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Nonin(R) Medical Announces Strategic Relationship With Microsoft and its Microsoft HealthVault Platform

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 General News J E 4
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 10 Nonin Medical, Inc. announces thecompatibility of its revolutionary Onyx(R) II, Model 9560 fingertip pulseoximeter with Microsoft Corp.'s online consumer health platform, MicrosoftHealthVault. The Onyx II 9560 is the first pulse oximeter and the firstBluetooth(R) enabled device to wirelessly transfer monitored SpO2 and pulserate information to HealthVault -- enabling patients to easily manage, store,share and review their health information with their clinicians and family.

Nonin Medical's strategic relationship with Microsoft and its HealthVaultplatform, coupled with the recent release of the FDA cleared Onyx(R) II 9560with Bluetooth(R), is another step to drive the development of interoperable,cross-industry initiatives to simplify healthcare delivery. With thissignificant advance, patients will be able to monitor and record their oxygensaturation along with other health and fitness records by utilizingHealthVault's wide array of health device and application management tools.

"The intuitive, reliable and convenient product solutions we develop hereat Nonin are intended to empower patients to manage their health," says NoninMedical's Program Manager, Jayant Parthasarathy, Ph.D. "By interfacing ourindustry leading fingertip oximeters with the HealthVault platform viaBluetooth(R)-ready technologies such as PCs and laptops, we can providepatients with a new means to track their vital signs anytime."

Nonin Medical released the first Onyx(R) in 1995 and it has since becomethe most trusted name in fingertip pulse oximetry due to its ease-of-use,extreme durability and precision accuracy. The Onyx(R) II, Model 9560 providessuperior accuracy and versatility with its unique SmartPoint(TM) technologyand Store and Forward capabilities. To learn more about the Onyx II, Model9560, go to http://www.nonin.com.

About Nonin Medical Inc. -- http://www.nonin.com

Minneapolis-based Nonin Medical, Inc. is a privately owned companyspecializing in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiologicalmonitoring solutions. Nonin distributes its products to health professionalsin more than 125 countries and has over 90 OEM partners worldwide. Nonin'sindustry-leading capabilities in signal processing and sensor design, plus itson-going integration of features not available in competitive products, arethe foundation of its leadership in innovation.

SOURCE Nonin Medical, Inc.
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