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TrueNorth enables emergency airborne medical services link

Jan. 11, 2008, Ottawa- TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has announced its executive-class Simphone¯ (pronounced ‘symphony’) airborne telecommunications system can now link to emergency health monitoring services for airborne passengers and crew.


January 11, 2008
By Corrie

Jan. 11, 2008, Ottawa- TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has announced its
executive-class Simphone¯ (pronounced ‘symphony’) airborne
telecommunications system can now link to emergency health monitoring
services for airborne passengers and crew via the Tempus system from
Remote Diagnostic Technologies LTD (RDT).

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RDT’s Tempus medical device in use

According to Christian Hannan, RDT’s UK-based Operations Manager, the
Simphone¯ system performed well in all tests. “Since the Tempus device
enables people to send their vital signs data to ground-based doctors
for fast diagnosis and treatment support, it is essential to secure a
quick and easy connection. Our recent tests with TrueNorth’s Simphone¯
system confirm that it enables our customers to do just that,” Hannan
said. “The testing could not have gone better, and RDT customers can be
reassured they will not need to have their Tempus units re-commissioned
when switching from MagnaStar® phones to this system,” Hannan
concluded.

“We’re gratified that RDT, with its outstanding reputation for quality,
was so impressed with the Simphone¯ system and its ability to send and
receive lifesaving emergency data,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s
president. “And while most people will continue to use Simphone¯ for
routine communications, we’re glad to be able to also serve as the link
for this important service to our customers.”
                                    
Simphone¯’s one-box airborne telecommunications solution includes an
RS-232 data port that matches the data transfer rate of the Tempus
medical device. In addition, it provides two analog ports that can be
used for voice and/or Inmarsat data. The system also has a built-in
Wi-Fi and Ethernet router that can be used to direct traffic via
Inmarsat datalink.
Usage requirements include the Tempus hardware, which is installed
aboard the aircraft, and a subscription to 24-hour emergency medical
response services. The new medical service is available now through RDT.

About TrueNorth: Based in Ottawa, Canada, TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., is
a world-class technology company focused on developing integrated
communications solutions for business aviation. Its premier product,
the Simphone¯ ‘personal luxury’ airborne  telecommunications system,
helps aircraft operators enjoy the benefits of advanced communications
while customizing their phone to meet their needs. Simphone¯ features
open architecture to avoid obsolescence; Inmarsat, Iridium and
broadband network compatibility; and an easy-to-use Simphone¯
IP/Multimedia handset. For details, visit us online at
www.truenorthavionics.com.


About Remote Diagnostic Technologies Ltd: Based in Basingstoke, UK, RDT
specialises in the development of leading-edge diagnostic devices for
use by non-experts in remote locations. The company has built a strong
in-house regulatory, engineering and design capability and has
significant experience in off-aircraft medical data transmission.

RDT has a successful track record in medical device, design,
manufacturing and marketing regulatory approval on a systems basis (CE
and FDA), and sophisticated telemedicine and communications integration
skills (GSM, POTS, ADR, VoIP) for satellite, Ethernet, and other
wireless applications.


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