Cisco Compatible Extensions and Medical Devices
Published on October 2, 2018
While CCX has been an overwhelming success in the laptop world, few medical devices carry the Cisco Compatible seal. Medical devices that incorporate Wi-Fi radios from Laird have passed all tests for CCX V4 and earned the Cisco Compatible seal. That seal gives OEMs confidence that the devices interoperate with Cisco infrastructures and can take advantage of Cisco innovations for enhanced security, mobility, QoS, and network management.
Hospitals rely on medical devices for patient care and patient safety. When a medical device is designed to connect to a wireless LAN, the Wi-Fi radio in that device must provide a reliable network connection. IEEE and industry standards define how a Wi-Fi radio interoperates with a wireless LAN infrastructure, and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED seal ensures interoperability. For many hospitals, however, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED is not enough. These hospitals need assurance that their medical devices have been tested to interoperate with a Cisco wireless LAN infrastructure and support Cisco wireless LAN innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of service, and network management. The Cisco Compatible seal gives hospitals the assurance that they seek.