Laird to Host Webinar on Making the Connected Hospital a Reality

Published on November 4, 2013

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With Guest Speaker Bill Quatier of Welch Allyn

November 4, 2013 – Laird, a global technology company, announced today that it will be hosting a webinar, Making the Connected Hospital a Reality: Medical Grade Wi-Fi for Hospitals. The webinar features guest speakers Bill Quatier, solution architect of Welch Allyn and Chris Downey, product manager of Laird. The webinar will be hosted December 12, 2013 at 2pm EST. Register today to reserve your spot by going to

The webinar focuses on the understanding of mobility in one of the most challenging RF environments, a hospital. When dealing with medical devices, mobility must mean being continuously connected, anywhere, anytime. The webinar covers noteworthy topics such as utilizing the 5 GHz band efficiently and configuring the infrastructure and medical devices to be able to maintain continuous connectivity, even while roaming. Bill and Chris will walk you through these topics and more, allowing anyone, whether a CIO at a leading hospital, a medical device maker, or local IT staff, to follow along and learn the challenges and benefits of Wi-Fi mobility in a hospital.

“Laird is excited to partner with Welch Allyn on this webinar to discuss the best practices for using medical-grade Wi-Fi in hospitals”, said Chris Downey. “Hospital IT staff, Biomed Technicians and hospital executives interested in Making the Connected Hospital a Reality will all benefit from the best practices laid out by myself and Bill for delivering a secure and reliable wireless infrastructure.”

For questions or comments about the webinar, contact

Welch Allyn is a leading manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment and healthcare products for Physicians, Hospitals, and Emergency Medical Services. To learn more about Welch Allyn and their solutions, visit

With its world-class engineering and RF expertise, Laird continues to develop technologies and capabilities that make a wirelessly connected world possible. Embedded wireless solutions from Laird include Summit Wi-Fi radio modules, a full line of Bluetooth® radio

modules and innovative RAMP radio modules. These unique product solutions are ideal for applications in the industrial, medical, and M2M communications industries.

About Laird

Laird is a global technology business focused on enabling wireless communication and smart systems, and providing components and systems that protect electronics.  Laird operates through two divisions, Wireless Systems and Performance Materials.  Wireless Systems solutions include antenna systems, embedded wireless modules, telematics products and wireless automation and control solutions.  Performance Materials solutions include electromagnetic interference shielding, thermal management and signal integrity products.  As a leader in the design, supply and support of innovative technology, our products allow people, organisations, machines and applications to connect effectively, helping to build a world where smart technology transforms the way of life. Custom products are supplied to major sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, IT, automotive, public safety, consumer, medical, rail, mining and industrial markets.  Providing value and differentiation to our customers through innovation, reliable fulfilment and speed, Laird PLC is listed and headquartered in London, and employs over 9,000 people in more than 58 facilities located in 18 countries.

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