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This buyers guide has been
brought to you by the
companies listed below.
A comprehensive listing of manufacturers, distributors
and suppliers of polysomnography equipment, with at-a-glance
charts detailing the various systems available.
Bio-logic Systems Corp.
One Bio-logic Plaza
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 949-5200
(800) 323-8326
Fax: (847) 949-8615
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.bio-logic.com
Product Line: Polysomnography
systems
Cadwell Laboratories Inc.
909 N. Kellogg St.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-6481
(800) 245-3001
Fax: (509) 783-6503
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.cadwell.com
Product Line: PSG/EEG
instrumentation
Maintenance/Repair: An extended
warranty is available, it includes
software upgrades.
Compumedics Ltd.
7950 University Ave. N.E.
Fridley, MN 55432
(763) 717-3975
(877) 717-3975
Fax: (763) 717-3973
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:
http://www.compumedics.com.au
Product Line: Sleep and EEG diagnostic
systems
Maintenance/Repair: All models have
a full service, extended warranty plan. A
parts only plan is available for the Siesta
and E-Series PSG models.
Grass-Telefactor, An
Astro-Med Inc. Product Group
600 E. Greenwich Ave.
West Warwick, RI 02893
(401) 828-4000
(877) 472-7779
Fax: (401) 822-2430
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:
http://www.grass-telefactor.com
Product Line: Polysomnographic recording instrumentation and accessories
Maintenance/Repair: The H2O™ has a
one-year warranty; all other models
listed have a lifetime warranty.
LA MONT MEDICAL Inc.
555 D’Onofrio Dr.
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 827-9000
(888) 452-6668
Fax: (608) 827-8600
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:
http://www.lamontmedical.com
Product Line: PSG Sleep System
Maintenance/Repair: Service
contracts are available.
Medcare Diagnostics,
a division of AirSep Corp.
401 Creekside Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14228
(716) 691-0718
(888) 662-7632
Fax: (716) 691-1004
Web site:
http://www.medcarediagnostics.com
Product Line: Sleep monitoring and
analysis and neurodiagnostic systems
Maintenance/Repair: Medcare
provides both extended warranties (components shipped next day) or extended
service contracts (includes on-site repair)
for the Monet™, Rembrandt and
Vincent™
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Nellcor Puritan Bennett
(Melville) Ltd.
Oxford Instruments Medical
141 Laurier Ave. W., Ste. 700
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P5J3
(613) 238-1840
(800) 663-3336
Fax: (613) 238-1291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:
http://www.sandmansleep.com
Product Line: Digital sleep diagnostic
systems
Maintenance/Repair: The
Edentrace/Sandman EASy has one-year
full warranty coverage and loaner equipment is available. One-year full warranty
coverage with all Sandman system software and hardware; loaner equipment is
available.
Package Deals and Promotions:
Promotion on upgrades from EAS DOS to
EASy Windows® software. Please call
for an up-to-date promotion list for the
Suzanne Portable for Sandman. Trade-in
promotion to upgrade existing MMC
amplifiers in the Sandman Elite to SD32+
digital amplifier.
Network Concepts
2135 W. Greenview Dr.
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-9334
(800) 877-1319
Fax: (608) 831-8333
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.nci.com
Product Line: Digital sleep, EEG and
epilepsy monitoring systems
Maintenance/Repair: One-year manufacturer warranty on all parts/labor.
Extended service contracts are available.
Nicolet Biomedical Inc.
5225 Verona Rd., Bldg. 2
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 273-5000
(800) 356-0007
Fax: (608) 273-5067
E-mail:
[email protected]
Web site:
http://www.nicoletbiomedical.com
Product Line: Neurodiagnostic monitoring equipment
Maintenance/Repair: Extended
warranties available, full support,
factory repair and parts only support
programs
Nihon Kohden America Inc.
90 Icon St.
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
(949) 580-1555
(800) 325-0283
Fax: (949) 580-1550
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.nkusa.com
Product Line: Electroneurodiagnostic
instrumentation including the
PolySmith™ family of sleep diagnostic
products, line of EEG, EP/EMG, patient
monitoring systems and
electrocardiographs
Maintenance/Repair: Extended warranty for parts and labor and biomedical
training available.
