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Incubators, Infant
Scope of this Product Comparison
This report covers infant incubators used for intensive, intermediate, and primary care. It also
covers transport infant incubators and one unit
that can be used as either an incubator or a
radiant warmer. Dedicated radiant warmers are
covered in the report titled WARMERS, RADIANT,

conduction (heat loss to cooler surfaces in direct contact with the infant), convection (heat loss to air moving past the infant), radiation (heat loss to cooler
objects not in direct contact with the infant), and water
evaporation (heat loss from the infants lungs and skin
surface). Whereas term neonates naturally regulate

INFANT.

UMDNS information
This Product Comparison covers the following
device terms and product codes as listed in
ECRIs Universal Medical Device Nomenclature
System (UMDNS):
Incubator/Radiant Warming Units, Infant,
Mobile [18-857]
Incubators, Infant, Mobile [17-432]
Incubators, Infant, Transport [12-114]

Purpose
An infant incubator provides a closed, controlled
environment that warms an infant by circulating
heated air over the skin. The heat is then absorbed into
the body by tissue conduction and blood convection.
Ideally, both the skin and core temperatures should be
maintained with only minor variations. Incubators
feature better temperature control than radiant warmers (overhead heating units), which can overheat or
underheat the infant. However, an infant in an incubator is less accessible to the caregiver.
At birth, an infants core and skin temperatures
tend to drop significantly because of heat loss from

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Mobile incubator

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their body temperature to some extent, premature
infants have thinner skin, which allows surface blood
vessels to more readily lose heat to the environment; a
large ratio of surface area to volume, resulting in
greater heat losses from radiation and convection; and
almost no subcutaneous fat to either metabolize into
heat or act as an insulator. Prolonged cold stress in
neonates can cause oxygen deprivation, hypoglycemia,
metabolic acidosis, and rapid depletion of glycogen
stores; therefore, energy conservation provided by
thermal support is critical.

Principles of operation
The neonate lies on a mattress in the infant compartment, which is enclosed by a clear plastic hood.
Most incubators have hand access ports with doors
that permit the infant to be handled while limiting the
introduction of cool room air. The clinician can raise or
remove the plastic hood or open a panel to gain greater
access to the infant. Some units feature an air curtain
that causes warm air to sweep past the opening.
Most incubators warm the infant by a forced or
natural flow of heated air. At least one unit supplements air convection by actively warming the incubator walls to reduce radiant heat loss. Another unit uses
a mattress of warm water, rather than a convective
airflow, to warm the infant.
Heating and humidification systems are located beneath the infant compartment. A fan or natural flow
circulates air past the heater and the temperature
measuring device, over a water reservoir used to humidify the air (if desired), and up into the infant
compartment. Most incubators are equipped with proportional heating controls that provide electrical
power to the heating coil in response to the difference
between the actual temperature and the desired temperature. Most units have two modes of operation:
air-temperature control and skin-temperature control.
With the air-temperature (manual) control, the operator sets the temperature of the air in the incubator;
changes in infant body temperature are usually measured periodically with a thermometer, and adjustments in air temperature are made accordingly. In the
skin-temperature control mode, also called the servo
(automatic) mode, a sensor is taped to the infants skin,
and the heater responds to changes in the sensor to
keep the skin temperature at the preset level.
Most units allow the user to vary relative humidity
from either a built-in reservoir or an outside source
(e.g., a humidifier that attaches to one of the inlet
ports). Although increasing the relative humidity in an
incubator can reduce evaporative heat loss, many clinicians avoid supplemental humidification because of

Transport incubator
concern that infectious organisms may proliferate in
the water reservoir.
Many incubators have one or two oxygen inlet ports
and can be equipped with optional oxygen controllers.
The incubators can also provide support and protection for oxygen cylinders when oxygen must be delivered to the infant in the incubator.
Because the room temperature of the nursery is
nearly always lower than that inside the incubator,
radiant heat loss through the incubator walls accounts
for as much as half of the infants total heat loss. In
some nurseries, a plastic heat shield is placed over the
infant inside the incubator to minimize radiant heat
loss. In addition, some incubators have double walls
separated by an air space to prevent excessive heat
loss. However, in a study comparing heat loss from
servo-regulated single- and double-walled incubators,
Bell and Rios (1983) reported that, although the double-walled incubator decreased radiant heat loss, it
increased convective heat loss; total heat loss and
metabolic heat production were the same as in singlewalled incubators.
Incubator/radiant warming units
One manufacturers device combines the thermal
capabilities of an infant incubator with the access
advantages of an infant radiant warming unit. This
hybrid unit provides a centralized control and monitoring system for both the incubator and the warming
unit; it can be converted automatically from a closed
incubator to an open bed radiant warming unit and
vice versa with little effort in a few seconds. This device
eliminates the need to transfer an infant between an
incubator and a radiant warming unit.

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Incubators, Infant
Transport incubators
During transport within a hospital or to another
facility, infants require thermal support. Transport
incubators can be operated on a variety of power
sources found in hospitals or transport vehicles (e.g.,
120 VAC, 12 VDC, 24 VDC). Most units also carry their
own backup power supplies (e.g., 12 VDC rechargeable
nickel-cadmium [Ni-Cd], gel cell, or lead-acid batteries) that power the unit for short periods in the absence
or failure of other power sources. In addition to having
a reliable portable power source, transport incubators
also need to meet strength requirements for air and
ground travel, provide isolation from external noise
and vibration, and have limited electromagnetic emissions to allow for aircraft use. Transport incubators are
typically smaller and lighter than mobile or stationary
incubators, facilitating easy maneuvering in and out
of emergency vehicles.

