Spacelabs launches new patient monitor
Spacelabs Medical announced the availability of a brand new addition to the UltraviewSL line of patient monitors. The UltraviewSL 2600 is an advanced compact monitor with options that support Spacelabs' commitment to open standards and connectivity, including WinDNA, which brings workstation functionality for charting and other hospital applications to the point of care.

The UltraviewSL 2600 is suited for a broad range of environments, including perioperative, emergency and neonatal care applications. The monitor's compact size and larger display, coupled with advanced monitoring features, provide a flexible solution that enables hospitals to augment their existing installation of Spacelabs monitoring, as the new monitor has full network compatibility with all existing Spacelabs UltraviewSL, Ultraview and PCMS centrals and bedside monitors.

Additionally, a wireless networking option supports central surveillance during patient transport -- when patients are often under greater stress and risk -- enhancing patient safety and improving emergency response time. Together with Spacelabs' new Clinical Event Interface to pagers and other handheld devices, these capabilities serve to accelerate the flow of critical, time-sensitive patient information to caregivers, regardless of patient or caregiver location.