Ortivus US Inc.
4920 York Rd., Ste. 266
Holicong, PA 18928-0129
(215) 794-4455
Fax: (215) 794-4466
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://ortivus.com
Product Line: Biosaca
Maintenance/Repair: All risk
insurance for accidental loss or damage
. A DVA N C E
12 Skyline Dr., Ste. 230
Hawthorne, NY 10532-2133
(914) 593-7100
(800) 438-8322
Fax: (914) 593-7290
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.oxford-instru
ments.com/medical
ResMed Corp.
14040 Danielson St.
Poway, CA 92064-6857
(858) 746-2400
(800) 424-0737
Fax: (858) 746-2900
Web site: http://www.resmed.com
Product Line: ResMed is a respiratory
medical device manufacturer specializing
in products for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing.
Maintenance/Repair: The Embla®
Sleep Recorder has two-business day,
48-hour replacement and an extended
warranty option. The Embletta® PDS
has a one-year warranty and 48-hour
(two-business day) replacement.
Respironics
1501 Ardmore Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 731-2100
(800) 345-6443
Fax: (412) 473-5010
Web site: http://www.respironics.com
Product Line: Alice Sleepware
SensorMedics
22705 Savi Ranch Pkwy.
Yorba Linda, CA 92887-4645
(714) 283-2228
(800) 231-2466
Fax: (714) 283-8439
Web site:
http://www.sensormedics.com
Product Line: SensorMedics markets,
manufactures and distributes products
for the diagnosis and treatment of sleepdisordered breathing including the Alpha
Screen, Alura CPAP, Respitrace QDC and
SomnoStar Alpha.
Maintenance/Repair: Online tech support with 24-hour phone support and
scheduled on-site technical assistance
Stellate Systems
345 Victoria, Ste. 300
Westmont, Quebec, Canada H3Z 2N2
(514) 486-1306
(888) 742-1306
Fax: (514) 486-0694
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://stellate.com
Product Line: Digital recording and
review instruments for use in sleep,
EEG, epilepsy monitoring and ICU/OR
monitoring
Maintenance/Repair: Full on-site
training and installation, remote site
software diagnostics, three-year
warranty includes parts and labor
TeleDiagnostic Systems
1757 E. Bayshore Rd., Ste. 24
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 474-0424
(800) 227-3224
Fax: (650) 474-0427
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:
http://www.telediagnostic.com
Product Line: VISTA Polysomnography
System
Maintenance/Repair: Annual software
and hardware maintenance programs
available
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Bio-logic Systems Corp.
Cadwell Laboratories Inc.
Compumedics Ltd.
Compumedics Ltd.
Product Name
Sleepscan Netlink
Easy II Sleep
E-Series PSG
P-Series Plus
Dimensions (H x L x W) in inches
*
NA
PIB 6.3 x 4 x 2.1, control module 7.4 x 5.3 x 1.7
*
Cost
$25,000 to $40,000
Variable, depends on options, computers, etc.
Depends on configuration and options
$25,000
Digital Amps
X
X
X
X
Portable
X
Transportable
X
AC Amplifier
X
X
X
DC Amplifier
X
X
X
Video/Surveillance Option
X
X
X
X
Printing
X
X
Interfacing
X
X
X
X
Trending Displays
X
X
X
Upgradeable
X
X
Add-Ons
X
X
Manual Scoring
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Analog Amps
X
X
X
Adult Mode
Pediatric Mode
Control Room Capabilities
Windows® Software
X
NT Software
X
Built-in Database
X
Esophageal pH Available
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
NPT-capable
X
Automatic Upgrade Distribution
X
24-hour Availability
X
X
X
X
X
X
22 bit sampling, sampling rate 128 to 2,048
1 AC, 32-channel; 1 DC, 4-channel
44 differential amps, 0.16 Hz to 105 Hz
26 amps, 0.3 Hz to 70 Hz
Look-Back Features
*
Yes, user-controlled,
simultaneous to acquisition
Look back to any page, full scoring
capabilities while collecting data
Look back to any page,
digital filters, re-reference
Number of Channels
40
32 and 4
Up to 57 signals
26
Types of Sensors
*
All
Any sensor, touch-proof connectors
Compumedics and touch-proof
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*
*
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Satellite view shows up to 100
epochs on one window, Q-video
shows movement in color, Q-sleep
staging analysis is intelligent—learns
from user input to speed staging and
improve consistency
TCP/IP address on Ethernet network,
built-in oximeter and two pressure
transducers, run up to four E-Series
amplifiers per computer, ProFusion
PSG software for scoring available
Up to 10 channels of EEG,
interface a pH meter or
ETCO2, re-reference data
during collection and
review, monitor in the lab
or by using a modem at
remote sites, all data
collected on a solid-state
PC flash card
Number/frequency of amps
Standards System
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Company Name
Compumedics Ltd.
