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ZyXEL Solutions Support ‘Connected’ Hospital Beds

Hospedia selects ZyXEL as its preferred supplier of DSLAM’S and Networking Equipment

April 21, 2010

ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd (ZyXEL), a leader in networking technology and the UK subsidiary of one of the world’s leading broadband solutions specialists, has been selected as the preferred supplier of networking and DSLAM equipment for Hospedia, the media-focused company that provides bedside entertainment systems to up to 10 million patients a year in more than 150 hospitals around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Using ZyXEL equipment, Hospedia can install a single bedside unit that provides patients with TV / telephone / Internet and other services available for use 24hrs a day 365 days per year. The solution uses IPTV and VOIP telephony.
Hospedia has selected a number of products from the extensive ZyXEL range, including various IP DSLAMs, Ethernet and Gigabit switches and ADSL routers. "Following thorough validation and testing in Hospedia’s lab, we chose ZyXEL because of its unparalleled feature set and competitive price point. Also critical to us was the support ZyXEL is able to provide us with. We intend to rollout our new services, based on the infrastructure supplied by ZyXEL, in six hospitals accounting for more than 3000 hospital beds,” said, Ben Packman, Commercial, Media and Business Development Director, Hospedia.
“Hospedia’s market leading solutions need strong and resilient networking to support their on-going operations. Clearly we are delighted to have been chosen as the partner of choice to provide our best in class solutions for Hospedia,” said Lee Marsden, country manager, ZyXEL UK.
About Hospedia
Hospedia provide bedside entertainment services for up to 10 million patients every year in over 150 hospitals across the UK and employ over 800 people throughout the UK. The company has invested over £150m into providing the service at no cost to the NHS. Hospedia acquired Patientline in July 2008. The new management team reduced debts by £35m and have secured significant new investment funds which lead to the launch of free calls packages for patients and new services for both hospitals and patients.

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