Bluegiga Expands to Health and Medical Market With the New Bluegiga eHealth Access Point

February 17, 2010

BARCELONA, Spain, February 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Bluegiga Technologies
announced today the availability of their new Bluegiga eHealth Access Point
based on Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP). The new technology can be
utilised in various health and medical applications. The first large scale
remote monitoring systems utilizing Bluegiga eHealth Access Point will be
implemented in Japan by Alive-inc who offers “NTT DOCOMO’s wellness support”
for people enabling the save remote monitoring of health condition of a

In the health and medical market the use of wireless technology is
growing fast. Trends in personal health, lifestyle and demographics are
contributing directly to skyrocketing health care costs and the industry is
looking for new ways for improved customer care and cost savings.

Bluetooth HDP technology was created by The Bluetooth SIG and leading
health and medical equipment manufacturers to support wireless in-home,
in-clinic and in-hospital applications. HDP-enabled end-user devices such as
glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, weight scales, ECG-monitors or
thermometers transmit data wirelessly to fixed monitoring stations or any
other back-end system. Bluetooth technology is ideally suited for wireless
data transfer due to its low power consumption, low cost, high security,
robustness and interoperability.

“It is expected that by 2025 there will be 1.2 billion people over 60
years in the world and they will all require more from the health care
services. Combining this with a growing number of people suffering from
obesity as well as the opportunities in personal well-being and sports,
health and medical industries can certainly benefit from wireless Bluetooth
technology,” comments Tom Nordman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for

Bluegiga eHealth Access Point offers the service providers an open and
easy to use platform for building standard Bluetooth or Bluetooth Health
Device Profile-based sensor networks and connecting them easily to any
database remotely or on-site.

Bluegiga eHealth Access Point includes IEEE 11073-20601 Personal Health
Data Exchange Protocol and open Application Programming Interfaces for
enabling the integration with various back-end systems. At Mobile World
Congress, the Bluetooth HDP-enabled Bluegiga eHealth Access Point will be
demonstrated with Google Health at stand 1F62 in Hall 1.

Bluegiga has a number of existing customers already utilising their
modules and networking devices for a wide range of healthcare solutions from
hospital networks to consumer devices.

Bluegiga Technologies Inc. provides Bluetooth-based wireless module and
access device solutions to OEMs, integrators and teleoperators. The secure,
cost-effective and easy to integrate devices are used by industry leaders in
the areas of health and medical, automotive, audio, industrial, and consumer
applications. Bluegiga was founded in 2000 with head office in Finland and
sales offices in United States and Hong Kong. Through distribution network
Bluegiga has presence in more than 65 countries worldwide. For additional
information, please visit http://www.bluegiga.com

Bluetooth Wireless Technology is the global short-range wireless standard
for personal connectivity from a wide range of electronic devices. The
technology is now available in its fourth version of the core specification
and continues to develop, building on its inherent strengths -a small-form
factor radio, low power, low costs, built-in security, strength,
accessibility, and ad hoc networking abilities. The installed Bluetooth
device base was more than one billion products at the end of 2006, making it
the only well-known choice for developers, product manufacturers, and
consumers worldwide.

The Bluetooth word, mark, and logo are registered trademarks and are
owned by The Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

    For more information:
    Tom Nordman
    VP of Sales and Marketing
    Bluegiga Technologies
    Tel: +358-40-776-9983
    tom.nordman (at) bluegiga.com

SOURCE Bluegiga Technologies

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