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Vocera Communications
Type Public
Founded 2000
Headquarters San Jose, California,
United States
Area served

North America,
United Kingdom,
New Zealand,

company_logo = Vocera.png
Key people Brent D. Lang (President, CEO),
Bob Zollars (Executive Chairman),
M. Bridget Duffy (Chief Medical Officer),
Bill Zevella (CFO)
Products Vocera System Software
Vocera Badge
Vocera Secure Messaging
Vocera Care Experience
Employees 400
Website vocera.com
Vocera Headquarters

Vocera Communications, Inc.[edit]

Vocera empowers integrated, intelligent communication for mission-critical environments in healthcare, hospitality, energy, retail and other mobile work environments. One of the fastest growing mobile technology companies, Vocera is recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate that improve patient and customer satisfaction. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Vocera® Voice Communication, Secure Messaging, and Care Experience solutions are installed in more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada, and the United Kingdom. [2]


Dr. Robert Shostak, chairman and CTO, was among the original founders of Vocera in 2000. Shostak is a graduate of Harvard University and is one of the principal creators of the Paradox (database) system.7 Brent D. Lang, president and CEO, also was an early member of the Vocera team and played a critical role in developing the company's product strategy and securing venture capital.8 Lang now oversees overall operations, from marketing to manufacturing.

Vocera received venture capital funding from a mix of venture capital firms and corporate investors, including Avalon Ventures, Cisco Systems, GGV Capital (formerly Granite Global Ventures), IDEO, Intel Communications Fund, Motorola Ventures, RRE Ventures, Thomas Weisel Partners, Vanguard Ventures and Venrock Associates, and began shipping products in 2002.

In May 2007, Bob Zollars joined Vocera as chairman and CEO with more than 30 years of experience leading healthcare and technology organizations.9

Vocera recently partnered with Motorola to introduce a new smartphone product, which complements Vocera's wireless, wearable communications badge. It integrates instant voice and data communications with the functionality of a mobile computer.10

On November 17, 2010, Vocera announced the acquisition of Experia Health.[3]

On January 10, 2011 Vocera announced the acquisition of Wallace Wireless Inc.[4]

In March 2012, Vocera went public (NYSE:VCRA).[5]

In June 2013, Vocera announced Brent D. Lang as President and CEO of Vocera.[6]

Vocera currently has 400 employees and offices in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

Vocera Communications Badge[edit]

The Vocera Communications Badge is one part of a complete wireless Voice over IP communication system developed by Vocera Communications.[7] The badge is used primarily by medical and healthcare facilities and also in retail, hospitality, government and manufacturing settings.[8] It provides a voice-controlled user interface to the Vocera Communications System.

The Vocera Badge is voice-controlled and has the ability to do role-based calling which allows people to call other users or facilities by name or title or function. Weighing less than 2 ounces (53.9 g),[9] it contains a speaker, microphone, wireless radio and an OLED display that shows caller ID, text messages and alerts. The badge can be worn on a lanyard or with a universal clip to attach to the user's apparel or existing lanyard.

In their October 2011 S-1 filing with the SEC, Vocera reported cumulative unit shipments of over 300,000.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vocera Management". Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Vocera". Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vocera Acquires Experia Health". Silicon Valley Business Journal. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110110006081/en/Vocera-Acquires-Wallace-Wireless
  5. ^ "Vocera Communications, Inc (VCRA) IPO". Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Vocera President and CEO Brent Lang Takes the Helm". Yahoo! Finance. June 3, 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.vocera.com/news/documents/SiliconValleyBizJournalJuly_09.pdf" Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  8. ^ http://www.inside-healthcare.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2339&Itemid=118" Inside Healthcare. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  9. ^ http://www.vocera.com/downloads/Hardware_ds.pdf". Data sheet. Retrieved September 10, 2010.

1 "http://www.inside-healthcare.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2339&Itemid=118." Inside Healthcare. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
2 "http://www.vocera.com/downloads/md_anderson_9_07.pdf." Case study. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
3 "http://www.vocera.com/products/documents/Achieving_Next_Generation_Clinical_Performance.pdf." Case study. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
4 "http://www.vocera.com/solutions/documents/Orange_Lib_cs_0108.pdf." Case study. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
5 "http://www.vocera.com/downloads/Hardware_ds.pdf." Data sheet. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
6 "http://www.vocera.com/news/documents/BZollars_ModernHealthcare_0609_000.pdf." Modern Healthcare. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
7 "http://www.vocera.com/products/documents/Fast_facts_012709.pdf." Fast facts. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
8 "http://www.vocera.com/news/vocera_press010808.aspx." Press release. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
9 "http://www.vocera.com/news/vocera_press061207.aspx." Press release. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
10 "http://www.vocera.com/news/vocera_press033009.aspx." Press release. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
11 "http://www.vocera.com/about/management.aspx." Fact sheet. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
12 "http://www.vocera.com/downloads/Smartphone_DS.pdf." Fact sheet. Retrieved October 5, 2009.

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