AEDUpgrades.com - AHA 2005 Upgrade Information
PLEASE NOTE: the upgrade information contained below describes updating AEDs to the AHA 2005 Guidelines (released on 11/28/05).
If you are looking for information on the AHA 2010 guidelines
(released 10/18/10), please click here.
 

Philips HeartStart
OnSite AED
Philips HeartStart OnSite AED - Last Updated: 03/11/12
New AEDs Released?Yes - Philips has released new AEDs which
are guidelines compliant. Buy one now
from the AED Superstore!
Old AEDs Upgradeable?Yes, all OnSite AEDs can be upgraded.
NOTE: Philips may stop accepting upgrade orders
for OnSite AEDs in the future - make sure to submit
your upgrade order as soon as possible!
Upgrade Method?Philips will send an upgraded AED first and then you will send back your old AED (which allows you to keep the defibrillator in service at all times.)
Upgrade Cost?The upgrade will cost $280.
Upgrade Availability?Order forms can be downloaded by
clicking on the following links:
Exchange Your AED (PDF or Excel).
 

Philips HeartStart
FRx AED
Philips HeartStart FRx AED - Last Updated: 03/11/12
New AEDs Released?Yes - Philips has released new AEDs which
are guidelines compliant. Buy one now
from the AED Superstore!
Old AEDs Upgradeable?Yes, all FRx AEDs can be upgraded.
NOTE: Philips may stop accepting upgrade orders
for FRx AEDs in the future - make sure to submit
your upgrade order as soon as possible!
Upgrade Method?Philips will send an upgraded AED first and then you will send back your old AED (which allows you to keep the defibrillator in service at all times.)
Upgrade Cost?The upgrade will cost $280.
Upgrade Availability?Order forms can be downloaded by
clicking on the following links:
Exchange Your AED (PDF or Excel).
 

Philips HeartStart
FR2/FR2+ AED
Philips HeartStart FR2/FR2+ AED - Last Updated: 8/24/06
New AEDs Released?Yes - you can purchase an FR2+ AED which is
guidelines compliant at the AED Superstore.
Old AEDs Upgradeable?According to Philips, FR2/FR2+ AEDs running software
version 1.6 can be optimized for the new guidelines, while FR2/FR2+ AEDs running software version lower
than 1.6 can be "reconfigured to meet the pertinent
new recommendations."
Upgrade Method?FR2/FR2+'s can be reconfigured using the Training &
Admin Pack
. This pack can upgrade multiple machines, but you may need to purchase the Charger to
recharge the pack. Instructions on how to
reconfigure the FR2/FR2+ AED can be found here.
You can also purchase an Reconfiguration Card from
the AED Superstore to easily update your AEDs.
Upgrade Cost?The Training & Admin Pack cost can be seen here,
and the optional Charger cost can be seen here. If you
would prefer to use the Reconfiguration Card
from AED Superstore, it's cost is $39.95 (and
can upgrade unlimited FR2's).
Upgrade Availability?The Training & Admin Pack, the Charger, and
the Reconfiguration Card are available for
immediate shipment from the AED Superstore.
 

Philips HeartStart
OnSite Trainer
Philips HeartStart OnSite Trainer - Last Updated: 11/18/06
New Trainers Released?Yes - Philips has released Trainers
which are guidelines compliant.
Buy one now from the AED Superstore.
Old Trainers Upgradeable?No, none of the OnSite
Trainers are upgradeable.
Replacement Cost?A guidelines compliant OnSite Trainer can be ordered from the AED Superstore.
Replacement Availability?The AED Superstore is already accepting
orders for replacement units.
 

Philips HeartStart
FRx Trainer
Philips HeartStart FRx Trainer - Last Updated: 7/18/06
New Trainers Released?Yes - Philips has released Trainers which
are guidelines compliant. Buy one now
from the AED Superstore!
Old Trainers Upgradeable?The FRx Trainer was only released
in a guidelines compliant version.
 

Philips HeartStart
Trainer 2
Philips HeartStart Trainer 2 - Last Updated: 7/31/06
New Trainers Released?Yes - you can purchase a Philips Trainer 2 which is
guidelines compliant at the AED Superstore.
Old Trainers Upgradeable?Yes, all Philips Trainer 2's can be upgraded.
Upgrade Method?The Trainer 2 can be reconfigured using the
Programming Kit. You can also use any
standard serial cable and download
the upgrade software from Laerdal.
Upgrade Cost?The Programming Kit cost can be seen here.
Upgrade Availability?The Programming Kit is available for immediate shipment from the AED Superstore.
 

Philips HeartStart
Forerunner AED
Philips Forerunner AED - Last Updated: 8/31/06
New AEDs Released?No, the Forerunner AED has been discontinued.
Old AEDs Upgradeable?Yes - all Forerunner AEDs can be reconfigured.
Upgrade Method?The Forerunner AED can be reconfigured by
inserting the Setup Card into the AED and
then following the instructions here.
Upgrade Availability?Unfortunately, the Setup Card is no longer
being manufactured by Philips.
 
To see Philips' documents regarding the
AHA 2005 upgrades, click on the links below:

Philips HeartStart OnSite AED Upgrade Information - 4/25/2006
Philips HeartStart FRx AED Upgrade Information - 4/25/2006
Philips HeartStart FR2/FR2+ AED Upgrade Information - 4/25/2006
Philips HeartStart Forerunner Upgrade Information - 4/25/2006

If you have any questions regarding the upgrade process,
please contact Philips directly at (800) 263-3342.

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