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Clinio series: All-in-one computer for use in hygienically sensitive areas

Nowadays, the operating theatre is networked and staff have access to a wide range of information and image data. With the Clinio, Rein Medical offers a medical all-in-one (AIO) computer that has been designed for use in hygienically sensitive areas and can be used both as a thin client and as a full PC system.

‘With the Clinio, users can retrieve and process data from medical information and imaging systems such as HIS, RIS, PACS, PDMS or operating theatre image management. We only use highly available components that are well-known in the industry. These are particularly powerful, temperature resistant and consume little power,’ says Gernot Schnock, Head of Development & Product Management at Rein Medical. This makes the Clinio extremely robust, extremely low-maintenance and designed for continuous 24/7 use. With its VESA 100 mounting device, the AIO computer can be individually wall mounted, attached to ceiling lamps or installed on mobile and stationary workstations.

Hygiene is a top priority

The IP65-protected front and the surface coated with the germicidal powder coating Polyflex Steridur II allow for easy wipe disinfection. The Clinio is resistant to listed surface disinfectants of the VAH disinfectant list

Gernot Schnock

As the Clinio is designed for hygienically sensitive areas, it can be used not only in the operating theatre but also in the central sterile supply department, the emergency room, intensive care and IMC wards, the shock room, during mobile ward rounds on a trolley or as a documentation workstation. 

The enclosure is made entirely of aluminium; it is hermetically sealed and fanless to prevent active air exchange with the environment as well as swirling of dust and germs in the surroundings. ‘The IP65-protected front and the surface coated with the germicidal powder coating Polyflex Steridur II allow for easy wipe disinfection. The Clinio is resistant to listed surface disinfectants of the VAH disinfectant list,’ Schnock explains. 

The optimised housing shape has smooth surfaces and is designed without cooling fins, ensuring safe and hygienic preparation. The glass pane is fitted flush and sealed as well as circumferentially protected against mechanical damage. The protective glass made of micro-etched glass has highly effective anti-reflective and non-sparkling properties (anti-glare). The hygienic flap of the connection panel with IP54-certified cable feed-through can be opened without tools. 

The Clinio is operated via the command bar, a hygienic and wear-free control panel behind glass that can also be operated with surgical gloves. ‘This is used, for example, to switch the computer to stand-by mode and to activate or deactivate the touch or keylock. The device automatically goes into keylock status after start-up, so the touch on/off function remains usable for cleaning purposes. If keylock is switched off manually, the device remains in this status and enables permanent operation via the keys,’ explains Schnock. Users may also enter data using a stylus.

Even more optional possibilities

To make data collection easier, a barcode reader with omni-directional scanning function can be integrated on the underside of the Clinio, as well as a multi-frequency RFID reader behind the protective glass. The optionally mountable soundbar with DSP sound processor delivers a clear reproduction of audio files and is optimised for speech reproduction. The devices of the Clinio AIO series are scalable in terms of screen size from 21.5" to 27", performance class, storage capacity and much more.

  • Class 1 medical device according to MDR (EU) 2017/745 with strict conformity assessment procedure.
  • Certified according to EN 60601-1-2:2015
  • Certified according to EN 60601-1:2013-12
  • Emission/interference resistance according to EN 55032:2015 Class B / CISPR32:2015
  • Risk management report according to EN ISO 14971
  • Usability test EN 60601-1-6
  • EUDAMED registration

With this, Rein Medical offers operators and system integrators easy integration and a special level of safety when creating medical systems in the near-patient environment.


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