Braun ThermoScan® PRO 4000 Ear Thermometer Unveiled

San Diego, Calif., USA, -- Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, today introduced the Braun ThermoScan® PRO 4000, the only electronic ear thermometer with a preheated probe and sensor for reliable temperature readings on patients of all ages. Its exclusive ExacTemp(TM) technology provides an active user feedback system to ensure proper positioning and improved accuracy in calculating temperatures. The product is available as of February 1, 2005.

"With the click of a button, the Braun ThermoScan PRO 4000 offers clinicians the most advanced technology available," said Whitney Bouma, Welch Allyn senior product manager. "It's lightweight and comfortable to hold, which is essential for taking temperatures on young patients."

One of the fastest thermometers ever developed for infant to adult patients, the Braun ThermoScan PRO 4000 is an affordable electronic vital signs device that can withstand the constant use in a medical practice or hospital setting. The lightweight unit features a prominent memory button to recall the last temperature reading from a patient. There is a convenient storage space for 20 probe covers with an optional base station that holds an additional sleeve of 200 probe covers. It also features electronic security enhancements that discourage theft in more volatile hospital environments.

About Welch Allyn: Welch Allyn, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is today a leading manufacturer of innovative medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices, cardiac defibrillators, patient monitoring systems, and miniature precision lamps. Headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York, USA, Welch Allyn employs more than 2,300 people and has numerous manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities located throughout the world. Additional information on Welch Allyn and its products may be found at welchallyn.com.

About Braun GmBH: Founded in 1921 by Max Braun, Braun Gmbh manufactures more than 200 electrical appliances in 11 product categories. Headquartered in Kronberg, Germany, the company employs more than 9,000 employees around the world. Thermoscan is a registered trademark of Braun GmBH.