Vocera Debuts New Communication Badge

San Jose, California, October 4, 2011—Vocera Communications, Inc., announced the commercial introduction of the new Vocera B3000 Communication Badge featuring enhanced durability, audio quality and speech recognition. The B3000 is the fourth generation of the Vocera Communication Badge, which currently is used in more than 750 hospitals and other healthcare facilities worldwide to improve patient safety and satisfaction, and increase hospital efficiency and productivity.

Doctors and nurses at Community Health Network, experienced efficient and seamless  communications using the B3000 during beta-tests at the Community Hospital North neonatal intensive care unit and the Indiana Heart Hospital.

“I have been using the new Badge for about two months and believe it has invaluably increased the ease of communication for the nurses and staff in our busy department,” said Cindy Schieck, nurse manager of Community Hospital North maternity services. “The Vocera Badge allows direct communication with our patients, helping us fulfill their needs more quickly, and is especially useful for department-wide communication in emergency situations. The product helps us use our time more effectively, allowing for more timely, efficient and safe care of our patients.”

With a highly durable design, including a magnesium alloy spine, the B3000 Badge is designed to withstand the rigors of the workplace without sacrificing size, weight and wearability. The B3000 features four microphones and integrated acoustic noise reduction to deliver instant high-quality communication with optimal audio. This technology reduces background noise found in many emergency rooms and trauma centers, resulting in clearer conversations and improved speech recognition in high noise environments.

Other enhancements incorporated into the B3000 Badge include a front-facing, high-contrast display and SmartBattery technology to enrich the users’ experience and simplify overall device management.

“The new features of the B3000 Badge, which were designed as a result of direct customer input, will strengthen the ability of caregivers to efficiently and seamlessly communicate with each other to improve patient care,” said Debashis Pramanik, director of hardware product management at Vocera.

The Vocera Communication System helps hospitals streamline workflow, enhance staff productivity and improve patient care and satisfaction. It is comprised of intelligent system software that enables not only the Vocera Communication Badge and Vocera Smartphone, but also smartphones operating on Apple iOS, Android, RIM and Cisco operating systems.

About Vocera
Vocera provides mobile communication solutions focused on addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals today. We help our customers improve patient safety and satisfaction, and increase hospital efficiency and productivity through our Voice Communication solution and new Secure Messaging and Care Transition solutions. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Vocera solutions are installed in more than 750 hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Toronto and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: www.vocera.com.