DFI, a leading industrial computer manufacturer, has entered a strategic alliance with ACL, a well-known German medical IT hardware manufacturer, and will combine with DFI's 40 years of rich experience in industrial computers. ACL has been famous in the medical personal computer market since 1995. With profound expertise in medical IT hardware for ICU/IMC and digital operating rooms, both will join hands to open up tremendous business opportunities in the smart healthcare market.
With over 25 years of "Made in Germany" quality, ACL's rugged and durable medical computer products are widely used in 29 out of the 37 university hospitals in Germany and deployed in many well-known medical institutions in Europe. ACL also manufactures medical-related products for many world-renowned brands such as Dräger, Olympus, eSATURNUS (Sony Group), ATMOS, XION, Cascination, Zimmer Biomet, Humanscale, and HT Group.
In the initial stage, DFI will support ACL in the sales of their medical product portfolio in America and APAC and starting a strategic alliance.
In response to the safety, complexity, immediacy, and diversity of the medical environment, digital medical equipment must integrate various peripheral devices and is essential for service quality.
It must also have unique designs that are not common in general industrial computers. There are many demanding requirements in terms of electronics, mechanical engineering, integrations, and certifications. Artificial intelligence (AI) penetrates the medical field, and it also needs to support various AI co-processors' flexibility. These concepts will rely on DFI's innovative mainboard design and excellent quality management.
This strategic partnership will combine their strengths and focus on development resources to transfer this experience and increase the hardware capability for upcoming products. The final goal is to provide powerful next-generation medical PCs to fulfill the growing hardware demands for the newest software solutions, using heavy image processing or edge computing. Both will emphasize the combination of hardware requirements for demanding applications like streaming, recording, and 3D real-time visualization for augmented, mixed, and virtual reality with proven and durable designs specified for medical applications and the environment. Another aspect is to continue to bolster modern hardware solutions for 5G and keep your application connected in fast, upcoming infrastructures.
The COVID-19 epidemic has spawned a huge demand for smart healthcare. The medical and health industry is entering a critical period of digital transformation. The alliance between DFI and ACL hopes to make an effort to improve the quality of healthcare in an aging society.
"DFI and ACL, the leader in the smart medical market, are cooperating to create smart healthcare solutions. It is hoped that these high-quality products will open up endless business opportunities and help the medical system overcome the difficult challenges brought about by an aging society."
Steven Tsai, President of DFI
"For seven years, we have worked together with DFI. This strategic partnership can help us to get the latest technologies from Taiwan and faster integration into our custom-made products to the medical field."
Thomas Wollesky, CEO of ACL
Founded in 1981, DFI is a leading global provider of high-performance computing technology across multiple embedded industries. With its innovative design and premium quality management systems, DFI's industrial-grade solutions enable customers to optimize their equipment and ensure high reliability, long-term life cycle, and 24/7 durability in a breadth of markets. Those markets include factory automation, medical, gaming, transportation, smart energy, mission-critical, and intelligent retail. Smart medical applications are critical to medical quality will also be a new field where DFI will bring more contributions to an aging society.
ACL has been manufacturing specialized IT hardware solutions for medicine and hygienically critical areas such as digital operating rooms, digitalization in intensive care units, telemedicine, and mobile solutions at its headquarters in Leipzig, Germany since 1995. Since then, trends have been set with intelligent solutions, enabling the globally active company to stay one step ahead of the competition. ACL's products are characterized by outstanding quality, robustness, and ergonomics, and offer the highest reliability, maintenance-free operation, and investment security. Faultless and durable products are both an incentive and obligation for all ACL employees.