• Leader in turnkey commercial audio/video and communications systems in Michigan and Northern Ohio moving increasingly into healthcare ecosystem –

RALEIGH, NC, JUNE 15, 2016 – The North American division of Ascom, the leading global healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider, recently signed a agreement with SVT, an industry-leading integrator providing turnkey and IT-centric audio/video and communication systems to healthcare facilities, financial corporations, restaurants, retailers, casinos, and concert and event centers. Based in Brighton, Michigan, SVT is now an elite, fully-certified Ascom partner representing its full suite of technology, including Telligence nurse call, mobility solutions such as the Ascom Myco™ smart device, and Unite software.

Covering the states of Michigan and Northern Ohio, this partnership agreement provides additional technology integration choices and expertise near the region’s healthcare and assisted living facilities to help improve patient care and response times, reduce noise level and alarm fatigue, and increase HCAHPS scores. “The reality in our business is that you need market leading, innovative and dedicated partners. As we pursued the healthcare market, it became obvious that a partnership with Ascom would play a critical role in our success,” said Josh Shanahan, President, SVT. “Our goal is to provide premium products and services to the acute and sub-acute verticals, streamlining and positively effecting their clinical workflows to ultimately provide premium patient and resident experiences. In particular, we believe that offering the Ascom Unite middleware and Ascom Myco mobility platforms will provide our clients with the unique ability to differentiate themselves as a state-of-the art healthcare employers, but most importantly, as highly-rated healthcare providers.” Tim Whelehan, President and Chief Executive Officer at Ascom North America, commented, “Ascom is committed to partnering with technology firms that provide the top tier, hi-touch customer service demanded by today’s healthcare clients. In its more than 60 years in operation, SVT has a proven track record of technical expertise and astute business acumen, and we look forward to working closely together on many successful deployments.”

About Ascom North America

Ascom is North America’s leading healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider, delivering integrated workflow intelligence via services and applications that connect and mobilize healthcare professionals to improve patient safety and satisfaction. From scalable nurse call communication systems for patient care and clinical workflow to the first purpose-built smart devices for healthcare, all Ascom solutions seamlessly integrate via Ascom Unite middleware into existing systems in hospitals, senior living facilities or clinics. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Ascom North America is a subsidiary of Ascom Wireless Solutions, a division of the Ascom Group. For more information, visit www.ascom.us and follow @AscomNA and LinkedIn.