Barco and Rubbermaid Medical Solutions Partner to Introduce the Industry's First Custom Medical Display Cart

Duluth, Ga., USA - Visualization and healthcare imaging specialist Barco has developed a new 19-inch sealed medical display purpose-built for Rubbermaid Medical Solutions' medical carts. It is the first display designed for cart-based applications to enable hospital-wide deployment at the point of patient care.

Integrating a new level of product design and patient safety features, Barco's 19-inch medical cart display has been optimized and certified for use in clinical settings that require regular cleaning and disinfecting, such as exam rooms and emergency departments. Designed with safety and cleanliness in mind, the new display is constructed with highly durable plastics and rounded edges. It is also the first medical Barco display to feature LED backlights, ensuring long lifetime and low power consumption. The display is fully integrated into Rubbermaid's cart and is entirely disinfectable.

"Like Rubbermaid, Barco is supremely focused on high quality precisely meeting user needs," commented Jeff Chochinov, Director of Business Development & Innovation for Rubbermaid Medical Solutions. "What's especially advantageous about Barco's display is the easy-clean surface and extremely long run time, two features which, until now, have not been available in a point-of-care mobile workstation. With Barco's display, we can assure our customers sufficient run time and infection control to fulfill their requirements for hospital-wide cart mobility and patient safety."

Barco's custom-built medical display features a widescreen aspect ratio (16:9) to provide a large, flexible workspace. An innovative brightness keyboard lock-out feature maximizes battery life to permit long-term operation without the need for frequent re-charging. The sealed, splash-proof front and solid housing assure safe operation. The display also features an integrated cable management system that hides cables for clutter-free set-up and usage. It maintains an IEC60601 certification with an IP rating for sealing.

"We are honored to collaborate with a market leader like Rubbermaid to create this innovative medical cart solution. As we continue to expand our point-of-care product line, these partnerships will be critical to our success in bringing Barco's high-quality medical-grade products and expertise to every area of the hospital enterprise," commented Rob Liepse, Business Development Manager, Healthcare for Barco North America.

About Rubbermaid Medical Solutions
Rubbermaid Medical Solutions is the leading provider of clinical workstations and mobile computing solutions for healthcare facilities. Product offerings include ergonomically designed mobile computing carts, medication carts and wall-mounted workstations, which are lightweight, customizable and support multiple technologies. Rubbermaid Medical Solutions is part of Newell Rubbermaid's strong portfolio of leading global brands.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with more than 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1,041 million euro in 2011.

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