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4/5/2017 

Sonicu adds new logos during active first quarter

Things have been pretty busy around here as several significant national healthcare clients chose Sonicu for wireless temperature monitoring and hospital noise reduction to improve safety and patient experience, increase efficiency and strengthen the bottom line.

Indiana University Health, one of the nation’s busiest hospital systems, has added and expanded Sonicu remote temperature and sound monitoring to several of its hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and surgical centers.University of Illinois at Chicago uses Sonicu NICU sound monitoring

The Division of Neonatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Regional Center of Excellence for neonatal care, will be deploying a Sonicu Sound Monitoring Program in its 54-bed NICU.

Saint Alphonsus Health System, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is equipping its NICU with Sonicu Sound Monitoring to protect premature infants and create a healing environment.

Saint Alphonsus Health System will monitor its NICU with Sonicu wireless monitoring.

 

Continued expansion in ultra-low temperature, cryogenics and research

Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, Xeno Diagnostics, Cryopoint and MiraVista Diagnostics, all of Indianapolis, are utilizing Sonicu digital temperature, ULT and cryogenic sensors in their research, diagnostic and bio-repository operations. 

Sonicu digital cryogenic temperature monitoring meets the industry's exacting standards.
Sonicu temperature monitoring systems meet the high demands of the ULT, cryogenic and research sectors while maintaining full regulatory compliance.

Building automation boom for 2017

Storer Services chose Sonicu for a warehouse retrofit.Louisiana-based Storer Services, a national leader in building automation and facility management, selected Sonicu to provide temperature and humidity monitoring for a major warehouse retrofit. Sonicu wireless monitoring does not have to be hard-wired into the structure, greatly reducing time, labor and hardware costs.

How can Sonicu help you?

Temperature, sound, humidity or virtually any other key variable can be monitored with a Sonicu solution.

Sonicu is a single-source, cloud-based platform that specializes in monitoring the healthcare environment.

Whether you need one monitoring point, dozens or hundreds dispersed throughout a multi-location system, Sonicu has a wireless monitoring program that will not only fit your needs, but make your enterprise, stronger, leaner and safer.

9/19/2016

Inova Health System signs Sonicu for temperature monitoring

FALLS CHURCH, VA. - Inova Health System, a not-for-proftit health care system serving more than 2 million people annually in Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C., metro area, has selected Sonicu temperature monitoring for practice clinics in Merriville and Alexandria, Virginia.INOVA clinics sign Sonicu temperature monitoring

Sonicu will provide state-of-the-art glycol-buffered probes to monitor temperatures in medical refrigerators that hold vaccines and other pharmaceuticals. Temperaure data reported there is transmitted to Sonicu's cloud-based software platform that provides 24/7/365 alarming, logging and data reporting that conforms to all state and federal regulatary reporting formats, including Vaccines for Children.

Inova provides area residents with a full array of medical services, including a Level 1 Trauma Center, Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and several institutes and research facilities.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

9/15/2016

Sonicu adds two additional Animal Health International locations for temperature monitoring

OCALA, Fla. - Animal Health International, which has been serving the animal industry for over 40 years, has added Sonicu wireless temperature monitoring to two additional shipping and retail centers in its Florida operation.

AHI facilities in Mayo and Ocala are among seven locations now utilizing Sonicu remote temperature monitoring to automatically monitor, alarm and log ambient temperature data as well as walk-in coolers to protect animal pharmaceuticals and other valuable inventory.

Sonicu remote temperature monitoring is now at work at seven AHI locations in four states.Sonicu temperature monitoring is also at work at AHI locations in Texas, Montana and Nebraska.

AHI represents over 1,000 manufacturers and boasts a product catalog ranging from vaccines and pharmaceuticals to equipment and software for companion animals, horses, beef and dairy cattle, poultry and swine. The company has over 70 locations including call centers, warehouses and retail facilities throughout the country.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

9/13/2016

Sonicu expands wireless temperature monitoring to Southern Indiana skilled nursing facility

SELLERSBURG, Ind. - Maple Manor Christian Home, a full-service retirement and skilled nursing home certified by the Indiana Department of Health has selected Sonicu wireless temperature monitoring to protect prescriptions, medications and food at its Sellersburg facility.Sonicu wireless temperature monitoring enters skilled nursing sector.

