Understanding Profiles and Settings
A Screen defines the overall selection, size and position of measurement waves, numerics and SmartKeys
on the monitor display. A monitor can have a maximum of 20 preconfigured Screens, optimized for
common monitoring scenarios. Examples of different Screens include the Big Numerics, the 12-
lead ECG, and the Horizon Screen. For a complete list of Screens supplied with your monitor model,
see the section "Screen Overview" on page 250.
For each Profile, a Screen is defined. This Screen becomes the active Screen when you load the Profile. If
you are using two or three main displays, for each main display a different Screen can be configured.
Measurement settings are settings specific to each measurement, for example alarm limits, measurement
color, or measurement unit. For a complete list of measurement settings, see the section "Measurement
Settings" on page 33.
A monitor can have a maximum of 10 blocks of measurement settings. Each block includes the complete
list of measurement settings available. You can configure individual measurement settings differently for
each settings block. By configuring different settings blocks, you can provide customized combinations of
measurement settings for different profiles.
A typical example are the measurement settings blocks provided in the factory default configurations
(documented in this guide). The measurement settings blocks Measmt. Adult, and Measmt.
Pedi, for example, differ mainly by the alarm limits which are configured differently for different patient
ages. When you switch to a different Profile, for example from Profile Adult to Profile Pedi,
the measurement settings block defined for that Profile becomes active.
Monitor settings define general aspects of how the monitor works, and include settings that affect more
than one measurement, such as alarm volume, report settings, or display brightness. For a complete list of
monitor settings, see the section "Monitor Settings" on page 95.
A monitor can have a maximum of 10 blocks of monitor settings. Each block includes the complete list of
monitor settings available. You can configure individual monitor settings differently for each settings
block. By configuring different settings blocks, you can provide customized combinations of monitor
settings for different profiles.
For example, you could generate a monitor settings block, in which the monitor's display brightness is
lowered and the alarm volume is softened, and call it "Night". When you then assign this block to a new
Profile and name it accordingly, for example "Profile Night", you can easily switch between day and night
Global settings are typically set once at monitor installation by service personnel and include settings such
as Altitude, Line Frequency, or Label Set. Global settings are not part of a Profile. They can
be changed in configuration mode only and are automatically stored in the monitor's configuration with
each change. For a complete list of Global Settings, see the section "Global Settings" on page 168.
Most hardware settings can only be changed in service mode. They are typically set once at monitor
installation by service personnel, and include settings, such as Keyboard layout, the configuration of the
monitor interfaces, or video settings, such as Display Type, Display Size, and Display
1 Understanding Configuration