TeleMedic Systems signs up CyberSol to distribute VitalLink in the Middle East

London 10 April 2003CyberSol brings together the skills of its technology partners in order to deliver and integrate computer and communications solutions for harsh and extreme conditions. CyberSol is a provider of rugged solutions for remote areas and as part of its portfolio wants to present its customers with the perfect remote medical monitoring solution. Telemedic's VitalLink, designed for use by non-medically trained personnel, transmits a patient's vital signs in real time via satellite, Internet, cellular or landline to a designated 24/7 medical monitoring centre anywhere in the world.

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CyberSol offers the total solution for mobile or remote units where communication is limited. With the use of the Iridium or Inmarsat service, communication can be delivered to the remote area and customers can carry on working in their remote office.

Philip Lumsden, Managing Director at CyberSol, stated: "VitalLink is the perfect tool to have on the CyberSol product list as it is rugged, robust and gives customers peace of mind, when they are in remote areas, that they are close to medical help, any time, anywhere."

With customers covering all areas including military, law enforcement and national security agencies, emergency services, utilities, industrial, oil and gas exploration and processing, and health care CyberSol has the contacts for the remote medical solution. Chris Turner, Commercial Director, TeleMedic Systems commented: "We are delighted to have such a well established company working for us in the Middle East. With Cybersol's contacts we are convinced VitalLink will be a real success."

VitalLink is a remote medical monitoring device designed for the non-medical user. VitalLink is a rugged water-resistant lightweight backpack, weighing 8 kilos, and consists of a Medical Unit (MU) and a touch-screen Patient Display Unit (PDU). The MU contains the medical leads which are attached to the patient including temperature probe, pulse oximetry clip, blood pressure cuff and ECG whilst the PDU controls VitalLink and displays the vital signs. The PDU and the MU communicate via wireless link and can be separated by up to 300ft or 100m.

This wireless feature is essential where a casualty is often not near a communication device, and allows the PDU to be carried to the phone rather than having to move the casualty. Having attached VitalLink to the patient, a process for which minimal training is required, the device then plugs into the communication system, be it landline, mobile cellular telephone or satellite and transmits the vital signs in real time to an emergency room staffed by professional health care workers for diagnosis and treatment advice.

VitalLink can help support unnecessary and costly medical evacuations but can also aid save lives as important information to help the doctor's decision making can be sent almost immediately to the medical centre. VitalLink received European CE Mark and FDA approval in 2001, is designed to meet requirements of DO-160D, and has since been in use on business jets, gas and oil exploration platforms, merchant ships, cruise liners, luxury yachts, rural health outpost, armed forces and expeditions.


Leslie Versweyveld

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