Effective September 2015: BIT has discontinued all HIC production!
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Effective July 31, 2013 SunTech Medical will discontinue the Tango Plus BP Monitor! (A new Stress Test BP model is available, however BIT has not as yet confirmed compatibility with the CopWin/HRV system software and hardware).
November 1, 2010 we now have availability on both the HIC-2500 and HIC-4000 impedance cardiographs!
August 09, 2010 The new HIC-2500 impedance cardiographs will be available for purchase in September!!
March 15, 2010
January 31, 2010-Attention Nevrokard software users!
September 8, 2009-Attention Nevrokard software users!
New BPV and BRS versions now include an automatic editor!. See "What's New" on the Nevrokard website!
1, 2008-Attention Nevrokard SA-HRV software users!
January 2008-HAPPY NEW YEAR! There are two new program
updates available for 2008! CopWin Version 6.21 and the Nevrokard advanced
HRV (aHRV) analysis software.
Our new Impedance Cardiograph the HIC-4000 is HERE !!
February 16, 2007 COP-WIN 6.20 version release is available! (This is the first full release of COP-WIN 6.20 (Contact BIT) This version offers continuous PEP values on cycle by cycle basis among other new features.
November 1, 2005 COP-WIN and COPWORKS Version 6.10
are now available! (This is a Free Upgrade for COP-WIN 6
users: Contact BIT)
October 31, 2005 The
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Program is now available!
September 1, 2005 Version 6.10 with
January 26, 2005 Happy New
Year! BIT has completed an update for COP-WIN,
Version 6.02 is now available!
October 21, 2004 - Effective
this date all the Nevrokard Software programs
now use a USB dongle for copy protection!
Sept 24, 2004 - COPWORKS Version 6.01
update FREE to all 6.0 users!
July 22, 2004 - COP-WIN Version 6.01 available FREE to all 6.0 users!
BIT has made COP-WIN/HRV/BP available as a free upgrade to
all COP-WIN 6.0 users. If you are a 6.0 user and have not received
an email with download instructions. Please contact BIT.
May, 2004 - BIT is still updating COP-WIN Version 6.0
March, 2004 - Spring is Near! New Products are Here!
BIT will be releasing COP-WIN Version 6.0 for upgrades and new installations March 20 (1st day of spring)!
In addition, BIT will soon be offering a new model of the Hutcheson Impedance Cardiograph, the HIC-3000. The new model of the HIC will be an integration of the impedance cardiograph and the COP-WIN/HRV software into one system package. The HIC-3000 will have an integrated Data Acquisition Processor that will only require a USB connection to the computer (NO interconnecting cables or computer boards to install)! Call BIT (919-960-7799) for availability and pricing!
January, 2004- Happy New Year!
BIT has now released COP-WIN Version 6.0 for beta testing. This new version has been considerably enhanced and expanded over the originally planned 5.20 release, and includes many features that have been requested by our users.
Version 6.0 has several modes of continuous R to R interval data acquisition for Heart Rate Variability Applications. These modes offer acquisition independent of (or synchronized with) Ensemble Average measurement duration and inter-sample intervals. The new version produces data files(RRI and Events) that are directly compatible with the NEVROKARD HRV analytical software.
Download a description of the new features and enhancements for COP-WIN Version 6.0 Click Here!Fall, 2003
BIT is now the distributor for NEVROKARD analytical software products in the USA and Canada!
These products include:
HRV (Analysis of Heart Rate Variability)
BPV (Analysis of Blood Pressure)
BRS (Baroreceptor Sensitivity Analysis)
LDDA (Software for analysis of
single-channel or two-channel data obtained with Laser Doppler instruments for
evaluation of microvascular perfusion.)
Please contact BIT for sales information or view the Nevrokard website for specific product information!
A notebook version of COP_WIN is now available! This is version 5.10 of the COP data acquisition software and only requires connection to a USB port! No boards to install! Pricing is approximately $300 more than the standard COP_WIN system. Call for details!
A notebook version of COP_WIN will be available this fall! This version of the COP data acquisition software will only require connection to a USB port! No boards to install!
