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CPAP Newsletter: CPAP News Letter - Issue: 17
An Alternative to Traditional Nasal Masks
Are you still using a large, heavy nasal CPAP mask? Recent offerings have given users new choices in their style of
interface. A front runner of this move in the industry is the Respironics ComfortCurve.
Worlds First CPAP Machine With Integrated Battery
The AEIOmed Aura CPAP is expected to ship near the end of May. The integrated battery
pack is planned for shipment June 15, and the integrated heated humidifier is due out by July 15th.
Fisher & Paykel Thermosmart Technology
As can be seen by recent offerings, many manufacturers are trying to attract customers by offering small travel CPAPs.
However, Fisher & Paykel is going a different direction. They will be unveiling their SleepStyle600 line with Thermosmart
Technology at the upcoming Denver APSS Sleep Meeting. This feature is rumored to significantly reduce or completely
cpaptalk.com: The Place To Talk CPAP
We are thrilled to report that community growth has been explosive. As of the writing of this newsletter, cpaptalk.com
is fast approaching 1,600 registered users and has more than 21,000 posts! We are a free message board, which means that
we give full access to all content and discussion on cpaptalk. You can browse and post anonymously. If it is happening
in the CPAP world, it is being talked about on cpaptalk. We hope to see you there soon!
Resmed S8 Product Line Additions
Resmed released its super small S8 Escape CPAP. Its foot print is currently the worlds smallest for a
CPAP. The integrated H3i heated humidifier for the S8 machines is expected to be available in late August.
The Escape is the first of a new generation of Resmed machines. We expect a low cost "S8 Classic" to be
available in July, with the "S8 Elite" and "S8 Spirit" auto following soon after. Software to support the S8
machines will be version 5.6.
Resmed To Phase Out Mirage Full Face Mask Series 2
Resmed has announced that they will phase out the Mirage Full Face Mask Series 2 September 30, 2005.
They will continue to provide parts until December 31, 2006. The Ultra Mirage Full Face Mask is their
Fisher & Paykel HC234
Fisher & Paykel has quietly released their first altitude compensating CPAP, the HC234. The machine has many
improvements including easier to use controls.
Respironics New Model BiPAP ST with Integrated Heated Humidifier
Respironics has updated the Bipap-ST machine to include compatibility with the Remstar Heated
Humidifier. It also features a memory with smart card.
Denver APSS Sleep Meeting
We will be attending the annual American Academy of Sleep Medicine meeting in Denver June 19th to 23rd. We have a booth promoting cpaptalk.com on the convention floor and hope to see you there!