Viera, FL (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
The technological progress of telephonic stethoscopes continues to move forward due to RNK Products, Inc. and its Telehealth Technologies brand of electronic stethoscopes. Already FDA approved and ISO 13485 certified, the latest PCP and PCP-1 line of telephonic stethoscopes has been awarded a US patent for its breakthrough technology.
A long-time leader in the telehealth space, RNK has designed this new line of electronic stethoscopes that utilizes highly sensitive piezo elements allowing for excellent quality at a low cost. While the use of piezo technology isn’t novel, the size and sensitivity of the piezo elements in RNK designs is revolutionary and allows for a less expensive and easier to employ telephonic stethoscope solution.
Another exceptional design feature is the stethoscope’s ability to work with a generic PC. The only hardware is the chest piece assembly that plugs into the Mic port of the PC. The audio signal processing and IP connections are done using RNK’s Streaming Stethoscope Over IP (sSOIP) software.
Although the PCP-1 with sSOIP can be used in a typical institutional telemedicine setting with a clinician at the bedside, its key advancement is its ability to easily and cost effectively service home or consumer oriented telemedicine patients. The epitome of user friendliness, the patient can easily receive a connection from a clinician and there is nothing more that a patient needs to do other than have the chest piece plugged into the PC.
“The continual innovation of our product line is priority number one. When you develop and offer great products at significant value, then sales and partnerships will follow.” says C. R. (Rich) Abbruscato, CEO of RNK Products and designer of telephonic stethoscopes. This has been the guiding philosophy for the organization and is one of the reasons that the Telehealth Technologies line of telephonic stethoscopes is one of the most widely used in the world.
“Providing value to global telehealth initiatives is essential. The enabling technology of this patent that goes into the PCP-1 Stethoscope, the user friendliness of the PCP-1 Stethoscope and the capabilities of the sSOIP software provide a foundation we can build on for years to come” says Rich Abbruscato.
ABOUT RNK PRODUCTS, INC.
Founded in 2003, RNK Products, Inc. specializes in electronic and telephonic stethoscopes, under both its own label Telehealth Technologies, and under private labels used by its Value-Added Resellers. RNK offers a range of stethoscopes to fit any institutional or home telemedicine program.