Motion Computing Debuts Rugged Tablet For Healthcare - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile

Motion Computing Debuts Rugged Tablet For Healthcare

The CL900 Windows 7 tablet is geared to clinicians who need a durable tablet to read patient X-rays and charts -- and want to keep the device sanitary.

Health IT Boosts Patient Care, Safety
(click image for larger view)
Slideshow: Health IT Boosts Patient Care, Safety

Motion Computing is extending its offering of tablet PCs for healthcare with a new rugged, ultra-light “reader” model.

The new CL900 is suited for clinicians such as respiratory therapists in acute care settings and home health care workers out in the field who often “need a reader more than a full function tablet,” to view patient charts and images. It offers an alternative to devices designed for heavy data entry or to access multiple enterprise applications at the same time, said Mike Stinson, VP of marketing at Motion.

Priced at about $1,000 and weighing about 2 lbs., the CL900 is a thin client tablet running Windows 7 and is powered by Intel’s Atom processor. Options for healthcare use include two cameras that can be used for video conferencing and documentation of care, such as wound care, said Stinson.

The CL900 supports Wi-Fi and cell connectivity, has an IP-52 rated exterior to protect against moisture and dust, and can be cleaned with disinfectant, said Stinson.

The tablet, which is being introduced at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show this week, will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2011. The tablet will also have a variety of optional peripheral modules, including integrated bar code reader that can be used with drug safety applications, he said.

The new CL900 joins other tablets PCs offered by Motion for the healthcare sector, including the C5, which is the company’s “workhorse” tablet model for hospital workers requiring access to multiple enterprise applications and more intense data entry capabilities.

The CL900 features an on-board keyboard for finger-touch or stylus typing, he said.

In addition to the healthcare sector, Motion is also aiming the CL900 to vertical markets such as retail, fast food, field service and construction, he said.

While other tablet devices, including the iPad have been making inroads into healthcare, Motion views the CL900 “more suitable for healthcare organizations,” in part because of its ruggedness, ability to be cleansed, and its Windows-based operating system, Stinson said.

“iPad is more of a personal device,” for physicians and other clinicians, he said.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Commentary
AI Regulation: Has the Time Arrived?
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  2/24/2020
News
Fighting the Coronavirus with Analytics and GIS
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/3/2020
Slideshows
IT Careers: 10 Job Skills in High Demand This Year
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  2/3/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Video
Current Issue
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant Change
Advances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll