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Does anyone have any experience in second sourcing Medical LCD displays.

We have a problem with our Philips Medical central station display and have been quoted
2405 for a replacement. Ouch!

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Try Trident Displays,Perrywood Business Park,Honeycrock Lane,Salfords,Redhill, Surrey,RH1 5JQ. Tel 01737780790. We sourced a display for a dialysis machine from them. Manufacturer cost 1300 faulty one not repairable, Trident repaired it for 250, and quoted about 500 for a new one.


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Central stations are only linked to the bedside monitors by optically isolated networking components, and the link is from the cental PC not the display. Additionally they aren't located within the Patient Environment. Consequently our monitoring systems were all originaly supplied with good quality non-medical grade CRT displays on their centrals.

When it came to the central display's replacement we were quoted 1500 for supply of "Medical Grade" flat screens, so we bought a decent standard flat screen with the correct performance spec for 200 and compared its safety test results to a borrowed "Medical Grade" one as a double check. No difference.

So we are fitting good quality non-medical grade LCD screens to replace the original good quality non-medical CRT displays on our centrals.

Are central monitor laser printers or their Uninteruptable Power Supplies "Medical Grade".
No!

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We are having the same problems with G/E Datex LCD displays although they do a service exchange scheme but this costs around 1200.
Try Richardson Electronics Ltd,Searby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DT, 01522 542631, fax 01522 545453, www.rell.com.
They supply medical grade displays.

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Hi Marcel,
Please can you tell me where you purchased your LCD screens from as we have been trying to find some at a decent price.
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Thanks for the above replies.

We have an RX180 18 inch LCD monitor (Part.no M3150-60171) as used with a Philips Medical Systems patient monitoring system.

I am trying to locate a spec. for this monitor so that it can be second sourced. Can anyone help with this or suggest a direct replacement?

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We got them from the CPC catalogue.

CPC Plc
Component House
Faraday Drive
Fulwood
Preston
Lancs

Tel 08701 202530

You have to choose based on matching or exceeding the performance spec listed in the existing monitor's service manual.

It's advisable to preset the monitor to the correct resolution etc.
Check the required display properties from the old display while its still on the central.
Set a bay PC to VGA display then shut down windows.
Connect the new display and after boot up set the windows display properties to those the central will want to see and store them.
I haven't tried just plugging one in and crossing fingers because I assume you would land up with an invisible central display and shutdown problems.
Both times I've done as described here it's worked beautifully first time.

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Hi Marc,
Thanks for your help. We will give it a try and see how we get on.


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