The ResMed ResScan™ Smart Card Reader for S8™ and S8™ II Machines is the card reader allowing ResMed CPAP users to download information from a ResScan Smart Card for processing by ResScan software.
The card reader is connected to a windows computer (not included with purchase) USB connection.
This product is the card reader ONLY and does NOT include the smart card or ResScan software. These products are not longer available, but may be viewed using the following links: Smart Card and ResScan Version 3.7 Software.
"Last January I ordered the S8 Advantage together with the Rescan software and reader. since then I have been able to actively manage my sleep apneaand adjust the settings to minimize hyponeas and apnea events. I sleep better and am pleaased with the drop in weight and increased energy.
Recently my computer suffered a failed power supply and took out the card reader. Hence the current reader is a replacement and after reloading the resmed software in the repaired computer the software and reader quickly synched and I have been able to "redownload the entire 12 months of data into the computer. I am very pleased and appreciate that I am able to actively manage my health. I will provide my MD with a full download of my progress to help him assess my overall health."
Voted most helpful critical review
Need software to use
Ron – January 31, 2008
"I had thought that this card reader would be similar to a flash memory reader like you would use for your digital camera. However, it does not create a device that you can see in windows explorer Instead, it is similar to a credit card reader in that it does not directly allow easy access to the data. In order to access the data, you will need ResScan software or the technical ability to download the data through modem like communication. Even if are able to get to the data using the latter method, it is possible that there is some proprietary programming that will stop you from accessing the data.
In summary, don't buy the reader without the ResScan software."
"Durable device that seems to work well. I had a slight bit of difficulty getting it to work the first time, but since then it's been fine. I recommend this unit if you are trying to read RESMED data cards."