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Welcome to the Airwave Europe news blog with all the latest news about one of the UK’s leading suppliers, installers and integrators of digital television and audio visual equipment. Airwave offer Hotel Mode TV’s, Hospital Televisons, Information Channels and Digital Signage throughout the Hospitality and Commercial sectors . We also offer Hollywood Movies, TV and Audio Content for Hotels, Ships, Rigs and Prisons. Our blog will provide an interesting insight into our company.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Kidney Dialysis becomes a little more bearable

Life has just become a little easier for patients living with kidney failure in North East London as the local dialysis unit located within the new gateway Surgical Centre at Newham University Hospital has now been installed with the latest Samsung Professional Freeview LCDs from Airwave.
Coax cable had been installed to each TV point and an aerial socket along with a power socket were fitted into the ceiling void close the proposed ceiling pole locations which were above the foot of each bed, within the curtained railed area. The requirement was for individual LCD TV’s with integrated Freeview, for each patient to be able to enjoy their own choice of TV or radio channel from the comfort of their bed or chair.
Space around the bed head is always tight in renal units and with precedence quite rightly being given to the dialysis equipment and other medical devices the Trust decided that rather than have the TV’s mounted on an arm from behind the bed head, our ceiling mounted pendant bracket with 22” screen would be the ideal solution for Newham Renal.

Lindsay davies of Airwave Healthcare explains “As the majority of the beds and chairs are positioned in bays of 4 or 6 it was essential that the TV’s were programmed to ‘headphones only’ with an audio cable discreetly run through the suspended ceiling and down into the bedhead trunking to where a headphone socket was fitted. Extended cable length (1.8m) headphones were supplied which allow patients to comfortably stay ‘plugged in’ despite the fact that their chair, or bed in the seating position, may actually be some distance from the wall. As the dialysis patients are frequently on the ward they have been provided with their own head set to keep and re-use each visit however they could in fact use any of their own headphones from personal devices such as iPod, cd players and the like”
She explained further “Another useful feature is the multi bedded area remote control. Each remote control is programmed to one of 10 variations in the multi bedded areas thus avoiding cross ‘zapping’ by patients, a unique benefit available on Airwave’s specialist healthcare TV range and so terribly annoying for patients (and staff) if a traditional TV is used and patients change every TV’s channel within their bay, and not always accidentally!”

For this particular project a 22” black finish TV was selected however, a number of our healthcare range TV’s (19” and 22”) are available in optional white finish as are many of our arms and brackets.

Patients TV switched on by William Hague

A new TV system providing patients with the full range of Freeview digital channels and funded by ‘The Friends of Richmond Friary Community Hospital ‘ has been ceremoniously ‘switched on ‘ by local MP, Rt Hon William Hague.

Staff at the hospital are delighted that patients can now enjoy top quality TV and radio with a wider choice of channels free of charge, they have already found time is saved as they are no longer required to change channel or volume on the communal TV or settle disputes about which programme should be on. The concern now is that patients will be in less of a hurry to get well and go home!

Patients Rewarded with new TV system

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust have contracted Airwave to kit out their new 34 single bedded rooms in the new City Care Centre.

Airwave have installed 19” Sharp Freeview TV’s fixed to an articulated arm for easy patient use and accessible from the bed, or the bedside chair. Lindsay Davies at Airwave explained “The Trust made the decision to offer free TV and radio to patients who now enjoy a full range of Freeview channels. There is a Hospital Information Channel available too, the Trust can load pictures, images, information, and video onto a media card which once uploaded will play on a loop on the Hospital Channel. The unit is currently promoting hand washing and hygiene on their channel.”

Other System features:

  • Grab handle below the arm allows ease of movement and positioning.
  • Full range of positions.
  • TV tilt and swivel functions.
  • Unit can be pushed back to wall in an emergency or when not in use
  • Back cover fits securely with a rubber seal added for ease and effectiveness of cleaning.
  • Cables, connections and sockets are safely and securely covered.
  • Headphone socket accessible
  • Cables secured through arm, no trailing wires

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Delivery to Kazakhstan? No problem!

Airwave is delighted to announce that it has supplied the 262 room luxury five star Rixos Hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan with large screen Philips Hospitality System LCDs. Commenting on the deal, Tim Worrall, Managing Director said “Our name has now spread far and wide and we are delighted to have been able to deliver the right product, at the right price to the right place, even though it was over 3,500 miles away.”