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April 23, 2012
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Insights on Innovation
by Dan White

ZOLL X Series defibrillator gets FDA's OK

The key piece of this device everyone wants their hands on is the communications suite

ZOLL Medical recently won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its ZOLL X monitor/defibrillator, a smaller, more powerful device aimed at the EMS market.

"We believe the X Series is a game changer for ZOLL in the EMS market. We have the size and weight advantages that ZOLL is known for without compromising features or functionality," President Jonathan Rennert said in prepared remarks.

"The X Series has every advanced monitoring and communication capability required by EMS providers and, ultimately, critical care transport operations."

The X Series is described as about half the size and half the weight of competitive full-featured monitor/defibrillators, yet is much more powerful and built to the most extensive standards for ruggedness.

Weighing less than 12 pounds (6 kilograms), the X Series is compact without compromise in capability, performance or display size. This monitor/defibrillator combines ZOLL defibrillation, pacing and CPR assistance with advanced monitoring and built in communications.

The device incorporates the rainbow SET patient monitoring technology made by Masimo, as well as a non-invasive blood pressure measurement module made by Welch Allyn

There has been much in the news about ZOLL Medical lately, with Japan's Asahi Kasei announcing their acquisition of the company last month.

World-class ZOLL engineering combined with Japanese high-tech innovation could be a real powerhouse. We may be about to see ZOLL really take off.

The key piece of this device everyone wants their hands on is the communications suite. ZOLL has been quietly working for years on a final EMS  telemedicine solution.

The ZOLL X can bring all the field medical data to base command. More than just an ECG device, the new ZOLL X series promises to change the face of health care communictions in EMS.

 

 

About the author

Dan White, EMT-P works for Intersurgical, Inc. as the National Account Manager for EMS. Immediately prior he ran Arasan, LLC. He served as Sales & Marketing Director for Truphatek, Inc. and before that Director of Corporate Planning & Product Development for AllMed. He has been certified as a paramedic since 1978 and an EMS and ACLS instructor since 1981. Dan has designed many emergency medical products since his first, the White Pulmonary Resuscitator, including the Prolite Speedboad, Cook Needle Decompression Kit and RapTag Triage System. His more recent EMS product designs are the Arasan Ultra EMS Coat and the B2 Paramedic Helmet. To contact Dan, email dan.white@ems1.com.

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