Australian wireless technology company NetComm Wireless says it is poised to enter the fast growing global healthcare market with the launch of the n-Hub, a device it says “integrates with virtually any mHealth device.”
The statement was made be CEO David Stewart at the company’s AGM on 17 November. He gave no further details of the company’s plans for this market. NetComm announced the n-Hub in December 2014 at the 2014 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC, but a Google search revealed no more recent information on the product.
The company said it “connects diverse Bluetooth and WiFi enabled mHealth devices to the speed and coverage of cellular networks,” and “its open architecture enables interoperability with most management platforms. It is based on Linux Operating System and its SDK “enables the freedom to create software applications for virtually any healthcare requirement,” NetComm said. It comprises a 2G and 3G cellular modem, router and wireless interfaces for Bluetooth and Wifi, a micro USB port
According to NetComm: “The software rich n-Hub features: internal antennas for easy deployment; multiple layers of power backup; redundant antennas for increased reliability; an intuitive OLED display and a user friendly interface for simple onsite setup; multimode power and mount options and non-intrusive integration into any home, medical, commercial or industrial environment.”
An introductory video on the device, also known as the NTC-20 says it is aiming to serve a market of 100m connected healthcare devices today that will grow to 847m by 2023.