Reported problems
Deaths and injuries to neonates in incubators have
been linked to thermostat failure that caused incubator overheating and infant hyperthermia and to malfunctions or design defects that produced fires and
electric shock hazards.
If a surface temperature sensor does not make adequate thermal contact with the infants skin, incorrect
low temperature readings may result, and the incubator could overheat the infant in response to the false
readings. However, using a strongly adherent tape to
fasten the sensor can produce skin irritation or damage. Periodic checks of sensor placement are strongly
recommended.
Inadequate control over the amount of oxygen delivered in an incubator can cause hyperoxia or hypoxia
(excessive or inadequate oxygen, respectively, in body
tissues). Excessively high concentrations of oxygen can
contribute to retrolental fibroplasia (i.e., formation of
fibrous tissue behind the lens, leading to detachment
of the retina and arrested growth of the eye) in premature infants.
Incubators can produce excessive internal noise levels that might adversely affect infant hearing. Slamming a porthole, using a nebulizer, activating an
alarm, and tapping on the incubator hood further
increase the noise level to the infant; levels as high as
90 to 100 dB have been reported. The 1991 Association
for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
standard for incubators specifies that the maximum
noise level inside the infant compartment should not
exceed 60 dB during normal use.

In a case reported to ECRI, an infant was able to


push open the rear isolette door of a mobile infant
incubator due to improper door gasket placement. The
mattress in the isolette placed the infant at access-door
level, and the infant fell out of the incubator to the
floor.
Some older incubators still in use may have hood
thermometers or high-temperature thermostats (or
both) that are filled with mercury. Mercury contamination is possible if the thermometer or thermostat
breaks, which is most likely during routine cleaning or
maintenance. Several investigators have expressed
concern about possible adverse effects of an infants
exposure to mercury vapor. It is not known to what
extent safe limits for chronic adult exposure apply to
sick or premature infants who remain in incubators for
extended periods of time. Some investigators recommend replacing all mercury-containing components in
infant incubators, and most hospitals have followed
this course of action.
ECRI has published an infant incubator checklist
(see the citation from the Health Devices Inspection
and Preventive Maintenance System below) that can
help detect many potential problems with incubator
equipment before they occur.

Purchase considerations
Infant incubators typically cost between $4,000 and
$14,000, depending on accessories purchased. Higherpriced incubators may include such features as a
mechanism that minimizes the temperature drop
when the front-access panel is opened, a rail system to
mount accessories, a humidification system, and an
electrical height adjustment capability.
Hospitals can purchase service contracts or service
on a time-and-materials basis from the supplier. Service may also be available from a third-party organization. The decision to purchase a service contract should
be carefully considered. Purchasing a service contract
ensures that preventive maintenance will be performed at regular intervals, eliminating the possibility
of unexpected maintenance costs. Also, many suppliers do not extend system performance and uptime
guarantees beyond the length of the warranty unless
the system is covered by a service contract.
ECRI recommends that, to maximize bargaining
leverage, hospitals negotiate pricing for service contracts before the system is purchased.

Stage of development
Manufacturers continue to improve the design of
incubators, focusing on thermal protection. Many

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infant incubators may be upgraded to an intensive care
workstation with several accessories.

Safe current limits for electromedical apparatus


[standard]. 3rd ed. ANSI/AAMI ES1-1993. 1985 (revised 1993).

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Standards and guidelines


Note: Although every effort is made to ensure that the
following list is comprehensive, please note that other
applicable standards may exist.
American National Standards Institute/Association
for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
Infant incubators [standard]. ANSI/AAMI II36.
1984 (revised 1998).
New standard offers guidelines for infant incubator
safety [standard]. ANSI/AAMI II36-1997. 1991 (revised 1998).

[standard].

Association of Womens Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. Transition to an open crib for the very
low birth weight infant [miscellaneous]. Committee
on Practice. CC1.
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1982.
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BS 5724:Section 2.21. 1983.
International Electrotechnical Commission. Medical
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Medical electrical equipment part 1: general requirements for safety. Amendment 1 [standard].
IEC 60601-1-am1 (1991-11). 1991.
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IEC 60601-1-am2 (1995-03). 1995.
Medical electrical equipment part 1: general requirements for safety. Section 2. Collateral standard: electromagnetic compatibility requirements
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[standard]. IEC 60601-2-19. (1990-12). 1990.
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Amendment 1 [standard]. IEC 60601-2-19-am1
(1996-10). 1996.
Medical electrical equipment part 2: particular
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[standard]. IEC 60601-2-20 (1990-12). 1990.
Medical electrical equipment part 2: particular
requirements for the safety of transport incubators.
Amendment 1 [standard]. IEC 60601-2-20-am1
(1996-10). 1996.
Medical Devices Agency. Nursing incubators.
Evaluation 1998 May: No. 362.

Citations from other ECRI publications


Health Devices
Infant incubators [evaluation]. 1982 May;11:191-9.

