Section 2 - Measurement Server Description and Features
Infrared (IrDA) Interface
The IrDA interface provides a wireless interface to an external printer. This interface
functions in the same way as a normal serial interface except that a modulated infrared beam
is used to exchange data and status information instead of a wire connection. Both the
Monitor and some printers are equipped with infrared transmitter/receiver units.
When using a printer without a built-in infrared interface, an infrared to parallel converter
(Jet-Eye, orderable under M3080A Option #H05) is needed. See the Instructions for Use,
Installation chapter, for details on how to connect the printer using this converter.
The serial interface allows a local recorder to be connected to the Monitor using a serial cable
that supports the GSI Lumonics XE-50p Chart Recorder-specific protocol.
Wireless LAN Interface
The Wireless LAN interface provides a wireless connection to the Philips LAN. The Wireless
LAN CPU connects to the wired LAN inside the Monitor and provides the software drivers
for the RF Board. The RF Board transforms wired LAN signals into 2.4 GHz signals for
transmission. The modulation technique FHSS, frequency hopping spread spectrum, ensures
optimum transmission performance.
The 2.4 GHz band is available worldwide for industrial, scientific and medical purposes, and
is called the ISM-band.
Section 2 - Measurement Server Description and
The Measurement Server is a highly flexible patient measurement unit, which is the base for
a variety of systems that enable easy customization to a hospital's requirements. It provides a
subset of the most important patient measurements in a convenient, single part.
The Measurement Server is designed to monitor patients in most critical and acute patient
care areas of the hospital. Used at the bedside, it is most commonly mounted to a Monitor. It
can also be mounted separately on a bed or a roller stand.
There are two different Measurement servers that are used with the M3046A. Compatibility
depends on the software revision of the Monitor (see page 2).
M3001A Measurement Server Standard Package
The Measurement Server (M3001A) standard package includes:
• Measurements of ECG (including derived EASI)/Resp, NBP, and SpO
• Signal and alarm processing.
Introduction to the Instrument