WAUKESHA, Wis., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Science announced today that the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office purchased the new Powerheart® G5 automated external defibrillator (AED) to upgrade their previous generation AEDs, joining a growing list of U.S. law enforcement agencies in selecting fully automatic AED units to help protect the public and fellow officers.
Cardiac Science, a global leader in AEDs, introduced the Powerheart G5 earlier this year. It is the first FDA-cleared AED to offer a combination of automatic shock delivery, variable escalating energy, and rapid shock times. The device enables anyone–from a first-time user to a professional rescuer–to respond to a cardiac arrest incident.
"Our easy-to-use AEDS are quickly becoming essential equipment for law enforcement first responders," said Rob Williams, Cardiac Science Certified AED Specialist. "The new Powerheart G5 is light enough to be easily portable in the field and tough enough to meet military standards.
"We are honored to provide the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office with the most technologically advanced AED to hit the marketplace in a very long time."
The Powerheart G5 was also designed for ease of maintenance. It conducts daily, weekly, and monthly self tests and has a highly visible indicator to confirm the device's Rescue Ready® status. It comes with an 8-year warranty and a 4-year performance guarantee on its Intellisense® medical grade non-rechargeable batteries.
About Cardiac Science
Cardiac Science 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 http://www.cardiacscience.com.
For media questions, contact Ric Kositzke at +1.262.953.7624.
SOURCE Cardiac Science Corporation