Vigilant's superior technology enables labeling automation.
Codonics inkjet technology results in low compliance and huge expenses
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Anesthesiologists prefer Vigilant's solution because it replicates their current process.


Vigilant's solution is 10x faster to operate. Syringe labeling shouldn't slow down your OR.


Codonics requires 2x the consumables and significant pharmacist time to upkeep.


Codonics systems costs 6X more that Vigilant systems. The cost to print labels is also 6X more.

9 OUT OF 10 Anesthesia providers prefer Vigilant

Vigilant’s solution integrates into the current anesthesia process. Utilizing customized macros enables providers to print all the needed labels for a case in 5 seconds


Codonics’ solution requires dramatic changes to the current workflow. Additionally, their inferior print technology take up to 2.5 minutes to print labels for a case. 

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Codonics System costs 6x more than Vigilant

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First year cost difference

Amortized cost of system over 5 years
Cost of consumables for 1 surgery

3 surgeries / day with 10 labels / surgery
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Five year cost difference

Amortized cost of system over 5 years
Cost of consumables for 1 surgery

3 surgeries / day with 10 labels / surgery

Ease of Implementation

Vigilant can be ordered, installed and trained upon in 10 days.

Vigilant’s solution doesn’t need the IT network to operate. While Vigilant recommends networking the units for management, several of Vigilant’s customers never network the units. 

Vigilant doesn’t require an effort by pharmacy teams. Unlike Codonics’ formulary maintenance, Vigilant only needs to coordinate with the Anesthesia team. 

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In most operating rooms, anesthesia providers do not have the time to scan every single vial. With Codonics Safe Label System (SLS), physicians need to scan the vial and wait for a label to be produced. It takes up to 15 seconds for the Codonics SLS to produce 1 label. However, with Vigilant, it only takes 2 seconds to create every label needed for the surgery.

Vigilant’s solution significantly decreased the time it takes to create labels by printing out an entire sheet of labels with every drug needed for a particular surgical case. This includes drugs that may only be needed in 5 out of every 100 cases. With Vigilant, clinicians can confidently feel prepared.

Codonics Safe Label System (SLS) requires clinicians to wait till the printer verbally announces the drug name before receiving a drug label. In fact, a majority of Codonics clients turn off the audible functionality rendering it useless. Clinicians know what drug they have in hand. Especially in an emergency, physicians would not wait for the label to print to administer the drug.

The Vigilant solution was designed by an anesthesiologist, who was bothered by handwriting labels and the possibility of syringe swaps. Therefore, Dr. Peter Baek, our founder, designed Vigilant’s solution to improve workflow with minimal impact on the way anesthesia providers care for the patient before, during, and after the surgery.

Codonics Safe Label System (SLS) uses inkjet technology. Nowhere in hospitals is inkjet technology utilized because it is considered consumer-grade and inferior for important workflows. The pharmacy, for years, has used direct thermal printers for labeling all types of medications. The laboratory, for years, has used direct thermal technology for labeling specimens, blood bags, and testing items to ensure the quality of the label lasts throughout the specimen’s journey. Wristbands are printed largely using direct thermal printers today because of the importance of identifying the patient at key parts of their care journey. So, why does Codonics SLS use inkjet?

Inkjet consumables are expensive. Inkjet cartridges are incredibly wasteful. If the anesthesia provider prints mostly red or blue or yellow labels then the cartridge will exhaust itself sooner than its useful life suggests. This causes the hospital to replace the cartridge early driving greater waste and greater operational cost.

We know a better way exists. Thermal printers are more reliable and more suitable for operating room or other perioprative settings. That is why Vigilant built our solution using enterprise-class technology.

Codonics’s Safe Label System (SLS) drug database is difficult to manage. The hospital’s IT department is required to update the database by connecting with Codonics personnel, which could be a time-consuming process. In the perioperative areas, physicians can not afford to scan a drug and get an error response due to an outdated database. 

Vigilant’s solution does not require any IT department involvement. We customize our macros to each of our customer’s requirements so that anesthesia providers have everything they need. Our process can be completed in a  15-minute meeting with your anesthesia providers. Plus, our customization process requires no additional cost! So no matter how many macros you need, it is included. 

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