IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM selected by Rescue Alert for their Medical Alarm Systems

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IAR Systems®, a leading provider of software tools for embedded systems, has been selected by Rescue Alert, a manufacturer of personal medical alert systems aimed at helping people with medical conditions. Rescue Alert's new product is called the 'MXD Personal Response System'. It comes in the form of a base unit combined with a small transmitter button worn on a wrist band or on a necklace. The MXD device features two way voice communications between the user and the monitoring service, has a transmitter range of up to 600 feet, is waterproof and can operate on the base unit's backup battery for up to 90 hours. A coin lithium battery in the transmitter button may last up to five years. This personal medical alert system allows atrisk adults to call for help simply by pushing their transmitter button and talking to the monitoring service attendant over the twoway speaker.

"We're pleased that the IAR development tool for ARM was the final choice of Rescue Alert after trying other established vendors," said Nadim Shehayed, General Manager of IAR Systems US. "This strengthens the fact that IAR Systems is committed to providing not only high quality development tools but also topoftheline customer service to the medical field and related health care products," he added.

"Rescue Alert's personal medical alarm systems aim is to help people continue to live safely and securely in their homes as they age or develop medical challenges," said Richard Bangerter, Rescue Alert's President. "We are proud of our product lines and are committed to offer the best service to our customers. This is why we adopted the best industry standard development environment for our embedded application," he added.

The MXD personal alert system will be used in hospitals, home health care facilities and user's residences. The unit can be purchased or rented on a monthly basis. IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM was the development solution that offered the best speed and code efficiency required in this life saving product.

About Rescue Alert

Rescue Alert is founded on the values of service, human compassion, and the spirit of independence. Rescue Alert's vision and focus is to assist individuals whose independent living and lifestyle may be threatened, especially due to the restraints of elderly care. Our emergency alert system enhances medical monitoring in professional healthcare facilities as well as in residences,, offering confidence and selfsufficiency to subscribers and their loved ones. Rescue Alert is the premiere medical alert system provider and has designed its products and services to respond with speed, accuracy, and dependability. For more information, please visit www.rescuealert.com.
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