4th edition is here – why should you care?

Our UK Sales Manager for Amplivox, Neil Court, discusses why the 4th edition of the EN 60601-1-2 Standard is important to the medical equipment industry, and why you should care.

On the 1st January 2019, the 4th edition of EN 60601-1-2 came into effect. This means that any new medical electrical product should comply with these EMC standards, yet there are products on the market that don’t meet this requirement.

This 4th edition focuses on the quality, performance, suitability and safety of the electrical products that you use each working day in the medical and occupational health industry. For example, 4th edition products have been thoroughly tested based on the product being used in a ‘professional healthcare facility environment’, a ‘home healthcare environment’ and a ‘special environment’.

It’s not just that. With the increased use of radio frequencies, such as WiFi, 4th edition compliance looks at the effects of this on an electrical device and the implementation of a risk management approach.

Why does it matter?

Since the 3rd Edition, we’ve learnt more about our changing environment, advances in technology, and what the implications are for electrical products. Revising this edition is to improve the products that you use and how accurate they are. Put simply, this edition looks at safety and risk for these products.

Future Proofing

Here is where it affects you. There are still some products that where produced before the new regulations came into effect that are available on the market, but it does mean that they potentially will not be as accurate or safe as those that are.

At Amplivox, we design our products to be the very best in class, which is why our products, such as the Otosure and PC850, are 4th edition compliant. We’ve also seen those in the industry condense their product offering down due to this latest edition and expect to see this continuing over the coming year.

We’d advise any of our customers thinking about purchasing new equipment to look at the different options out there and consider which product and company will be ‘future proof’. This will ensure that you can keep doing your job with the best equipment possible that will be supported many years into the future.

If you’d like to know more about our products and how we can help you, please get in touch.

We are attending the Health & Wellbeing @Work Show

Are you attending the Health & Wellbeing @Work show at the NEC, Birmingham, on the 5th-6th March 2019?

Visit us at stand 107 (just inside the entrance!), where we will be unveiling our NEW PC based vision tester with user defined test protocols – the VT1 & VT1 Master.

Our team will also be on hand to discuss our full range of equipment, accredited training courses and after-sales solutions.

Not attending but want to know more about the VT1? Please email us at hello@amplivox.com to find out how the VT1 can meet your requirements!

Closed for business: 18th – 19th February 2019

Closed for business 18th – 19th February 2019

In order for us to continue to improve providing great solutions for you, our offices will be closed for the 18th and 19th of February 2019  for training purposes. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to working with you from the 20th of February 2019 where we will be open from 08:00am.

Please email us at hello@amplivox.com – we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Amplivox Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

We wish all our customers a Happy Christmas holiday and a prosperous New Year.

Amplivox is closed for the holiday from Friday December 21st 2018 and re-opens for business on Wednesday January 2nd 2019.

We have moved!

To support our continued growth, we have moved to new premises. Please update your records accordingly. Our Telephone / Email and Web contact details remain unchanged.

We relocated our Headquarters from Eynsham to Birmingham with effect from the 15th of October 2018. Our office in Eynsham closed on Thursday 17th January 2019.

Amplivox Ltd.
3800 Parkside,
Solihull Parkway, Birmingham Business Park,
Birmingham, West Midlands
B37 7YG

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Amplivox Course Dates 2019

Amplivox are pleased to advise 2019 course dates and locations for the following courses:

Amplivox have developed these educational courses specifically for occupational health professionals. Independently accredited, the courses also offer CPD points to individuals and are designed for healthcare professionals who require focused competency based training that includes both theory and practical based

New software package – ampliSuite

Amplivox is proud to announce the release of a complete new software package – ampliSuite. The new tympanometry module contains large graphs allowing a detailed review of the tympanograms. Normative areas to identify a normal tymp shape can be customized, to allow the Jerger Classification to take place. Within the tympanometry module, a small preview of the acoustic reflex traces is available, allowing the user to oversee all test results at once. Detailed graphs of the acoustic reflex traces (ipsilateral and contralateral) are given for each frequency in the reflex module.

The suite is designed to follow the principle “what you see is what you get”, so that the user can clearly identify each of the functions available represented by a button in the suite.
The tympanometry module can be used all Amplivox immittance-meters (Otowave 102, 202 and 302) and can be operated also via touch.

Click here to learn more!

New Otowave 102 Tympanometer

Amplivox is pleased to the announce the release of the new Otowave 102 Tympanometer. In addition to the new look you will also find:

  • Improved display and selector interface
  • Real time tympanometry graph for the real time assessment of measurement
  • Greater test flexibility with the option to select the start ear and test sequence
  • Time saving reflex measurements with single or multi-level mode settings
  • Improved reflex menu structure
  • On screen test result pass/refer feature for both tympanometry and reflex measurements
  • User selectable reflex graph display settings
  • Compatible with leading NOAH based EMR systems
  • PC based record keeping with the new Amplivox Amplisuite PC application (functionality for PDF/printed records)

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Amplivox Course Dates 2018

Amplivox are pleased to advise 2018 course dates and locations for the following courses:

Amplivox have developed these educational courses specifically for occupational health professionals. Independently accredited, the courses also offer CPD points to individuals and are designed for healthcare professionals who require focused competency based training that includes both theory and practical based

We are social

Discover the new world of Amplivox on social media! We will keep you up-to-date about our latest products specials and news, congress and latest research of interest.

Why not follow, like or link in with us on social media? It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about our products, ask us a question, send us your comments and more!

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The British Society of Audiology Annual Conference

Amplivox are pleased to confirm that we will be attending the BSA annual conference in Harrogate on the 29-30th June 2017 .

Come along and see the new Amplivox 302 tympanometer and the range of portable, PC compatible audiometers and tympanometers.

Amplivox Course Dates 2017

Amplivox are pleased to advise 2017 course dates and locations for the following courses:

Amplivox have developed these educational courses specifically for occupational health professionals. Independently accredited, the courses also offer CPD points to individuals and are designed for healthcare professionals who require focused competency based training that includes both theory and practical based

The new Otowave 302 Tympanometer

Amplivox are pleased to announce the launch of the Otowave 302 tympanometer. Demonstrations available now with first customer shipments from 1st September.

To view further information click here

Otowave 102 IrDA Data Transfer Now Supported In Microsoft Windows 10

Amplivox are pleased to announce that the Otowave 102 IrDA transfer is now supported in Microsoft Windows 10.

This can be achieved using a current IrDA dongle (model IR2002UL), providing your computer is running the latest version of Windows 10.

The following document gives full details on how to check this, upgrade your computer if necessary and information on ordering a IR2002UL IR dongle if required.

Otowave 102 Windows 10 IrDA

Amplivox Course Dates 2016

Amplivox are pleased to advise 2016 course dates and locations for the following courses:

Amplivox have developed these educational courses specifically for occupational health professionals. Independently accredited, the courses also offer CPD points to individuals and are designed for healthcare professionals who require focused competency based training that includes both theory and practical based elements.