Hospital Communication Systems, Paging
Definition : Hospital communication systems designed to page, summon, or locate people via radiated electromagnetic (i.e., wireless) signals. These systems typically consist of a central transmission unit including a switching device that allows communication with each user, power supplies, electromagnetic (e.g., radiofrequency, microwave) signal transmission, and appropriate antennas and portable reception devices (i.e., pagers, beepers) that are carried by individual users and that attract their attention with an audible, tactile, or visual signal when a message is received. Hospital paging communication systems may allow the delivery of brief messages to the individuals carrying receivers; they are used to provide routine and emergency paging.
Entry Terms : "Paging Systems" , "Pagers"
UMDC code : 15840