Case Study: TouchPoint Medical
TouchPoint Medical reached out to Coolgear for assistance in integrating a hub within their Medication Delivery Carts to expand their port count.
TouchPoint Medical’s Medication Delivery Carts help securely mobilize medical technology and manage medication dispensing to create safer and more efficient healthcare environments.
These workstations on wheels have to be able to support a number of plug-in accessories. To ensure a smooth medication dispensing experience, the connected peripherals must work in tandem and communicate all under one system.
To support this wide variety of peripherals, TouchPoint needed robust, reliable, and cost-effective power and connectivity solutions. Mike Timko is a Principal Design Electrical Engineer at TouchPoint and it’s his job to find these solutions.
Enter, the CG-7PU31HB, a 7 port industrial USB hub with ESD Surge protection and port status LEDs. With seven screw-locking downstream USB Type-A ports, the CG-7PU31HB was perfect for expanding the system’s connectivity capabilities and allowing the use of multiple peripherals.
“There’s two Coolgear hubs within the system. The internal one expands the number of ports available to the PC. The external hub is mounted up against the back of the chassis. And there’s cutouts, so devices — keyboard, fingerprint scanner, barcode scanner, flash drive for memory — can be plugged in. We use the USB as our communication protocol to talk between units.”
Location: Odessa, FL
About: TouchPoint Medical is committed to developing customer-driven solutions that advance healthcare professionals’ delivery of care.
According to Timko, “A lot of companies just want to sell you something, whether you need it or not. With Coolgear, I trust them because they’re honest with me. They send me samples so I can see if it works before I buy. They work with me to solve problems.
We went from using Coolgear USB hubs in our Medication Delivery Carts to making it our standard in our point-of-care carts. We can use one hub across multiple products. This simplifies our design cycles, our supply chain, and my life.”
Boasting a sizable port count, this was the perfect fit for TouchPoint Medical.