At HIMSS, Symbol announced a pilot project with Glenbrook Hospital in Chicago. The pilot was done in a 30 bed unit, with a maximum of 5 nurses per shift. Technology deployed included Symbol VoIP NetVision phones, a Symbol 802.11b WLAN integrated with a GE/Dukane ProCare 6000 nurse call system, and Nortel Meridian PBX switch with voice gateway. McKesson appears to be the systems integrator. No mention on what middleware was used for the integration.
Symbol has always had great products - wireless networks, barcode readers, hand held computers, the foundation and peripherals that make up solutions. It seems that now they are positioned as a point of care systems solution provider. Here's some text from their web site:
Wow, you'd think they were describing a medical device... oh wait, they are.