Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question:
 Is Stan Viewer compatible with Windows 8?

Answer:
Yes, all versions of Stan Viewer (R2 series) are compatible with Windows 8 (both 32- and 64-bit versions). Click here for a complete listing of compatible windows versions.

Question:
Why does Stan S31 not display an FECG average when I connect it to an ECG simulator ?

Answer:
Given that your Stan S31 produces a fetal heart rate, the most likely reason is that your ECG simulator produces an ECG waveform with characteristics of an adult ECG, and the FECG averaging in Stan S31 is not suited to work with adult ECG.

Since the time-span of a QRS complex correlates with the amount of blood pumped through the heart, the QRS complex of an adult will appear wider than that of a fetus. Depending of the QRS configuration, this wider complex may not fit in the FECG calculation model of Stan.

In some cases, Stan S31 will generate an ECG waveform even if the QRS complex has adult characteristics, but the T/QRS ratio will likely be unreliable.

Question:
Which communication protocol version should I choose when I configure my Stan S31 for CMS communication?

Answer:
If both your Stan S31 and your CMS supports ST analysis, you should choose the latest version of the Stan protocol, setting Stan Protocol (without revision code). The R1A version of the Stan protocol is only necessary for legacy versions of CMS that cannot handle patient name and ID, and the only system that Neoventa is aware about is versions of Milou.standard from Medexa. (Milou.NET works well with the R1B version.)

If your CMS does not support the display of ST information, choose CTG Protocol. Some (legacy) versions of CMS systems may not support this version of the protocol, so if you cannot get the communication to work, you can try CTG Extended Protocol instead.

If your Stan S31 does not support ST analysis you can still choose the Stan protocol if your CMS supports it, although the options are named Stan Protocol for CTG and Stan Protocol R1A for CTG instead.

Question:
What is the difference between Stan protocol versions R1A and R1B?

Answer:
The only difference between the R1A and R1B versions of the Stan protocol is that R1B support intercommunication of patient name and patient ID between Stan and the Central Monitoring Server. Most CMS that support the Stan protocol can handle this kind of information, even if they do not actively do anything with it.

 
Question:
What is the difference between SURVEILLANCE_PROTOCOL settings CTG Protocol and CTG Extended protocol?

Answer:
The only difference between the two versions is that CTG Extended Protocol also transmit a field for fetal SpO2. Some legacy CMS require this field to be transmitted, and that is the reason there are two different settings. Stan does not support fetal SpO2, so this field will be transmitted empty.
 

Question:
Our IT department requires us to install anti-virus software on Stan S31. Is this really necessary?

Answer:
Stan S31 uses an embedded operating system (Phar Lap ETS) for which no known vulnerabilities or viruses exist. See for example http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search. Further, because Stan isn’t a general purpose computing device, it doesn’t give the user the possibility of downloading and executing arbitrary code, or browsing malicious web sites, which are the major sources of viruses. Therefore, it is neither necessary nor possible to install 3’rd party anti-virus software on Stan.

Question:
Is Stan S31 compatible with IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6)?

Answer:
Stan S31 is compatible with IPv4, but not IPv6. To use Stan in an IPv6-based intranet, we suggest that the customer implements a network with dual network stacks (i.e. both IPv4 and IPv6) for local network communication. This is currently supported by windows server versions today, and it will most definitely be supported in years to come. Note that a Stan system has no need to access the internet. All contact points are normally within the local intranet, e.g. laser printers, storage servers and time servers, so this should pose a problem.

Question:
Is there a version of Stan Viewer that works with MacOS?

Answer:
There is no version of Stan Viewer that works directly on a Macintosh operating system. However, it is possible if you run Microsoft Windows in a virtual machine. There are several options available, please see the following guide from Apple Store: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/guide/windows#topic-3

Question:
What is the GMDN code for Stan S31?

Answer:
The GMDN code for Stan S31 is 37796 (Patient monitor, cardiotocograph).

Question:
What is the GMDN code for Stan Viewer Live?

Answer:
The GMDN code for Stan Viewer Live is 36230 (Information system, obstetrical)

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