SOURCE: Spacelabs Healthcare

March 17, 2008 07:00 ET

Spacelabs Healthcare Patient Monitoring & Connectivity Solutions Earn Ascom Wireless Validation

Ensuring Interoperability for Mission-Critical Healthcare Communications

ISSAQUAH, WA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Spacelabs Healthcare, a leading provider of patient monitoring and connectivity solutions for hospitals throughout the world, announced today that their patient monitoring systems have earned Ascom Wireless validation.

"Spacelabs' interoperability with Ascom exemplifies our commitment to connecting innovation with care," said Joe Davin, Spacelabs' Group President, North American Operations. "Ascom validation is great news for Spacelabs and for our customers."

Ascom's UNITE Messaging Suite is a platform that integrates with Spacelabs patient monitors via Spacelabs' Intesys Clinical Suite (ICS) to send automated text messages and alerts to mobile caregivers. This enables caregivers to respond rapidly to a change in a patient's condition and provide better patient care.

"Interoperability with Spacelabs Healthcare is very important to Ascom because we are a standards-based company that provides mission critical communication solutions with a primary focus on healthcare," said Tom McKearney, Executive VP Marketing & Business Development for Ascom Wireless. "This integration will provide quicker response to critical information increasing patient satisfaction and safety."

About ASCOM

ASCOM is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, manufacturing, retail and hotels. More than 70,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical Processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, DECT, Nurse Call and paging technologies, smartly integrated into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 10 countries and employs 1,200 people worldwide.

About Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.

Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc. (www.spacelabshealthcare.com) is an international developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment and services including solutions for patient monitoring and connectivity, anesthesia delivery and ventilation, diagnostic cardiology and supplies and accessories selling to hospitals, clinics and physician offices. Additionally, the company provides centralized cardiac safety and diagnostic services (QT Studies, ECG, Holter, ABP, and Event Monitoring) to biopharmaceutical companies undertaking clinical trials.

The company has established brand names in both medical devices and medical services such as "Spacelabs," "Blease" and "Del Mar Reynolds." It employs approximately 1,100 personnel in its offices located in the United States, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Finland, India and Singapore.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include information regarding the Company's expectations, goals or intentions about the future, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the capabilities and performance of medical devices and software. The actual results may differ materially from those described in or implied by any forward-looking statement. Other important factors are set forth in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of OSI Systems, Inc. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information
    Dan Prueher
    Spacelabs Healthcare
    Email Contact
    608-695-5957

    Tom McKearney
    Ascom Wireless
    Email Contact
    919-234-2507