Barco snaps up provider of patient bedside monitoring equipment
Barco agreed to acquire UK-based JAOtech, a manufacturer of patient entertainment and point-of-care terminals for hospitals.
JAOtech designs and manufactures medical-grade Smart Terminals for bedside applications. The company's products include a range of mounting devices and accessories, such as medical keyboards, arms and wall boxes. The terminals are customisable and feature modular options such as barcode scanners, smart card and RFID readers. Partners are provided with specialist software drivers to enable the system to integrate with the hospital information system (HIS) providing healthcare staff with secure access to electronic medical records (EMR) and vital patient information.
Located in Surrey, JAOtech and has offices in Taipei City (Taiwan), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Connecticut (US) and SaarbrÃ¼cken (Germany). The company employs a staff of approximately 50 people and had sales of approximately EUR 19 million in 2011. Whilst a specific figure for the assets has not been disclosed, the total price paid for the acquisition is understood to be below one year sales.