcare and other mission-critical organizations around the world face common communication challenges, Vocera is increasing its international presence and investing in a new innovation center. The Bangalore location will work in collaboration with Vocera's San Jose, Calif.; Knoxville, Tenn. and Toronto, Ontario development teams to expand the Company's communication solutions, including the core Vocera software platform, wearable devices, mobile applications, analytics and cloud-based technologies.
"Vocera's integrated communication system combines wireless technologies with speech recognition and server software," said Srivibhavan Balaram, managing director and general manager of India operations at Vocera. "Engineers in Bangalore have a unique opportunity to work in a cross-functional, highly innovative global environment to solve some of the toughest communication challenges facing healthcare today."
The Vocera Innovation Center is located close to the International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB), part of the Whitefield neighborhood. ITPB is also home to several technology companies and an aspirational residential community for young engineers.
"Vocera is at the forefront of the healthcare industry, providing innovative solutions that meet the communication and collaboration needs of care teams," said Arun Mirchandani, senior vice president of products at Vocera. "We are excited to work with some of the best and brightest minds in the world as we expand our international presence and grow our business."
Vocera empowers integrated, intelligent communication in healthcare, hospitality, energy and other mission-critical mobile environments. Vocera is widely recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate that improve patient and customer satisfaction with the Vocera Communication and Care Experience solutions. Vocera provides technology innovations and thought leadership that humanize healthcare for patients, families and care teams and improve customer experience in more than 1,200 organizations worldwide. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada, Singapore, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraCom on Twitter.
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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.