Anton/Bauer Launches Battery System for Point-of-Care Devices

Anton/Bauer has released its  Elora Battery System. The system is designed to  transform battery management for any point-of-care technology, regardless of AC or DC power requirements including mobile workstations, vital signs monitors and EKG monitors. The Elora Battery System features five modular components that can be configured into 36 combinations to power any device used in any workflow.

The Elora Battery System provides a flexible, scalable solution that can be customized to meet an end-user’s unique needs, budgetary requirements and performance expectations by utilizing its key modular components.

Weighing less than 4 pounds, this lightweight, impact resistant and ergonomic battery charges in approximately three hours, requires virtually no maintenance, and most importantly, provides 100 percent uptime. The groundbreaking Elora Battery builds on Anton/Bauer’s technology including advanced protection circuitry to ensure long battery life. The battery meets agency safety standards, such as IEC 60601-1 3rd edition, and other strict safety requirements.

The Elora Interface can be installed on any mobile workstation, patient monitoring system, or other point-of-care technology. The new battery system is completely scalable, and features a small form factor for easy battery installation and removal.  Ergonomically designed and easy to clean, the Elora interface provides a secure fit to ensure the battery stays connected.

To eliminate the headaches associated with battery management, the charger is Wi-Fi enabled to facilitate better fleet management. The Battery Management System (BMS) can also be used to monitor the performance of an entire fleet of batteries. The Elora Charger is designed to meet ADA corridor standards.

“The Elora System creates a whole new way to think about battery systems,” says Patrick Ney, vice president, Medical Power Systems division, Anton/Bauer. “This dramatic transformation in both design and management puts an end to the aggravations that hospitals have been forced to deal with. Our new, patented approach gives users the opportunity to configure a battery system that precisely meets their performance requirements across multiple types of devices. This system builds on our long-standing reputation for delivering quality, safety and reliability. By removing the countless interruptions and hassles associated with battery management, the Elora Battery System will help hospital IT managers drive down costs, increase point-of-care efficiencies, and enable nurses to better focus on patient care.”

The Elora Battery System is compatible with virtually any mobile cart, workstation or patient monitoring device. While it is specifically designed to be future-compatible, it can also serve as a key part of a power refurbishment strategy. Anton/Bauer’s retrofit solutions can upgrade aging equipment and bring systems back to like-new performance standards. Older carts can easily be retrofitted with components of the new Elora system, providing a cost-effective solution.

The Elora Battery System will be available to the marketplace in the Summer of 2014.