Datakey White Paper Provides Tips for Linking Wireless Medical Devices
Mar 08, 2016
Designing and testing for wireless coexistence can safeguard medical device operation
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (March 8, 2015) – ATEK Access Technologies today released “Wireless Coexistence: Pairing Wireless Medical Devices,” a free white paper from its Datakey brand that provides tips for ensuring proper wireless communication between medical devices in a shared wireless environment. It also discusses options for linking or pairing wireless medical devices.
“The number of wireless medical devices in-and-around medical facilities continues to increase at a rapid pace,” said Sherri McDaniel, president of ATEK Access Technologies. “It’s important that wireless medical devices coexist with each so that proper operation is maintained for these critical applications.”
The white paper introduces the topic of wireless coexistence and provides an overview of the guidance provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also offers methods for achieving wireless coexistence between multiple instances of the same device that will be operating in close proximity. Additionally, the white paper features a case study about how Stryker Endoscopy uses portable memory devices, specifically Datakey non-volatile memory tokens, to link its wireless endoscopic video transmitters to their high-definition flat panel displays.
The Datakey memory tokens used by Stryker utilize solid over-molded construction, so the memory integrated circuit (IC) is completely encased in a durable, custom composite material. The memory token stores and transfers identification information that is shared between the transmitter and the receiver, thereby linking or pairing the two devices.
“Our Datakey portable memory devices eliminate the possibility of accidental pairing,” added McDaniel. “Using portable memory also makes it easy to pair multiple receivers to a single transmitter.”
For more information about wireless coexistence and linking wireless medical devices, download the Datakey white paper here.
About ATEK Access Technologies
ATEK Access Technologies, LLC is part of the ATEK Companies group of technology and manufacturing businesses. Its industry-leading brands use the power of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies to provide customers access to superior efficiencies and savings, essential data and systems, improved safety and control, and expert solutions and support. Its brands include Datakey, Larco, TankScan and AssetScan. For more information, visit www.atekaccess.com.
ATEK’s Datakey product line features portable memory devices that utilize solid over-molded construction, industrial-temperature electronics, redundant electrical contacts and harsh-environment, high cycle-life receptacles. Additionally, Datakey products have a proven history of long-term availability that consumer memory products, like USB flash drives and SD cards, lack. Since 1976, Datakey products have been the preferred portable memory solution by many of the world’s largest defense, medical and commercial OEMs. For more information, visit www.datakey.com.
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