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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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View this photo Over the past now twenty years since 802.11b came into the market in 1999 and the Wi-Fi Alliance was formed in 2000, it has been somewhat the “wild-wild west” in terms of integration of wireless in medical... Continue reading
This is the latest Q3 2019 Nordic Newsletter. Integra Systems, Inc. has worked with Nordic for a long time.... early days before BLE for SOC integration for many solutions at the PAN to the IOT. We consider Nordic the gold... Continue reading
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The Innovation Band, CBRS is now approved to deliver LTE/5G services to the healthcare industry. Trademarked as OnGo this band enables secure mobile connectivity with the healthcare enterprise in control of the policies, costs, when and where it is available. Continue reading
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Most are very familiar with a software firewall. They are a check off box for network security. Data diodes were designed on uncompromising technology intended to stop all unauthorized access to nuclear weapon systems. They enforce a physical separation or... Continue reading
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Over the past ten years Integra Systems, Inc. has performed testing services for a wide variety of medical device companies. This testing has had two components; ecosystem network testing for a WLAN enabled medical device and wireless-co-existence testing. We have... Continue reading
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Marketing Versus Reality Since 1999 there have been a variety of technologies and RTLS solutions that have tried to provide location based accuracy that is reliable. The author here has a large amount of experience with many of these, starting... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. has been working for several years on many projects using our recommended SOC being Nordic. Nordic is the market leader in Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, with a growing portfolio of wireless devices, LTE-M and NB-IoT being the... Continue reading
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Medical wearable devices are trying to find their niche for patient monitoring of physiological parameters in and outside of the hospital. The technology advanced cost curve is allowing this. There is a lot of competition and investment it seems in... Continue reading
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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