Respironics REMstar and BiPAP Models to be Discontinued January 1, 2007
By Andrew Senske, President CPAP-Supply.com
Last Updated 12/12/2006 7:56:00 PM



When new models of CPAP machines are developed itís only a matter of time until the older models are discontinued. As you know this year Respironics released the new REMstar M Series and BiPAP M Series CPAP machines. Now that their M Series lineup is complete the older REMstar and BiPAP models are being discontinued. The target date of the sales discontinuation is January 1, 2007 Ė just three weeks from now.

Hereís a letter we recently received from Respironics outlining the end of the REMstar and BiPAP models.

November 27, 2006

Dear Customer,

This letter is to inform you of the impending sales discontinuation of our legacy REMstar and BiPAP model products. The decision to no longer manufacture the legacy REMstar and BiPAP products is based on the release of the full line of M Series products. The M Series line of sleep systems offers the same range of therapy options as our legacy devices but in a smaller, sleeker design that is easier to use for you and your patients. Please find below a matrix mapping the Legacy model to the equivalent M Series model.

Legacy Model Equivalent M Series Model
REMstar Lite REMstar M Series
REMstar REMstar M Series
REMstar Plus without C-Flex REMstar M Series
REMstar Plus with C-Flex REMstar Plus M Series
REMstar Pro 2 with C-Flex REMstar Pro M Series
REMstar Auto with C-Flex REMstar Auto M Series
BiPAP Plus with Bi-Flex BiPAP Plus M Series
BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex BiPAP Auto M Series
REMstar Integrated Heated Humidifier M Series Integrated Heated Humidifier*
REMstar Integrated Pass-Over Humidifier M Series Integrated Pass-Over Humidifier*

Notes:

* M Series Integrated Humidifiers are not compatible with legacy flow generators and vice versa.
**Encore Pro must be upgraded to version 1.6i or higher to read M Series information.

We can assure you that we will continue to support and provide service on the Legacy REMstar and BiPAP product line until January 2012. We are very confident that the M Series will offer you a superior substitute that will better meet you and your patients needs.

The target date of the legacy REMstar and BiPAP sales discontinuation is January 1, 2007. This date is dependent on inventory and the product will be considered obsolete once inventory is depleted. If you have any questions concerning this action, please call your local Respironics field sales representative. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and thank you for your support regarding this action. We value your business and look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,

Jeff Maglin Neil Apple
Product Manager Service Marketing Manager

Andrew Senske
President
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