Vocera brings 'Star Trek' to the enterprise | InfoWorld | News | 2005-12-28 | By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service
Vocera brings 'Star Trek' to the enterprise | InfoWorld | News | 2005-12-28 | By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service: "If you've always thought the communicator badges on the original 'Star Trek' TV series were cool, now you can use a device almost exactly like it. However, you'd better be comfortable around needles, because a hospital is where you're most likely to find one.
The crew of the classic science-fiction show's Starship Enterprise wore small devices on their chests that they could tap to communicate instantly with their colleagues. Vocera Communications Inc.'s Vocera Communications System is uncannily like those science-fiction gadgets. It uses hands-free, voice-activated devices that users can carry around their necks to talk with co-workers any time, anywhere within range of the enterprise's Wi-Fi network."