London, November 23, 2006 - With the introduction of Infinity - TeleSmart at this year's Medica, Drager Medical AG & Co. KG addressed the challenges of today's busy telemetry environments. Designed with the clinician in mind, Infinity TeleSmart provides the performance of a full-size patient monitor, packaged in a patient-worn telemetry device for adult and pediatric patients.
The built-in color display lets the user see view of all monitored ECG leads, heart rate, and pulse oximetry while at the patient's side. Because the system offers alarm volume controls, alarms can be heard in the patient's vicinity, and alarms can be paused without having to go to the central monitoring station. Infinity TeleSmart uses an environmentally conscious, rechargeable battery cell, which eliminates the need to routinely dispose of batteries.
Based on industry-standard WiFi technology, Infinity TeleSmart provides continuous monitoring - even if the patient inadvertently wanders out of the network coverage area. Two-way communication between Infinity TeleSmart and the Infinity CentralStation facilitates wireless data exchange and signal integrity.
Working together, the Infinity CentralSation and Infinity TeleSmart enhance patient care management by providing fast data access, rapid assessment, decision support and clinical reporting. Finally, because the system supports Infinity OneNet, hospitals can use their existing WiFi access points for both telemetry and patient monitoring.
Infinity TeleSmart is pending 510(k) review and is not yet available commercially in the U.S. Infinity TeleSmart is not yet licensed in accordance with Canadian Medical Device Regulations. Infinity TeleSmart is not yet CE-marked and may be placed on the market in the EC only after the conformity.
About Drager Medical: Drager Medical AG & Co. KG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of medical equipment, the largest division of Dragerwerk AG (history dates back to 1889) and a 65:35 joint venture company between Dragerwerk AG and Siemens AG.
The global Company offers products, services and integrated CareArea Solutions throughout the patient care process - Emergency Care, Perioperative Care, Critical Care, Perinatal Care and Home Care. With headquarters in Lubeck, Germany, Drager Medical employs nearly 6,000 people worldwide.
Additional information is available on the Company's website www.draeger-medical.com
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