Perle Systems Application Note
Using Serial to Ethernet Device Servers to access medical equipment
A need exists to increase the quality of care through advanced real-time electronic patient information and administration whether in Point-of-Care hospitals or Point-of-Care doctors offices/care facilities.
A high level of availability is required for various types of serial communication based medical equipment such as bed side patient monitors, neo-natal and intensive care equipment, MRI, monitors and lab equipment.
Software selectable interfaces: An IOLAN Device Server offers flexibility with its multiple interface capability providing a total solution to handle a broad range of EIA-232, EIA-422 and EIA-485 based medical devices. With its software selectable interface, mechanical tampering in the field is eliminated preventing unplanned downtime.
Assist with HIPAA Compliance: The IOLAN Device Server offers strong authentication, firewalling and data encryption technologies protecting confidential information, network assets and resources from unauthorised users assisting health organisations meet HIPAA compliance.
By providing a flexible, secure and reliable serial connectivity solution, IOLAN Device Servers are ideal for connecting serial medical devices across an IP healthcare network.
Engineers and Project Managers that require a cost effective serial RS232-to-Ethernet solution that is certified for the
IEC 60601-1 medical safety standard must consider the IOLAN MDC Device Server.