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Incubators, Infant
High-risk equipment: outdated incubators. 1988 Feb;
17(2):50.
Reversal of access port gaskets on Hill-Rom AirShields Isolette infant incubators [hazard report].
Health Devices 1998 Sept-Oct;27(9-10):370-1.
Cable failure causes frequent alarms and loss of
control on Hill-Rom Air-Shields C2HS Isolette
infant incubators [User Experience Network].
Health Devices 1999 Aug;28(8):326-7.
Deposits may form in humidifier of Hill-Rom AirShields C2HS Isolette infant incubators [User Experience Network]. Health Devices 2001 Mar;
30(3):94.

Health Devices Alerts


This Product Comparison lists Health Devices Alerts
(HDA) citations published since the last update of this
report. Each HDA abstract is identified by an Accession Number. Recalls and hazard reports include descriptions of the problem involved; abstracts of other
published articles are referenced by bibliographic information. HPCS subscribers can call the Hotline for
additional information on any of these citations or to
request more extensive searches of the HDA database.

patient is not being monitored. The manufacturer initiated a safety alert by letter dated February 28, 2001.
Verify that you have received the letter, prepaid response form, and operation and maintenance manual
replacement pages. Identify any affected product in
your inventory. Inform all caregivers and maintenance
personnel who use or service these units of the safety
alert. If you are a dealer or distributor, or if your office
supplies medical equipment to other locations within
your institution, send a copy of the notification letter
and response form to your customers or other locations
within your facility. To obtain additional copies of the
letter and response form, contact the Ohmeda Medical
safety alert coordinator by telephone at (800) 249-5026
within the U.S. or at (410) 888-5213 outside the U.S.
For further information, contact the Ohmeda Medical
safety alert coordinator by telephone at (800) 249-5026
within the U.S. or at +1 (410) 888-5213 outside the U.S.
Source: Manufacturer.

Health Devices Inspection and Preventive Maintenance


System
Infant incubators. 415.

A4070 FDA has designated Class II Recall Nos. Z234/237-0 certain Hill-Rom Air-Shields K-1 infant
transport incubators, which have a faulty design of the
hand ventilator that does not indicate the true pressure inside the incubator. The manufacturer initiated
a field correction by site visits beginning October 15,
1999, and by letters dated March 3 and April 6, 2000.
Verify that you have received the letters, and identify
and isolate any affected product in your inventory.
Hill-Rom Air-Shields will dispatch service personnel
to your facility to address the subject of product improvement by offering your facility two corrective options. Source: FDA Enforcement Rep 1999 Dec 5;
Manufacturer.

Supplier information

A4363 O 2 concentration variations can occur in


Ohmeda Medical Giraffe OmniBed infant incubator/
radiant warming units, resulting in too much or too
little O2 inside the infant compartment when the units
are operated in incubator mode. The variations occur
as a result of changes in the fan speed when the units
are operated in incubator mode and free-flow O2 is
administered. Changes in the fan speed may occur at
any time in response to the temperature of the bed
heater or as the result of intentional user activation.
The manufacturer states that it has not received any
reports of injuries arising from O2 concentration variations. Injury is possible only if (1) free-flow O2 is being
administered, (2) no servo-controlled O2 delivery system is being used, and (3) the O2 saturation of the

Air-Shields

Airborne Life Support


Airborne Life Support Systems
Div International Biomedical Inc [101024]
8508 Cross Park Dr
Austin TX 78754-4557
Phone: (512) 873-0033, (800) 433-5615
Fax: (512) 873-9090
E-mail: sales@int-bio.com
Internet: http://www.int-bio.com

Hill-Rom Air-Shields
A Hillenbrand Co [339679]
330 Jacksonville Rd
Hatboro PA 19040-2211
Phone: (215) 675-5200, (800) 523-5756
Fax: (215) 674-3497
Internet: http://www.hill-rom.com
Hill-Rom Air-Shields (Australia)
A Hillenbrand Co [339681]
5-9 Devlin St Suite 402 Ground Floor
Ryde NSW 2112
Australia
Phone: 61 (2) 98096622

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Hill-Rom Air-Shields (UK)
A Hillenbrand Co [339680]
Unit 9 Manor Way
Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9JY
England
Phone: 44 (1483) 246270
E-mail: uk.marketing@hill-rom.com
Internet: http://www.hill-rom.co.uk
Atom Medical
Atom Medical Corp [154422]
3-18-15 Hongo
Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113
Japan
Phone: 81 (3) 38152311
Fax: 81 (3) 38152997
Internet: http://www.atomed.co.jp
Parker Healthcare Pty Ltd [354556]
2 Monomeeth Dr
Mitcham VIC 3132
Australia
Phone: 61 (3) 98735822
Fax: 61 (3) 98735911
E-mail: ecu@parkerhealth.com.au
Internet: http://www.parkerhealth.com.au
Bertocchi
Giacomo Bertocchi Co [187952]
Pokrovka Strasse 41/8 Bldg 2
103062 Muskva
Russia
Phone: 7 (095) 9613527
E-mail: bertocchi@wm.west-call.com
Giacomo Bertocchi SNC [151077]
via de Berenzani 8 a/b/c
Nuova Zona Industriale Casa Postale 115
I-26100 Cremona CR
Italy
Phone: 39 (0372) 471000
Fax: 39 (0372) 471533
E-mail: info@giacomobertocchi.it
Internet: http://www.giacomobertocchi.it
Bio MS
AIROX [382727]
Parc dActivites
Pau Pyrenees lEchangeur
F-64008 Pau Cedex
France
Phone: 33 (559) 140202
Fax: 33 (559) 140200
E-mail: export@bioms.com
Internet: http://www.airox.fr

