Winthrop-University Hospital Selects JACO's POWER BLADE(TM) Hot Swap Power Mobile Cart Technology

FRANKLIN, Mass. – JACO, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mobile computer carts and wall mounting solutions for bedside patient care, is proud to announce that Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY will be utilizing the new UltraLite 300 Series with POWER BLADE™ Hot Swappable power. Winthrop-University Hospital is a world renown teaching and researching medical center that offers state-of-the-art technology to care for its patients. By making use of POWER BLADE hot swap technology, clinicians will be able to provide 24/7 care without interruption which will help facilitate greater patient outcomes. This revolutionary technology offers numerous benefits over alternative hot swappable solutions by providing a lighter weight, compact construction for bedside care, significant reduction in supply chain cost with lithium iron phosphate battery cells, and an unparalleled mobile cart fleet management and monitoring system.

The core of all JACO UltraLite Series Mobile Carts is their stylish, elegant and durable design. Constructed of lightweight aluminum and steel, the carts are reduced to a truly minimalist footprint and slim line features without sacrificing stability. With a starting weight of just over 50lbs, The UltraLite 300 series sets the industry standard for nimble and agile bedside mobility. Founder and Executive VP of New Business Development, Fred Rossini shares his vision of developing this new series, "listening to the market, we set out to design a new cart line that would tip the scales the other way from the existing heavy powered mobile carts on the market. We wanted to give nurses what they'd been clamoring for, a lightweight solution that would lessen their workload and would fit comfortably bedside."

Even with the reduction in weight, the cart did not compromise the ability to provide nurses with full shift runtimes to complete rounds. The heartbeat of JACO's POWER BLADE technology is fueled by a best-in-breed lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) based battery chemistry. By making use of an Iron based battery Winthrop-University Hospital can expect up to 3x greater life over alterative solutions. This will lead to a drastic reduction in supply chain cost tied to expensive consumable battery replacements. Delivered in a hot swappable setup, POWER BLADE is also furnished with rapid recharging stations that can be located virtually anywhere due to its 4" depth which meets hallway code standards and its UL60601 patient proximity electrical certification.

Winthrop-University Hospital's rollout of their new mobile cart fleet will occur throughout the remainder of this year and will be complete in 2014. Nurses will no longer have to wait for a mobile cart to charge thanks to this breakthrough in hot swappable power and the commitment of JACO to provide high quality, American-Made products.


JACO, Inc., located in Franklin, Massachusetts, is a leading manufacturer and integrator of point-of-care Electronic Medical Records (EMR) mobile computer carts, wall stations and wall arm technology. Proudly manufacturing products in the United States of America for over 40 years, JACO has set the healthcare industry standard for overall product performance, sustainable quality, ergonomic design and safety, and exceptional customer service. JACO has been nationally certified as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Woman's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and is an ISO 9001-2008 Registered Company. For more information call 800-649-2278, visit



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