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Enhancing hospital efficiency while giving patients a more comfortable stay

Barco has acquired UK-based JAOtech, a leading manufacturer of patient entertainment and point-of-care terminals for hospitals. The acquisition fits within Barco's long-term vision of increasing healthcare efficiency and its growth strategy of expanding into multiple healthcare segments. With the JAOtech terminals and associated software, Barco builds a strong position in the fast growing point of care (POC) segment in healthcare.

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A wide range of Smart Terminals

The Smart Terminals provide a host of interactive healthcare applications providing secure access to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and innovative triple-play solutions (radio, TV, Internet, chat, games…) for patient entertainment. The new product range also includes the associated software and ergonomics such as wall arms, ceiling mounts, and medical keyboards.

The Smart Terminals offer:

  • access to patient entertainment (games, chat, TV, radio, Internet ...)
  • access to hospital communication systems (HIS, EMR, nurse calls ...)
  • medical-grade design using anti-bacterial plastics
  • screen sizes ranging from 15" to 40"
  • fanless, quiet operation

With the new range of bedside terminals, hospitals will enhance productivity while improving patient wellbeing and comfort.

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About JAOtech

JAOtech is a multi-award winning market leader providing fully integrated bedside computing and multimedia solutions. JAOtech's expertise is in the design and manufacturing of a range of bedside Smart Terminals, Smart Healthcare TVs, specialist point-of-care software & associated accessories.

JAOtech recently acquired IT specialists mgate to accelerate hardware platform development and integration, enabling advanced software support for various partner solutions.

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