LONDON, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the medical grade PCs market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Advantech Co., Ltd. with the prestigious 2012 European Company of the Year Award.
"Advantech has outshined its competitors over the last 5 years in the European market through prudent distribution channel optimisation, continuous product portfolio expansion and competitive product pricing," noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Somsainathan. "The company maintains high quality standards for its products, meeting all the European standards including EN-60601, and is still able to competitively price its products, mainly due to its efficient in-house manufacturing facility (ISO-13485) in Taiwan."
Motivated by people-based technologies that put patient safety and comfort at the forefront, Advantech's revolutionary medical grade PCs enable patient-centric technologies that deliver more convenient and digitally-enhanced healthcare services. Advantech's medical grade PCs can be efficiently used in a diverse range of medical applications including data acquisition, vital signs monitoring devices, patient data management systems (PDMS) and visualisation (x-ray, endoscopy).
"They help in bringing electronic medical records (EMR), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and computerised physician order entry (CPOE) to the point-of-care," added Somsainathan. "They also comply with prevailing medical technology standards, such as UL60601-1 and EN60601-1, thereby ensuring safety and reliability."Many medical institutions in Europe and around the world have benefited from Advantech's medical grade PCs. These robust and instantaneous information solutions ensure precise clinical decision-making. In essence, these solutions, as exemplified by the company's flagship POC-S197, effectively upgrade the quality of care and safety, and the overall satisfaction derived from medical treatment. Advantech has also achieved a high degree of customer appreciation, mainly due to the implementation of a timely support platform. Its six call centers / sales offices in Europe effectively respond to client queries on varied issues ranging from the technical to shipping. "Advantech offers several unique services to its customers, including online stores - 'Advantech eStore' and 'MyAdvantech' - that provide a one-stop solution for all devices and accessories," explained Somsainathan. "Interactive self-service options add customer value by helping clients access technical documents, 3-dimensional product models, online training modules and catalogues."