CardiLink adopts Asavie IoT Connect to monitor cardiac devices

16 October 2018 (Last Updated October 16th, 2018 10:30)

German medical devices monitoring company CardiLink is leveraging Irish secure connectivity firm Asavie IoT Connect to securely monitor and maintain automated external defibrillator (AED) devices deployed in public spaces and corporate campuses.

CardiLink adopts Asavie IoT Connect to monitor cardiac devices
Medical illustration of an AED. Credit: BruceBlaus.

German medical devices monitoring company CardiLink is leveraging Irish secure connectivity firm Asavie IoT Connect to securely monitor and maintain automated external defibrillator (AED) devices deployed in public spaces and corporate campuses.

The CardiLink cloud platform is intended to provide AED owners and manufacturers with critical insights into the operational effectiveness of their device fleets.

These insights are said to aid the owners and manufacturers in compliance with health sector legislative directives in the EU and US, which require maintenance of a system where the AED state is logged.

“The AED devices are authorised and authenticated onto a private network that is off the public internet. This reduces their exposure to cybersecurity threats.”

Asavie IoT Connect is designed to offer on-demand secure and private connectivity for each AED endpoint.

The AED devices are authorised and authenticated onto a private network that is off the public internet. This reduces their exposure to cybersecurity threats.

CardiLink can also use Asavie IoT Connect to create on-demand private network connectivity for individual manufacturers. This capability is said to protect the devices and data as well as help with adherence to regulations.

CardiLink CEO Lars Wassermann said: “Asavie’s global presence enables us to address a global market and optimise the security of the connected medical devices. The service facilitates rapid deployment, providing us with the ability to scale easily in any region.

“Furthermore, the capability to create on-demand private network connectivity for individual manufacturers, per user, per country helps us comply with the data privacy regulations in each of the countries we operate in.”

Asavie CEO Ralph Shaw said: “Manufacturers and service providers operating in regulated sectors need to protect their data from exposure to cyber attacks and security breaches.

“Asavie eliminates the risk for these companies by providing the on-demand, scalable, intelligent IoT connectivity services on private networks, isolated from the public internet.”