Virtual HPN Expo - bringing collaboration and innovation in healthcare into 2020
NB Data stands for ‘nothing but distribution and telecoms advice’ and that is what we do best, we listen to our customer requirements, find the most suitable solution at the best possible price, and deliver, usually on a next day basis.
Here’s what a Global Executive Search Company said about us:
‘NB Data won me over with their consultative approach and genuine interest of our needs. They offered a good solution and were flexible on price. Working with them is a win-win and I would highly recommend them’.
We are a trusted telecoms and technology supplier to the NHS, financial institutions, universities, councils, the emergency services, in fact, any customer of any size. We continue to work tirelessly to support our customers through this period of great uncertainty and change, often sourcing products that other larger suppliers cannot.
We have long-established relationships and authorised dealerships with major brands including Poly, Plantronics, EPOS Sennheiser, Jabra, Konftel, Vidicode, Ascom and many more enabling us to draw on their expertise to fulfil our customer’s requirements.
Our own brand
The rapid increase in demand for webcams and USB headsets caused huge shortages of supply from even the largest worldwide manufacturers. Demonstrating how quickly our organisation can react to new conditions and to ensure continuity of supply to our customers we launched our brand, HiHo Solutions, at the height of the pandemic. The HiHo Solutions range has grown rapidly to include:
A long-standing NHS customer said:
NHS Grampian purchased the HiHo 1000W WebCam to support video consultations by clinical staff in the acute sector, General Practitioners, and by staff who work in the community. This webcam has proved to be just what the clinicians were looking for as they plug it in and it works. It was delivered on time and at a very good price. Keep up the good work and thank you to all the NB Data team for their support.
Homeworking & Triage
Homeworkers are finding that they need more than just a laptop to be productive, their whole environment, where they sit, how they sit and the image they portray in audio and video meetings is of growing importance for comfort, accountability and to meet risk assessments.
The quality of sound and image are also vitally important for triage purposes in surgery or for doctors-on-call services restricted to home working and to that end we can supply discounted bespoke packages.
Our home working starter packs start at only £29.99 and our individual solutions include:
Preventing Aches and Strains
It is clear that sitting at the kitchen table on a hard chair, peering down at a laptop is not ideal from a comfort point of view which is why we also offer:
These solutions are designed to help avoid wrist, neck or back strain and more serious conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Back to the Office-Safety and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
The concept of BYOD was gaining pace through the years before the start of COVID with the increasing use of smartphones at work. With the emphasis on virus and germ reduction, this concept has even more credibility for those needing to work from the office. Bringing your device to work can be extended beyond smartphones to:
And to help further with virus prevention and detection:
Patient and client meetings have changed forever?
The rapid increase in home working has highlighted a long-held belief at NB Data that by using video and audio-conferencing organisations can cut travel costs, travel frustration and reduce the stress of the daily commute. In the health arena, clinicians are now seeing the cost-saving benefits of consultations with patients one on one or in MDT meetings through video conferencing.
Before 2020, the primary cause of noise in the workplace was the increasing number of employees per square footage of office space. The challenge of noisy working environments led rise to a range of active noise-cancelling headsets, IP handsets and conferencing equipment with background noise reduction.
Now that the challenge is keeping employees distanced from each other in the office, meeting room or at home these technologies continue to improve the user experience, for example at home to reduce background noise from children, pets and domestic appliances.
Zoom, Teams and other meeting apps
From the school child to the grandparent, from the nurse to the professor we’ve all encountered the delights and trials and tribulations of the video meeting! There are a plethora of video conferencing apps now available including Teams, Zoom, BlueJeans, Global Meet, Ring Central and more, each with there own advantages and security levels.
NB Data can offer advice on these solutions and a range of certified products including:
Our people have over 50 years combined knowledge of all things telecoms so you can be sure we will find the most suitable product or system for your requirement. Our specialities include headsets, office IP handsets, conferencing solutions and call recording with dedicated brand managers for Poly/Plantronics, Vidicode and our HiHo Solutions.
The last word:
We have been using NB Data since 2009 and within this time we have built up a strong relationship based on trust and respect. The service received from them has always been prompt and on the rare occasion, we have had an issue these have been resolved quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend NB Data & give them 5 stars.
NB Data is included in the Crown Commercial Services COVID 19 Catalogue ID Number 20200501-132430-545660 for telecoms and technology.
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Glen Hodgson discusses some of the recent Scan4Safety findings as well as why point-of-care scanning will improve patient safety for years to come