Draeger
Draeger Ltd [157747]
The Willows
Mark Rd
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 7BW
England
Phone: 44 (1442) 213542
Fax: 44 (1442) 240327
Internet: http://www.draeger.co.uk
Draeger Medical Inc [371341]
3135 Quarry Rd
Telford PA 18969
Phone: (215) 721-5400, (800) 462-7566
Fax: (215) 721-9561
Internet: http://www.draegermedical.com
DraegerMedizintechnik GmbH [374044]
Moislinger Allee 53-55
Postfach 1339
D-23542 Luebeck
Germany
Phone: 49 (451) 8820
Fax: 49 (451) 8822080
E-mail: silke.bahr@draeger.com
Internet: http://www.draeger.com
Draeger Southeast Asia Pte Ltd
Medical Div [354511]
73 Science Park Dr #02-01/04
Cintech 1
Singapore
Republic of Singapore
Phone: 65 8729278
Fax: 65 7792165

Fanem
Fanem Fabr de Apars Nac de Eletomedicina Ltda
[174321]
Avenida General Ataliba Leonel 1790
Caixa Postal 2836
02033-020 Sao Paulo-SP
Brazil
Phone: 55 (11) 69791700
Fax: 55 (11) 64122199
E-mail: indl.fanem@uol.com
Internet: http://www.fanem.com

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Gigante Recem-Nascido
Gigante Recem-Nascido
Industria e Comercio e Representacoes Ltda
[174377]
Avenida Marechal Costa e Silva 3541
14075-610 Ribeirao Preto-SP
Brazil
Phone: 55 (16) 39691000
Fax: 55 (16) 39691001
E-mail: sac@gigante.com
Internet: http://www.gigante.com

Ginevri
Ginevri srl [306412]
via Cancelliera 25/D
I-00040 Cecchina RM
Italy
Phone: 39 (06) 934591
Fax: 39 (06) 93459393
E-mail: mail@ginevri.com
Internet: http://www.ginevri.com

Guido Rayos
Guido Rayos X SA [309753]
Calle Salcedo 5
E-28034 Madrid
Spain
Phone: 34 (91) 3581625
Fax: 34 (91) 3580869
E-mail: guido@terabyte-sl.es

Hero Medical
Hero Medical Pty Ltd [177031]
40 St David St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Australia
Phone: 61 (3) 94195122

Magna
Magna Medical Systems Inc [377697]
7200 NW 7th St
Miami FL 33126
Phone: (305) 261-2211
Fax: (305) 261-4492
E-mail: magnamedical@magnamedical.com
Internet: http://www.magnamedical.com

Medap
Heraeus Medical GmbH [254159]
Heraeusstrasse 12-14
D-63450 Hanau
Germany
Phone: 49 (6181) 355100
Fax: 49 (6181) 35809
E-mail: public-relations@europe.heraeus.com
Internet: http://www.heraeus.de
Medicor
Medicor Elektronika Rt [277820]
Illatos utca 9
H-1097 Budapest
Hungary
Phone: 36 (1) 2806342
Fax: 36 (1) 2806336
E-mail: medelektronika@mail.datanet.hu
Internet: http://www.datanet.hu/medelektronika
Mediprema
Mediprema SA [151024]
Technopole 4 avenue Marcel Merieux
boite postale 3
F-37913 Tours Cedex 9
France
Phone: 33 (47) 284787
E-mail: mediprema@mediprema.com
Internet: http://www.mediprema.com
Medix
Medix icsa [157008]
Jose Arias 293
1672 Villa Lynch San Martin
Pcia de Buenos Aires
Argentina
Phone: 54 (11) 47545555
Fax: 54 (11) 47541713
E-mail: medix@medix.com.ar
Internet: http://www.medix.com.ar
Ohmeda
Datex-Ohmeda (Finland)
An Instrumentarium Co [351977]
Kuortaneenkat 2
Postilokero 900
FIN-00031 Helsinki
Finland
Phone: 358 (10) 39411
Fax: 358 (9) 1463310
E-mail: webmaster@datex-ohmeda.com
Internet: http://www.datex-ohmeda.com

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Datex-Ohmeda (India) Pvt Ltd [354295]
Block EP & GP Sector V
Plot XI-16 Salt Lake
Calcutta 700 091
India
Phone: 91 (33) 3574002
Fax: 91 (33) 3574001
E-mail: biswarp.gihosh@in.datex-ohmeda.com
Internet: http://www.datex-ohmeda.com

Seward

Datex-Ohmeda Ltd (UK)


An Instrumentarium Co [354403]
Ohmeda House
71 Great North Rd
Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5EN
England
Phone: 44 (1707) 263570
Fax: 44 (1707) 260065
Internet: http://www.datex-ohmeda.com

TSE

Ohmeda Medical
An Instrumentarium Co [347601]
8880 Gorman Rd
Laurel MD 20723
Phone: (410) 888-5200, (800) 527-9209
Fax: (410) 888-0545
Internet: http://www.ohmedamedical.com

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Seward Ltd [178349]


98 Great North Road
London N2 OGN
England
Phone: 44 (20) 83654100
Fax: 44 (20) 83653999
E-mail: info@seward.co.uk
Internet: http://www.seward.co.uk

TSE spol s r o [236960]


Manesova 390/74
CZ-371 52 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic
Phone: 420 (38) 6721114
Fax: 420 (38) 6721102
E-mail: medical@tse.cz
Internet: http://www.tse.cz

The following terms are used in the chart:


Backup thermostat: Backup device that deactivates the
heater if the incubators internal air temperature
exceeds a limit when the primary controller fails.
Tubing ports: Number and type of openings in the incubator that allow therapeutic access to the infant.
O2 inlet ports/controllers: Number of openings in the
incubator for tubing (oxygen delivery) and control/monitoring of the oxygen delivered.

