Philips Respironics introduces portable oxygen concentrator that meets the needs of nearly all oxygen users
Murrysville, Pa., USA, February 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), is introducing its latest advancement in oxygen therapy. SimplyGo is the only portable oxygen concentrator (POC) to offer continuous flow (up to 2 liters per minute) and pulse-dose delivery in a single device weighing 10 pounds or less. With this combination of capabilities, the SimplyGo POC helps homecare providers manage the therapy and lifestyle needs of nearly all oxygen users.
“Philips Respironics is dedicated to offering homecare providers a variety of innovative products that improve treatment and increase mobility for oxygen users, streamline business operations, and simplify therapy,” said Eli Diacopoulos, Senior Director, General Manager, Home Respiratory, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions. “SimplyGo is an essential addition to Philips’ extensive line of home oxygen products. It’s a new breed of portable concentrator that simplifies the care and management of nearly all oxygen users.”
Like all POCs, SimplyGo delivers pulse dose oxygen—a burst of oxygen triggered when the user starts to take a breath. But SimplyGo is different from smaller devices because it is also capable of delivering oxygen continuously, similar to stationary concentrators used at home. With oxygen output of up to four times that of some lightweight POCs, SimplyGo can meet the portable needs of nearly all oxygen users including those who are highly active or require continuous flow.
Philips designed its latest portable oxygen concentrator with a long-life compressor, high-impact resistant design and oversized cart wheels in order to be rugged and easy-to-use. SimplyGo was tested and subjected to extreme conditions, including impacts, vibrations and temperatures, to deliver reliable performance day in and day out in real-life conditions experienced by oxygen users.
SimplyGo comes with an attractive, functional carrying case; fold-up mobile cart; intuitive, easy-to-read screen; and detachable accessory bag. A lightweight and compact battery adds to its portability. Extra batteries are available and can fit easily into the zippered pouch on the carrying case or accessories bag for extended use.
Additionally, two-, three-, or five-year warranties and flexible service programs are offered with SimplyGo to give homecare providers a variety of options to meet their individual business needs. SimplyGo’s design and comprehensive service tools also allow technicians to perform work right on site, if they choose.
This newest innovation from Philips Respironics provides oxygen patients with greater mobility and simplicity to help improve their lives. It is being launched in North America and will soon be followed with international availability.
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