A COMPLETE, INTEGRATED SYSTEM
The only key items not included in the basic system are user-specific components which cannot be preselected – namely, the input switch and possibly a Bed/Hospital Adapter. The components included in the basic system – including the integrated telephone - are listed below. (The professional Lanier tape recorder is an option for people who need notetaking or dictation capabilities.)
The Imperium 200H does not require a personal computer to operate, program, or “train.”
The system is usually operated by a dual switch (sip and puff, rocker, finger, tongue, etc.), although two single switches can be used via a \“Y\” connector adapter. Attendants can use the two switches on the unit’s front panel. Many healthcare providers consider switch activation to be a more reliable means of input/control than voice-activated systems.
CONFIGURABLE TO INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCES
Using the configure menu, an attendant can:
- Set the user’s control of hospital/homecare beds and facility room lights and television.
- Set the scan speed of the unit.
- Choose whether speech feedback is heard.
- Specify house codes for the X10 interface.
- Set phone prefix and dialing mode (pulse/tone).
- Choose whether the user wants access to the auxiliary port, infrared and optional tape recorder.
Also, each menu (and its individual items) can be enabled/disabled to allow for user preferences and abilities, or to let a new user begin with a reduced set of menu options when first learning the system.
MULTI-LEVEL CONTROL MENUS
The top-level menu has sub-menus for:
- Room controls
- Tape recorder
- Limited augmentative communication
Each sub-menu provides increasingly specific control functions. Menu navigation is simple, intuitive and easy to learn. The user sees the menus scanned on the backlit LCD display and concurrently hears each item spoken.
SPEECH SCANNING PROVIDES BOTH VISUAL AND VOICE FEEDBACK
Using a recorded human voice, the unit speaks each menu item as it is scanned on the LCD display. Users can (and often do) operate the system just using these voice prompts – which is especially useful for the visually impaired.
BUILT-IN, HANDS-FREE SPEAKER TELEPHONE
The fully integrated telephone holds a personal directory for speed-dialing. Thanks to the Ambient Noise Suppression feature, background room noise - such as from a television, running water, a fan, or a ventilator - is filtered from the user’s microphone, making telephone conversations easier to hear. The telephone can be used with headphones for privacy. The user controls the volume and, if using headphones, can mute the system speaker.
- The telephone can be configured for prefix codes (i.e., when “9” is the required prefix to get an outside line). A second telephone can be plugged in for caregiver’s convenience.
- In headphone/privacy mode, the user can review recorded material on the optional tape recorder without the caller hearing the review or the system audio feedback. Also, the user can directly record both sides of a telephone conversation, with levels automatically balanced.
BATTERY BACKUP WITH CONTINUOUS CHARGING
The Imperium 200H has an internal battery charger which keeps the battery charged when the system is plugged in. When AC power is lost or interrupted, the system automatically switches to battery power and the green LEDs on the fronts of the main unit and the display unit will flash. When configured for a healthcare facility, the system’s nurse call automatically activates after five minutes of battery operation as a courtesy notification to nursing personnel. When the battery is completely run down, the nurse call is activated in a latched mode that ensures the nurse or other attendant is notified.
INFRARED (IR) REMOTE CONTROL
Infrared devices are controlled via the ONE FOR ALL 6 remote control unit which is included with and connected by cable to the Imperium 200H. This remote control uses codes from the Universal Electronics Manual and is compatible with most IR devices on the market. You can control up to five different devices -- TV, VCR, stereo receiver/amplifier, CD player, and cable TV box.
X10 REMOTE CONTROL
Imperium 200H controls regular, unmodified lights and appliances using X10 technology through existing AC wiring. Each appliance or light to be controlled is plugged in to an X10 module. The basic Imperium 200H includes a main X10 Power Line Interface module plus three modules for individual lights or appliances. Additional modules are readily available.
