Bluetooth Technology Means Faster Safety Testing of Medical Devices
8th November 2008

A new advance technology medical tester from Rigel Medical has been specially designed to speed up in-service safety testing procedures without compromising the integrity of tests carried out.
The new Rigel 288 electrical safety analyser enables biomedical service engineers and EBME departments to meet the recurrent and post repair test requirements of the new IEC 62353 standard for medical devices.

The lightweight and long life battery powered tester is equipped with Bluetooth technology for the wireless connection of bar code scanners, label printers and other accessories - allowing totally cable-free data transfer and safety labelling, without the cumbersome plugging and unplugging of leads and cords.

Available as part of a special Rigel 288 test kit is the new battery operated Test 'n Tag Elite printer which provides an easy way to generate tamper proof barcode pass-fail labels or result print outs.

The Elite printer also has the additional ability to design and print customised logos or contact details on every label printed. This not only provides a clear indication of the electrical safety of the medical equipment, but also provides a simple way of providing contact details in the event of unexpected service requirements.

For service firms, each label provides a cost effective means of providing enhanced customer service and is unique to the Rigel 288 safety analyser.

The Elite can also be used with thermal paper for on the spot printing of test results using the industry standard 50mm wide paper.

For traceability and safety audit purposes, wireless connection also means that data from the Rigel 288's large internal memory can be transferred immediately and directly from the tester to PC-based record keeping systems at the touch of a button.

As well as storing the results of electrical tests, the instrument also has the ability to record user defined inspections and measurements from specialist electromedical equipment such as SpO2, NIBP, ECG and other patient devices.

The Rigel 288 incorporates easy to follow menu driven instructions for simple operation and test control of all IEC62353 required electrical safety tests in manual, semi automatic or fully automatic test modes.

Rigel Medical is part of the Seaward Group of companies.

Rigel Medical is based at Bracken Hill, South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2SW

Tel. +44 (0) 191 587 8701

Fax. +44 (0) 191 586 0227

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