Provides Field Access to Medical RecordsTORRANCE, Calif., March 14, 2006 -- Physical Optics Corp. (POC), a
provider of advanced technologies for military, government and
commercial OEM applications, has introduced the WPIC (pronounced
"y-pick"), described as a breakthrough wireless personal information
carrier system designed for first responders, battlefield and military
medical personnel for use with medical records, optical identification
systems and a variety of wireless communication systems.
WPIC is a wireless data storage unit, about the size of a dog tag, that
contains up to 20 years of a patient's medical records, giving medical
personnel instantaneous remote access to data.
"Vital records including blood type, allergies, doctor's comments,
and even audio and video files, can be transmitted securely and
wirelessly up to 10 yards from a wounded soldier," POC said.
The company said its advanced compression technology is a key
element in the WPIC's ability to store, read and transmit images,
medical files, audio and video data without any perceptual loss of
resolution. The device has a wireless interface and a mini-USB port for
compatibility with off-the-shelf commercial and government products. It
is also compatible with battlefield medical information
system-Telemedicine (BMIST) tactical readers, the Composite HealthCare
System II-T and POC's FAERITO digital video audio recorders. The
technology can be extended to nonmedical and nonmilitary uses in a
variety of tasks that use wireless encrypted databases and that require
instantaneous access to the information. To assure data security, the
WPIC employs Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 certified
WPIC features a wireless Bluetooth range of 10 M for read,
write and storage functions, 1 to 4 GB of memory, low power consumption
and a rechargeable (three-year) battery. It has an ultrahigh effective
data communication rate that is achieved by modifying Bluetooth
technology (exceeding 1 Mb/s).
WPIC is available now for military, government and commercial OEM customers.
For more information, visit: poc.com/emerging_products/wpic/default.asp; e-mail: RShie@aol.com
Physical Optics Corp.
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Fax: (310) 320-5961