Parker
Parker Healthcare Pty Ltd [354556]
2 Monomeeth Dr
Mitcham VIC 3132
Australia
Phone: 61 (3) 98735822
Fax: 61 (3) 98735911
E-mail: ecu@parkerhealth.com.au
Internet: http://www.parkerhealth.com.au

Internal noise, dB: The sound level inside the incubator, measured in decibels. The values listed include
only the noise generated by the incubator equipment itself.
Abbreviations:
AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ARO After receipt of order

Phoenix Medical

CE mark Conformite Europeene mark

Phoenix Medical Systems (P) Ltd [346929]


32/4 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai
Ekkaduthaugal
Chennai 600 097
India
Phone: 91 (44) 2317867
Fax: 91 (44) 2317894
E-mail: tosales@satyam.net.in
Internet: http://www.phoenixmedicalsystems.com

CEI Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano


CPAP Continuous positive airway pressure
CSA Canadian Standards Association
EN European Norm
ETL ETL Testing Laboratories
FAA Federal Aviation Administration

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IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IMV Intermittent mandatory ventilation
ISO International Organization for Standardization
IV Intravenous
LCD Liquid crystal display
LED Light-emitting diode
SIMV Synchronized intermittent mandatory
breathing
UL Underwriters Laboratories
VLBW Very low birth weight

Note:

The data in the charts derive from suppliers specifications and have not been verified through
independent testing by ECRI or any other agency.
Because test methods vary, different products specifications are not always comparable. Moreover,

products and specifications are subject to frequent


changes. ECRI is not responsible for the quality or
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consequences of acting on such information.
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otherwise noted, the list price does not reflect supplier
discounts. And although we try to indicate which
features and characteristics are standard and which
are not, some may be optional, at additional cost.
For those models whose prices were supplied to us
in currencies other than U.S. dollars, we have also
listed the conversion to U.S. dollars to facilitate comparison among models. However, keep in mind that
exchange rates change often.

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MODEL

AIRBORNE LIFE
SUPPORT
In-house Infant
Transport Sys 185A

AIRBORNE LIFE
SUPPORT
Multipurpose Infant
Transport Sys 20H

AIR-SHIELDS

AIR-SHIELDS

C300 ISOLETTE
Infant Incubator

C400 QT ISOLETTE
Infant Incubator

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CE MARK

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Ground transport

Air and ground


transport

Mobile/transport

Mobile

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

30-38.9 (0.1)

30-38.9 (0.1)

22-38 (0.1)

20-38.5 (0.1)

No

No

NA

NA

Digital
20-45

Digital
20-45

Digital
17-45

Digital
17-45

Digital
20-45

Digital
20-45

NA
NA

NA
NA

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Low battery
indicator

Low battery
indicator

Vertical lamp bar,


25% increments

Horizontal lamp bar,


20% increments

HAND PORTS

2, with 1 head door


port

2, with 1 head door


port

TUBING PORTS

1 respiratory,
4 accessory

1 respiratory,
4 accessory

1 respiratory,
2 accessory

2 respiratory,
4 accessory

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

Optional/optional

2/1-way check
valves

1 standard/no

1 standard/no

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Optional
Not specified

Optional
Not specified

Yes
No

Yes
Yes *

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional

No

No

Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

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MODEL

AIRBORNE LIFE
SUPPORT
In-house Infant
Transport Sys 185A

AIRBORNE LIFE
SUPPORT
Multipurpose Infant
Transport Sys 20H

AIR-SHIELDS

AIR-SHIELDS

C300 ISOLETTE
Infant Incubator

C400 QT ISOLETTE
Infant Incubator

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<60

<60

60

Typically 49

LINE POWER, VAC

105-125/210-250

105-125/210-250

100/120/240

100/120/240

BATTERY, TYPE

12 V sealed leadacid gel

12 V sealed leadacid gel

12 V sealed leadacid gel

NA

DOUBLE WALL

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

22.9 (9)

22.9 (9)

30.5 (12)

40.6 (16)

116.8 x 119.4 x 71.1


(46 x 47 x 28)

109.6 x 94.2 x 53.3


(43 x 37 x 21)

129.5 x 83.8 x 55.9


(51 x 33 x 22)

140 x 116 x 55.9


(55.1 x 45.7 x 22)

61 x 30.5
(24 x 12)

61 x 30.5
(24 x 12)

63.5 x 33
(25 x 13)

62.9 x 34.9
(24.75 x 13.75)

22.9 x 51.2
(9 x 20.3)
12.7 (5)

22.9 x 51.2
(9 x 20.3)
12.7 (5)

22.9 x 58.4
(9 x 23)
10.2 (4)

32.5 x 85.1
(12.8 x 33.5)
12.7 (5)

Variable, depends on
configuration

Variable, depends on
configuration

54.4 (120)

76 (167.6)

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

30-45 days
Not specified

30-45 days
Not specified

30 days
$7,500-11,400

30 days
$10,000-14,900

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

Not specified
Not specified
January to December

Not specified
Not specified
January to December

1982
Not specified
January to December

1994
Not specified
January to December

Available with
patient monitor,
ventilator, and
ventilator monitor;
mobile cart; storage
shelves available;
optional ambulance
cart. Meets
requirements of CSA,
ETL, and UL.