Maple Manor has been providing compassionate, affectionate and enthusiastic care for its residents since 1973. The 57-bed, dually certified facility offers a full range of services, including physcial, occupational and speech therapy and is fully staffed under the guidance of a medical director. 

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

7/12/2016

Hamilton County becomes latest county health department to protect vaccines with Sonicu

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Sonicu remote temperature monitoring has been selected by the Hamilton County Health Department as the system of choice to monitor vaccine refrigerators and freezers.

Located in Noblesville, the department serves some 275,000 county residents and provides a full compliment of vaccines for children and adults, including all vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Council on Immunization Practices.

Sonicu's wireless temperature sensors and SoniCloud SMART software platform will not only protect expensive vaccines and residents from the consequences of equipment failure or power outage, it will allow the department to streamline its efficiencies by automatically logging and storing all temperature data to conform to regulatory reporting and auditing requirements.Hamilton County becomes latest health department to protect vaccines with Sonicu wireless temperature sensors.

The platform will also enable staff to troubleshoot and identify problem areas ahead of a catastrophic loss.

Hamilton County's health department now joins those of Johnson and Madison counties in Indiana to protect their vaccines and residents with Sonicu remote temperature monitoring.

Hamilton County is the fastest-growing county in Indiana and one of the fastest growing in the country. In 2008, Hamilton County was named as America's Best Place to Raise a Family by Forbes.com due to it's strong economy. affordable living and top-ranked schools.

 For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808

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7/8/2016

Animal Health International protects health products with Sonicu

GREELEY, Colo. - Sonicu wireless temperature monitoring and sensors are following, measuring and logging temperatures for Animal Health International to protect animal vaccines and health care products.

Sonicu wireless temperature sensors monitor walk-in coolers at Animal Heath International.AHI represents over 1,000 manufacturers and boasts a product catalog ranging from vaccines and pharmaceuticals to equipment and software for companion animals, horses, beef and dairy cattle, poultry and swine. The company has over 70 locations including call centers, warehouses and retail facilities throughout the country and has been serving the animal industry for more than 40 years.

Sonicu remote temperature monitors are in service at AHI warehouse and shipping facilities in Roanoke, Texas, and Great Falls, Montana,  monitoring ambient temperatures and walk-in coolers. Sonicu's wireless temperature monitoring is also being used at the company's retail outlets in Billings, Montana, and Columbus, Nebraska.

Sonicu's cloud-based software program offering SMART management tools also allows AHI to download archived information into custom-made reports to fluently meet USDA regulatory compliance requirements.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

7/5/2016

        Sonicu sound monitoring chosen for NICUs at two major Army hospitals.  Sonicu sound monitoring on alert at Department of Defense

WASHINGTON - Sonicu has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide wireless sound level meters and monitoring for neonatal intensive care units at two the Army's leading hospitals.

Sonicu's pioneering work in NICU sound monitoring and management has been installed at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, the DoD's largest in-patient hospital and one of 10 separate organizations comprising the San Antonio Military Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.Sonicu sound monitoring installed at Brooke Army Medical Center NICU, a nationally ranked medical facility.

BAM boasts a 26-bed, state-of-the-art, Level III NICU the DoD says is the largest and most versatile Joint-Service NICU in the department. In addition to providing comprehensive care for preemies, BAM's NICU is considered to be included in the top 10 percent of nationally ranked neonatal and perinatal medicine training programs.

In Honolulu, Sonicu sound level meters and monitoring will help provide a healing environment at Tripler Army Medical Center's NICU, which was opened in 2013 as the DoD's first-ever single-family neonatal intensive care unit.

The 22-bed unit has 19 single-family rooms and relies heavily on noise-reduction and sound-proofing technology with a singular emphasis on noise monitoring to help newborns develop.

Tripler is also installing Sonicu sound monitoring solutions in its ICU/Progressive Care unit.

Sonicu sound level monitoring provides healing environment at Tripler Army Medical Center NICU and ICU/Progressive Care in Honolulu.

