AED.com Names ZOLL Medical ‘Vendor of the Month’

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AED.com's Vendor of the Month: ZOLL Medical.

AED.com names Zoll Medical Vendor of the Month

AED.com Chooses ZOLL Medical as their Vendor of the Month

Zoll Medical was the very first vendor to sign us up when we started in 1999. They gave us the opportunity when many others were hesitant to partner with a start-up.

AED.com has named ZOLL Medical, Chelmsford-based manufacturer of defibrillators and other medical devices, its Vendor of the Month for May, 2012. AED.com President, Matthew Spencer, based the decision to name ZOLL Medical on the long-term relationship between the two companies. “Zoll Medical was the very first vendor to sign us up when we started in 1999. They gave us the opportunity when many others were hesitant to partner with a start-up,” Spencer said.

ZOLL's public access AED, the AED Plus, has been the top-selling AED for the Brentwood-based medical distributor for 13 years, counting thousands of units sold. The quality of the product and the level of support are both reasons for Spencer’s decision. “With over 7,000 AED Pluses sold since our inception, one would expect the quality issues with units in the field to be substantial, but that isn’t case. We may have seen half a dozen units that have required service work…ever,” he says. In the AED world, that is as close to perfect as a manufacturer can hope to get.

There are other reasons for fondness of ZOLL's AED Plus. The 1) battery system, 2) pad/battery expiration and 3) real CPR-feedback are all features that make the AED Plus an attractive device for both the public access and healthcare markets. The AED Plus runs on consumer Duracell Lithium 123 batteries that can be found at any big box store or local pharmacy. Replacing the batteries will cost about $60 every five years, where some competitor’s devices cost several hundred for a shorter period. Both the pads and batteries expire 5 years after installation, making maintenance much easier on the owner of the unit. Other devices require pad replacement every 2 years, with new batteries being needed every 2-5 years.

The real CPR feedback feature may be the most compelling reasons for customer to purchase the Zoll AED over other options. While a Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim will not survive without defibrillation, that is only one part of the rescue. Proper CPR is paramount to not only survival, but recovery of the victim. Blood flow is necessary to keep the brain and other vital organs from certain damage. The Zoll AED coaches the user through CPR administration, start to finish.

For trained first responders, the Zoll AED Pro provides a more robust, rugged option, while still including the CPR feedback feature.

AED.com specializes in selling new and re-certified AEDs and accessories. For more information, please visit http://www.aed.com/

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