Austrian Companies ASFINAG & X-Tention Win the Cisco and IDG international Innovation Awards 2010
ASFINAG scoops award for implementing reliable communication network in Austria’s tunnels and X-Tention takes prize for its use of innovative IT solutions to link doctor’s surgeries, care homes and hospitals.
Quoting Cisco Press release:
“ASFINAG rewarded for highly secure and reliable communication in Austria’s tunnels
ASFINAG Autobahnen- und Schnellstraßen-Finanzierungs-Aktiengesellschaft won the Cisco Innovation Award 2010 in the Most Innovative Unified Communications and Collaboration Project category for implementing the Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS) in Austria’s tunnels. This system permits ASFINAG to connect analog and digital networks, including landlines, mobile phones and the radio networks used by the fire and ambulance service and the police. These services all use different networks, which are not compatible with each other. In the event of an emergency, IPICS facilitates rapid and reliable communication with all the emergency services. IPICS has already proven its worth and is being used extensively in the Arlbergtunnel, Europe’s longest road tunnel.
X-Tention awarded prize for standardised exchange of patient files
X-Tention Informationstechnologie GmbH took the Cisco Innovation Award 2010 in the Most Innovative Data Centre Project of the Year category for its role in the Cisco Medical Data Exchange Solution (MDES) project. MDES is a technology for highly secure, standardised exchange of patient data between hospitals, care homes and doctor’s surgeries. MDES was developed by Cisco in cooperation with Tiani Spirit of Austria, a world leader in its area. X-Tention, a hospital IT specialist, implemented the system at the Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, currently Cisco’s international e-health reference for connecting hospitals, care homes and doctor’s surgeries via networks. X-Tention is also working with Cisco on a number of similar projects in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and South Africa.”
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