SOURCE: Zephyr Technology

Zephyr Technology

August 26, 2010 14:00 ET

Motorola Solutions Certifies Zephyr's PSM on XTS® Series Radios

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  Zephyr Technology, developers of Physiological Status Monitoring (PSM) solutions for the First Responder and Defense communities, announces that the Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. has certified Zephyr's PSM solution for the XTS® Series Tactical Radio.

"Motorola Solutions is pleased to certify Zephyr's PSM solution for our XTS Project 25 Two Way Radios. The combination of our mission critical XTS radios with the Zephyr solution provides added value for our public safety customers by allowing them to better monitor the vital signs of first responders on the job," said Steve Young, vice president, ASTRO® subscriber products, Motorola Solutions.

PSM monitors and wirelessly transmits vital signs information such as heart rate, breathing rate and activity level. The First Responder simply wears Zephyr's BioHarness™ which transmits the data through Bluetooth to existing Motorola XTS Radios. These radios send the information back to the command center for display and analysis on Zephyr's OmniSense™ software suite. Up to 64 people can be monitored by a single application.

"Zephyr's Physiological Status Monitoring system has been certified by Motorola Solutions to work on Motorola XTS Series Radios. This provides the First Responder market with a turnkey monitoring solution using the integrated voice and data feature of the radios. These capabilities are ideal for monitoring the health status of first responders; especially those prone to fatigue, heat and stress-related health issues when doing their jobs," says Steven Small, Zephyr's VP Business Development.

"Since Motorola unveiled Zephyr's PSM at the IWCE Show in March, we have received significant interest from fire department special operations, training academies and the human performance laboratories supporting Motorola's existing XTS users," says Brian Russell, Zephyr's Founder and CEO. "We have worked very closely with Motorola to become XTS certified and are extremely excited about the growth opportunities that this relationship brings."

About Zephyr Technology
Zephyr Technology is a global leader in real-time physiological and biomechanical monitoring or "Physical Status Monitoring" (PSM) solutions for Defense, First Responder, Training and the Academic Research markets. Zephyr Technology leverages a world class team of engineers, scientists, physiologists and business experts. 

Founded in 2003, Zephyr Technology has been a pioneer in the use of PSM in training and high stress operational environments. The company's ongoing collaboration with fire departments, NASA Ames Research Centre, National Guard Civil Support Teams, and multiple US Special Forces has been invaluable in the development and validation of Zephyr's technology and its application in the most extreme operating environments to Measure Life. . . Anywhere!

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