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Look Ma, No Middleware: SIP, Nurse Call and the fight to control staff device assignment

March 13, 2008 Comments Off on Look Ma, No Middleware: SIP, Nurse Call and the fight to control staff device assignment

Despite having successfully worked together for a number of years, a while back Rauland-Borg and Emergin came to an apparent major falling out over how Emergin’s Staff Assignment client app would interact (or replace) Rauland’s Responder NET. As I heard it they actually went down to the wire regarding an announcement regarding tight interoperability, and then the whole thing fell apart--clearly a clash of wills (and strategy) between the leadership of Emergin and Rauland. As a Rauland insider told me a year ago (full disclosure, I worked for Rauland from 1993 through the end of 1999), the new Rauland nursecall platform ... More »