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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. has assembled a world-class engineering, clinical, and regulatory team to bring IoT enabled wearable medical device products to the market. We have the regulatory experts that understand and have the proven experience of taking a product from... Continue reading
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2020 has been a very busy year for Integra Systems, Inc., on many fronts. Please see the latest Nordic Q2 2020 Quarterly. The opportunities in the BLE space connected to 4G/5G is transforming our work model across multiple enterprise markets... Continue reading
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See the first version this decade of the Wireless Quarterly from Nordic Semiconductor. www.nordicsemi.com is the leading provider of BLE SOC(s), "system on a chip". BLE is changing the game in all kinds of unique applications never before thought possible.... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc has brought together a combined partnership of technologies and companies that will offer to multiple enterprise markets secure field communications. These solutions can be deployed immediately for the required mission needs. Two versions exist: Healthcare Command Center... Continue reading
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Does your current form of identification provide a proof-positive answer to these two most fundamental security questions? Can you prove you are who you say you are? Can you prove you're authorized to do what you are trying to do?... Continue reading
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Carriers and transport companies have moved goods for decades and by nature they have systems in place that do this in a reliable fashion. It is a point to point business delivery model. You ship, they deliver. We have found... Continue reading
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Today's high value assets can be tracked by delivery on-line in transit; but once it gets to it's destination the responsibility ends there Inventory sometimes is lost upon receipt at the destination Integra Systems, Inc. has developed a ecosystems IoT... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. has been in around the RTLS space since 1999 and we have seen a lot of changes. For the sake of now 2020, we will drop the nomenclature of RTLS because we consider this legacy. New business... Continue reading
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LTE-M LTE-M (or eMTC or CatM1) is designed for low power applications requiring medium throughput. It has a narrower bandwidth of 1.4 MHz compared to 20 MHz for regular LTE, giving longer range, but less throughput. The throughput is 375... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. has been in and around the "Location Knowledge" space since 1999. New models have now come onto the scene based upon the advancements in technology offerings in the business location tracking area. It is not about the... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc., has been an advocate of Laird initially in the WLAN module space, but also BLE for many years. The quality of their WLAN roaming algorithms while ensuring enterprise grade security is one reason for our recommendation. This... Continue reading
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A lot has changed in the location tracking space in the past twenty years. It is 2019 now turning to 2020 and the technology landscape is now following industry standards. Standards will drive down costs. Just look at how Wi-Fi... Continue reading
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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