Avionics News Update: ICG offers med monitoring link

 - June 2, 2008, 9:43 AM

International Communications Group (ICG) has created an interface between its NxtLink Iridium satellite communication systems and the Tempus remote medical monitoring system from global medical security specialist RDT of the UK. Recent testing showed NxtLink provides Tempus with reliable access to an RS232 port for data transmissions, as well as with additional ports for fax or voice communication. The interface, said ICG v-p of product sales Jeff Saucedo, means the Iridium link is available via NxtLink “virtually anywhere in the world, even in the most remote locations to assist emergency medical technicians or flight service personnel in dealing with potentially life-threatening situations.”