HOSPITAL FACILITY CONTROLS
A Nurse Call feature is the first item on the main menu. Using the optional Imperium 200AA Bed/Hospital Room Adapter, the user can control both the reading light and room light. The Imperium 200H operates either hardwired hospital TVs (using the I-200AA adapter) or remote controlled hospital TVs (using the ONE FOR ALL 6 infrared remote).
HOSPITAL/HOMECARE BED CONTROL
Standard hospital/homecare bed adjustments are easily controlled through the Imperium 200H menus, using the optional Imperium 200AA Bed/Hospital Room Adapter. The six adjustments are: bed up/down, head up/down, and foot up/down. At the discretion of the user’s attendant, any or all individual bed adjustments may be disabled.
INTERCHANGEABLE WITH DIFFERENT HOSPITAL/HOMECARE BEDS AND SWITCHES
Of special value in a healthcare facility, the Imperium 200H can be moved to different beds or accept different switches as needed for new patients.
OPTION FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
A user can operate up to two switch-closure devices (e.g., drapery controls, automatic door openers, page turners, augmentative communication devices) through the control function of the Home menu. This exclusive feature lets the user share his/her dual-switch between the Imperium 200H and an external device. (Thus, it is not necessary for an attendant to swap the user’s input switch between assistive technology devices.) If the system’s hospital power column functions are not being used, four additional relays are available for controlling auxiliary equipment.
BASIC COMMUNICATION MENU
The system includes a limited menu of basic vocal requests (e.g., help, thirsty, hungry), so a non-speaking user can communicate with caregivers/family/friends.
TIME AND DATE DISPLAY CAN BE SET BY THE USER.
The user can control the system volume. If headphones are being used, the system speaker can be turned off.
OPTIONAL EXTERNAL SPEAKER
An optional external speaker can be put nearby, if it is more convenient to set the Imperium 200H (with its built-in speaker) someplace other than next to the user. This provides flexibility with placement of the unit.
As a convenience during night operation, the display unit’s backlight can be set for Auto, Off, or On.
EASY TO INSTALL
You just set the unit in place, attach a few clearly-labeled cables, mount the gooseneck holding the display unit, and mount the selected dual switch. At will, enter numbers in the telephone directory, infrared codes for the IR remote control, and house codes for the X10 modules. Optional components - the Bed/Hospital Room Adapter and the tape recorder - are just as easy to plug in to the main unit. (The Bed/Hospital Room Adapter usually is attached to the bed undercarriage/frame.)
EASY TO LEARN AND USE
The multi-level “nested” control menus are intuitively organized.
USABLE IN BOTH HOSPITALS AND HOMES
A patient who learns to use an Imperium 200H in a healthcare facility can get a system for home use, easing the hospital-to-home transition.
OPTIONAL TAPE RECORDER
A professional quality Lanier tape recorder - fully controlled by the Imperium 200H user - is available as a system option. This provides notetaking and dictation capability for personal, educational, and work purposes. Both microcassette and standard cassette recorders are available with a half-speed mode that permits 60 minutes of recording capability on one side of the tape. Automatic audio feedback during fast forward and rewind allows quick and easy searches of recorded material.
BUILT-IN DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
Should the Imperium 200H system not function properly, a field technician (or caregiver) can diagnose the problem by using a set of diagnostic tests pre-programmed into the system. (No testing tools or equipment are used; the tests are accessed through the command menu.) The test results can be discussed by telephone or e-mail with an InterAct Plus technician or dealer to determine how to correct the problem.
SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED FEDERAL LISTINGS:
- ANSI/UL 1069 Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment
- ANSI/UL 1637 Home Health Care Signaling Equipment
- ANSI/UL 1459 Telephone Equipment
- CSA 205 Canadian Signal Equipment
- CSA 225 Canadian Telecommunications Equipment
- FCC part 68 U.S. Telecommunications Equipment
- FCC part 15B Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
- CS-03 Canadian Telecommunications Equipment
- National Electric Code, Article 110
- Federal Regulation Code, Title 29, Par 1910, Subpart 303 (OSHA)
- FDA listed