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Medical Alarm Concept's MediPendant(TM) Receives FCC Certification for DECT Technology(March 10, 2010)
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Alarm Concepts Holding, Inc. (OTCBB:MDHI), manufacturer of the MediPendant™, the only fully-monitored medical alarm system that allows you to speak and listen directly through the pendant, announces that MediPendant™ has become the first medical alarm device with Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) technology to be approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The FCC has now approved the Company's MediPendant™ device and the associated base station for DECT technology. FCC approval of electronic communications devices requires that the equipment uses the proper power supplies and switches to prevent interference with other communication devices in order to ensure safe operation for all customers of the MediPendant™.
DECT is a worldwide standard for cordless phones with several advantages over other communication technologies, the largest being that it operates in a frequency band dedicated to DECT products only. U.S. DECT offers excellent audio quality and does not conflict with U.S. WiFi systems, which is often an issue with old and less advanced wireless products. Additional benefits of this technology include protection against wiretapping, the capability for simultaneous usage of multiple devices, efficient handover and capabilities for various additional features such as VoIP, push-to-talk (walkie-talkie) and instant messaging.
"We are very excited to be the first and only company offering DECT technology that is fully approved by the FCC," commented Howard Teicher, Medical Alarm Concepts CEO. "Full approval of our equipment shows our customers that we are committed to offering a very high quality product that can be operated safely at all times and will be fully functional if ever our customers are in need of assistance during a medical emergency. The extra step of obtaining full approval is a bit more expensive, but we believe it is well worth the effort as we believe our customers should settle for nothing but the very best product offerings. We are confident that our FCC compliant MediPendant™ and base station will deliver when our customers need it most."
Medical Alarm Concepts™ is approved as a member of UTAM (Unlicensed Transition and Management), a non-profit agency designated by the Federal Communications Commission to oversee frequency coordination in the Unlicensed PCS (personal communication service) spectrum. UTAM is an open industry organization responsible for overseeing the deployment of U-PCS devices and coordinating the relocation of the incumbent microwave facilities. Membership in UTAM acknowledges that Medical Alarm Concept's™ products comply with the FCC Part 15 rules and regulations.
For more information, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.medicalalarmconcepts.com.
About Medical Alarm Concepts
Medical Alarm Concepts ("MAC") develops and manufactures innovative products and practical solutions within the framework of a vast growing marketplace. We have built our reputation in the personal emergency response system ("PERS") and medical alert industry. With patented technology and state-of-the-art services, MAC is uniquely positioned to mobilize the right people, skills and alliances to ensure success and client satisfaction. Our design and support philosophy emphasizes industry best practices, while providing polished and savvy solutions. MAC's latest innovation is the development of its two-way voice speakerphone pendant technology.
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