Ascom wins important order in Norway

Dec 9, 2013

Ascom Wireless Solutions has been selected to deliver a complete solution connecting patients and nursing staff at the new regional hospital Nytt Ostfoldsykehus in southern Norway. The order was won together with Hewlett-Packard Norge AS (HP) and has a total value of NOK 112 million (= CHF 16.2 million). Ascom's part of the entire ICT order is about 10 percent.

Ascom will be a main subcontractor to one of the largest healthcare projects in the Nordics over the next years. A consortium led by HP has won the order for the ICT infrastructure at Nytt Ostfoldsykehus, the new regional hospital in southern Norway. Ascom will build the most critical part of the ICT infrastructure - the "communication platform", handling emergency and personal alarms as well as nurse calls, intercom, cordless telephony and an application suite of intelligent software for workflow planning.

Nytt Ostfoldsykehus is predicted to be the most advanced hospital in Northern Europe. When finished in November 2015, the hospital will comprise 650 beds and have 4.900 employees.

"Serving a population of 300.000 people, Nytt Ostfoldsykehus will be offering state-of-the art facilities that supports high patient security and smooth working processes. We are very proud to be part of this important infrastructure project and to deliver our advanced solutions for patients and staff. This is another important milestone in proving Ascom's competitiveness in offering complete communication solutions with a high software content to optimize workflow in health care," says Claes Ödman, General Manager Ascom Wireless Solutions. "The partnership with HP is also important. It's the first time we are partners in this kind of project.

Both companies have strong expertise in the healthcare industry - HP within the area of network, IT infrastructure and integration and Ascom in the field of critical communication and workflow support.

"We see Ascom as a very reliable and competent supplier of mission critical communication solutions to the healthcare industry. Ascom's solutions play an extremely important role in the project at Nytt Ostfoldsykehus and in any other advanced hospital environment. There are strong synergies between the offerings and competencies of our companies that we would like to exploit in future projects", says Kaare Finbak, Director of Business Development, HP Norway.

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