Compumedics Ltd.
Compumedics Ltd.
Grass-Telefactor
Product Name
P-Series PS2
P-Series Screener
Siesta
Albert Grass Heritage® PSG
Dimensions (H x L x W) in inches
*
*
5.5 x 3 x 1.5
30 x 24 x 48 (without monitor)
$21,000
$11,700
Depends on configuration and options
Starting at $35,395
Digital Amps
X
X
X
Portable
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Cost
Analog Amps
X
Transportable
AC Amplifier
DC Amplifier
Video/Surveillance Option
X
X
Printing
X
Interfacing
X
Trending Displays
X
X
Upgradeable
X
X
X
X
X
X
Add-Ons
X
Manual Scoring
X
X
X
X
Adult Mode
X
X
X
X
Pediatric Mode
X
X
X
X
Control Room Capabilities
Windows® Software
X
NT Software
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Built-in Database
X
Esophageal pH Available
X
NPT-capable
X
X
X
X
Automatic Upgrade Distribution
X
X
X
X
24-hour Availability
X
X
X
X
Number/frequency of amps
18 amps, 0.03 Hz to 30 Hz
10 channels
32 differential amps, 0.046 Hz to 210 Hz
32 bandwidth, selectable
from 0.01 Hz to 6 KHz
Look-Back Features
Look back to any page,
digital filters
Look back with optional
software
Look back to any page, full scoring
capabilities while collecting data
Yes, full
Number of Channels
18
10
Up to 51 signals
20 AC + 12 AC/DC + 4 DC
Types of Sensors
Compumedics
Compumedics and touch-proof
Any sensor, touch-proof connectors
Standard
Standards System
*
*
*
IEC 601-1, UL 2601
Other Features
Full sleep montage, use in the
lab or for portable testing,
built-in pressure transducer for
CPAP or nasal flow, used in the
NIH-funded Sleep Heart Health
Study
Full cardio-respiratory
recorder with one highfrequency channel for
EEG or EOG, complete
diagnostic screening
for OSA
Wireless transmission of waveform data
over a radio LAN, data may also be recorded on an integrated compact flash card, no
need to run cables, access across a hospital network collecting and monitoring data
at many points throughout the facility
New patented, automated
sleep staging, database,
electrode selectors for
on-the-fly re-referencing,
gold-standard amplifiers,
customizable reports,
unlimited user-definable
montages, configurable
as an EEG/PSG
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Grass-Telefactor
Grass-Telefactor
Grass-Telefactor
LA MONT MEDICAL Inc.
