Canadian Specialist Hospital in Dubai Targets Improved Patient Care with Nortel Wireless Solution

Converged Network, Mobility Improve Healthcare Quality and Service

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The Canadian Specialist Hospital in Dubai will improve patient care with mobile communications capabilities from Nortel(1) (TSX: NT) (NYSE: NT) that ensure medical personnel have the right information at the right time, regardless of where they are in the facility. The new high-performance IP network from Nortel will provide the Canadian Specialist Hospital with the maximum manageability, reliability, mobility and security in communications that are critical to its fast-paced environment.

The Canadian Specialist Hospital will deploy Nortel´s WLAN 2300 system - a secure Wi-Fi platform that is revolutionizing the healthcare sector by providing staff with flexible communications access to critical information and resources as they move around a medical campus. Secure and reliable mobile communications enhances productivity through such applications as instant messaging and presence-aware tracking of colleagues for real-time communications.

"The key to healthcare today that is reflected throughout the Canadian Specialist Hospital is to treat patients as quickly and efficiently as possible, with the highest standards of quality care. Communications technologies are playing an ever-increasing role in ensuring those standards are met," said Mr. Mohammed Rashed Al-Falasi, chairman, Canadian Specialist Hospital. "Nortel not only understands technology for healthcare but also knows how these technologies can help us improve and simplify patient care while cost-effectively integrating some of our previous systems into the new network."

Nortel and its channel partner in the region, Alpha Data, will deploy a complete network solution for the Canadian Specialist Hospital. The new IP-based communications platform will be integrated with existing clinical alarm and alerts systems from a variety of vendors including paging, fire alarm or blood bank alarm systems.

"Over the past few years, the healthcare sector has been upgrading communication services to improve administration, patient care, education and research," said Ramin Attari, vice president Middle East Nortel. "Nortel is one of the few companies in the world providing healthcare solutions across all advanced technologies like optical, wireline, wireless and enterprise technologies."

The solutions deployed at Canadian Specialist Hospital include Nortel Ethernet Routing Switches 8600 offering scalable resiliency through SMLT; Ethernet Routing Switches 5000 Series designed to provide high-density Gigabit desktop connectivity and Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability. The hospital will also use Nortel WLAN 2300 Series which offers a complete 802.11 solution for enterprises wishing to deploy widespread wireless coverage for today´s business, IP Telephony and converged multimedia applications. As well, the infrastructure includes Nortel Communication Server 1000 which is a server-based, fully featured IP-PBX, providing the benefits of a converged network plus advanced applications and over 450 world-class telephony features.

About CSH

The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the brainchild of its Chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi. His vision is to establish a World Class medical facility that will cater to the tertiary health care needs of the Middle East. Its mission is to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic, curative and rehabilitative services of International standard and to render comprehensive genetic and prenatal services with evidence-based ethical healthcare for a healthy and happy community. For more information, visit CSH on the Web at
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