Laird Technologies Laird to Present on Benefits of Bluetooth Low Energy for Medical Devices

Expert to speak at fifth annual Medical Device Connectivity Conference

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November 5, 2013 – Laird, a global technology company, announced that one of their Wireless technology experts will present at the Fifth Annual Medical Device Connectivity Conference, a conference and exhibition that focuses on the integration of medical devices and information systems. The conference takes place November 21 - 22, 2013 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Virginia.  

Chris Downey, Product Manager for Laird, will present on the adoption of Bluetooth technology for medical devices, with a focus on design considerations, managing power consumption and deployment considerations to ensure reliable wireless systems. Chris will also be joined by Bill Saltzstein, medical business development director of connectBlue. Their presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. on Track A, November 22, 2013.  For a full agenda of the conference, visit  

“Bluetooth and in particular the Bluetooth 4.0 specification which includes Bluetooth Low Energy is expected to see rapid adoption in medical devices. Bluetooth Low Energy offers significant benefits for medical devices by providing a secure, low latency, low power solution for delivering small packets of data, such as for medical devices,” said Downey. 

The conference also features several other presentations on topics including interoperability, patient safety, best practices for risk management and the future of medical device connectivity.  

Embedded Wireless Solutions from Laird provide reliable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions, enabling wireless connectivity for portable medical devices, and ensuring secure communication of data in challenging hospital environments. To learn more about these solutions, visit  

For more on the challenges and benefits of implementing wireless technology in a hospital, register today for the Laird webinar, Making the Connected Hospital a Reality: Medical Grade Wi-Fi for Hospitals.  

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, mechanical actuation systems, signal integrity components, and wireless antennae solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 10,000 employees in more than 39 facilities located in 13 countries.


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