Hospital Wireless Installations Must Consider Disease Control

Oberon, Inc. Enclosures Prevent Intrusion into Air-Handling Spaces

State College, PA - February 15, 2011 - In hospital environments, it is recognized that dust accumulated in hte air-handling space is a vector of
infectious diseases and contamination. The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation (JCAHO) has
established rules for mitigating the spread of disease, limiting access to the air-handling "plenum" space.
Procedures may restrict the number of ceiling tiles that can be removed, how long they are removed, and
procedures for cleaning the air and personnel in the work area. Infection control risk assessment (ICRA)
procedures have a serious impact on cabling installation, moves, adds, and changes.

Oberon enclosures provide access to wireless LAN access points and telecom equipment without entering the
air handling space, simplifying compliance with ICRA guidelines. In addition to providing added safety,
convenience, and the security of a locked door, Oberon enclosures also help installations meet the National
Electric Code (N.E.C.) article 300.22 requirements for installing unlisted equipment above a suspended ceiling.

Oberon invites attendees of HIMSS11 Annual Conference & Exhibition on February 21-24, 2011 in Orlando, FL to
visit Booth 514 to discuss factors to consider in planning healthcare wireless network deployments.

To learn more about planning and deploying wireless networks in healthcare environments and links to industry
guidelines, please visit For more information on secure, convenient,
and aesthetic telecommunications and wireless access point enclosures for suspended ceiling and wallmounted
systems, please call 1-877-867-2312 or see the Enclosure Selection Guide at


Since 1999, Oberon, Inc. has been providing products and services to integrators and
end users of wireless LAN "Wi-Fi" network products. Oberon's wireless enclosures and antenna products are used
where the RF coverage, infrastructure security, environmental robustness, and aesthetics are paramount in the
network design and implementation. Oberon offers ceiling-mounted telecommunications enclosures for
Ethernet switches, patch panels, wireless controllers, and other networking and A/V components - ideal for
structured cabling and Fiber-to-the-Enclosure (FTTE) deployments.

Oberon's products and services have helped thousands of integrators and end-users in the global healthcare,
government, transportation and logistics, education, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing achieve reliable
indoor network connection mobility.

For more information , please contact Sharon Sobieszczyk at 814-308-5017 x708 or

Contact:Sharon Sobieszczyk,Marketing
Phone 814-308-5017 x708

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