Established in 1972, VIDCO initially created products for industrial and scientific applications. The company shifted its focus to the medical marketplace in the late 1970s when hospitals began adapting these products for their use. In 1979, VIDCO introduced one of the first independently configurable, vital signs color monitors used during open-heart surgeries.Since then, VIDCO has been designing and manufacturing innovative products that provide remote patient monitoring, recording, storage, and other information management functions in all patient care environments.Examples include High-Risk Surgery, Emergency, Ambulatory, Telemetry, Cardiac Care, Intensive Care, Step-Down, Cath Lab and EP Lab and research facilities. In addition to its standard offerings, the company develops custom-made products to meet its customers' specific requirements.