For electronic devices and instruments used in medical care, precision, accuracy and reliability are critical. Any factors that might result in inaccuracy or even falsification should be eradicated to ensure the patients’ health benefits and avoid disputes that might involve litigation.
Though many medical apparatuses are stand-alone or connected only to an intranet with limited access, accidental infection with malware is still possible with unacknowledged plug-ins of USB or other dongles by hospital employees. Worse is that someone hacks into the system and makes changes to calibration values or tamper with patients’ medical records; the consequence is vital.
Mindray is a global medical device developer and manufacturer based in Shenzhen of China, who has delivered numerous equipment and devices in patient monitoring and life support, medical imaging and in-vitro diagnostics to customers around the world, including nearly 110,000 medical institutes in China. Many of their products are embedded with Advantech’s System on a Module (SoM) and ensured by Advantech’s advanced security solution that protects system and data.
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