Laird Technologies to Present at Medical Device Connectivity Conference

Published on October 11, 2012

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Presentation on Wireless Security Highlights Conference’s Second Day

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – October 11, 2012 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it will present at the fourth annual Medical Device Connectivity Conference and Exhibition (MDCC). The event will be held November 1-2 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston and will focus on connecting medical devices to people, workflow, and information systems.

“Because it is devoted to the topic of medical device connectivity, MDCC draws key players from healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and technology firms,” said Tim Gee, Principal of Medical Connectivity Consulting and the MDCC program chair. “Interactive sessions enable attendees to gain insight into user requirements, new technologies, and product plans.”

During the second day of the conference, Chris Bolinger of the Laird Technologies Connectivity Products Business Unit will give a presentation on FIPS 140-2 security and its implications for Wi-Fi networks. A United States Government computer security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules, FIPS 140-2 is required by Veterans Administration hospitals. Healthcare providers outside of the federal government view FIPS 140-2 as an increasingly relevant and desirable standard. The presentation describes what is contained in the standard and how Wi-Fi products are tested and certified as compliant.

“Wi-Fi security is a hot topic in hospitals,” said Bolinger. “With Wi-Fi linking more and more medical devices with hospital networks, administrators need to use robust security methods to protect sensitive patient information, even as it travels over the air. I’ll explore the pros and cons of FIPS 140-2 for Wi-Fi security in a hospital.” 

MDCC presents an ideal opportunity for Laird Technologies, a Platinum Sponsor of the conference, to showcase its embedded wireless solutions.  In the exhibition area, Laird Technologies will demonstrate new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules that are ideal for connecting medical devices to networks and ensuring that patient data is available to caregivers.

You can register for MDCC at To learn more about embedded wireless solutions from Laird Technologies, stop by the Laird Technologies booth at MDCC or visit

About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies is a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems. 

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 9,000 employees in more than 46 facilities located in 16 countries.

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