CSM FAQ - Patient Monitor Integration
10.1 Q: My facility is operating a Philips/HP/Agilent patient monitor system. We desire to display the CSM monitor parameters and EEG waveform, alarms etc. information on our monitor system. Is the possible?
A: Yes and its plug & play. Order the CSM Link for Philips VOI (Danmeter part number CSMX18) at a Danmeter CSM Monitor representative. Make sure to have the Philips Vuelink Open Interface module (Philips part number: M1032A#A05) with the Philips VueLink cable (Philips part number M1032-61699). Connect CSM Link for Philips VOI to the VuleLink module. All configurations of the Vuelink Module are automatically taken place from the CSM Link. Read more details here (CSM Link for Philips VOI - Manual).
10.2 Q: My facility is operating a Draeger/Datex (GE Healthcare) patient monitor system. We desire to display the CSM monitor parameters and EEG waveform, alarms etc. information on our monitor system. Is the possible?
A: Not at the moment. The listed providers of patient monitor systems do not operate an open system integration concept for all 3rd party providers and every project are subject for a business evaluation and the above listed providers reserve the rights to exclude requests for integration. We are working with the above listed providers for CSM monitor integration with the status: your project is under R&D evaluation… This means we have no timeline or the project, no indications for the technical solution, no indications for the costs at your facility etc. As demonstrated in the Philips VOI solution, Danmeter has all the technology in place for any integration to existing patient monitor solutions. Minimal, if any, changes in the CSM Link software and dedicated cabling is a small project for Danmeter but seems to be a major task for the above listed providers.
10.3 Q: My facility is operating a project to collect data from IV pumps and other medical devices. The programming is done in-house by our technical department. We desire to capture and display the CSM monitor parameters and EEG waveform, alarms etc. information in our project. Is the possible?
A: Yes. Several similar projects have successfully integrated the CSM monitor information in a short time. You just need to download the CSM monitor comms protocol version 2.0 here. This document contains all the information you need to integrate the CSM monitor data into your project. Please let us know your project with a small description and we will list your solution on our website for the benefit of other with similar projects.
10.4 Q: We are a manufacture of patient monitor systems. We desire to integrate the CSM Link hardware in our solution offering our customers seamless integrated LOC monitoring with the CSM monitor and other vital sign parameters in a one unit solution. Is the possible?
A: Yes. A number of manufactures have integrated the CSM Link hardware as an OEM solution into a single unit solution. We provide you the CSM Link hardware PCB fully tested. You just need to install the CSM Link PCB in your hardware unit, connect power and RS232 serial connection and implement the CSM monitor comms protocol version 2.0 in your software). Please contact our (CSM Technical Service Team) with information for your project.