The Master is equipped with a quad core processor capable of high-speed application processing, including optimisation for intelligent machine learning algorithms. In a wired configuration they are powered through 802.3af PoE, or optioned though auxiliary power with battery backup.
The Minion device uses an embedded microcontroller, and has the ability to operate in low power mode, running off a CR123a battery for up to 3 years. Each Master is equipped with two high speed CAN buses for interfacing to Minions and other devices such as over door lights, sensors and third part integrations. These can be daisy chained through a site to form a ring network, providing chain break redundancy.
Both Master and Minion devices support LoRa, Bluetooth and Zigbee protocols through an optional communication module. This module provides integration with Vitalcare’s wireless infrastructure along with BLE, RTLS and a range of compatible specialist medical devices facilitating direct connectivity between room call points and facility medical records.
The Master call points have an additional role as being the integration point for advanced connectivity and including PIR’s (passive infra-red motion sensors), and mmWave radar detectors for applications such as:
- Care minute recording;
- Dementia management;
- Wandering patient safety; andFall prevention and detection.