Radicom Research (San Jose, CA) offers a series of external and embedded modems designed to meet medical requirements. Avail - able in both serial TTL and USB interfaces, the modems operate under Windows, Linux, or Mac environments. The mo dems are safety, emissions, and telco compliant to meet most medical device requirements. They are compliant with IEC60601-1, as well as CCITT and Bell compliant.

Both the USB and serial versions are available with 3KV breakdown, FAX, voice playback and record, and DTMF tone generation and detection. Line-in-use and connection detection allows the modem to share a phone line with other equipment, enabling a user to check status and receive reports on remote facilities and respond to abnormal conditions immediately. Applications include healthcare home monitoring systems and data retrieval devices.

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