Available with
patient monitor,
ventilator, and
ventilator monitor;
detachable accessory
and air/oxygen cart;
capacity for M-, E-,
or Kevlar cylinders;
optional
noncollapsible cart.
Meets requirements
of CSA, ETL, FAA,
UL, and United
States Air Force.

Optional intubation
access door, battery
pack for transport
within a hospital,
IV pole.

Air curtain with


access door open;
quiet-touch
features; in-bed
scale; rail system,
shelf, IV pole,
remote alarm module,
Dew-ette 2 servocontrolled
humidification
system, variableheight stand.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)
WEIGHT, kg (lb)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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MODEL

AIR-SHIELDS

AIR-SHIELDS

AIR-SHIELDS

AIR-SHIELDS

C450 QT ISOLETTE
Infant Incubator

ISOLETTE Infant
Incubator

ti 500 Globetrotter
Transport Systems

ti 500 Infant
Transport Incubator

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CE MARK

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Mobile

Transport

Transport

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

20-38.5 (0.1)

20-39 (0.1)

22-38 (0.1)

22-38 (0.1)

Skin (increments)

34-37.9 (0.1)

34-38 (0.1)

No

No

Digital
17-45

Digital
17-45

Digital
17-45

Digital
17-45

Digital
17-45

Digital
17-45

Digital
17-45

Digital
17-45

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Horizontal lamp bar,


20% increments

Trended display *

Vertical lamp bar,


25% increments

Vertical lamp bar,


25% increments

HAND PORTS

TUBING PORTS

2 respiratory,
4 accessory

2 respiratory,
4 accessory

1 respiratory,
2 accessory

1 respiratory,
2 accessory

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

1 standard/no

1 standard/optional
servo-controlled
oxygen

1 standard/NA

1 standard/NA

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
Yes **

Yes
Optional servo
humidity

Yes
No

Yes
No

PHOTOTHERAPY

No

No

No

No

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

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*
2, 4, 8, 12, or 24 hr time frame.
** The optional Dew-ette 2 incubator humidifier provides ambient to 85% relative humidity.

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MODEL

AIR-SHIELDS

AIR-SHIELDS

AIR-SHIELDS

AIR-SHIELDS

C450 QT ISOLETTE
Infant Incubator

ISOLETTE Infant
Incubator

ti 500 Globetrotter
Transport Systems

ti 500 Infant
Transport Incubator

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

Typically 49

<47

<56

<56

LINE POWER, VAC

100/120/240

100/120/220/240

120/220/240

110/220/220/240

BATTERY, TYPE

NA

NA

Sealed lead-acid
gel, 12 V/24 A-h
vented

Sealed lead-acid
gel, 12 V/24 A-h
vented

DOUBLE WALL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

40.6 (16)

43.2 (17)

31 (12.2); 33 (13)
high hood

31 (12.2); 33 (13)
high hood

140 x 116 x 56
(55.1 x 45.7 x 22)

142.2 x 96.5 x 58.4


(56 x 38 x 23) *

[54.1-56.1] x 56.6
x 95.9 ([21.3-22.1]
22.3 x 37.8) **

[54.1-56.1] x 56.6
x 95.9 ([21.3-22.1]
22.3 x 37.8) **

62.9 x 34.9
(24.75 x 13.75)

40.6 x 80
(16 x 31.5)

63.5 x 33
(25 x 13)

63.5 x 33
(25 x 13)

32.5 x 85.1
(12.8 x 33.5)
12.7 (5)

35.6 x 85.1
(14 x 33.5)
12.7 (5)

[21-26] x 66.5
([8.3-10.2] x 26.2)
12.7 (5)

[21-26] x 66.5
([8.3-10.2] x 26.2)
12.7 (5)

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

76 (167.6)

88.4 (195) ***

75.3 (166)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

30 days
$10,000-14,900

30 days
$10,500-16,900

1 year, 90 days for


battery
30 days
$32,995-36,675

1 year, 90 days for


battery
30 days
$10,650-14,970

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1994
Not specified
January to December

1996
Not specified
January to December

1995
Not specified
January to December

1994
Not specified
January to December

Air curtain with


access door open;
quiet-touch
features; in-bed
scale; rail system,
shelf, IV pole,
remote alarm module,
Dew-ette 2 servocontrolled
humidification
system, variableheight stand.

Servo-controlled O2
and humidity; twin
capable; dual access
doors with dual air
curtain; microprocessor controller
with message center;
trended data display
for air, skin 1/2,
O2, humidity; in-bed
scale; IV pole;
drawer module; remote alarm module;
variable-height
stand.

Integrated ventilatory and gas capabilities; oxygen


monitoring system;
hand and mechanical
ventilation; power
on/standby mode;
power source indicator; battery
charge status; skin
temperature display;
IV pole; optional
second battery and
air compressor.

