HCI Introduces New Android™-Powered Televisions for Healthcare

Dec 01, 2011, 09:29 ET from HCI

CINCINNATI, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HCI has released the next generation of their RoomMate televisions designed specifically for use in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.  The new connected television runs apps on an Android™ platform, much like a smartphone would, to entertain and educate patients, visitors, and staff. Imagine transferring the technology from your phone to a TV, connecting the web, education, games, hospital information, and entertainment – the possibilities are limitless!

The Android™-powered televisions operate on an open platform and will run Android apps written for TV. Developers, including healthcare facilities, can write their own Android applications to run on the televisions. Healthcare facilities can also download Android™ apps for patients and visitors to use to provide education, entertainment and information. 

The apps are pushed to the TVs from a centralized location, giving the Hospital IT department not only the ability to control content but to seamlessly update firmware on all televisions at once. The televisions also feature built-in WiFi and a whiteboard application designed to share messages with patients on their in-room television.  Other features include MediaCare integration, USB clone, and universal pillow speaker design.

"I am so proud of our HCI team—we have scored another 'first in the world.'  Android connectivity will provide hospital patients, visitors and staff with a built-in browser, education and movies on demand, apps of all varieties, not to mention unparalleled reliability.  This is truly the most advanced, most complete, hospital- grade television on the planet," says Rick Pratt, CEO of HCI.

HCI is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a provider of education and entertainment solutions for healthcare for over 40 years. With installations throughout the U.S. and Canada, their products couple the latest technologies with cost-effective software solutions, hospital grade televisions and accessories. HCI's solutions are designed to increase patient satisfaction and promote consistent patient care. Visit www.HCI-TV.com to learn more about HCI's complete line of hospital grade products and solutions.

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For more information, contact:

Diana Fernbach
VP Marketing, HCI
513.271.8100 x100