Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of mobile power systems for the healthcare industry, offers its new Elora Battery System. The innovative system is designed to dramatically transform battery management for any point-of-care technology, including mobile workstations, vital signs monitors, and EKG monitors. By eliminating the time intensive and onerous tasks previously associated with battery management, nurses and other healthcare professionals can now dedicate more focus to patient care, as the Elora Battery System enables uninterrupted workflow.

System Delivers Uninterrupted Workflow and Unlimited Runtime for Point-of-Care Devices

The Elora Battery System features five modular components that can be configured into 36 unique combinations, allowing customization to power any workflow without interruption. The system’s features include:

  • High-capacity, 240 watt-hour (WH) Lithium-Ion battery. Weighing less than 4 pounds, this lightweight, impact resistant, ergonomic, and stylishly designed battery charges in approximately three hours, requires virtually no maintenance, and most importantly, provides 100 percent uptime. The groundbreaking Elora Battery builds on Anton/Bauer’s industry-leading technology, including advanced protection circuitry to ensure long battery life. The battery meets agency safety standards, such as IEC 60601-1 3rd edition, and other strict safety requirements.
  • Innovative on-cart fuel gauge. Anton/Bauer’s patented system revolutionizes the way “remaining runtime” is communicated. The Elora Battery System features an LCD screen that displays remaining runtime using Anton/Bauer’s Battery Pain Scale.  As the battery is depleted, the icon will change from an easily recognizable “happy face” to a “sad face” when the battery system requires a charge. The icon is readable from 30 feet away, and allows healthcare professionals to know from a glancing look if it is time to change a battery.
  • Disinfecting charger cabinet. The innovative, disinfecting Elora charger is a wall mounted cabinet that can charge three Elora Batteries simultaneously, in approximately three hours. The cabinet features a proprietary Hygiene Assist System which aids in infection control. The  “Smart Selection” feature illuminates a green LED light to indicate which battery should be used next to ensure proper cycling and maximized life.
  • The most advanced battery interface available today. Ergonomically designed and easy to clean, the Elora interface provides a secure fit to ensure the battery stays connected. The new battery system is completely scalable, and features a small form factor for easy battery installation and removal. 
  • Battery Management System (BMS). The BMS can be used to monitor the performance of an entire fleet of batteries. To eliminate the headaches associated with battery management, the Elora Charger is Wi-Fi enabled to facilitate better fleet management. The Elora Charger is also designed to meet ADA corridor standards.

“Elora puts an end to the aggravations that nurses and other hospital personnel have been forced to deal with, as it creates a whole new way to think about battery systems,” says Patrick Ney, vice president, Medical Power Systems division, Anton/Bauer. “Our new, patented approach gives users the opportunity to configure a battery system that precisely meets their requirements across multiple types of device, preventing workflow disruptions. By removing the countless interruptions and hassles associated with battery management, the Elora Battery System will help drive down costs, but more importantly, it will increase point-of-care efficiencies and enable nurses to better focus on patient care.”

The Elora Battery System is compatible with virtually any mobile cart, workstation, or patient monitoring device, and offers an optional AC power supply, allowing the user to configure a system that can also be plugged into a wall outlet for charging. The new Anton/Bauer system will be available to the marketplace in the summer of 2014.

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