Defibtech Now Shipping AEDs With New Software Free Software Available to Customers to Easily Upgrade AEDs in Field

Defibtech Now Shipping AEDs With New Software; Free Software Available to Customers to Easily Upgrade AEDs in Field

GUILFORD, CT
April 9, 2007

Defibtech announced today that it is now shipping its Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ brand automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and training products with new software to address the issue associated with the voluntary recall announced earlier this year. In addition, Defibtech is sending free software upgrade data cards to distributors and customers that will allow users to upgrade their units to the current version of software.

The new software has addressed the issue associated with the voluntary recall. The new software also includes a free upgrade of the unit to the latest 2005 AHA Guidelines. Customers who currently have Defibtech AEDs deployed in the field do not need to send their AEDs to Defibtech to correct the issue, rather, the units can be easily upgraded in the field, there where the units are deployed. The upgrade procedure is very simple and takes only a few minutes to complete. For more information customers may contact their distributor, go to the Defibtech website at www.defibtech.com or call Defibtech Customer Service at 1-877-453-4507.

Defibtech AEDs were designed to allow for simple software upgrades. “We designed our products so that they could be easily upgraded without taking them out of service,” said Defibtech President Gintaras Vaisnys. By simply placing a data card with the software into the AED, users can complete the Defibtech upgrade in less than two minutes at the very location where the AED is deployed. Conversely, many competing AED brands require custom cables, computers with IRDA ports, field service calls or sending the AED back to the manufacturer, often for an additional cost.