Three-in-one biomedical tester; complement to TTL unveiled; new 5 kV megohmmeter

 Fluke Unveils 5 kV MegOhmMeter
Fluke Corp (Everett, Wash), manufacturer of professional electronic test tools, introduces a new insulation resistance tester. The 1550B MegOhmMeter™ replaces the 1550 MegOhmMeter and combines insulation resistance testing up to 5,000 V with measurement storage and PC interface software. The 1550B features standard test voltages starting at 250 V, new programmable test voltages in 50-V steps from 250 V to 1,000 V and 100-V steps from 1,000 V to 5,000 V, automatic calculation of dielectric absorption and polarization index with no setup, improved ramp function from 0- to 5,000-V DC for breakdown testing and measurement storage in 99 memory locations. Results download to a Windows®-based computer using the Quicklink 1550B software and optical interface cable.

The meter provides insulation resistance testing up to 1 teraohm, with five standard output voltages. It is powered by a high-capacity, rechargeable 12-V battery that provides enough energy for as many as 2,500 tests.

The 1550B ships complete with a waterproof soft case for the tester and its accessories, heavy-duty test leads, 5,000 V-rated probes, alligator clips, interface adapter, and cable.

For more information on the Fluke 1550B, please contact Fluke Corp at (888) 492-7542, or via e-mail at

 Rigel’s New Three-in-One Tester
Rigel Medical, part of the Seaward Group (County Durham, UK), has introduced a new three-in-one biomedical tester to confirm the effective operation of patient medical equipment.

The Rigel 344 combines the functions of a defibrillator tester, a pacemaker analyzer, and an ECG arrhythmia simulator in one instrument.

The unit tests all defibrillators, including automated external defibrillators, and measures both monophasic and biphasic waveforms. It also tests all external pacemakers and allows the performance testing of any ECG equipment.

The Rigel 344 is compact, lightweight, and easy to use. It has a large four-line LCD for the simultaneous display of all test measurements and a dedicated print key for immediate documentation.

To learn more about the Rigel 344, please contact Rigel’s US distributor, Clare Instruments US Inc, at (813) 886-2775, or via e-mail at

 Michigan Instruments Announces New Addition to PneuView
Michigan Instruments (Grand Rapids, Mich) introduces the PneuView Flow Analyser.™ The device is based on the IMT Medical PF300 Flow Analyser™ and is a complement to the PneuView TTL® training and test lung systems.

The PneuView Flow Analyser provides an accurate, portable solution for measuring pressure, gas volume, and flow rate on today’s complex ventilators and other respiratory care products. The Flow Analyser enhances the line of PneuView test lung systems by adding the capability to measure temperature, humidity, oxygen, and nitrous oxide concentration. Together these systems help insure the accuracy, reliability, and safety of all respiratory care equipment.

To learn more about the Flow Analyser, contact Michigan Instruments at (616) 554-9696, or visit the company’s Web site at