Respironics, Murrysville, Pa, offers VIRTUOX, an Internet-based service that provides virtually instantaneous oximetry test results, including results from patient-administered overnight oximetry testing. This stand-alone application does not require the purchase of hardware, software, or PDA-type devices. VIRTUOX is compatible with Respironics’ 920M, 920M Plus, 2500A, and WristOx oximeters. VIRTUOX is also designed to comply with CMS’ July 2005 Notification on Overnight Oximetry Testing. (800) 345-6443;
Maxtec Inc, Salt Lake City, offers a way to check Spo2 levels with confidence. The Konica Minolta® PULSOX-2 spot-check pulse oximeter is the perfect solution for monitoring Spo2 levels in any environment. Its compact design provides reliable measurements on a large, backlit LCD display for easy reading. The PULSOX-2 provides approximately 80 hours of battery life with two AAA batteries. (866) 4maxtec;
Nonin Medical Inc, Plymouth, Minn, presents the Onyx® II 9550. Incorporating the electronics and sensor into one unit, Onyx II provides a cost-effective solution for spot checks and short-term monitoring. The automatic on/off mechanism provides approximately 2,500 spot checks or 21 hours of continuous use. Weighing only 2 ounces, Onyx is equipped with easy battery access, large LED display, and a brilliant pulse quality indicator. Slip it onto a patient’s finger and view data instantly. (800) 356-8874;
Dolphin Medical Inc, Hawthorne, Calif, introduces the 2000/3000™ sensor line, which provides a full range of reusable and disposable compatible pulse oximetry sensors, including Nellcor® compatible sensors. As a developer of more than 150  high-volume, low-cost disposable sensors; high-performance, reusable sensors; specialty niche products (neonatal, pediatric); and proprietary, high-performance products (Dolphin ONE™, ESOX). All Dolphin compatible sensors have regulatory approval and are certified for patient safety. Dolphin compatible sensors meet or exceed manufacturer’s specifications for accuracy and are certified to be “Device” compatible. (866) 588-9539;
Smiths Medical PM Inc, Waukesha, Wis, offers Pulse and Spo2 monitoring, in easy-to-use handheld devices. The BCI® 3301 is an affordable pulse oximeter while the BCI® 3303 provides continuous or spot-check pulse oximetry monitoring with alarms, an internal rechargeable battery, and a protective rubber boot. The MiniCorr™ Digital Pulse Oximeter monitors Spo2, pulse rate, and pulse strength, providing fast, reliable measurements on challenging patients. All are PC compatible, or can be used with an optional external printer for hard-copy documentation. The FingerPrint® Pulse Oximeter has an integral printer and a protective rubber boot for added protection. (800) 558-2345;
GE Healthcare, Madison, Wis, supplies the Ohmeda TuffSat®, now available with PIr® (relative perfusion index measurement)—a quick, easy-to-use clinical tool for locating the sensor site with the best blood flow and strongest pulse signal in a patient. Ohmeda TuffSat’s rugged, lightweight construction, ergonomic design, and intuitive operation allow flexible, fast use. Rigorously stress-tested and water-resistant, the Ohmeda TuffSat exceeds international durability standards and is backed by a full 3-year warranty. The product’s rubber grip offers secure handling with such built-in features as large, backlit LCD and auto shutoff. Each Ohmeda TuffSat also includes a reusable OxyTip®+ finger sensor. It is available in four colors. (800) 345-2700;