The Unity Network Interface Device provides these additional benefits:
- Data from a stand-alone bedside device is displayed in a parameter block on the monitor with other vital signs information
- If alarms are provided from the device, they are relayed to the GE patient monitors, as well as the network. The stand-alone bedside devices remain the primary alarm source
- The Unity Network ID supports up to eight simultaneous, stand-alone bedside devices, such as ventilators, infusion pumps and vital signs monitors
Unity Network ID offers “plug and play” connections through Device Identification Communication Adapters (DIDCA), which automatically identify a supported device as soon as it is connected. Includes optically isolated connections that meet basic safety requirements for devices used in proximity to patients. Indicator lights give the clinician immediate visual feedback once the connection is made.
Many third-party devices transmit data with an RS-232 interface. Unity Network ID repackages this data, transmits it through the Unity Network Ethernet protocol, then transmits it to a hospital system via an CARESCAPE Gateway interface. This interface provides a single point of access for all bedside data, streamlining the network architecture and cost of electronic information capture.