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PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with AutoIQ

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PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP AutoIQ

AutoIQ technology takes the PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with C-Flex Plus to a smarter level. This feature offers up to 30 nights of auto adjusting capability, during which time the system works as an Auto CPAP delivering an adaptive pressure on a breath by breath basis. An Auto-Trial phase must be a minimum of 3 nights in length. After an initial Auto-Trial period as set the system switches to Auto-Check Phase and functions as a CPAP delivering the pressure that the patient was at or below 90% of the time. The Auto-Check Phase continuously verifies pressure requirements and makes adjustments after every 30 hours of use providing the user with more effective pressure levels over time.

Please note: This is not an Auto CPAP Machine. It functions as an Auto CPAP during Auto-Trial Phases and switches to CPAP mode during Auto-Check Phase.

NOTE: the Heated Humidifier is included in the price of this machine.

Looking to upgrade your Philips Respironics machine? Check out the DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP

PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP AutoIQ

AutoIQ technology takes the PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with C-Flex Plus to a smarter level. This feature offers up to 30 nights of auto adjusting capability, during which time the system works as an Auto CPAP delivering an adaptive pressure on a breath by breath basis. An Auto-Trial phase must be a minimum of 3 nights in length. After an initial Auto-Trial period as set the system switches to Auto-Check Phase and functions as a CPAP delivering the pressure that the patient was at or below 90% of the time. The Auto-Check Phase continuously verifies pressure requirements and makes adjustments after every 30 hours of use providing the user with more effective pressure levels over time.

Please note: This is not an Auto CPAP Machine. It functions as an Auto CPAP during Auto-Trial Phases and switches to CPAP mode during Auto-Check Phase.

NOTE: the Heated Humidifier is included in the price of this machine.

Looking to upgrade your Philips Respironics machine? Check out the DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP

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AutoIQ Technology

AutoIQ has two phases: Auto-Trial Phase and Auto-Check Phase.

Auto-Trial Phase

Auto-Trial Phase monitors and adjusts pressure on a breath by breath basis for up to 30 nights. The goal of the Auto-Trial Phase is to use breathing pattern data to identify the ideal pressure needed. At the end of a trial period, the machine is automatically set to a pressure that the patient was at or below 90% of the time.

All 30 nights do not need to be used at one time. A minimum of 3 nights can be used to complete an Auto-Trial Phase. The remaining nights can be used at any time in the future.

Every time the Auto-Trial Phase is used, the machine will use the most recent Auto-Trial Phase data to set the ideal pressure.

Auto-Check Phase

Once an Auto-Trial Phase is complete, the AutoIQ mode transitions to Auto-Check Phase. Every 30 hours the machine checks if a pressure adjustment is needed based on breathing events.

If a pressure adjustment is needed, the machine will automatically adjust by 1 cm/H2O up or down. Every 30 hours the machine will continue to track and adapt pressure as needed in 1 cm/H20 increments, staying within an upper and lower limit of 3 cm/H2O of the original set pressure. If a pressure change is not needed, the machine will stay at the current pressure.

Here is an example of how the Auto-Check Phase works:

If the ideal pressure after the Auto-Trial Phase was 10 cm/H2O and after 30 hours of use Auto-Check Phase data indicated the pressure needed to be raised, the machine would automatically change the pressure to 11 cm/H2O. If the pressure needed to be lowered, the machine would automatically change to 9 cm/H2O. If no pressure adjustment was needed, the pressure would stay at 10 cm/H2O. The Auto-Check Phase would continue every 30 hours to monitor and adjust the pressure as needed. However, the pressure would not be raised or lowered more than 3 cm/H2O of the original pressure. Using the original pressure of 10cm/H2O, the machine would not be lowered past 7 cm/H2O and would not be raised past 13 cm/H2O.

If the machine is placed back into Auto-Trial Phase mode to determine a new ideal pressure, the Auto-Check Phase would monitor and change pressure as needed every 30 hours, staying within 3 cm/H2O of the new ideal pressure.

The machine does not need to be set on Auto-Check Phase. It can be placed on straight CPAP mode, where no pressure checks or adjustments are made.

What is the Respiratory Distress Index? The RDI is used to determine the severity of sleep apnea. The index value is determined based on the number of apneas, hypopneas, and respiratory event-related arousal (RERAs) that occur per hour of sleep.

Encore Data Management and Reporting

The PR System One monitors and tracks therapy progress. It uses a SD card to capture advanced data such as leak rate and AHI (Apnea/Hypopnea Index). This data can be accessed through the "Info" menu on the machine's display. The PR System One records and displays both 7 and 30 day data averages.

