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Minneapolis, MN – January 12, 2009
Nonin Medical's Onyx® II, Model 9560 Receives Bluetooth SIG's Best of CES 2009 Award
Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of physiological monitoring solutions, has been named recipient of the Bluetooth SIG Best of CES 2009 award for the Onyx® II, Model 9560 fingertip pulse oximeter. As the world's first wireless fingertip oximeter, the innovative device combines Bluetooth® wireless technology with the revolutionary Onyx® fingertip oximeter — enabling individuals to accurately monitor vital signs.
"As long time partners in telemedicine, Bluetooth SIG and Nonin Medical have played a significant role in the advancement of interoperable communication between health and consumer devices," said e-HEALTH Business Manager, Jayant Parthasarathy, Ph.D. "With the integration of Bluetooth® wireless technology into Nonin's monitoring devices, and the development of the Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP), together, our innovations address the need for streamlined data delivery solutions in the healthcare arena."
The Onyx® II, Model 9560 with Bluetooth® wireless technology signifies a major step in the adoption of interoperable cross-industry standards in telemedicine. "With the rapidly rising cost of healthcare, there is tremendous pressure for solutions that simplify the secure exchange of information and promote patient participation," said Gary Tschautscher, President and C.E.O. of Nonin Medical. "The integration of Bluetooth® wireless technology in health monitoring devices provides the ability to monitor vital signs with much greater ease and flexibility." Nonin Medical's next-generation Bluetooth® wireless technology devices are designed to be compatible with open standards such as Continua, IEEE 11073 and the Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP).
To learn more about the Onyx II, Model 9560 wireless fingertip pulse oximeter, contact Nonin Medical's OEM Sales at, OEM@nonin.com.
About Nonin Medical Inc. -
Minneapolis-based Nonin Medical, Inc., a privately owned company specializing in the design and manufacture of physiological monitoring solutions. Nonin Medical distributes its branded products to health and medical professionals in more than 125 countries and has over 90 OEM partners worldwide. Nonin Medical's industry-leading capabilities in signal processing and sensor design, plus on-going integration of features not available in competitive products, are the foundation of its leadership in innovation.