VeriChip Corporation and Austco Communication Systems Bring the Hugs and MyCall Systems to Australia.DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- VeriChip Corporation, a subsidiary of Applied Digital (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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In partnership with Austco Communication Systems, its dealer outside North America for these products, VeriChip will install Hugs systems at St. John of God Hospital, in Berwick, Victoria and Gympie Hospital, in Gympie, Queensland; and MyCall systems at Alice Springs Hospital, in Alice Springs, Northern Territory Alice Springs is a town and the second largest centre in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popularly known as "the Alice" or simply "Alice", it had a population of 26,486 in 2005. , and for the Uniting Care group in Sydney, New South Wales New South Wales, state (1991 pop. 5,164,549), 309,443 sq mi (801,457 sq km), SE Australia. It is bounded on the E by the Pacific Ocean. Sydney is the capital. The other principal urban centers are Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Lismore, Wollongong, and Broken Hill. .
"We are very pleased with the rapid adoption of Hugs and MyCall in Australia, with four major system sales in the space of only a few months," said Kevin McLaughlin, Chief Executive Officer. "This is a clear sign that the features and ease-of-use that have made Hugs a leading infant protection system in North America are just as compelling in international markets."
The Hugs system provides hospital with protection against infant abduction Abduction
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Speaking for Austco Communication Systems, Robert E. Grey, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , commented, "Our Australian health care customers are demanding cutting-edge solutions to protect their infants and staff. The Hugs and MyCall systems deliver the value and security they require. We expect more sales of these products in the coming months."
For more information on the Hugs or MyCall systems, please contact 1-866-559-6275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found online at www.verichipcorp.com.
Australian-based Austco Communication Systems has been a world leader since 1985 in the highly specialized field of electronic communications for healthcare and secure accommodation environments. Austco designs and manufactures dedicated microprocessor based and computer based nurse call systems for the hospital, long-term care, and dementia care markets. There are over 3,000 Austco call systems installed throughout 27 countries worldwide. For more information on Austco, visit the company's website at www.austco.com.
About VeriChip Corporation
VeriChip Corporation, headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida Delray Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,020. As of 2004, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,150. , develops, markets and sells radio frequency identification See RFID. , or RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. , systems used to identify, locate and protect people and assets. VeriChip's goal is to become the leading provider of RFID systems for people in the healthcare industry. VeriChip sells passive RFID systems for identification purposes and active RFID systems for local-area location and identification purposes. VeriChip recently began to market its VeriMed(TM) Patient Identification System which is used to rapidly and accurately identify people who arrive in an emergency room and are unable to communicate. This system uses the first human-implantable passive RFID microchip, the implantable VeriChip(TM), cleared for medical use in October 2004 by the United States Food and Drug Administration United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
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About Applied Digital - "The Power of Identification Technology"
Applied Digital develops innovative identification and security products for consumer, commercial, and government sectors worldwide. The Company's unique and often proprietary products provide identification and security systems for people, animals, the food supply, government/military arena, and commercial assets. Included in this diversified product line are RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications, and telecomm and security infrastructure, positioning Applied Digital as the leader in identification technology. Applied Digital is the owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX AMEX
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