KORTRIJK, 15-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Global enterprise visualization expert Barco has entered into a strategic partnership with MCD Medical Computers Deutschland, a leading manufacturer of IT systems for the healthcare industry. Under the agreement, MCD will provide its customers with ready access to Barco’s surgical displays, as part of its broad ‘MCD Medical Line’ of medical IT solutions. MCD chose to replace the existing surgical displays in its portfolio on account of the high quality of the products and the professional approach of the Barco team. Both Barco and MCD believe the partnership will help them strengthen their foothold in the surgical display market within the DACH region.
Established in 2005 and boasting over 20 years’ experience in medical applications, MCD offers professional healthcare organizations a complete portfolio of dedicated IT solutions. Besides standard PCs, displays, panel PCs, portable terminals and input devices within its ‘MCD Medical Line’, MCD also develops and manufactures medical devices for large medical device manufacturers. In addition, the company delivers customized, integrated platforms for operating rooms (ORs), intensive care units, diagnostic centers, laboratories and clean rooms around the world. Barco’s surgical display portfolio will become a strategic component of this offering. As an experienced integrator, MCD works closely together with its customers at every stage of a project, from design, consultancy, development, system integration and certification through to after-sales services.
“We are delighted to be able to expand our portfolio with Barco’s surgical display portfolio as they are a perfect fit to our current product offering,” says Thomas Hollex, general manager at MCD. “By combining Barco’s displays with our reliable and flexible medical PC hardware, we can provide our customers with a truly reliable solution for visualization in the OR. Barco is an established brand in the healthcare sector, with an excellent reputation with regards to quality and services. We are confident that this partnership will help us grow our surgical display business across the region.”
“MCD has an excellent reputation for providing reliable, high-quality systems within healthcare and in particular the operating room and has, consequently, built a strong foothold in hospitals in the German-speaking part of Europe and beyond,” says Wim De Bruyne, VP Sales Healthcare for Barco. “We strongly believe that they are the right partner to further push our range of surgical displays and gain a stronger foothold in the market.”
About MCD Medical Computers Deutschland GmbH
Founded in 2005, MCD Medical Computers Deutschland GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of IT systems for deployment in the healthcare field. The company has gained over 20 years’ experience in IT project management, especially in the field of medical applications. MCD orients its business activities towards the professional user and delivers a complete portfolio of IT solutions for the medical field, including PCs, displays, Panel PCs and portable terminal and input devices, under the brand MCD Medical Line. Leading manufacturers as well as niche providers of medical devices use MCD’s products as part of or as the basis of their solutions, which MCD develops and produces as original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. The company posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in 2013.
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