ech also received the Medical Advances Award at the e-Legacy awards, voted for by readers of the Electronic Product Design magazine, for a project at The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield where it played a key part in the patient bedside terminal system.
Commenting on the JAOtech entry, the judges said, “This innovative business offers patients an exceptionally high quality entertainment centre but also provides doctors with secure access to clinical information at the bedside. The judges were impressed with how swiftly this start-up has won international market share, and praised the originality of the product and the company's strong prospects for growth.”
“Our winners are the business leaders of tomorrow but the driver’s of today’s economy. It’s essential we recognise their efforts and the success that they have achieved especially in the tough economic conditions. That’s what the Startups Awards and today’s winners are all about,” said David Lester, founder of startups.co.uk.
Constructed in anti-bacterial plastics to medical grade standard, and fully sealed for easy cleaning, JAOtech’s Smart Terminals provide entertainment, communication and education to patients and allow staff instant and secure access to medical records at the bedside. Over 35,000 units have been installed in hospitals worldwide due to the innovative, sleek and hygienic design which addresses infection control concerns. JAOtech are at the forefront of technology and have just announced the new 2010 range of Smart Terminals which offer the latest low voltage, high performance processors, cutting edge styling and a whole host of product improvements and features, whilst remaining hygienically focussed.
The awards ceremony, organised by startups.co.uk took place on Friday 13 November 2009 at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London. The prestigious awards celebrated the UK’s most outstanding new businesses and the people running them.
The winner of each category was chosen by top judges, including Doug Richard, founder of School for Startups and Margaret Manning, CEO of Reading Room. The successful businesses and the talented people behind them proved their brilliance after fighting off competition from hundreds of entries.
Business excellence was rewarded across a variety of categories, including Women in Business, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Product of the Year and Green Business of the Year.