LG partners for new zero-client healthcare solution

LG Electronics has joined forces with Imprivata, a global solution provider of healthcare IT security solutions, to use the cloud for improving clinical workflow and lowering energy consumption in the healthcare industry.

Called the V-Series zero client system, it integrated with Imprivata OneSign authentication management solution optimized for the healthcare industry. LG’s V-Series monitor- and box-type models offers secure no click access to enable healthcare providers to log in and out of virtual desktops with the touch of a smartcard or a fingerprint scan.

Meinhard Ullrich, director of business development at Imprivata, said the combination of LG desktop virtualization and Imprivata OneSign delivers fast, secure no click access to clinical applications for healthcare providers at the point of care. As organizations continue to adopt desktop virtualization, we’re seeing increasing demand for zero client endpoint devices, and we look forward to working with LG to helping customers simplify technology for clinicians to enable better focus on patient care.

LG’s V-Series zero client systems employ a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) that operates on VMware. Each model incorporates a Teradici Tera2 chipset that helps reduce energy consumption by operating at a low wattage.

At under 6W of typical system power, Tera2 dual display zero clients consume half the power of the previous generation, the Tera1 chipset. Additionally, with the Tera2321 chip, the LG V-Series has up to five times the VDI pixel performance over the previous generation, including video playback. The Tera2 also supports DDR3 RAM.

The LG V-Series monitor-type desktop virtualization systems (23-inch class model 23CAV42K and 19-inch class model 19CNV42K) deliver an all-in-one collection of features, including an adjustable, ergonomic LED display, six USB 2.0 ports, built-in speakers and support for Cisco’s UPoE. Model 23CAV42K employs In-Plane Switching (IPS) display technology for lifelike colours and an extra wide viewing angle, ideal for doctor-patient consultations.

The CBV42 V-Series box-type model offers all the same features except for the LED display. Able to stand vertically in a cradle, this zero-client can also be attached to the rear of a monitor. The priced box-type model is the ideal zero-client solution for healthcare facilities that have already invested in new monitors. With six USB ports, all LG V-Series models can accommodate a number of accessories, such as mice, keyboards, smartcard readers, printers and USB-connectable medical instruments.

The V-Series uses zero client cloud computing to consolidate servers, the VMware platform to oversee server integration, and Cisco’s UPoE to further improve energy efficiency and connectivity.

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