Medicomms by Armour selected for first NHSX Clinical Communications Procurement Framework
Secure mobile comms safeguard sensitive patient data and provide a more user friendly alternative to paging
London, 2 September 2020: Armour Comms, the leading provider of specialist, secure communications solutions, has successfully tendered and been accepted on to the first ever edition of the NHSX Clinical Communications Procurement Framework, with its Medicomms by Armour solution. Medicomms is designed specifically for use by health care professionals and patients. It is an all-in-one mobile app that converges secure internal communications to help with the collection and sharing of sensitive patient data. Medicomms is also an alternative to paging and has the ability to provide a medium for secure video consultations and time limited patient aftercare communications.
Medicomms is now available to all NHS Trusts via the new NHSX procurement framework, as a managed & hosted solution via Armour partner Nine23 using the NHS accredited FLEX platform, which can handle information up to OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE, enabling healthcare professionals to securely use Medicomms via mobile, tablet, and laptop devices from any operating system including iOS, Android and Windows10.
“We are delighted to have been included in this first iteration of the NHSX Clinical Communications Procurement Framework. Healthcare is a key market for Armour and our partner Nine23, the product is evolving fast to provide additional services and added value to healthcare users, such as integration with patient records and task management apps.”
Director at Armour Comms
CEO of Nine23
“Being awarded a contract on this NHSX framework demonstrates both Armour and Nine23’s commitment to enable front line users in the NHS to officially use today’s technology. The NHS front line should be able to use technology and between us we can replace those outdated systems with much better secure solutions.”
About Armour Comms
Armour Communications Limited is a UK based company supplying market leading technology for secure communication via 3/4/5G, Wi-Fi and satellite for voice, video, messaging and data on Android, iOS, Windows and OSX platforms. Armour Mobile features in-built secure conferencing (audio and video) between multiple callers and Push to Talk capabilities designed for blue light services. SigNet by Armour provides similar end-user features with enhanced 256 bit encryption.
Armour Mobile and SigNet by Armour are available as Cloud or On-Premises solutions. Where required, using Armour Connect Gateway, integration with a PBX and standard office desk phones is available. With its focus on interoperability Armour Mobile was one of the first secure communications app to connect to Skype for Business (Microsoft Teams) using standard Cisco SIP-based technology, and Armour Desktop extends the secure mobile communications functionality of Armour Mobile and delivers it to organisations via a Windows 10 client.
Armour Mobile, Armour Desktop and SigNet by Armour enable users inside and external to the organisation to communicate transparently within a secure and private environment, while taking advantage of the reduced costs and increased flexibility provided by Voice over IP corporate communications.
Armour solutions are FIPS, NATO and CPA approved up to OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE, with solutions via selected Armour partners available to mitigate threats up to SECRET.
Nine23 is a next-generation, managed service provider (MSP) focused on enabling secure technology to end-users in today’s workplace using our own UK private cloud, Platform FLEX.
Nine23 has established itself as a highly competent IT Solutions Company, servicing public and private sectors in many industries to enable end-users to use technology, securely. We have proven this through multiple service deliveries of user-focused accredited solutions at Official-Sensitive and above in complex environments and by enabling some very prolific end-users.
All Nine23 services are available directly or via the Government’s Digital Marketplace (G Cloud) frameworks. Partners include VMware, Microsoft Partner Network, Armour Communications, MobileIron and SyncDog. Nine23 is a Crown Commercial Service supplier, a member of Cyber Exchange and Secure Chorus and Cyber Essentials Plus certified.