Aurora™ PSG
Colleague® PSG
H2O™
Sonoma™ PSG
LaForce Digital PSG Acquisition System
35 x 24 x 22 (without monitor)
18 x 10 x 11
1.75 x 8 x 5
18 x 10 x 11
*
Starting at $19,995
Starting at $23,995
Starting at $10,000
Starting at $19,995
*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Grass-Telefactor
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
24 AC amps, bandwidth
0.1 Hz to 95 Hz
12 bandwidth, selectable
from 0.01 Hz to 6 KHz
32, bandwidth 0.5 Hz to 70 Hz to
70 percent response points
Bandwidth, selectable
from 0.01 Hz to 6 KHz
*
Yes, full review capability
during look-back
Yes, full
Yes, full
Yes, full
Yes, simultaneous, split screen,
annotations/scoring
24 AC + DC
12 AC + 4 DC
32 AC + SaO2/BMP
16 AC/20 DC or 12 AC/4 DC
20 EEG, 2 EOG, 3 EMG, 1 ECG, 4 respiratory
Female safelead
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard Pro-Tech, will work with customers’ needs
IEC 601-1, UL 2601
IEC 601-1, UL 2601
IEC 601-1, UL 2601
IEC 601-1, UL 2601
*
Gold-standard amplifiers,
customizable reports
New patented, automated
sleep staging, database,
electrode selectors for
on-the-fly re-referencing,
gold-standard amplifiers,
customizable reports, unlimited user-definable montages,
completely compatible with
Heritage systems
Ambulatory
New patented, automated
sleep staging, database,
reports, unlimited userdefinable montages, completely compatible with
Heritage Systems
HP hardware, stable networked
operating system, digital video
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Company Name
Medcare Diagnostics
Medcare Diagnostics
Medcare Diagnostics
Product Name
DaVinci EEG
Monet™
Rembrandt
Dimensions (H x L x W) in inches
NA
*
*
Cost
Option-dependent
*
Depends on configuration
Digital Amps
X
X
X
Portable
X
X
X
Transportable
X
X
X
AC Amplifier
X
X
X
DC Amplifier
X
X
X
Video/Surveillance Option
X
X
X
Printing
X
X
X
Interfacing
X
X
X
X
X
Analog Amps
Trending Displays
Upgradeable
X
X
X
Add-Ons
X
X
X
Manual Scoring
X
X
Adult Mode
X
X
X
Pediatric Mode
X
X
X
Control Room Capabilities
Windows® Software
X
X
X
X
X
X
NT Software
X
X
X
Built-in Database
X
X
Esophageal pH Available
X
X
NPT-capable
X
X
Automatic Upgrade Distribution
X
X
X
24-hour Availability
X
X
X
Number/frequency of amps
*
One 19-channel digital amp,
bandwidth 0 Hz to 600 Hz
One 51-channel digital amp,
bandwidth 0 Hz to 600 Hz
Look-Back Features
Yes
Yes, importable configuration when
connected to computer
Yes, with ability to score and edit
Number of Channels
32, 64, 96, 128
14 AC, 2 DC, 3 oximetry
32 AC, 16 DC, 3 oximetry
Types of Sensors
Most sensors/electrodes
compatible
Any type of available sensor
Any type of available sensor
Windows 95/98 and NT compatible, ultra-high resolution
color display up to 1800 x 1440, instantaneous synchronized
digital patient video and sound with on-screen display
Windows 95/98 and NT compatible, ultra-high resolution
color display up to 1800 x 1440, instantaneous synchronized
digital patient video and sound with on-screen display
Software upgrades and toll-free 24/7 telephone
support free for life, can be used for stationary or
ambulatory recording, all AC channels have 1,600
SDS sample rate, uses Rembrandt’s software for
collection and analysis
Software upgrades and toll-free 24/7
telephone support free for life,
Rembrandt has been in the U.S.
market for six years
Standards System
*
Other Features
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FFT mapping; spike wave detection;
modular system for adding EEG,
long-term video, EMG and EP
options either as upgrade to
Rembrandt Sleep or standalone
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Nellcor Puritan Bennett (Melville) Ltd.
Nellcor Puritan Bennett (Melville) Ltd.
Nellcor Puritan Bennett (Melville) Ltd.
