LTI87-USB Stethoscope Chest Piece
The LTI87-USB has an amplifier plus analog-to-digital converter (ADC), encoder, formatter and USB interface chip imbedded in the chest piece. Since the LTI87-USB contains all the key audio processing elements built into the stethoscope, it provides consistent quality independent of the quality of the user’s PC audio circuitry. Sound quality is excellent and total cost of ownership is the lowest among any of the digital transmission stethoscopes used with transmission software.
The LTI87-USB stethoscope can be used with RNK’s original sSOIP Auscultation Anywhere software (out-of-band) or with the newer PCP-SSP software (in-band). It can also be used standalone, without software, by switching the audio source manually in the videoconference software. Frequency filtering and local monitoring features are available only with software.
With the LTI87-USB stethoscope, there are two software options.
The most recent option for software (an in-band solution) installs only on the patient side and integrates itself into the audio channel of the users video conference platform. LTI87-USB software installs on Windows® OS platforms but can transmit through the VC platform to whatever devices are used on the physician end to receive the video call. All that is required on the physician side is to plug in a headset when they are ready to listen to the patient.
With the original sSOIP Auscultation Anywhere Software (an out-of-band solution), clinicians are able to perform auscultations on patients from a distance using a PC, laptop or device running full versions of Windows® OS. Software is installed at both the physician and patient sites in order to provide a direct, encrypted connection between the two locations. Peer-to-peer connections are facilitated by a secure cloud server.
The state-of-the-art LTI87-USB software and sSOIP Auscultation Anywhere software when used with a high quality, echo-cancelling USB headset, allows clinicians to conveniently and easily conduct remote auscultations, and adjust any of five distinct audio filters to allow for the best quality sound regardless of clinical use or body site. The audio filters along with the recommended USB headset provide, clean and crystal clear sound to help clinicians make the most informed medical decisions from a distance. In addition, the nurse, tech or presenter can use the local monitoring feature to listen as they place the chest piece to hear what the physician is hearing. This aids the telepresenter process and helps in training the presenter. The LTI87-USB connects to a PC via standard USB 2.0, 3.0 ports.
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