iFoundry Systems - Nestronics Manufacturing Collaboration

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iFoundry Systems, a hardware and software design company and Nestronics, a specialist Contract Manufacturing company announced their intention to collaborate on developing and manufacturing Bluetooth Health Device technology based devices.

iFoundry Systems, a hardware and software design company and Nestronics, a specialist Contract Manufacturing company announced their intention to collaborate on developing and manufacturing Bluetooth Health Device technology based devices.

Two new specifications, the Bluetooth Health Device Profile and the IEEE 11073-20601 Health Device specification, which were just recently approved, enable the seamless transfer of data from personal medical devices, such as Pulse Oximeters, Weighing Scales, Pedometers and Blood Pressure monitors, to Bluetooth enabled devices such as mobile phones, desktops and laptop computers. Use cases also allow this data to be transferred via the internet for storage and retrieval on central servers/websites.

These two standards are expected to bootstrap the mass market for low cost wireless Personal Health Devices and services around them.

IFoundry Systems and Nestronics, with their respective strengths are uniquely poised to build Personal Bluetooth Health Devices, from concept through design to full production. iFoundry will support the design/development of Bluetooth Health device, while Nestronics will leverage its production know how and capabilities to support this collaborative activity.

Ivan Soh, CTO and Director of iFoundry Systems said "iFoundry Systems has been involved in providing short range wireless solutions to Medical OEMs. Over the last ten years we have supplied Infrared communication solutions, enabling Medical Devices to communicate with each other. Over the past 6 years or so, iFoundry has invested heavily in Bluetooth technology and has been tracking the emergence of the Bluetooth Health Device Profile and IEEE 11073 specifications. We intend to leverage both our technical and market knowledge to build cost effective solutions for our customers. Our teaming arrangement with Nestronics is a strategic tie up which will benefit our customers".

Joseph Tan, Managing Director of Nestronics added "Nestronics has been involved in the manufacturing of medical product since 1992. Our Quality Management Systems are certified to ISO13485 (Medical) requirements. With our production facilities in Singapore, Malaysia and India, we are well positioned to service this emerging market. In combination with iFoundry's design capabilities, we are uniquely poised to provide turnkey solutions for our customers".

About iFoundry Systems Singapore
iFoundry Systems is a privately held company, management-led company, formed in 1993 and headquartered in Singapore. iFoundry Systems is an Original Design Manufacturer, specializing in short range wireless technology servicing the industrial, medical and automotive markets. iFoundry Systems' customers include major chipset and OEM customers in the industrial, medical and consumer electronics areas. For more information about iFoundry, visit the company Web site at http://www.ifoundrysys.com or email us at sales (at) ifoundrysys (dot) com.

About Nestronics
Established in Singapore since 1979, Nestronics offers high-end, integrated Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and solutions to OEMs. Nestronics serves businesses in the following key product segments - Telecommunications & Instrumentation, Medical & Bioscience, Avionics/Oil & Gas, Industrial Equipment. Nestronics can be reached at http://www.nestronics.com.sg.

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