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Irvine Sensors Corp. will be demonstrate a prototype electronic "dog tag" at the tenth annual meeting and exposition of the American Telemedicine Association, to be held April 17-20 at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver. The electronic dog tag, being developed for the US military, is an electronic storage device -- with the size and appearance of a standard military dog tag -- that holds an individual's entire medical history. It uses wireless communication and secure radio frequency transmission, a USB interface, data storage capacity from 256 megabytes to 8 gigabytes and a built-in rechargeable battery, enabling health care providers to retrieve histories and record and transmit medical care activity in rugged environments such as a battlefield, using a PDA developed by the military for point-of-care use. Irvine Sensors' development activity has been funded largely through Small Business Innovation Research grants and is part of a broader procurement process intended to enhance military health care using advanced technologies. . . . Metrologic Instruments Inc., a Blackwood, N.J., developer of optical image capture and processing systems, announced that its Asian headquarters in Singapore, Metrologic Asia (Pte) Ltd., has moved to a larger facility. Metrologic has sales offices throughout China, in Bangalore, India, and in Tokyo, and plans to open additional Asian offices in 2005. The new office is now at: 50 Kellang Avenue, #01-02, Noel Corporate Building, Singapore 339505; phone: (65) 6842-7155; fax: (65) 6842-7166. Metrologic also announced that Frank J. Travea was appointed general manager of Metro Technologies Co. Ltd., its subsidiary in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai. Travea has held several positions since joining Metrologic in 1996, including quality assurance engineer, technical product manager and, most recently, manager of quality assurance.
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