Spacelabs now offers wireless capabilities for patient monitors

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Patient monitoring and connectivity solutions company Spacelabs Healthcare has released a wireless feature for its Ultraview SL2200, SL2400 and SL2600 portable patient monitors.

According to the Issaquah, Wash.-based company, the device will enable wireless deployments in the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g bands using WPA (TKIP) or IEEE 802.11i-compliant WPA2 (AES) security.

The wireless device will allow clinicians to access and document real-time patient information even on the move, the company said.

In addition, the technology offers the ability to deploy Ultraview SL wireless monitors on 802.11a that operates on a 5.4 GHz band, which the company said, is more immune to interference from 2.4 GHz devices.

According to Spacelabs, the wireless feature can be ordered at time-of-sale or post-sale for field installation, and has already launched in the U.S. and Canada. Worldwide distribution is planned for early 2010.