Vincent™
Edentrace/Sandman EASy
Sandman Elite/SD32+ digital amplifier
Suzanne Portable for Sandman
*
3.5 x 11.2 x 7.4
Amplifier 2.2 x 10.2 x 6.8, headbox 2.5 x 5.2 x 3.8
5.7 x 5.5 x 2.4
*
Edentrace II $7,995, Edentrace II+ $11,995
Competitive pricing available
*
X
X
X
X
X
X
Option
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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X
X
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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X
X
X
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X
X
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X
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X
X
X
X
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X
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X
X
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X
X
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X
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
One 11-channel digital amp,
bandwidth 0 Hz to 600 Hz
7 channels
1- or 2-bed systems, sampling rate
customizable
1 per patient
Yes, importable configuration
when connected to computer
Yes, in attended mode with Sandman
EASy software
Real-time and remote look back of
entire study with on-the-fly scoring
Yes, in attended mode with
Sandman Elite Software
8 AC, 3 oximetry
SpO2, heart rate, nasal/oral airflow, snoring levels, body position,
transthoracic impedance, pH/CPAP/Auxillary, strain gauge
Up to 64 per bed, sample rate 8,192 Hz
Any type of available sensor
Various, device-specific (includes Nellcor
disposable breath sensor, oximetry)
Compatible with any manufacturer’s sensors
Custom 10-, 18-, 26-, 36-channel
configurations available
Various, Braebon, Nellcor, Protech,
disposable Nellcor breath and airflow sensors
Windows 95/98 and NT compatible, ultra-high resolution
color display up to 1800 x 1440, instantaneous synchronized
digital patient video and sound with on-screen display
ISO 9001, EN 46001, CE marked
ISO 9001, EN 46001, CE marked, IEC 601-1
ISO 9001, CE marked, IEC 601-1, UL 2601,
CSA 22.2, complies with EMC directive
Software upgrades and toll-free 24/7
telephone support free for life, can be
used as a full-disclosure screening system because each AC channel can be
user-defined, each channel has 600 Hz
bandwidth and, 1,600 Hz sample rate
Records newborns through adults, easy-to-use,
interfaces with Assurance 2000 for heart and
respiration monitoring, records up to 24 hours,
reports in MS-Word®, weighs 3.3 lbs
User-friendly, customizable system offering
computer-assisted scoring of respiratory, PLM
arousals, pH, EKG, desaturation, FFT, ETCO2,
ECG, snore, associations, bad data, running RDI
in collection, quality assurance module for
teaching purposes, integrated access database,
customized patient reports, digital video,
European conversion available
Compact, user-friendly, portable
recorder for attended and unattended
PSG, battery powered, built-in Nellcor
SpO2, CPAP nasal pressure transducer,
additional DC input, fiber optic link,
score studies with Sandman software,
weighs 1.85 lbs.
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Company Name
Network Concepts Inc.
Nicolet Biomedical Inc.
Nicolet Biomedical Inc.
Product Name
NCI Sleep Systems
Portable UltraSom in Windows® NT
UltraSom on Windows® NT
Dimensions (H x L x W) in inches
*
26 x 15 x 8 laptop and base in rollable bag
53 x 30 x 27 cart-based
Cost
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One-bed from $40,000
One-bed from $44,000, two-bed from $47,000
Digital Amps
X
X
X
Portable
X
X
Transportable
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Analog Amps
AC Amplifier
DC Amplifier
Video/Surveillance Option
X
Printing
X
X
X
Interfacing
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Adult Mode
X
X
Pediatric Mode
X
X
X
X
X
X
NT Software
X
X
Built-in Database
X
X
NPT-capable
X
X
Automatic Upgrade Distribution
X
X
24-hour Availability
X
X
X
Trending Displays
Upgradeable
X
Add-Ons
X
Manual Scoring
X
Control Room Capabilities
Windows® Software
X
Esophageal pH Available
Number/frequency of amps
*
One amplifier/bed configuration
One or two amplifier/bed configurations
Look-Back Features
Unlimited look-back while recording
Yes, review/score record, access manual
sleep staging and event scoring during
acquisition
Yes, review/score record, access manual sleep
staging and event scoring during acquisition
Number of Channels
24 to 128 available
Average up to 32 per bed
Average up to 32 per bed
*
Interface to any third-party
Interface to any third-party
*
*
*
Custom sleep reports, networking,
true multitasking ability to record two
beds with one system, CD archiving,
digital video, 32 DC channels available
in addition to AC channels
Full networking capability, review data
over network during and after acquisition, patient data management utility/
database standard with every system,
online spike detection option
Full networking capability, review data over
network during and after acquisition,
patient data management utility/database
standard with every system, online spike
detection option
Types of Sensors
Standards System
Other Features
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IEC International Electrotechnical
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ISO International Organization for
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Nihon Kohden America Inc.
