Handheld patient simulators; multifunction electromedical tester; recruitment management system; and mercury-free thermometers introduced.

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BC Group International Inc (St Louis, Mo) introduces the PS-2000 Multi-Parameter Patient Simulator Series, a new line of handheld patient simulators, including the PS-2010, the PS-2105, the PS-2110, and the PS-2200. These easy-to-use portable simulators are intuitive with no more codes to enter and feature drop-down choice screens listing all options for parameters, including an SpO2 simulation option. Simulators in the series also feature a display backlight; auto sequences for BPM, static-pressure levels, and performance; 10 universal patient lead connectors (with extra space between posts for the largest connectors); and mini-din connectors for BP cables (optional cable adapters available). They are also Flash programmable for upgrades and feature special programmable training modes.

For more information, call BC Group International at (888) 223-6763 or visit the company’s Web site at www.bcgroupintl.com.


 Multifunction Electromedical Tester
Rigel Medical (Peterlee, England) introduces the Rigel 277 Plus multi-purpose electromedical safety tester. This upgraded version of the Rigel 277 incorporates new test features and user benefits. It complies with the routine test requirements specified by EN61010. As a result, the Rigel 277 Plus can be used for the safety testing of all electrical laboratory equipment. Among the additional test functions introduced for IEC/EN 61010 compliance is touch leakage, voltage measurements, and a dedicated IEC 61010 measuring device (Body Model).

The Rigel 277 Plus continues to offer full compliance test routines according to IEC/EN 60601-1, MDA DB 9801, and VDE 0751. In addition, the new tester offers an increased number of customized test routines to meet customized safety test needs or variants of test standards.

For more information, call Rigel Medical at +44 (0) 191 587 8744 or visit the company’s Web site at www.rigelmedical.com.


 Recruitment Management System
StraightTalk, the patent-pending Recruitment Management System (RMS) from StraightSource (Richardson, Tex) is a platform for managing recruitment outsourcing relationships—from prehire to posthire. This Web-enabled process management system provides customization for individual clients, process adherence, and quality results. StraightTalk supports the needs of large, high-volume recruitment enterprises, as well as midsized, shifting-volume organizations. Key modules of StraightTalk include candidate generation, candidate education, qualification, validated assessments, behavioral interviews, audit/review, notifications and escalations, platform integrations, customized work flow, and robust reporting.

For more information, call StraightSource at (972) 437-2220 or visit the company’s Web site at www.straightsource.com.


 Mercury-Free Thermometers
Thomas Scientific (Swedesboro, NJ) introduces three new styles of Thomas® brand mercury-free glass thermometers, which are filled with a nonhazardous, nontoxic biodegradable liquid and offer accuracy equal to mercury models.

Easy-Read® thermometers feature a high-contrast (black on yellow) design to help eliminate reading errors and support ISO 9001. Double-Safe™ thermometers feature the same high-contrast design and offer the security of a Teflon coating in case of accidental breakage. Enviro-Safe® thermometers are made from lead-free glass and feature a green liquid against a white background for easy reading.

For more information, call Thomas Scientific at (800) 345-2100 or visit the company’s Web site at www.thomassci.com.