The beat software solution at present is E-Quip as it allows GS1 barcoding so allows tracking of equipment throughout the hospital and web based ward live equipment repair tracking. It has many features that are not only great for a library but also EBME with live engineers performance. We are about to move from the old outdated EMat system and piggybacking on an already in place portering system to allow us to have live ward requests on the go using an IPod to collect the request and it lets us see the ward, request name and time stamp. Using this it allows us to see what equipment is most used and gives us a business case if we require more, it also lets us show delivery times as a case for larger staffing levels if required