TAM is the largest Army medical treatment facility in the Pacific Basin.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

6/30/2016

Sonicu joins biomedical vanguard with Xeno DiagnosticsAdvanced research lab Xeno Diagnostics to use Sonicu wireless temperature sensors and monitoring for ultra-low termperature.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Sonicu, a leader in automated, remote temperature monitoring systems, will monitor ultra-low temperature freezers and cryogenic tanks for cutting-edge contract research organization Xeno Diagnostics, LLC, based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Established in 2007, Xeno provides cell-based assays to evaluate emerging technologies ranging from implantable tissues and biosynthetic materials to test compounds designed to fight cancer, virii and other diseases for academia, industry and biomedical tech startups.

In many cases, Xeno specimens and compounds need to be refrigerated or frozen to close tolerances in order to prevent overgrowth of bacterial contaminants.

Xeno is an accredited, high-complexity laboratory that conforms to CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) standards, which are federal regulations applicable to all U.S. facilities or sites that test human specimens for for health assessment in the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease.

Sonicu's wireless temperature sensors will automatically monitor, measure and record ULT freezer and cryogenic tank temperatures, archive all data on its cloud-based software platform and provide instant 24/7/365 alarming for equipment failures or temperature deviations.

Sonicu will also monitor ambient conditions in the areas where the freezers and tanks are located.

"These units are critical to Xeno's operations," said Soniuc Vice President of Sales Joe Mundell. "They wanted to automate their manual (temperature) logging process and ensure that proper temperatures are maintained during non-staffed hours."

 For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

  

6/15/2016

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital NICU to measure ambient and incubator sound levels with Sonicu

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis will begin to use Sonicu wireless sound level meters to measure sound on two levels at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's NICU.Sonicu wireless sound level meters monitor University of Tennessee Health Science Center NICU.

Prior to implementing Sonicu's sound level meters, the 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit had no way to measure and track NICU noise levels. Once the 34 sound meters are in place, however, NICU staff will be able to measure and monitor ambient noise levels as well as those at the incubator level.

The neonatal intensive care unit at UTHSC's Le Bonheur Children's Hospital provides Level IV care to neonates and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top children's neonatology programs in the country. 

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

6/13/2016 

Baylor All Saints Medical equips NICU with Sonicu wireless sound level meters

Baylor All Saints Medical equips NICU with Sonicu wireless sound level meters.

FT. WORTH, Texas - Sonicu is shipping over 60 of its patented wireless sound level meters to Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas, where they will help create a healing environment throughout the center’s NICU.

The 63-bed, Level III NICU in the center's Andrews Women's Hospital is among the largest neonatal intensive care units in Tarrant County, which is dominated by the Greater Ft. Worth/Arlington metro area.

Baylor All Saints will install 22 Sonicu wireless sound meters equipped with onboard microphones and 41 wireless meters that will utilize external mics. Sound levels will be monitored throughout the NICU and the information transmitted over a Verizon Cellular network to SoniCloud, Sonicu’s cloud-based software.

The fully scalable and customizable softwawre platform will provide NICU mangers and staff 24/7/365 SMART Alarming to any location and SMART Advanced Management Tools, enabling them to set and meet sound targets with the help of  Sonicu’s STAR (Sound Target Achievement Report) reporting system.

Baylor Scott & White – Ft. Worth provides medical care in almost 20 specialties, including an extensive transplant program. The institution has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as “high performing in heart failure” as part of the 2015-2016 “Best Hospitals for Common Care” Standards.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

6/7/2016

Sonicu keeping it fresh with Dr. Dre

CULVER CITY, Cal. – What’s the fusion of a world-class chef, an Indiana Internet of Things tech company and a rapper/record producer/media mogul/entrepreneur from a little town called Compton?

Good food with an attitude that’s never left ignored. Sonicu wireless temperature sensors monitor Wolfgang Puck Catering at beats by dr. dre campus.

When Beats by Dre, the music software and hardware company built by Andre Rommelle Young (aka Dr. Dre), moved into its new $39 million, 105,000-square-foot Culver City campus, someone had to feed the 600 or so employees and corporate guests that work and visit the crib on a daily basis.

Solid headphones do little to drown out a rumbling stomach.

Enter Wolfgang Puck and his catering division, which also happens to provide transcendent eats for places like the Georgia Aquarium, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art and Universal Studios Hollywood, who signed on to keep The Doctor and his Beats crew nourished. Sonicu wireless temperature sensors monitor Wolfgang Puck Catering at beats by dr. dre campus.

