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dhoglund@integrasystems.org
Philadelphia, PA (Montgomery County)
Over thirty years of deep healthcare and medical device experience in the wireless and mobility space.
Interests: Design and development of wireless enabled medical devices, cybersecurity, validation and verification of enterprise networks for security, FDA 510(k) testing for wireless enabled medical devices, Bluetooth LE, biometric authentication, small cells, femtocells
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Over the past twenty years in the medical device community and within the healthcare enterprise there has been this debate about proprietary versus standards based wireless offerings. It started out when the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service was introduced in the... Continue reading
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This is truly a milestone by Medtronic to provide Bluetooth LE in the Azure pacemaker together with their BlueSync Technology. Both Azsure and BlueSync as well as MyCareLink are trademarked. These are my views of the technology transition and value... Continue reading
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Digistat® Connect Medical Device Integration...checking off all the boxes! Some interesting statistics. 19% of Nurses spend less that one fifth of their time on direct patient care. Reference: Hendrick, A, Chow, MP, Sklerczynski, BA, Lu, Z (2008) A 36 Hospital... Continue reading
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It is amazing to see the growth of BTLE for all kinds of applications never before thought possible! It never stops. Have a good read with the attached Wireless Quarterly. Integra Systems, Inc., continues drive forward the use of Nordic's... Continue reading
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The SentryCard Solution : An All-In-One Security Credential KeyFob/OATG OTP Logical Security + iClass or MIFARE Physical Security + RFID Tags/Badges Proximity Tracking + NFC Tags Check In + Employee Identification = The Sentry Card "All-In-One Converged Security" Integra Systems,... Continue reading
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LTE-M and NB-IoT's remarkable battery life, costs effective data usage and ubiquitous cell infrastructure will enable this growth. The projected number of cellular connected devices will grow to 1.8 billion by 2023. Please find attached "Choosing the right route to... Continue reading
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Over the past twenty years Integra Systems, Inc. has been involved in the RTLS (Real Time Location System) space around the timing of the approval of 802.11b in 1999. This has included but has not been limited to ultra wideband,... Continue reading
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Nordic www.nordicsemi.com and Quuppa combine Bluetooth 5.1 Direction Finding SoCs with a Intelligent Locating System platform to support a wide range of Bluetooth RTLS, asset tracking and IPS applications. Quuppas Intelligent Locating System which is trademarked is a proven platform... Continue reading
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While Bluetooth in the early days was a communications modality for small peripherals such as computer mice and keyboard, the major cross the chasm event was the introduction of the smart phone. Moore's went into effect and the growth parallels... Continue reading
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Integra Systems is currently working with the 2nd generation or SKU #1 of now the Sentry Card. It is the first "All-In-One" converged security credential. This solution combines physical access, logical access, and passive proximity tracking in a single ISO... Continue reading
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In the current AED space it seems that there has been no innovation of real time device connectivity for the AED device check up or ongoing and audited provided required maintenance. The engineering design of the entire industry since its... Continue reading
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It is now commercially available. The Smart Medical Device solution has been several years in development; but now with the release to the commercial space this will dramatically in a positive sense change the landscape of surgical procedures where a... Continue reading
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Over the past two months we have been working with a variety of organizations to architect a Bluetooth to Wi-Fi to 4G cloud based solution. The goal of this design was to obtain location based information to enable improvements in... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc., has had the opportunity to be associated with the WLAN space before Wi-Fi actually came to the market. That being said, we have learned a lot about mobile devices and the proper enterprise design by actual field... Continue reading
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In the past month, Integra Systems has had the opportunity to get a “hands on” with LANforge from Candela Technologies. They have graciously sent us equipment to evaluate in our lab and provided a technical deep dive. This is a... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc., is working with www.reelyactive.com to deploy a multi-layered IOT solution to gather location data for the use in predictive analytics modeling. We have engineered a unique networking design using Bluetooth Low Energy to Wi-Fi. (This is the... Continue reading
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Wi-Fi 6 Rolling out in 2019 Wi-Fi as we know it has come very long way since the introduction in 1999 of 802.11b and the founding of the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2000. Wi-Fi is literally everywhere from the home, hospitals,... Continue reading
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Since 802.11b was approved in 1999, the Wi-Fi revolution as we know it today was launched. It is now 2019 and we can celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Wi-Fi and the two decades of business value that this technology has... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc is has been providing a variety of validation and verification services over a number of years for several vertical industries. For the medical device industry we can provide the validation and verification of the correct and secure... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. has engineered and designed several IOT (Internet of Things) connectivity solutions that will provide highly secure data transfer offerings to the enterprise. We have combined the use of multi-wireless enabled platforms that can be built into a... Continue reading
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WPA-3 Enterprise expands upon WPA2 offering an optional mode of using 192-bit minimum strength security protocols and cryptographic tools to enhance the protection of sensitive data: The following capabilities are now provided - Authenticated encryption: 256-bit Galios/Counter Mode Protocol (GCMP-256)... Continue reading
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It is recognized that most medical device companies are challenged to provide remote service and software updates. This either requires a remote VPN session or a physical site visit. Also, most devices simply are not set up for proactive maintenance.... Continue reading
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Revive Solutions Raises $3.4M Seed Round to Develop Life-Saving Cardiac Technology See the link to this press release https://www.revive.life/blog/revive-solutions-raises-3-4m-seed-round-to-develop-life-saving-cardiac-technology We consider what Revive Solutions is doing will be very disruptive to the current AED (Automated External Defibrillator) market. Disruptive innovations... Continue reading
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It seems that the FDA is moving forward to update their overall medical device approval process. https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm626838.htm Manufactures currently have essentially been able to expedite the approval process if they could prove that their new product was substantially equivalent to... Continue reading