The Electromedical Systems Division of Siemens Medical Solutions announces the availability of its INFINITY SC 6802XL modular configured monitor, which offers standard features of four waveform channels and a large 8.5-inch color display. Hospitals have been asking for a configured monitor with a larger display, says Bill Isenberg, Group Vice President of Siemens Electromedical Systems Division. With its enhanced display size, long battery life and wireless capabilities, the SC 6802XL is our response to a clear market need. It offers hospitals the flexibility they want, without compromising on the capabilities they need. Featuring a high-contrast, high-resolution LCD display, the SC 6802XL clearly illuminates screen messages for at-a-glance comprehension. Weighing just over 7 pounds, it is the lightest monitor in its category. It can be networked seamlessly to Siemens Multiview Workstation and Infinity Network. The SC 6802XL also provides a full set of the most commonly used parameters including ECG, SpO2, respiration, pulse rate, temperature, event recall, invasive and non-invasive blood pressures. It is based on Siemens innovative Pick and Go concept, which allows patients at all acuity levels to be connected from admission until discharge, with no interruption in data collection and no time lost to cumbersome transport preparation procedures. The SC 6802XL monitor is the newest addition to the INFINITY Patient Monitoring System, which offers a different approach to monitor design, patient transport, bedside ergonomics and workflow, and information management. Based in Solna, Sweden, and Danvers, Massachusetts, the Electromedical Systems Division of Siemens Medical Solutions specializes in the provision of life support, anesthesia and patient monitoring systems that can be integrated to create a continuous care system throughout a healthcare facility. The INFINITY SC 6802XL configured monitor is not yet licensed in accordance with Canadian Medical Device Regulations.