Motorola Introduces New Digital Imager Designed to Improve Patient Care in Healthcare Environments

ATLANTA , March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — HIMSS 2010 (Booth # 7701) – The Enterprise Mobility Solutions division of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced its newest advanced data capture solution for healthcare – the DS6878-HC cordless 2D imager. The DS6878-HC imager extends the access of critical information to the patient's bedside, the nurse's station, operating room and beyond with the highest levels of reliability and performance. Specifically designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use in demanding healthcare environments, the DS6878-HC helps to prevent medical errors, improve patient safety and increase caregiver productivity by providing real-time and convenient access to information.  

“Mobility is critical to healthcare organizations as they strive to improve processes, ensure patient safety and overcome challenges associated with staffing shortages,” said Vivian Funkhouser , principal of healthcare solutions, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. “Motorola's DS6878-HC digital imager delivers on Motorola's commitment to improving healthcare operations with a high-performance data capture solution ideal for a multitude of healthcare operations – from medication administration to specimen collection, admitting to asset tracking and dietary management.”

The DS6878-HC redefines imaging technology and allows healthcare personnel to scan documents such as drivers' licenses and insurance cards for identification, as well as facial images, to quickly and efficiently create and maintain electronic medical records (EMRs). Motorola's new cordless imager enables hospitals to automate operations, improve data accuracy, increase productivity and streamline operational efficiencies in patient rooms, admitting, laboratories and pharmacies. Easy-to-use, intuitive and ergonomically designed for user comfort, the DS6878-HC helps caregivers focus on their top priority – the patient.  

The new DS6878-HC is designed to reduce the spread of germs and protect patients and caregivers against dangerous and deadly illnesses. IP43 sealing, in combination with a specially designed plastic housing, creates a disinfectant-ready design that allows safe wipe-downs and sanitizing with bleach, alcohol, soap and water — without harming the housing or the sensitive scanning components. And with its ability to withstand six-foot drops to concrete, the new digital imager provides dependable operations despite inevitable drops in various healthcare environments.

With its unmatched combination of features and functionality, Motorola's newest digital imaging solution meets the unique requirements of demanding healthcare facilities with the ability to capture 1D or 2D bar codes, as well as signatures, documents, still photographs and video. Offering a single device to streamline processes throughout the healthcare environment, the DS6878-HC cordless digital imager is built on Motorola's revolutionary SE4500 scan engine to help guarantee superior performance in fast-paced environments. With its intuitive aiming pattern, the DS6878-HC provides laser-like performance and can capture even the most poorly printed or damaged bar codes with ease. And with omni-directional scanning, it eliminates the need to precisely align bar code and imager for ultimate convenience and productivity for the user while minimizing disruption to resting patients. In addition, Bluetooth® functionality allows the user to easily access a bar code to minimize patient inconvenience and to provide rapid capture of information in emergency situations. And for added convenience and reliability, the DS6878-HC can be charged over the USB cable connected to its base, which also is disinfectant-ready and has been optimized for use on most medical carts. This eliminates the need for a separate power supply, and thus the typical cable management challenges associated with mounting a cordless scanner to a medical cart, computer cart or mobile workstation are greatly reduced.

To help keep the DS6878-HC scanners up and running at peak performance — and in the hands of healthcare personnel — Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services recommends Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support. This exceptional service minimizes downtime with next-business-day replacement of devices that require repair. The DS6878-HC will also be protected from the unexpected with built-in Comprehensive Coverage, which includes normal wear and tear, as well as coverage for internal and external components damaged through accidental breakage. Unforeseen repair expenses are significantly reduced, providing service peace of mind from the date of purchase. Additionally, technical software support helps to keep the DS6878-HC running at optimal efficiency — and medical staff connected to their critical business systems.

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About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit

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