Archive for January, 2008

Help prevent badges from “walking away”

January 22, 2008 Comments Off on Help prevent badges from “walking away”

Vocera badges are specifically designed to be lightweight, comfortable to wear, and portable; however, all of these advantages may make it easy for other departments to appropriate devices that don't belong to them, or for users to inadvertently take devices of the facility. The following are some basic asset tips for minimizing the number of Vocera devices that walk: Use visual queues Label the badges with a unit identifier Color code badges in areas with multiple units in a department. Vocera now offers 10 different options for badge covers (Translucent White, Black, Purple, Dark Blue, Pink, Green, Yellow, Aqua, Violet, Orange, Red) Prepare each unit (department) ... More »

When Installing Vocera, Service Pack First, then Disable Windows Updates!

January 7, 2008 Comments Off on When Installing Vocera, Service Pack First, then Disable Windows Updates!

It is highly recommended that customers install all current MS Service Packs and Hot Fixes prior to installing Vocera Communications software. Once a Vocera server is built, make sure to then turn off "Automatic Updates." To Disable Automatic Updates using Control Panel Tools Click Start, and then either click Control Panel, or point to Settings and then click Control Panel. Click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab. In the Automatic Updates dialog box, clear the Keep my computer up to date check box. Note that Microsoft specific updates and hot fixes are approved for manual installation; however, do not install updates and/or patches ... More »