Pevco Introduces Sentry Email Alert System for Hospital Engineers

Baltimore, MD (February 25, 2011) – Pevco, a leading provider of pneumatic tube delivery systems to the healthcare industry, today announced the release of Pevco Sentry™, an automated, mobile email alert system for hospital facility engineers. A standard feature in Pevco’s latest pneumatic tube software, Pevco Sentry™ automatically sends email messages to any email enabled device detailing pneumatic tube advisories and alarms to help boost productivity and system reliability, and to streamline maintenance.

“Pevco developed this new software tool to help hospital engineers respond more quickly to system-generated alarms and advisories” explained Ernie Gozzi, Pevco’s Customer Support Operations Manager. “Hospitals rely on our pneumatic tube system to deliver patient-critical materials 24/7/365. This tool enables hospital engineers to stay on top of system maintenance without being tied to the computer control center.”

Sentry details the type of alarm or event being reported, location and equipment involved, and provides a time stamp to help identify response and resolution. Sentry also can generate an additional message as alarms are cleared. By filtering the alerts by station and type of event, system engineers receive only the critical information needed to keep the system and their facility running smoothly. Delivery settings can be cloned from one station to the next or configured to involve only certain stations.

Pevco Sentry™ can be customized to communicate with any number of staff as long as they have an email address and a mobile phone or similar email enabled device. Settings can be easily updated allowing engineers or supervisors to opt-in and out as needed.

Sentry is a standard feature of Pevco’s newest Smart System software version 3.0. Pevco software upgrades are always free.

About Pevco
Pevco designs, manufactures, installs and supports hospital pneumatic tube delivery systems that enable healthcare professionals to quickly, safely and reliably transport patient-critical materials between labs, pharmacies, blood banks, ORs, ERs and nurses’ stations. Used by more than 600 leading healthcare facilities, Pevco’s flexible, intelligent products consistently reduce hospital operating costs and are compatible with all competing pneumatic tube systems. Pevco is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with support staff positioned throughout the United States. To learn more about Pevco’s healthcare materials delivery solutions, visit our web site at

Steve Dahl