Advantech Launches 10.4-in. Fanless Mobile Clinical Assistant

Figure 2: This fanless system leverages a 1.1/1.6-GHz Intel Atom processor to provide an optimal balance between high performance and very low noise.

Advantech has launched the MICA-101, a 10.4-in. fanless mobile clinical assistant (MCA) that allows clinicians to do their jobs on the move. Based on the Intel® MCA reference architecture, the MICA-101 is Advantech’s first product to support this new category of mobile-computing solutions for healthcare, which has earned support from clinicians and nursing staff around the world (see Figure 2).

The MICA-101 is a fanless system with a 1.1/1.6-GHz Intel® Atom™ processor (Z510/Z530). It vows to provide an optimal balance between high performance and very low noise, which makes it suitable for bedside care and clinical environments. With its ultra-low power consumption, the Intel Atom processor extends battery operating time to 6 hrs.

The MICA-101 brings the value of Intel’s ethnographic research, hospital workflow studies, and extensive consultation with healthcare professionals, as that information led to MCA’s purpose-built reference platform. To streamline medication administration and charting, the MCA reference design integrates technologies that support “five rights” of patient care: right patient, right time, right medication, right dosage, and right route.