In this Book
This Service Guide contains technical details on the Monitor, Measurement Server and
Measurement Server Extensions.
The purpose of this book is to provide a technical foundation for the monitoring system in
order to support effective troubleshooting and repair. The book is not intended to be a
comprehensive, in-depth explanation of the product architecture or technical implementation.
Rather, it is developed to offer enough information on the functions and operations of the
monitoring systems so that engineers who repair them are better able to understand how they
It covers the physiological measurements that the products are designed to provide, the
Measurement Server that acquires those measurements, and the monitoring system that
Who Should Use this Book
If you are a biomedical engineer or a technician responsible for troubleshooting, repairing,
and maintaining Philips's patient monitoring systems, this book is designed for you. If you
are new to Philips's product line or monitoring systems, you may find this book helpful as an
orientation to the equipment. If you have already worked on the systems and now want
further details on how they work, you are likely to find much of the information you need
Conventions Used in this Book
A warning alerts you to a potential serious outcome, adverse event or safety hazard.
Failure to observe a warning may result in death or serious injury to the user or patient.
A caution alerts you to circumstances where special care is necessary for the safe and
effective use of the product. Failure to observe a caution may result in minor or moderate
personal injury, damage to the product or other property, and possibly in a remote risk of
more serious injury.