INOP Lamp Color
If only patient alarms are present, and no INOPs, the patient alarms will use both left and right
sections to flash (for red and yellow alarms) or light for approximately six seconds (for short yellow
alarms). If only INOPs are present, and no patient alarms, red and yellow INOPs will use both left and
right sections to flash but light blue INOPs will always light continuously in the left section only.
Nurse Call Systems
If configured to do so, red, yellow and light blue alarms are indicated on any device connected to the
nurse call relay.
Audible Alarm Indicators
The audible alarm indicators configured for your monitor depend on which alarm standard applies in
your hospital. Audible alarm indicator patterns are repeated until you acknowledge the alarm by
switching it off or pausing it, or until the alarm condition ceases (if audible alarm indication is set to
Do not rely exclusively on the audible alarm system for patient monitoring. Adjustment of alarm
volume to a low level or off during patient monitoring may result in patient danger. Remember
that the most reliable method of patient monitoring combines close personal surveillance with
correct operation of monitoring equipment.
No audible alarm indicators are available on an X2 or MP5 when connected to a host monitor
disconnected from the host monitor.
Alarm Tone Configuration
The audible alarm indicators of your monitor are configurable. In the monitor's Configuration Mode,
increase the alarm volume of unacknowledged alarms at regular intervals
change the interval between alarm sounds (ISO/IEC Standard alarms only)
change the base volume of the red and yellow alarm tones and the INOP tones
change the alarm sound to suit the different alarm standards valid in different countries.
Traditional Audible Alarms (HP/Agilent/Philips/Carenet)
Red alarms and red INOPs: A high pitched sound is repeated once a second.
Two-star yellow alarms and yellow INOPs: A lower pitched sound is repeated every two seconds.
One-star yellow alarms (short yellow alarms): The audible indicator is the same as for yellow
alarms, but of shorter duration.
is indicated). Alarms become active again as soon as the X2 or MP5 is