Defibtech Ships Dual Language AEDs to Norway

Defibtech Ships Dual Language AEDs to Norway 

Guilford, CT
December 5, 2013

Defibtech, LLC, a leading innovator in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) market, today announced that it has shipped dual language Lifeline VIEW AEDs for deployment on the Norwegian State Railways.  

The Lifeline VIEW AED guides the user step by step through a rescue using three means of instruction – audible voice prompts, full color motion video and text. The Lifeline VIEW AED is available in a number of languages and is now available with dual language capability, in which the user can choose which language to use.

“The dual language capability is very useful in countries which have two dominant languages,” said Gianfranco Buchbinder, vice president of international sales. “Allowing the user to chose which language to use ensures the user will fully understand how to perform the rescue. It is the next level of assurance that the user will be able to follow instructions to provide effective help in the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.”  

Norwegian State Railways, serving 100,000 passengers a day, deploys over 70 Lifeline VIEW AEDs. Defibtech’s distributor in Norway – Mediq Norge AS – said that the tender was won on price, ruggedness and the availability of the interactive video screen on the Defibtech Lifeline VIEW AED. The VIEW AEDs will be installed on trains connecting cities and towns throughout Norway.   

Defibtech AEDs have been shipped to more than 40 countries worldwide, including Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Australia, Argentina, Hong Kong, Korea and India. While all of Defibtech’s AEDs are manufactured in the United States, exports account for nearly half of the company’s annual sales.

AEDs revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation. Studies show that if victims are defibrillated within a minute or two after arrest, more than 70 percent survive. If defibrillation is delayed for more than 10 minutes, only 5 percent live, making immediate access to AEDs vital.

About Defibtech

Defibtech, LLC, is a designer and manufacturer of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other resuscitation equipment.  Defibtech relentlessly pursues one goal: making the best AEDs in the world at affordable prices. Defibtech devices include the Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ families of AEDs. The products are sold through its network of distribution partners in the United States and around the world. Defibtech is headquartered in Guilford, Conn.  All Defibtech AEDs are designed and manufactured in the United States in state-of-the-art ISO 13485:2003 certified facilities.  For more information about Defibtech and its products, visit www.defibtech.com or call +1-203-453-4507.