Welch Allyn Devices Become First Vital Signs Monitors Authorized for Wireless Deployment Within U.S. Federal Government Healthcare Agencies

Published: Aug 06, 2012

SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic solutions, announced today that it has received FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation for the integrated radio in its Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (Connex VSM) 6500 Series and Connex® Integrated Wall System (Connex IWS) 8500 Series, making the Welch Allyn devices the first vital signs monitors authorized for wireless deployment within U.S. federal government healthcare agencies. No other radios used in vital signs monitors have earned Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is required for wireless deployment within U.S. Federal Government agencies under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).

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