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01/18/2016

Health o meter® Professional Scales Introduces New Wall-Mounted Height Rod

Health o meter® Professional Scales expands its line of height measuring instruments with the new Wall-Mounted Telescopic Metal Height Rod (Model 201HR). This easy to use aluminum height rod features a smooth-sliding headpiece and telescoping rod design that allows caregivers to quickly and easily read patient height measurements. With a wide measuring range of 2”-90” in 1/8” increments (6 cm-230cm in 1mm increments), the product is ideal for use with both pediatric and adult patients.

12/16/2015

Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales Donates to Local Food Pantry

Pelstar LLC, manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional scales, made a generous donation to HCS Family Services, a non-profit charity serving residents of Southeast Dupage County, Illinois. HCS Family Services operates a local food pantry that was in great need for paper goods such as personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and diapers. These items were collected by Pelstar/Health o meter® Professional Scales employees and over 238 pounds of paper goods were then donated to the food pantry.

12/01/2015

Success of Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales Cited in Harvard Business School Case Study

A recent case study published by the Harvard Business School cites Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales’ successful climb to the #1 Medical Scale brand.  The Harvard study focuses on the trend towards shareholder activism often resulting in companies being sold to private-equity investors who see the promise in a long-standing brand. The case study cited the example of the Health o meter® Professional purchase from its parent company in 2002 by a group of private-equity investors.

08/25/2015

Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales Announces Sales Force Advancements

Pelstar LLC, manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional Scales, announces four promotions within the company’s sales department.

Ken Harris was promoted to Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing.  Since Ken joined the company in 2013, the brand has continued to gain market share and the company has strengthened multiple partnerships within the industry.

08/06/2015

Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales Achieves ISO 13485 Compliance for 8th Consecutive Year

Pelstar LLC, manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional Scales, announces their 8th consecutive year of meeting the compliance requirements for ISO 13485:2003 certification. With this successful compliance record, Pelstar LLC/Health o meter Professional Scales is the first and longest standing professional scale company with ISO 13485 certification. The annual ISO audit ensures that the company consistently meets the quality management system requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

07/23/2015

Upgraded Version of Health o meter® Professional Scales SDK Now Available

An upgraded version of Health o meter® Professional Scales free SDK connectivity solution is now available. The Health o meter® Professional Scales Software Development Kit (SDK) Version 3.0 offers compatibility with newer versions of Windows®, specifically 32/64-bit PCs running Windows 8.1, 7 and XP Operating Systems with .NET 4.51 Installed. The SDK allows Health o meter® Professional digital scales to transmit weight, height, and BMI data into a practitioner’s EMR system.

06/16/2015

Health o meter® Professional Scales Participates in the Super Service Challenge with Intent to Win Part of $1 Million to Benefit Local Charities

Health o meter® Professional Scales is participating in a new Super Service Challenge initiative called the Corporate Partner Program, a nationwide volunteer service initiative that challenges companies to serve nonprofits, donate funds to the nonprofits served, and create videos sharing why they served. Companies can win part of $1 million in funding for the nonprofits they serve plus receive matching funds for their corporate donations.