Encore Smart Card Reader - USB

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    The Encore Smart Card Reader - USB is required to download information from a Respironics smart card for processing by Encore Pro and Encore Viewer Software 2.1.

    This product is a card reader only. It does not include software nor the smart card. The driver for this reader is included in the Encore Viewer Software 2.1

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    Important Tips

    This card reader has a USB port connection. If you need a serial port connection, we sell that version elsewhere on our site. You may find it easily by typing "serial" in our search window at the top right-hand side of the screen.

    Instructions for Installing Encore Card Reader

    Be aware that you will need to load the EncoreViewer Software before attaching the Smart Card Reader. Once the disc labeled "EncoreViewer Software for Windows" is installed, attach the Card Reader. The hardware will install without a CD if your computer already has drivers loaded. If the computer asks to load drives, use the disc labeled SmartCard Reader/Writer "Installation wizard for the software drivers. For Windows OS".

    This package does not include a Smart Card.

    Here are links to information that may be helpful in using this card reader:

    Respironics Encore Viewer Software 1.0.

    Encore Pro Smart Card

    CPAP Video & FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What data capable machines are available?
    CPAP machines which record full data (such as AHI and leak info):

    AutoPAP ("Autotitrating CPAP" or "APAP") machines which record full data:

    BiLevel ("BiPAP") machines which record full data:

    CPAP Machines that only record compliance data (hours used) are:

    What does CPAP software do?
    CPAP software allows for the downloading of information from certain CPAP machines. Information on breathing, pressure levels delivered, apneas, etc. is available to help determine the effectiveness of CPAP therapy. Software is not required to operate a CPAP machine. CPAP software provides more data than the information obtained through the on-screen display or SmartCode. Also, the software allows you and your doctor to view any night of recorded data by revealing results on an hour by hour basis.

    Some CPAP manufacturers maintain a proprietary software package that is only compatible with their machines.

    Here is a list of each manufacturer and the name of its related full data software available:
    What types of Software are available?
    There are two types of software available: compliance software and advanced software.

    Compliance software provides data such as patient hours, total machine operating hours, pressure setting, and pressure relief information. Advance software includes compliance data, as well as more detailed data such as AHI (Apnea/Hypopnea Index), leakage, average pressure, and a graphical representation of data.

    Compliance software is available with some standard CPAP machines. Advanced software is available with most top of the line CPAP machines, APAP machines, and BiLevel machines.
    How do I interpret my data?
    Software data can be interpreted by your physician or clinician. There are also many websites and search engines available to help you research the sleep apnea related terms which will provide more knowledge in managing your own CPAP therapy. Visit CPAPtalk.com, our free sleep apnea forum, which is a great resource for CPAP users who want to understand their condition and take control of their health.
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