Digital Multimeter
Fluke Corp, Everett, Wash, has introduced a new family of digital multimeters, including the Fluke 117 electrician’s multimeter with noncontact voltage detection and the Fluke 116 HVAC multimeter with temperature and microamps capability. The family of true-rms meters comprises four models, each designed to meet the requirements of specific application areas.

The Fluke 117 electrician’s multimeter includes a technology designed to quickly sense the presence of AC voltage. It also features automatic volts detection that eliminates guesswork by automatically determining AC/DC voltage; and a new low-impedance input function that helps prevent false readings due to ghost voltage.

The Fluke 116 HVAC multimeter has a built-in thermometer and microamps measurement capability and includes the LoZ function, and other features for performing a wide range of tests. Both multimeters, the Fluke 117 and 116, are available in combo kits. (888) 308-5277; www.fluke.com/dmms/116_117.


NIBP Simulators
BC Group International Inc’s, St Louis, new line of handheld NIBP simulators—the NIBP-1010, the NIBP-1020, the NIBP-1010KIT, and the NIBP-1020KIT—are low cost, high-function microprocessor-based NIBP simulators. Designed to meet the demand for a small, easy-to-use unit with multiple features, this family provides true outputs. The NIBP pressure waveforms have a natural shape, the optional ECG waveforms are full QRS, and the respiration waveforms look real. The graphic display allows users to view a plot of the overall pressure or a close-up of the BP waveform. Highlighted features include an 0- to 500-mmHg manometer; +/- 1% of reading-pressure accuracy; a large graphicsdisplay with a cursor selection of options and setup of parameters; multiple display screens and digit sizes; an RS232 interface; an adult, neonatal, and hypertensive modes display; and SpO2 ready–compatible with the MSP-2100 module. (800) 242-8428; www.bcgroupintl.com.

Electrical Medical Safety Analyzer
The new handheld electrical medical safety analyzer from Rigel Medical, Peterlee, England—the Rigel 288—has been specifically designed to enable medical equipment service engineers to meet the in-service and postrepair test demands of the IEC 60601 standard, as well as be prepared for the new IEC 62353 standard for in-service testing of medical devices.

Long-life battery power reduces downtime between tests, and its compact design makes the instrument practical and highly portable for multisite use. Bluetooth technology enables the wireless connection of bar-code scanners, label printers, and other accessories, allowing totally cable-free testing and data transfer. Users can select from a range of preset test programs or develop their own customized test routines—an important feature given the current and future requirements for testing medical electronic equipment such as patient monitors. +44 (0) 191 587 8744; www.rigelmedical.com.


Thin Client Display
The ruggedized ProScribe wireless thin client display from Philips FIMI—a Philips, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, company that specializes in the development of professional display solutions—gives clinicians access to patient data immediately, wherever they are in the hospital. The solution enables health care providers to take full advantage of their server-based computing architecture, where EMR, PACS, and other patient files and applications are stored centrally. The ProScribefeatures a 2.1-inch LCD XGA touch screen, a display emulated keyboard, and an integrated wireless LAN driver, enabling it to operate without any other external devices.
Server access is provided by one of three preinstalled thin clients: Citrix ICA, Microsoft® RDP, or Internet Explorer. With a 1 GHz VIA-based x86 processor and a Microsoft Windows® XP-embedded operating system, ProScribe provides a platform for mobile access to patient data. Lightweight, disk-, and fan-free, the unit is also drop and water resistant. (800) 434-5075; www.medical.philips.com.