Nihon Kohden America Inc.
Nihon Kohden America Inc.
EEG-1100 Data System
EEG-9100 Portable Laptop System
Polysmith™ 2-Bed System
Trackit 12, 24 or 36 Ambulatory
EEG/PSG System
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5.5 x 4 x 1.25
Approx. $33,615
Approx. $22,100
Approx. $39,900
Approx. $15,900
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Offline
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Offline
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Offline
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Yes, for online editing and
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Yes, for online editing and staging/scoring
Yes, for online editing and staging/scoring
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40 AC plus 4 DC
40 AC plus 4 DC
24 AC plus 5 DC (x2)
Up to 36: 24 AC EEG, 8 DC/AC
bipolar poly, 4 hi-level AUX
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Single-bed system for recording PSG and EEG: Windows™ 2000
Professional Operating System, PC, monitor (17-inch or 21-inch),
keyboard, mouse, optically-isolated amplifier, impedance check
at headbox and screen, photo stimulator, cart
Single-bed system for recording PSG and EEG: Windows™ 2000
Professional Operating System, Notebook PC with built-in LCD,
keyboard, touchpad, optically-isolated amplifiers, impedance
check at headbox and screen, carrying case and input box pouch
Two-bed system for recording PSG: Windows™ NT
Operating System, PC, 21-inch monitor, keyboard,
mouse, two optically-isolated amplifiers, impedance
check
Recorder, input box, patient isolation,
built-in calibration, pouches for
home studies
Digital video, complete reformatting online or offline,
1600 x 1200 screen resolution, offline analysis with
customized Report Generation, inter-scorer variability
reporting, database, Poly Lite™, optional SurveySmith™
PSG Report Generation Program, remote monitoring over
network including Web, online editing, optional camera
board for on-screen patient viewing, optional online
SpikeDetector™ for association of epilepsy component
with sleep disorders, optional synchronous digital
video recording
Complete reformatting online or offline, offline analysis
with customized Report Generation, inter-scorer variability
reporting, database, Poly Lite™, optional SurveySmith™
PSG Report Generation Program, remote monitoring over
network including Web, online editing, optional monitor for
1600 x 1200 screen resolution, optional camera board for
on-screen patient viewing, optional online SpikeDetector™
for association of epilepsy component with sleep disorders,
optional synchronous digital video recording, USB headbox
interface for repair and PC upgrades
Offline analysis with customized Report
Generation, inter-scorer variability reporting,
database, Poly Lite™, optional SurveySmith™
PSG Report Generation Program, remote
monitoring over network including Web,
online editing, optional 2nd monitor, optional
synchronous digital video recording
Offline analysis with customized Report
Generation, inter-scorer variability
reporting, database, optional Polysmith
Lite™ archiving, optional SurveySmith™
PSG Report Generation Program,
weighs 1 lb.
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Company Name
Ortivus US Inc.
Oxford Instruments Medical
Oxford Instruments Medical
Oxford Instruments Medical
Product Name
Biosaca
Compumedics E-Series
Compumedics P Series
(PS Plus and PS2)
Compumedics Siesta
Dimensions (H x L x W) in inches
1.9 x 8.1 x 4.5
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Cost
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Analog Amps
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Digital Amps
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Portable
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Transportable
AC Amplifier
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DC Amplifier
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Video/Surveillance Option
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X (Analog mode)
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Printing
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To PC
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Interfacing
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Trending Displays
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Upgradeable
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Add-Ons
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Manual Scoring
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Adult Mode
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Pediatric Mode
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Control Room Capabilities
Windows® Software
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NT Software
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Built-in Database
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Esophageal pH Available
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NPT-capable
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Automatic Upgrade Distribution
24-hour Availability
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Yes, with full scoring capability
Pageback while recording
Yes, with full scoring capability
Number of Channels
22
Up to 57 channels
18- and 26-channel
models available
Up to 51 channels possible,
32 standard
Types of Sensors
AC/DC/SpO2/sleep pad
Will interface to any connectors with
standard touch-proof connection
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Will interface to any connectors
with touch-proof connection
Standards System
16-bit A/D converter, data
saved to PC card flash disk
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Other Features
Infrared transfer to PC, compact headboxes, compatible
with Stellate, exports to EDF
format, monit manual scoring,
automatic scoring also available now, user-friendly system
Fully networked, Ethernet, record
up to four E-Series to one PC
Integrated oximeter,
remote impedance
testing, digital filtering
Transmits data wirelessly,
weighs 9.6 oz (300 g), fully
network capable, onboard data
storage recording to flash card
for portability and double data
integrity, 32 configurable
channels, record up to four
Siestas to one PC
Number/frequency of amps
Look-Back Features
* Company did not provide
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ResMed Corp.
