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 News Release - February 25, 2008

Draeger Launches New Infinity(R) Omega Solution in the USA - Featuring a Widescreen for Integrated Patient Monitoring and Electronic Records, Both at the Bedside

Integrated Two-Screen Solution Combines a Powerful Patient Monitor with State-of-the-Art Widescreen IT Workstation at the Bedside

TELFORD, Pa. & ANDOVER, Mass.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--At HIMSS 2008, Draeger will unveil for the United States the newly improved Infinity Omega solution, now with a widescreen. This integrated two-screen patient monitoring solution consists of a full-function patient monitor capable of supporting patient transport. Its 20” medical-grade touchscreen bedside computer brings IT applications to the point of care. Infinity Omega displays real-time monitoring and ventilation data together with networked data – such as lab results, DICOM / X-ray images, and patient/anesthesia data management system information – and allows control of monitoring functions from either screen.

Based on a powerful combination of technical innovations, the Infinity Omega solution integrates an Infinity Delta series patient monitor and docking station with an Infinity C700 for IT workstation and Infinity Explorer software. The Infinity Delta monitor provides continuous monitoring at the bedside and on transport, while the patented Infinity Docking Station provides power, network connectivity and departmental screen configuration data. The Infinity C700 displays integrated patient data at the bedside on a 20” wide touchscreen display. Infinity Explorer software enables two-way communication between the Delta and the Infinity C700, bridging the gap between patient monitors and the IT infrastructure of the hospital.

According to Helge Hussy, CEO and president, Draeger Medical, Inc., “The synergy of the Infinity Omega solution puts the information physicians and other caregivers need at their fingertips – which can support decision making, save time spent looking for information and help reduce the potential for medical error. In addition, the integrated transport solution saves time in patient transport and supports patient safety.”

Supports all patient types and acuity levels

The Infinity Omega solution provides a unique combination of features to support all departments, including:

Comprehensive patient information: brings data from diverse sources to the point of care Integrated two-screen solution: supports bedside workflow for multiple caregivers Dual control: allows control of monitoring functions from either device 20” touchscreen display: has a thin, space-saving profile and quiet, fan-less design Seamless transport: continues to monitor the same parameters on transport; eliminates the need for transport monitors Infinity Omega extends beyond the bedside

Through the Infinity Network, patient information gathered at the bedside can be viewed simultaneously at the Infinity CentralStation, which gathers and displays information from Infinity bedside and telemetry monitors for up to 32 patients. This data includes alarms, real-time waveforms and parameters, laboratory values, and respiratory and ventilator information. Clinical applications in the Infinity CentralStation – such as Full and Event Disclosure, ST Segment Analysis, and 12-Lead Rest ECG Analysis and Trend Display – enhance patient care management by providing rapid assessment, decision support and clinical reporting.

In addition, information from the Infinity CentralStation can be viewed remotely via the hospital network through Draeger’s innovative remote viewing applications.

The Infinity Omega widescreen solution, Infinity CentralStation and Draeger’s networking and remote access applications are currently available in the United States.

About Draeger

Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger products protect, support and save human life. Founded in 1889, the Group achieved sales of €1,801.3 million worldwide and an EBIT of €148.2 million in 2006. Today, Draeger employs around 10,000 people in more than 70 subsidiaries worldwide and has representation in 190 countries. The Draeger Medical subsidiary offers products, services and integrated system solutions that accompany the patient throughout the care process – Emergency Care, Perioperative Care, Critical Care or Perinatal Care and Home Mechanical Ventilation. For more information, visit

Source: Draeger Medical

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