BIT now has COPWORKS version 5.10 available for AIM-8 Model F3 users. This new version permits access to data files numbered 001 through 999 instead of the previous limit of 199 files. In addition to the capability to view up to 999 data files we have added a Zoom-Scroll feature to the Graph Data option. This new feature permits Zooming in on/ or Scrolling through any particular group of data files in a session .
Please Note: Version 5.10 is a 32 bit executable and therefore is not a standard ".exe" upgrade from previous versions. Version 5.10 requires Windows98 SE or later.
The AIM-8 Model F3 is in production and reports from beta test sites have been good!
The AIM-8 Model F3 has now been alpha tested will be in production for beta test sites soon. Also, there is good news for the future F3 AIM users, the model F3 will upload data 4 times faster than the model V3! For more information on the Model F3, please see the March 22, 2001 announcement below.
Due to reported problems of viewing the BIT website using older versions of Netscape, changes have been made, making all image files now visible on, hopefully, all browser types. Please, report any problems to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.960.7799. Thank you.
August 9, 2001
BIT, Inc. is about ready to release another upgrade and version of COP_WIN and COPWORKS, Version 5.06. Existing customers will be sent a free upgrade copy within the next 3 or 4 weeks. The new COP version allows you more flexibility when using dZ/dt peaks and Electrode Distances on a EA by EA basis. Several new features and modifications have also been added.
AIM with Flash Memory Not to be Released Until October
The AIM-8F (or AIM-8-V3F) units and upgrades to AIM-8F's will not be available until late September or October, as it now stands. We are having some difficulties getting some of the custom materials in a timely fashion.
A New, 'Smart' AIM Blood Pressure Sensor Developed
We have just developed a new 'Smart' BP sensor arrangement for the AIM-8 devices (the AIM-BPSS) which eliminates the multiple triggering (multiple EA's) that occur with some of the newer oscillometric-type BP monitors like the 'Oscar' and the 'Space Lab' units. Extensive testing has revealed that these types of BP monitors can cycle the cuff pressure up and down over extreme pressure ranges up to 4 or 5 times in order to obtain one BP reading during difficult situations. This, in turn, causes the AIM-8 to take 4 or 5 readings (EA's) for the one BP measurement since the AIM has no way of knowing the BP monitor is throwing out readings and trying a new BP measurement again. This can fill up the AIM's memory with data well before it should, and also consumes unnecessary battery power in the AIM. The AIM-BPSS arrangement prevents this problem. To use this arrangement will require the New AIM-BPSS transducer ($250) and a new AIM code version (AIM-8P) to be loaded into existing AIM monitors.
Price List Updated
BIT's Price List has been updated to include the new AIM-BPSS.
BIT announced on March 30, 2001 that the new AIM-8 monitor, the AIM-8-V3F, would be ready for release in August, 2001. The release date, however, was incorrect. The new AIM monitors are still undergoing testing and most likely will not be available until late this fall. We are very sorry for the misinformation.
BIT has just begun the test phase of its new AIM monitor, the AIM-8-F3. This monitor will function exactly as the AIM-8-V3, but it will be able to store more data (i.e. more Ensemble Averages), and, more importantly, it will have non-volatile, flash memory. With the new flash memory, the AIM-8-F3 will be able to store data and set-up information even if its power is cut. This means data won't be lost if a battery dies while a subject is under surveillance or while the computer is uploading data!
Users with the AIM-8-V3 model will be able to upgrade to the new F3; however, this upgrade is not available for users of older AIM models.
The new F3 model requires one additional computer board and one flash card (both produced by Persistor) in order to accommodate the new non-volatile, high capacity memory capabilities. The picture below shows the new computer board and flash card attached to the AIM module (board on far left).
With the additional memory boards, the AIM-8-F3 module is approximately ½" taller than the V3 module. The picture below shows the AIM-8-V3 module (left) and AIM-8-F3 module (right) side-by-side:
These additional memory boards used in the AIM-8-F3 require that a larger enclosure be used. The new AIM-8-F3 monitor is pictured below with the AIM module along side for comparison:
For more information, please contact BIT.
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