Power on/standby
mode; power source
indicator; battery
charge status; skin
temperature display;
2 E- or D-size tank
mounts; IV pole;
accessory shelf;
optional second
battery.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

49.2 (108.5)

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*
On cabinet stand.
** Minimum and maximum height on adjustable stand.
*** On a fixed-height stand.

Without accessories and stand.

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MODEL

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
TC-500 Transport
Incubator

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
V-85 Infant
Incubator

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
V-850 Infant
Incubator

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
V-850W Infant
Incubator

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

Not specified

Not specified

Yes

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Both

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

30-37 (not specified), override to 39


NA

25-38 (0.1)

25-38 (0.1)

25-38 (0.1)

34-38 (0.1)

34-38 (0.1)

34-38 (0.1)

Digital
30-45

Digital
20-42

Digital
20-42

Digital
20-42

NA
NA

Digital
30-42

Digital
30-42

Digital
30-42

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

1-point

12-point

10-point

10-point

HAND PORTS

2, additional hand
ports optional

TUBING PORTS

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

1/optional

1/optional

1/optional

1/optional

Yes
Ambient to 70%
relative humidity

Yes
Ambient to 80%
relative humidity

Yes
Ambient to 80%
relative humidity

Yes
Ambient to 70%
relative humidity

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)
Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable
PHOTOTHERAPY

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Specifications current as of October 1999.

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MODEL

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
TC-500 Transport
Incubator

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
V-85 Infant
Incubator

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
V-850 Infant
Incubator

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
V-850W Infant
Incubator

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<50

<48

<48

<48

LINE POWER, VAC

110/240

100/120/220/240

100/120/220/240

100/120/220/240

BATTERY, TYPE

PP3 alarm

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

No

No

Yes

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

23.5 (9.25)

34.5 (13.4)

34.5 (13.4)

31.5 (12.4)

42.5 x 83.5 x 43
(16.7 x 32.9 x 16.9)

132 x 98 x 56
(52 x 38.6 x 22)

132 x 98 x 56
(52 x 38.6 x 22)

132 x 98 x 56
(52 x 38.6 x 22)

57.5 x 30.5
(22.6 x 12)

64 x 34
(25.2 x 13.4)

64 x 34
(25.2 x 13.4)

64 x 34
(25.2 x 13.4)

64 x 19.5
(25.2 x 7.7) **
Not specified

28.5 x 65.9
(11.2 x 25.9)
Not specified

28.5 x 65.9
(11.2 x 25.9)
Not specified

28.5 x 65.9
(11.2 x 25.9)
Not specified

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

21 (46.3)

66.5 (146.7) with


cabinet stand

72.5 (160) with


cabinet stand

76 (168) with
cabinet stand

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

Not specified
Y941,000 (US$8,208)

Not specified
Y880,000 (US$7,676)

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1996
Not specified
Not specified

1994
Not specified
Not specified

Not specified
Y1,260,000
(US$10,990)
1986
Not specified
Not specified

Not specified
Y1,300,000
(US$11,339)
1986
Not specified
Not specified

Mobile power pack;


transport trolley;
optional IV pole
stand.

Optional IV pole,
MF rail, in-bed
scale, phototherapy.

MF rail, in-bed
scale; optional IV
pole, variableheight stand,
phototherapy.

Air curtain with


access door;
optional IV pole,
MF rail, in-bed
scale, variableheight stand,
phototherapy.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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*
Specifications current as of October 1999.
** Hood access door is optional.

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MODEL

ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
V-2100 G Advanced
Infant Incubator

BERTOCCHI
FAILED TO RESPOND **
GB 35 BR

BERTOCCHI
FAILED TO RESPOND **
GB 35 RO

BERTOCCHI
FAILED TO RESPOND **
GB 58 RO

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

Yes

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

Transport

23-37 (not spec),


override to 39
35-37.5 (not spec),
override to 39

30-37 (0.1)

30-37 (0.1)

30-37 (0.1)

30-37 (0.1)

30-37 (0.1)

30-37 (0.1)

Digital
20-42

Digital
30-37

Digital
30-37

Digital
30-37

Digital
30-42

Digital
30-37

Digital
30-37

Digital
30-37

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Low battery

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

10-point

LED

LED

LED

HAND PORTS

TUBING PORTS

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

1/optional

1/not specified

1/not specified

1/not specified

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

No
NA

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)
Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

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** Specifications current as of March 1998.

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ATOM MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
V-2100 G Advanced
Infant Incubator

BERTOCCHI
FAILED TO RESPOND **
GB 35 BR

BERTOCCHI
FAILED TO RESPOND **
GB 35 RO

BERTOCCHI
FAILED TO RESPOND **
GB 58 RO

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<45

<60

<60

<60

LINE POWER, VAC

100/120/220/240

220

220

220

BATTERY, TYPE

NA

NA

NA

12 V

DOUBLE WALL

Yes

Optional

Optional

Optional

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

40.3 (16)

34 (13.4)

34 (13.4)

24 (9.4)

135 x 100 x 58
(53.1 x 40 x 22.8)

99 x 193 x 104
(39 x 76 x 41)

Not specified

63.5 x 96.5 x 152.4


(25 x 38 x 60)

74 x 36
(30.2 x 14.2)

63 x 34.5
(24.8 x 13.6)