Before Puck’s famous fare hits the serving line, it’s stored in kitchen cool storage units and freezers under the watchful eye – or, more accurately, the constant vigilance - of wireless temperature sensors provided by Sonicu.

The sensors constantly monitor, measure and log Puck’s refrigerator temperatures, ensuring all is fresh, tasty and everything the Good Doctor could ask for.

Sonicu’s wireless temperature monitoring makes it easy for Dre to comply with health department regulations, especially reporting requirements. All the Doctor has to do is push a button to download a fully archived report.

Not that he, personally, knows where the button is. There was a small buyout deal with Apple to negotiate, but that prescription is fairly straightforward for the Doc: Fork over a quadrillion bucks and call me in the morning.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

5/27/2016

Sonicu brings Johnson County Health Department to the Internet of Things

Johnson County Health Department Vaccine for Children program monitored by Sonicu wireless temperature sensors and monitoring.

FRANKLIN, Ind. - The Johnson County Health Department in Franklin, Ind., has signed Sonicu to provde an automated, wireless temperature monitoring system for multiple cold storage units used in the department's Vaccine For Children program. Sonicu's VFC-approved digital sensors and cloud-based software platform will provide the department with real-time temperature monitoring, instant SMART alarming for temperature excursions, and Advance Management Tools to simplify regulatory compliance and reporting.

Sonicu's system will advance JCHD to the Internet of Things by replacing the department's outdated chart recorder wheels and data loggers that manual downloading to acquire and organize temperature data.

The VFC program is a federally funded program that provides no-cost vaccines to children in jeopardy of not recieving them due to financial hardship. The vaccines, which protect babies, children and adolescents from 16 different diseases, are purchased at a discount by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and distributed to state health departments that, in turn, pass the vaccines on to participating VFC providers such as local physicians' offices, public health clinics and community health centers. 

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

5/5/2016

Hancock Regional Hospital Consolidates Automated Environmental Monitoring with Sonicu Enterprise Agreement

Hancock Regional Hospital signs Sonicu Enterprise Agreement to consolidate wireless temperature monitoring with additional remote monitoring applications.
GREENFIELD, Ind. – Hancock Regional Hospital, a regional, full-service hospital based in Greenfield, Ind., has signed a system-wide enterprise license with Sonicu that allows HRH to consolidate its existing Sonicu monitoring platforms under one agreement. 

Though HRH has been using Sonicu’s automated monitoring, logging, SMART alarming and Advanced Management Tools in a variety of departments and applications, the new agreement allows the hospital to to leverage opportunities of scale for further expansion and hardware purchasing.

Sonicu currently monitors temperature and humidity at Hancock Surgery Center, in refrigerators and cold storage units throughout the hospital, including the hospital pharmacy and new Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Care Center, and vaccine storage units at Hancock Physician Network off-site clinics.

Sonicu also monitors MRI/imaging department power supplies at Hancock Health Center in McCordsville and will soon expand to monitor sound in hospital patient areas.

By automatically sending data to a cloud-based software platform, HRH can reclaim hours of employee time previously spent on manual hand monitoring and logging and view data in real time or in customizable reports.

“It becomes a challenge for hospitals when staff has to make rounds to log temperatures,” said Sonicu Vice President of Sales Joe Mundell. “This allows staff to focus on patient safety and satisfaction.”

Hancock Regional Hospital joins Hendricks Regional Health as the second Suburban Health organization to sign an enterprise-wide agreement with Sonicu.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

1/20/2016

Hendricks Regional Health to use Sonicu system-wide environmental monitoring

Hendricks Regional Health uses Sonicu system-wide wireless sound and temperature monitoring.DANVILLE, Ind. – Sonicu, an industry leader in the Internet of Things and cloud-based monitoring systems, has been chosen by Hendricks Regional Health to provide a system-wide environmental monitoring system to increase patient safety and satisfaction. 

Sonicu will install wireless sensor technology at 700 points within the Hendricks health system, including remote outpatient facilities and clinics, to monitor and measure temperature, air pressure differential, and humidity in a variety of health care applications. The system will also monitor sound levels in multiple patient care areas.

