Cybernet's Medical Grade Computers are designed to meet the specific needs of the medical industry.
3-5 Year Product Life Cycle
Original Design Manufacturer
U.S. Technical Support
A medical grade computer is an electronic device with an antimicrobial casing that has been designed, tested and certified for use in near-patient environments, and complies with the medical standards and regulations in operational performance, reliability, patient safety, and ergonomic compatibility with medical equipment and EMR software.
Performance and reliability are achieved through the military-grade components, rugged build that withstands disinfection with chemical solutions, water- & dust-proof sealed bezel, a fanless design and passive cooling for sterile environments, advanced connectivity options, embedded readers/scanners (RFID, barcode, biometric, CAC, Smart Card) and an inbuilt backup battery.
Ergonomic compatibility is achieved through legacy ports, VESA mounting holes, advanced customization of hardware and software components, and embedded peripherals.
Safety and regulatory compliance of a medical grade computer are guaranteed by certifications such as ingress protection, electromagnetic compatibility and safety, radiation and electric hazards protection, interference from radio signals, MIL-STD (military standard set by DoD), HIPAA and HITECH data security and others.
The difference between a medical grade computer and a consumer PC is in the quality of components, failure rates, performance, regulatory compliance, patient safety, embedded readers/scanners (Barcode, RFID, CAC, Smart Card, biometric), mounting ergonomics, compatibility, and the Total Cost of Ownership.
A medical grade computer is tested and certified to comply with stringent medical regulations for use in near-patient and/or sterile environments, while consumer PCs come with basic certifications only.
A medical grade computer has antimicrobial casing and a waterproof sealed bezel that withstands disinfection with harsh chemicals (often backed by a fanless design), while a consumer PC casing propagates pathogens and cannot be cleaned with liquids and medical disinfecting solutions tend to deteriorate its plastic casing.
A medical grade computer comes with MIL-STD components and a performance superior to that of a consumer PC with components manufactured in third-world countries because military-grade components provide operational reliability 24/7 in intense medical environments for up to 5 years with < 2% failure rate, while a consumer PC has 15-30% failure rate when used in healthcare.
The purchase price of a consumer PC is lower than that of a medical grade computer, but its TCO is higher when the lack of compatibility with legacy equipment and mounting options, nosocomial infections, high failure rates, deployment, maintenance, downtime, lifecycle and inbuilt obsolescence costs are taken into account, while the TCO of a medical grade PC is significantly lower.