To view more detailed data and to monitor trends over time, the optional EncoreViewer Software can be used.

C-Flex Plus Technology

Flex Technology provides pressure relief for every breath to make breathing with a CPAP more natural. C-Flex Plus technology reduces the pressure during exhalation based on expiratory flow. It also softens the transition between inhalation and exhalation.

System One Resistance Control

To reach optimal pressure, Phillips Respironics developed System One Resistance Control. It is a numbering system that allows the CPAP device to recognize a mask that is used with treatment. It achieves accuracy and reliability by instructing the device to compensate for the specific mask type.

System One Humidity Control with Dry Box Technology (optional)

System One Humidity Control closely monitors humidity levels for potential rainout. Using internal and external sensors, the optimal relative humidity level is determined. If there is a large difference between the room temperature and the hose temperature, there is a greater chance for more moisture to form. System One Humidity Control analyzes ambient air temperature to determine whether moisture will form. Based on the air data, the machine adjusts humidity levels to reduce moisture in the CPAP tube.

Dry Box Technology has also been added to prevent water damage. The Dry Box acts as a reservoir, preventing humidifier water from entering the CPAP machine.

Sound Level: 29 dBA

Machine Weight: 3

Machine Warranty: 2 Years

Default Machine Settings: 4-20cm H20

Humidification Available: Yes

Humidification Type: Integrated

Exhalation Relief: Yes

Ramp Mode: Yes

Max Altitude: 7500

DC Capable: Yes

Battery Option: Yes

Auto Altitude Adjustment: Yes

Auto Start: Yes

Auto Stop: Yes

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  • Philips Respironics products are for sale only to patients within the U.S. and not to other third parties or businesses.
  • All services provided by CPAP.com, including advertisement, ordering, sale, delivery, instruction, and setup of the products are performed solely by CPAP.com and independently of the manufacturer.
  • A valid prescription is required for the purchase of this product.

  • Both the Auto-Trial and Auto-Check Phase may be bypassed. The PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with AutoIQ can be set in the CPAP mode and used soley as a therapy tracking, single pressure CPAP machine.
  • Each time the machine has completed an Auto-Trial period the machine will enter the Auto-Check mode. The PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with AutoIQ machine will automatically set to a pressure that the patient was at or below 90% of the time during the most recent Auto-Trail period.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, at the time of shipment to the patient the PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with AutoIQ will be set to the factory default of a 7 Day Auto-Trial mode at a pressure range of 4 - 20 cm wp. At the conclusion of the Auto-Trial period, the machine will automatically change to the Auto-Check mode.
  • For the purposes of the PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with AutoIQ a day is defined as a minimum of 1 hour of use during a 24 hour period as marked by noon Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Multiple sessions of use during one 24 period count toward that one day of information gathering.
  • Auto-Check Phase may be bypassed. CPAP mode can be entered directly.
  • Once the device is returned to Auto-Trial Phase, a new 90% default pressure will be established.
  • Manufacturer Warranty
    This machine comes with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty. CPAP.com will work with the manufacturer on your behalf if the machine needs repairs. Please follow these steps:

    • Contact us at cpap@cpap.com or 1-800-356-5221 to receive an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) Number before returning the equipment
    • Include a note with the machine describing the issue you are experiencing, along with your full contact information to include a return shipping address and the RMA number provided to you
    • Ship only the defective items to CPAP.com at 13235 N Promenade Blvd Stafford, TX 77477
    • Do not return accessory items such as the carry bag, hose or power cords
    • Email updates will be sent to keep you informed as the machine moves through the warranty process
    • CPAP.com will contact the manufacturer on your behalf and handle all shipping between us and the manufacturer
    • The repaired or replaced unit will be returned to you. Shipping charges may apply.

    Please note: The manufacturer warranty is voided by water damage or misuse of the machine.

    Humidifier Modes PR System One Heated Humidifiers Version 1.22 or higher have two modes:

    • Classic
    • System One Humidification

    NOTE: The version of software installed on a machine is displayed on the screen when the unit is plugged into an outlet. The Humidification settings are displayed only when a PR System One Heated Humidifier is attached to the machine.

    Classic Mode
    The CPAP user who wants to control the heat setting on the humidifier should select "Classic" mode settings C1,C2, C3, C4 or C5. The "C" in front of the humidification setting indicates "Classic". This allows you to set the level of humidification.

    System One Humidification Mode
    The CPAP User who wants to allow the technology of the System One Humidification to set the level of humidification delivered based on the humidity present in the room air should select "System One Humidification". The humidification setting will show 1 - 5 but WITHOUT a "C" preceding the number.

