Cardiac Science signs contract to provide Powerheart AEDs to the state of New
AEDs, Rescue Ready services available to state agencies under three-year
WAUKESHA, Wis., Sept. 16, 2013
WAUKESHA, Wis., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Science Corporation, an
Opto Circuits group company and a global leader in automated external
defibrillators (AEDs), has signed a three-year contract with the state of New
Jersey to provide AEDs and related services to state agencies.
The agreement makes Cardiac Science an authorized vendor for fully automatic
and semi-automatic Powerheart® G3 AEDs as well as Rescue Ready® AED Management
Services, which includes AED/CPR training, medical authorization, and a host
of other services that help ensure the success of AED deployments. The
contract includes volume pricing, which affords law enforcement and fire
services an opportunity to expand upon their existing vehicle deployments of
Prior to selecting a partner, New Jersey insisted that the chosen AED
manufacturer provide AEDs that are easy to use and at the same time
technologically sophisticated. Powerheart AEDs are an ideal match: The small,
lightweight devices can be easily used by laypersons, with both audio and
visual instructions and prompts to guide the user through a rescue.
"Cardiac Science has a significant footprint in New Jersey through various AED
deployments with state and municipal government agencies," said Al Ford,
Cardiac Science General Manager and Senior Vice President of Sales /
Marketing. "This new contract allows us to strengthen our foothold in the
state while assuring we provide agencies with AEDs and support services to
help New Jersey save lives."
New Jersey has some of the strongest AED protection laws in the U.S. "Janet's
Law", signed in 2012, requires the state's public schools, recreation fields,
and youth camps to have AEDs for youth athletic events. New Jersey's public
school buildings are required to have AEDs, as are assisted living facilities,
nursing homes, and health clubs.
In May 2012 New Jersey enacted a Good Samaritan law that protects from civil
liability any individual who uses an AED in an emergency situation.
About Cardiac Science
Cardiac Science, a group company of Opto Circuits (India) Ltd., develops,
manufactures, and markets automated external defibrillators (AED) and provides
a portfolio of training, maintenance, and support services for AEDs. Cardiac
Science is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. With customers in almost 100
countries worldwide, the company has operations in North America, Europe, and
Asia. For information, call 1.800.426.0337 or visit
For media questions, contact Ric Kositzke at +1.262.953.7624.
For investor questions, contact Opto Circuits at email@example.com or
SOURCE Cardiac Science Corporation
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