SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated
(Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access
(CDMA) digital wireless technology, together with CardioNet, a provider of
mobile outpatient cardiac telemetry technology and services, today announced
that CardioNet's cardiac monitoring service has been enabled with QUALCOMM's
CDMA technology and wireless networking services. QUALCOMM is providing the
QConnect wireless network management service to provide connectivity between
the CardioNet mobile monitoring devices and the CardioNet Monitoring Center.
QUALCOMM's QConnect service provides the back-end infrastructure and
network management service that allows the device to wirelessly transmit
patient ECG data to the CardioNet Monitoring Center, and ultimately deliver
succinct, timely information to physicians for diagnosis and therapy
management. The wireless service also allows physicians to select events to
be monitored and the level and timing of response by the CardioNet Monitoring
Center -- from routine daily reporting to detailed statistical reports. These
reports, available by Internet, email, fax, or mail, have been designed to
allow rapid review of cardiac arrhythmia events, assisting physicians in
making a diagnosis, assessing the severity of a known cardiac rhythm problem,
or in managing treatment.
"For over 14 years, QUALCOMM has been supplying reliable, always-on
wireless monitoring and data management solutions to corporations worldwide,"
said Chris Wolfe, president of QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions. "We look
forward to working with CardioNet to bring the benefits of CDMA wireless
technology, as well as our proven network operations expertise and services to
the health care market."
"Because many heart rhythm problems occur infrequently, continuous access
to ECG information, as the patient goes about normal daily activities, is key
in diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias. A recent clinical study
showed that CardioNet discovered significant, previously undetected cardiac
problems in 53% of patients who had been unsuccessfully monitored through
other methods," said James M. Sweeney, chairman and chief executive officer of
CardioNet. "In the development of the CardioNet wireless solution, we looked
for a provider with proven and reliable technology. QUALCOMM's reputation as
a leading provider of wireless data communications systems made it stand out
as the provider of choice."
CardioNet is the first company to develop and introduce a fully mobile,
continuous cardiac monitoring service -- allowing heartbeat-by-heartbeat ECG
monitoring, as patients go about their daily activities. The company is
currently focused on helping physicians detect and treat cardiac arrhythmias,
which often occur too infrequently to be diagnosed by short term testing in
hospital emergency rooms or physicians' offices.
QUALCOMM is the industry's global leader in providing high-value wireless
data solutions with a Network Management Center that processes more than
seven million transactions each day. QUALCOMM has shipped nearly
479,000 mobile communication systems to businesses in more than 39 countries
on four continents.
QUALCOMM Incorporated ( www.qualcomm.com ) is a leader in developing and
delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services
based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego,
Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500(R)
company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which the QConnect service is
deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company
serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's
SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September
30, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.
QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Briscoe, QUALCOMM
Wireless Business Solutions, +1-858-658-5715, or fax, +1-858-658-1578,
firstname.lastname@example.org , or Emily Gin, Corporate Public Relations,
+1-858-651-4084, or fax, +1-858-651-5873, email@example.com , or
Julie Cunningham, Investor Relations, +1-858-658-4224, or fax,
+1-858-651-9303, firstname.lastname@example.org , all of QUALCOMM Incorporated; or
Larry Watts of CardioNet, +1-619-243-7531, email@example.com .
SOURCE QUALCOMM Incorporated; CardioNet