    Heating Off
    If set to zero "0", the humidifier will act as a Passover Humidifier.

    Accessing Humidification Settings:

    1. Humidifier must be attached to the machine
    2. Access the Set Up menu
    3. Scroll down the menu offerings to locate: "System One Humidification"
    4. If set to "On", the technology will set the amount of humidification delivered to the system based on the setting of 1 -5 with 1 being the least and 5 being the most
    5. If set to "Off", the user controls the heat setting based on C1-C5 with C1 being the lowest heat and C5 being the highest heat.
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    Universal Power

    This system operates automatically between 110v and 240v AC. When traveling either inside or outside the USA, there are no switches to switch or fuses to change. The machine will automatically sense what voltage is needed and set itself to run on that power.

    The user will need to adapt the plug that goes into the wall to fit the style of outlet socket that is being used. This is simply done with a Power Adapter Plug kit. This is the same type of plug adapter that would be used with a hair dryer or an electric shaver. World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs.

    Universal 12 Volt DC Power Cord

    This machine comes equipped with a DC plug on the back of the unit. This allows the user to connect the CPAP to an external DC battery source. The machine can be powered by plugging the 12volt DC Power Cord into a cigarette lighter plug. This is ideal for traveling by car, boat, or recreational vehicle that is equipped with a cigarette lighter plug.

    C-100 Travel Battery Pack for CPAP Machines

    Weighing in at only 1.16 pounds the C-100 Battery is a terrific option for travel. Plus, the C-100 comes with a DC cable and connector peg suitable for use with the PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with AutoIQ so no need to purchase a separate DC cable. This lithium ion battery meets UN Manual Test and Criteria requirements for travel. The C-100 Pack includes many accessories and a handy carry case designed to allow the the cords to be attached with the battery inside the case.

    Respironics Battery Kit with Universal 12 Volt DC Cable

    This portable battery pack is an external lead acid battery that is the ultimate in power, portability and convenience. This battery kit comes with the Respironics battery and the 12 Volt DC Power Cord (connects CPAP to cigarette lighter socket).
    What is CPAP therapy?
    CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP therapy is the most commonly recommended, and the most effective, treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

    A CPAP machine provides air at a constant prescribed pressure. The air is delivered to the person through a tube and a CPAP mask. CPAP therapy provides a constant airflow which keeps the airway open so uninterrupted breathing is maintained during sleep. The air stream eliminates Sleep Apnea events and allows the person to get a restful sleep.

    The level of air pressure required to maintain your airway is determined during your sleep study. Your doctor will write a prescription for a CPAP machine set at that pressure.

    CPAP therapy is delivered through a nasal mask that seals around the nose, nasal pillows which seal at the nasal opening, or nasal prong masks that seal inside the nares. Full face masks are available for a person who breathes through both the nose and mouth. Many innovative and comfortable options are available and advances in the delivery of CPAP therapy are continually occurring.

    For instance: Some machines offer a comfort feature such as FLEX or EPR technology. It provides exhalation relief, a slight drop in pressure at the time of exhalation to help make therapy more natural. APAP, BiPAP and BiLevel machines offer various levels of pressure throughout the night.
    How can I compare different machines?
    We work very hard to provide many different ways for our customers to compare products. Here are the machine product guides we have created and maintain:
    • CPAP Machine Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every CPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular CPAPs, or all CPAP machines we sell.

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    • Auto Adjusting Machine (APAP) Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every APAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular APAPs, or all APAP machines we sell.

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    • BiPAP, VPAP and BiLevel Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every BiPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular BiPAPs, or all BiPAP machines we sell.

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    How do I choose the machine that is right for me?
    We provide our customers with many tools to make informed decisions about their machine purchases. Options include:
    What comes with my machine?
    Machines come with a six foot hose, power cord, at least one filter, and manuals. Most manufacturers include a carrying case which is designed specifically for their equipment. CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP machines do not come with a delivery system or mask. CPAP masks must be purchased separately.

    To see the list of what specifically comes with each machine, you can Browse for a machine. Then on the product page, click the "Specs" tab to see a full list of what comes with the machine.

    What maintenance is required on machines?
    The only care a CPAP, APAP or BiPAP machine requires is to clean or change the filters at the air intake. This keeps the internal parts from accumulating dust. Fine paper filters should be changed out every 30 days, or when they appear soiled. Foam washable filters should be rinsed with clear running water once a week, allowed to air dry, and reinserted.