Respironics
Respironics
Embla® Sleep Recorder
Embletta® PDS
Alice 3 Calvin Amplifier
Alice 4 Sleep Diagnostic System
45 x 133 x 83 mm
0.8 x 4.9 x 2.5 (20 x 124 x 65 mm)
3.5 x 9.25 x 6.25
6 x 12 x 11.5
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200 DDD (digital recording, digital
storage, digital filtering)
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Six referential EEG at 100 Hz, two differential channels
at 100 Hz, others range from 1 Hz to 100 Hz
Eight referential EEG at 200 Hz, others
ranging from 1 Hz to 200 Hz
Yes
Yes
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As far as desired, add comments,
online scoring
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As far as desired, add comments,
online scoring
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Any with standard connections
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Various: thermistors, piezo effort belts, standard
EEG electrodes, body position actimeter, etc.
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Yes
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IEC 601-1, support for European
Data Format
IEC 601-1, support for European
Data Format
Optional snore detector (piezo
electric transducer), flow
limitation measurement
Eight auxiliary inputs for interfacing
peripheral devices, custom reports, interfaces with Alice Sleepware to record and
simultaneously display data, Calvin digitizes
data prior to sending it to the computer
Amplifier may stand alone for acquisition,
no need for computer, networkable, custom
reports, bedside control via touchscreen,
interfaces with Alice Sleepware and integrates
oximetry, CPAP remote control, graphical
touchscreen technology, battery backup,
network interface
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Company Name
SensorMedics
Stellate Systems
TeleDiagnostic Systems
Product Name
Somnostar Alpha Series 4
Luna Digital Sleep System
VISTA-32 Polysomonography
Power Station
Dimensions (H x L x W) in inches
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Standard computer size
Cost
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Less than $20,000 per bed
Analog Amps
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Digital Amps
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Portable
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Transportable
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AC Amplifier
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DC Amplifier
Video/Surveillance Option
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Printing
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Interfacing
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Trending Displays
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Upgradeable
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Add-Ons
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Manual Scoring
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Adult Mode
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Pediatric Mode
Control Room Capabilities
Windows® Software
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NT Software
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Built-in Database
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Esophageal pH Available
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NPT-capable
Automatic Upgrade Distribution
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24-hour Availability
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Number/frequency of amps
1 to 2 beds per system
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32 channels: 16 referential,
8 differential, 8 DC
Look-Back Features
Full epoch, multiple epochs,
individual channels
Edit and annotate during real-time
look-back
Both look-back and score while
record
Number of Channels
32 per bed
1 to 128
32
Types of Sensors
AC-DC, effort, respiratory, ECG,
EMG, RIP
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Any
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16-channel sleep system with digital
amp and video capture
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Dual monitors, score on-the-fly
(soft), on-site or factory user
training, real-time acquisition
scoring, post study re-referencing
Adapted to perform EEGs/background
neuro-monitoring on the same equipment platform, can perform auto/manual sleep staging
Complete amplifier control from the computer,
amplifier has graphic LCD screen for bedside
checking, user-definable toolbars and events,
record time reference electrode switching, new
TDS Nightron amplifier, two combination analog/
digital design interfaces via Ethernet to new
Vista-32 Power Station
Standards System
Other Features
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