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Advantech’s Handheld Pocket Pad Brings Full-Size Computing to Mobile Healthcare Applications

AdvantechPocketPadAdvantech has released the Pocket Pad, a handheld mobile computing platform designed especially for use in clinical applications such as EMR, BCMA/CLMA, CPOE, PACS and radiology. It is an extension of an existing hospital information system (HIS), and is ideal as a PDA as well. Pocket Pad can be used as a handheld device, but can also be mounted to medical equipment and nursing carts. It’s durable and flexible, with an IP54-rating, runs the latest Intel Atom processor Z series technology, and is certified for Microsoft Windows8.1. The lightweight unit has an embedded 1D/2D barcode scanner, front and rear cameras, and a host of connectivity options.

Pocket Pad is a mobile clinical computing device. It has an IP54-rated enclosure to protect the unit from dust and water, and is easy to clean, which provides contamination control. It has been drop tested at 90 cm, ensuring reliability and continuous operation. The battery is quickly charged and provides four hours of uninterrupted use. Pocket Pad, small enough to fit in your hand, runs the latest Intel Atom processor and has a fullHD 7 inch multi-touch, P-cap touchscreen to provide thebest user experience possible.

Pocket Pad runs Microsoft Windows 8.1 giving medical staff a device with an intuitive and familiar interface. It is equipped with a 1D/2D barcode scanner allowing easy identification, tracking and tracing of patients and medications throughout their hospital stay. This improves the patient experience and safeguards against mistakes in medication dispensing and identification. Enhancing safety is a primary goal in medical care and Pocket Pad is there to help.

At 400 g, Pocket Pad is a lightweight device. But its feature set makes it a true heavyweight. Pocket Pad has a twomegapixel front camera, and an 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and flash, ideal for video conferencing. It has GPS for location-based applications, NFC, a microSD card slot and HDMI and USB3.0 for practical use. Pocket Pad is able to easily exchange data with a variety of HIS platforms in medical care facilities. What’s more, its ergonomic design is easy to carry and use, with a secure handstrap and stylus.

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