MUNDELEIN, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc. (SAI), today announced the 1,000th activation for its Sysmex Network Communications System (SNCS) at Hagerstown Medical Laboratory, Maryland. SNCS is a remote "real- time" monitoring system that continuously collects and tracks instrument performance data from Sysmex analyzers and links them to Sysmex Service and Support. SNCS enables proactive response to potential instrument problems, thereby reducing the number of unscheduled service calls and laboratory down- time, said John Kershaw, President, Sysmex America. SNCS, introduced by SAI in 4th quarter 2006, can be used with the Sysmex(R) XE-Series, XT-Series, XS- Series, SP-Series and HST hematology products. Hagerstown Medical Laboratory is a full-service clinical laboratory serving a four-state area 24-hours daily, seven days weekly.
"Hagerstown Medical Laboratory and Sysmex America share a mutual commitment to quality healthcare. We believe that SNCS complements Sysmex's instrument reliability and will fully give us the confidence we need to provide consistent clinical laboratory results for physicians and their affiliated healthcare institutions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia," said Kathy Jones, MT, ASCP, Technical Specialist, Hematology, with Hagerstown Medical Laboratory. Currently, Hagerstown Medical Laboratory processes more than 13,000 tests monthly. Hagerstown Medical Laboratory equipment utilizing SNCS includes two Sysmex XE-2100 and two XT-1800 automated hematology analyzers.
"Sysmex hematology analyzers already own a statistically remarkable mean time between equipment failures, ranking the industry's best in performance and reliability. However, we wanted to offer Hagerstown Medical Laboratory, like all our customers, an even greater degree of reliability with SNCS," said Kershaw.
SNCS benefits Sysmex customers by transmitting their instrument
performance data on a real-time basis to Sysmex
|SOURCE Sysmex America, Inc.|
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