Showing posts with label coronavirus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coronavirus. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

PTS Partner Bloom Energy Repurposes Old Ventilators for Coronavirus Duty



Bloom Energy logoAs the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow, the number of patients in dire need of expert care has already begun to put a strain on our healthcare systems worldwide. In the U.S. specifically, hospitals have been unable to supply enough ventilators for critically-ill patients during this pandemic.

California Governor Gavin Newsom called on Bloom Energy to see if the Bloom team could repurpose some old ventilators. While other manufacturers are studying and looking at the feasibility to help support production for new medical devices such as ventilators, the Bloom team took action and answered the Governor’s call. As you may know, ventilators are critical to preventing respiratory failure in patients with COVID-19. While the original ventilator service provider told the Governor it might take a month to begin refurbishing, Bloom Operations knew that wasn’t an option with lives at risk. Less than 24 hours later, Bloom's manufacturing team had refurbished 24 ventilators and is now refurbishing an additional 25 more in California and expect to begin similar refurbishment work in Delaware this week.



Bloom Energy Repurposes Old VentilatorsAt this rate, Bloom estimates they can refurbish hundreds of ventilators a week, helping to meet the anticipated high demand. The Society of Critical Care Medicine estimates that 960,000 coronavirus patients in the U.S. may need to be put on ventilators, but there are only about 200,000 such working machines available – while thousands sit idle, having reached their end-of-service life.

Bloom's team's willingness to innovate, solve tough challenges, and commit to the “art of the possible” in this time of need is a true showcase of Bloom's resilience. Their manufacturing teams are working with the State of California and the State of Delaware, and have offered services to other states, to begin refurbishing the thousands of out of service ventilators available in the U.S. Bloom is also working with state agencies and customers – many of which are hospitals and medical device companies – to identify additional supplies of ventilators that need refurbishing.
"While unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, I could never have predicted that Bloom could have such a direct impact on our society. I am deeply humbled by our team's strength and ability to step up to this challenge. As a U.S.-based manufacturer, we take our responsibility to this country seriously and we stand ready to serve. Like our customers and the communities we serve, we are strong and we are resilient. I am blessed to work with such an amazing group of people."
Andrew Patterson Director, Partner Engagement BloomEnergy Corporation

How you can Help

If you know of any businesses or state agencies with out-of-service ventilators, please email Bloom at:  ventilatorrefurb@bloomenergy.com or visit Bloom's ventilator refurbishment web page at: https://www.bloomenergy.com/ventilators for more information.  Bloom Energy can also be reached on their hotline: +1 (888) 544-2644

Thursday, March 19, 2020

PTS Support During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

PTS Data Center SolutionsBeing a technology company, PTS is well-prepared to run our organization and support our clients remotely. We are operating as normal as can be expected under the current circumstances. You will continue to receive the exemplary level of service that you have come to expect from PTS.

We will be leveraging all the technologies at our disposal to engage and support you. Rest assured: our commitment to you during this situation remains as strong as ever. PTS will continue to operate at full capacity servicing our clients. We are well equipped with the resources and technology to work remotely, and plan on operating all other aspects of our business as usual.

How to Reach Us:
IT Service Teams Helpdesk
  • Communication among all parties will continue as usual. PTS employees are available via email or by phone.
  • Our main office phones (201.337.3833) will still be answered. Phone calls will be directed to employee cell phones or company voicemails which will be continually monitored.
  • We are no longer holding in-person meetings at this time; however, we will continue to hold virtual meetings and conference calls.
  • Our hours of operation will remain: Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm.
At PTS, we are dedicated to supporting the well-being and utmost safety of our employees, clients, and families. We appreciate your patience during this challenging time and assure you of PTS’s commitment to continuing to serve our clients.

Following is a brief list of services that we are prepared to help you with in a pinch. Please visit our website at www.PTSdcs.com for a more comprehensive list.


Data Center & Facility IT Workplace
  • Emergency Repair
  • Emergency CRAC Repair
  • Battery Replacement
  • Rental UPS
  • Video Conferencing
  • Hosted VoIP
  • Virtual Desktop

Here are some external links offering helpful advice to businesses in dealing with the pandemic:
Thank you for your business and stay safe.