MSC Technologies, an Avnet Company, announced the availability of Avalue’s AID-173 series of medical PCs that combines a medical monitoring and diagnostic solution with
infotainment for patients. It enables authorised medical staff to view electronic patient records and retrieve medical information, X-rays or other documents. It also incorporates infotainment functions, allowing the patient to use a wide range of multimedia such as entertainment, telephone, games and the internet. As it comes with a camera and a handset, the AID-173 series can also be used to alert medical staff, ask for medical advice or call for assistance. This series is designed for flexibility of expansion and includes multiple interfaces, such as Mini PCI, COM and USB. To facilitate visualisation, the AID-173 series has a 17.3” wide panel with full HD 1920 × 1080 resolution and an LED backlight. It also features a smart card reader, RFID, MSR and barcode scanner to facilitate data capture, user identification and security. The AID-173 series incorporates an audio interface, various display ports and web access to provide patients with a wide range of entertainment options.