Sonicu sensors will remotely monitor hundreds of refrigeration units; pharmacy, food service and dining applications; and sound levels utilizing a cellular network to transmit the data to Sonicu’s cloud-based software platform. The system will provide 24/7/365 SMART alarming and data access in a fully scalable format that will eliminate manual data logging at all monitored points.

“Hendricks is a very innovative, forward-thinking hospital that is concerned with patient safety as well as operational excellence,” said Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales. “Instead of taking a piecemeal approach, they wanted to look at a system-wide process for automated monitoring.”

In addition to Sonicu’s remote wireless sensors and cloud-based data platform, the cellular network Sonicu employs to mesh data from Hendricks’ outlying campuses and facilities also made Sonicu the right choice.

“By deploying everything through a cellular gateway, we are able to stay completely off of their network, erasing all security issues and eliminating additional work for their IT personnel,” Mundell said.

Hendricks officials said effectiveness and efficiency drove the decision to Sonicu’s system.

“Our impetus in doing this was to take a look at our efficiencies,” said Martha Rardin, Hendricks Regional Health director of nutrition and dietetics. “How could we streamline our processes so that we could further focus on service delivery and the overall patient and guest experience?”

The company plans to begin implementing the system in February, Mundell said.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Joe Mundell, Sonicu vice president of sales, at (317) 586-4808.

 

12/15/2015

 Sonicu in the lineup at Rose Bowl and Angel Stadium

Sonicu wireless temperature sensors and monitoring in play at Angel Stadium and Rose Bowl Legends locations.

CULVER CITY, Cal. - Sonicu wireless temperature sensors and monitoring are working behind the scenes at two of the nation's iconic sports venues.

World renowned hospitality company Legends, which maintains a who's-who list of professional, collegiate and international clients ranging from Yankee Stadium to Manchester City Football Club, has installled Sonicu wireless temperature monitoring in its hospitality food service refrigerators and walk-in freezers at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

In 2013, Legends signed on to operate Angel Stadium's hospitality program and redefine the team's guest experience which included redesigning six of the stadium's major concession stands for 2014. As part of that effort and upgrade, Sonicu was asked to provide a remote temperature monitoring system that provided 24/7/365 monitoring and alarming for conession stand cool storage.

 2014 also saw Legends partner with Wolfgang Puck Catering toSonicu wireless temperature sensors and monitoring in play at Angel Stadium and Rose Bowl Legends locations. operate the Rose Bowl's  premium hospitality program, and once again Sonicu was tapped to provide wireless        temperature sensors and monitoring to keep food inventory fresh and safe. 

 

 

 

11/30/2015

Sonicu signs as inaugural NIDCAP Federation International corporate sponsor

Sonicu signs as inaugural NIDCAP Federation International corporate sponsor to help advance NICU care.GREENFIELD, Ind. – Sonicu, an industry leader in neonatal intensive care unit sound level monitoring, once again takes a leading role in NICU advances by supporting NIDCAP Federation International as the organization’s first corporate sponsor.

Sonicu pioneered NICU sound monitoring in 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. Since that time, the company has been refining and expanding its healthcare capabilities to create a safe healing environment for newborns needing intensive and specialized care.

“Sonicu was formed to improve the NICU environment,” said Sonicu CEO Nick Tuttle. “It was more than a business model; it’s what we did. It was personal and it was our passion. We are proud to continue that mission by sponsoring NFI and its groundbreaking work to educate and advance individualized newborn NICU care.”

NFI has been promoting the philosophy and science of NIDCAP (Newborn Individualized Care and Assessment Program) for nearly 30 years. As worldwide preterm births increase, NIDCAP focuses on individualized care that supports development, minimizes stress, and utilizes a relationship-based, family-integrated approach.

“The NIDCAP Federation International is pleased to welcome SONICU as our first corporate sponsor,” said Dr. Deborah Buehler, NFI vice president for organizational advancement.

“SONICU’s support will help us raise global awareness of the need for NIDCAP care and will enhance opportunities to develop educational programs to broaden the reach of this care to more and more NICU professionals and the ‘preterm families’ they serve,” Buehler said.

“Together we will share the privilege to be the Voice of the Newborn,” she said.

For more information visit Sonicu online at www.sonicu.com or call Sonicu CEO Nick Tuttle at (317) 468-2353.