Healthcare Industry News: Pulse Oximeter
News Release - May 15, 2008
Nonin(R) Medical Pioneers First Interoperable, Wireless Fingertip Pulse OximeterMINNEAPOLIS, May 15 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Nonin Medical, Inc. announces the release of the first and only wireless fingertip Pulse Oximeter to system integrators worldwide. The Onyx® II, Model 9560 fingertip Pulse Oximeter enables patients to accurately monitor vital signs and remotely connect with their clinicians -- gaining independence to go about their daily activities. The innovative device combines Bluetooth® wireless technology with the revolutionary Onyx® line of fingertip oximeters to address rising healthcare costs and promote patient-friendly remote disease management.
Unveiled at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) meeting in Seattle, WA, last month, the Onyx® II, Model 9560 received overwhelming interest from telemedicine integrators and medical professionals. "We are extremely pleased with the tremendous response to this next generation of Onyx®," said Kevin McGowan, Director of Business Development for Nonin Medical. "This breakthrough device is designed to be compatible with existing Nonin® wireless products and emerging open standards like Continua, IEEE 11073 and Bluetooth's Health Device Profile (HDP)."
As one of the Founding Members of the Continua Alliance, Nonin Medical, in partnership with some of the finest healthcare and technology companies in the world, has long been involved in and promotes the use of open standards. The introduction of the Onyx® II, 9560 signifies a major step in the development of interoperable, cross-industry standards to simplify the delivery of healthcare. Nonin Medical's next generation of Bluetooth-enabled monitoring devices -- including the Onyx® II, 9560 -- are designed to be compatible with the soon-to-be released open standards. To learn more about the Onyx II, Model 9560, go to http://www.nonin.com.
About Nonin Medical, Inc. - http://www.nonin.com
Minneapolis-based Nonin Medical, Inc. is a privately owned company specializing in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions. Nonin distributes its products to health professionals in more than 125 countries and has over 90 OEM partners worldwide. Nonin's industry-leading capabilities in signal processing and sensor design, plus its on-going integration of features not available in competitive products, are the foundation of its leadership in innovation.
Source: Nonin Medical
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