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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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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
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These are my observations in reviewing the attached article of which was extremely well written. * Full disclosure, we are not taking any financial renumeration for writing this and have no financial stake in SMD. Integra Systems has been involved... Continue reading
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Bluetooth made its debut several years ago in devices such as laptops and desktops for the un-tethering of keyboards and the mouse. When low power Bluetooth came on the scene…things really changed. The change occurred with the smart phone incorporating... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc., has worked with a medical device manufacture to incorporate Bluetooth Low Energy into its solution. In this case we recommended www.lairdtech.com of which uses the www.nordicsemi.com SOC. Most recently we completed testing in surgical setting with a... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc., has a portfolio of solutions that can solve many requirements in the wireless IOT space. These solutions can provide remote medical device service for field forces and mobile networks - wherever secure and reliable 4G now moving... Continue reading
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This market is definitely crossing a lot of chasms between wearable patches and other communication devices. A large part of this is due to costs being driven down, SOCs (systems on chips) getting smaller, the advent of Bluetooth low energy,... Continue reading
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This antenna is ideal for industrial applications and to include medical devices. This drastically simplifies the size, cost, and technical requirements for the implementation of the two antennas required for 802.11 MIMO radio applications. The flexible PIFA antennas allows for... Continue reading
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Over eighteen years ago a wise clinician looked at the auto rental industry and recognized that they use bar code scanners to validate and verify cars coming back from rental. This started the BCMA (Bar Code Medication Application,) revolution first... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. provides a variety of wireless networking validation and verification models for the enterprise and the medical device space. These V&V models include testing that has been architected for the enterprise, point to point, as well as wireless... Continue reading
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Medical Capital Equipment Support Costs and the Reluctance by IT Departments to provide VPN access to medical device companies is a reality in 2018. Integra Systems, Inc. © www.integrasystems.org The Services Market Requirement Today • Many medical devices and capital... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. received notice this week that the company that we have recently worked with to provide wireless testing received FDA approval on their product. This is one of many companies that we have provided this knowledge sense and... Continue reading
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Edwards…this truly is a unique company. Edwards Lifesciences’ roots date to 1958, when Miles “Lowell” Edwards set out to build the first artificial heart. Edwards was a 60-year-old, recently retired engineer holding 63 patents in an array of industries, with... Continue reading
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This is a end to end wired and wireless enterprise networking company that brings the total end game to the network edge. While a lot of attention has been focused on cloud computing, wireless, and IOT, the edge has often... Continue reading
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Integra Systems over the decade plus has developed structured test plans and methodologies to validate and verify both wireless medical device connectivity and additionally wireless co-existence. This V&V process has been used by many companies to not only validate the... Continue reading
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Integra Systems has worked with Nordic Semi on a variety of low power connectivity solutions medical device design and integration projects.These solutions have included both ANT and BTLE. They have quickly become a global leader in the PAN space providing... Continue reading
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One of the challenges of designing embedded solutions is to understand the environment that they will be used in. In this case Integra Systems was challenged to come up with a solution for embedded electronics that will withstand sterilization in... Continue reading
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Nordic is the leader in BTLE and most recently with the nRF52 series and the introduction of BTLE 5 Security is "baked in" to Nordic Solutions and is enhanced with capabilities such as: - Read/Write protection in flash on silicon... Continue reading