    Here are some other suggested actions to care for your machine:
    • Keep the area around your machine clean by removing any dust from the area to improve the air quality delivered to your machine and to you.
    • Keep the air intake of the machine unblocked. Curtains, bedding, and papers can easily block the air intake of your machine, reducing the airflow.
    • If a humidifier is used with your therapy, do not pick up the machine with the humidifier attached. With most machines it is easy to spill water from the humidifier chamber into the machine causing damage. Manufacturer warranties are voided by water damage to the machine. To avoid this, remove the chamber from the humidifier and then remove the humidifier from the machine rather than transporting them together.
    • If a humidifier is used, empty the water from the chamber every morning. Accidents happen. If a family pet or family member moves the machine and humidifier with water in the chamber it is more likely that water could be spilled into your machine. Water damage to a machine voids the manufacturer warranty.
    Are prescriptions required for mask, machine, humidifier, and EPAP purchases?

    Yes. Federal law requires we have a valid prescription on file before we ship your mask, machine, humidifier, or EPAP therapy, including Provent and Bongo RX. You will also need a prescription to purchase the Nightbalance POSA device.


    We provide many easy ways to get your prescription:

    • We can request your prescription for you! When you checkout, just let us know you would like us to request your prescription, or you can log into your account to have us request your prescription.
    • Fax your prescription to our toll-free fax number: 866.353.2727, or our international fax number: 713.541.7377
    • Email your prescription to cpap@cpap.com
    • Upload your prescription in your account, under the Prescriptions Section
    • Ask your doctor to fill out our prescription form. We have both a standard prescription form and an EPAP prescription form.


    For more information on prescriptions, please see our Prescription Section of the Learning Center.


    Which CPAP masks work on which machines?

    Any mask will work with any machine, with one important exception. The ResMed AirMini is only compatible with certain ResMed CPAP masks. Compatible masks for the AirMini are as follows:

    • ResMed AirFit™ N20 Nasal Mask
    • ResMed AirFit™ F20 Full Face
    • ResMed AirTouch™ F20 Full Face
    • ResMed AirFit™ P10 Nasal Pillow

    When considering another CPAP, APAP or BiPAP machine from ResMed or any other manufacturer, mask compatibility extends to all brands. The AirMini uses non-standard tubing to connect the machine to the mask, and is the primary reason why other masks won't work with the AirMini. Despite this issue, many of our customers consider the AirMini to be an excellent machine.

    What are the CPAP, BiPAP, Sleep Apnea, and Oxygen related HCPCS, CPT or billing codes?

    E1399 is Miscellaneous and is used for other CPAP and Oxygen items.
    What does a mask prescription need to say?
    A mask prescription must contain all of the following information:
    • One of the following words or phrases: "CPAP Mask", "CPAP Supplies", "CPAP Humidifier", "CPAP", "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure", "APAP", "AutoPAP", "AutoSet", "Auto CPAP", "Auto Adjusting CPAP", "Self Adjusting CPAP", "BiPAP", "BiLevel", "VPAP", "BiPAP Auto", "BiPAP ST", "Synchrony ST", "VPAP ST"
    • Your physician's contact information
    • Your physician's signature
    • The patient's full name

    Here are some of our top selling masks:

    DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear - Fit Pack
    ComfortGel Blue Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear
    AirFit™ P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear
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    Do all CPAPs use filters?
    Yes, all CPAPs use at least one filter that is usually a type of foam material and washable. Some CPAPs offer finer filtration with the addition of a disposable paper filter.

    Cleaning and changing filters is the only maintenance required for a CPAP machine.

    The filters are located at the back of the machine at the air intake.

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    I have been using the REMstar Pro CPAP machine but not the IQ version, as a rental machine and liked it. I gave back the rental and purchased this one out of my pocket. I especially like the Auto IQ feature when I can titrate myself and reestablish the proper pressure what this machine does automatically. Well worth the price. An the service from CPAP.com is nothing short of Excellent as always.
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    Just changed this to upgrade so I would have an intelligent CPAP to keep the air levels constant. It is really quiet, nothing significant to report after using for a few days though.
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    The only comment is the nozzle on the humidifier is in a position where it can be broken when transporting.
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    I bought this to replace an old REMstar M-series. I thought the M-series was reasonably quiet, especially after adding a "whisper cap" that I bought from CPAP.com. Well, let me tell you, if you have an old M-series machine, you don't know how much quieter life could be! The new machine is almost silent! It's taking me a while to get used to the Cflex+ versus my old machine's Cflex. My AHI numbers are slightly higher (but still acceptable), but they are decreasing night by night, so I think once I'm used to the cflex+, things will be fine (and, who knows, maybe better than with the old machine).
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