Not specified

24.5 x 56.5
(9.6 x 22.2)

40.5 x 85.1
(15.9 x 33.5)
12.7 (5)

24 x 52
(9.4 x 20.5)
8 (3)

24 x 52
(9.4 x 20.5)
Not specified

20 x 54.5
(8 x 21.5)
10 (4)

94.5 (186) with


cabinet stand

110 (242.6)

115 (253.6)

50 (110.3)

Not specified

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

Not specified
Not specified

6 weeks
Not specified

6 weeks
Not specified

6 weeks
Not specified

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

Not specified
Not specified
Not specified

1989
Not specified
January to December

1989
Not specified
January to December

1990
Not specified
January to December

Servo-controlled
O2 and humidity;
dual access doors
with dual air
curtain; in-bed
scale; IV pole;
drawer module;
variable-height
stand.

Meets requirements
of IEC.

Meets requirements
of IEC.

Meets requirements
of IEC.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)

Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)
WEIGHT, kg (lb)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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Specifications current as of October 1999.
** Specifications current as of March 1998.

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MODEL

BERTOCCHI
FAILED TO RESPOND *
GB 58 RVO

BIO MS

BIO MS

BIO MS

NATISSE AR 500
Intensive Care

NATISSE AR 500
Intermediate Care

NATISSE AR 500
Primary Care

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Africa, Asia,
Europe, Middle East,
Russia

Africa, Asia,
Europe, Middle East,
Russia

Africa, Asia,
Europe, Middle East,
Russia

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

No

No

No

CE MARK

Not specified

Yes

Yes

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Transport

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

30-37 (0.1)

28-39 (0.1)

28-39 (0.1)

28-39 (0.1)

Skin (increments)

30-37 (0.1)

35-38 (0.1)

35-38 (0.1)

35-38 (0.1)

Digital
30-37

LED 8 segments
10-45

LED 8 segments
10-45

LED 8 segments
10-45

Digital
30-37

LED 8 segments
10-45

LED 8 segments
10-45

LED 8 segments
10-45

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Low battery

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Not specified

No

No

No

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

LED

LED

LED

LED

HAND PORTS

TUBING PORTS

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

1/not specified

Yes/fixed at 40%

Yes/fixed at 40%

Yes/fixed at 40%

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

No
NA

Yes
40-70%, 10%

Yes
40-70%, 10%

Yes
40-70%, 10%

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional Futura

Optional Futura

Futura

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

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BERTOCCHI
FAILED TO RESPOND *
GB 58 RVO

BIO MS

BIO MS

BIO MS

NATISSE AR 500
Intensive Care

NATISSE AR 500
Intermediate Care

NATISSE AR 500
Primary Care

<45

<45

<45

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<60

LINE POWER, VAC

220

230

230

230

BATTERY, TYPE

12 V

NA

NA

NA

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

No (optional thermal
shield)

No (optional thermal
shield)

No (optional thermal
shield)

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

24 (9.4)

40 (15.7)

40 (15.7)

40 (15.7)

63.5 x 96.5 x 152.4


(25 x 38 x 60)

140 x 105 x 57
(55 x 41 x 22.4)

140 x 105 x 57
(55 x 41 x 22.4)

140 x 105 x 57
(55 x 41 x 22.4)

24.5 x 56.5
(9.6 x 22.2)

60 x 30
(23.6 x 11.8)

60 x 30
(23.6 x 11.8)

60 x 30
(23.6 x 11.8)

20 x 54.5
(8 x 21.5)
10 (4)

16 x 16
(6.3 x 6.3)
12.5 (4.9)

16 x 16
(6.3 x 6.3)
12.5 (4.9)

16 x 16
(6.3 x 6.3)
12.5 (4.9)

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

56 (123.5)

87 (191.8)

84 (185.2)

82 (180.8)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

15 months

15 months

15 months

Delivery time, ARO


List price

6 weeks
Not specified

3 weeks
Not specified

3 weeks
Not specified

3 weeks
Not specified

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1990
Not specified
January to December

1996
Not specified
Not specified

1996
Not specified
Not specified

1996
Not specified
Not specified

Ventilator is
incorporated into
the incubator.
Meets requirements
of IEC.

Optional variable
height, accessories.

Optional
accessories.

Optional storage
(right and left),
IV pole.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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MODEL

DRAEGER

FANEM

GIGANTE RECEMNASCIDO
ALG

GIGANTE RECEMNASCIDO
LUX

Caleo

C-186/TS Infant
Incubator

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, North and South


America, Oceania

Not specified

Not specified

FDA CLEARANCE
CE MARK

Yes

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Yes

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

20-39 (0.1)

25-37/39 (0.1)

28-37 (0.2)

28-37 (0.1)

Skin (increments)

34-38 (0.1)

34-37/38 (0.1)

35-37 (0.2)

NA

Digital
13-42

Digital
21-45

Digital
28-39

Digital
28-37

Not specified
13-43

Digital
21-45

Digital
28-37

NA
NA

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
No

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

No

Horizontal LED bar

Vertical bar

Vertical bar

HAND PORTS

5 oval and 1 iris


entry port

TUBING PORTS

10

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

1 respiratory,
2 accessory

Servo-controlled/
optional

1/not specified

Yes/not specified

1/not specified

Yes
30-99%, increments
of 1%

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
No

Optional PT4000

Optional

Optional

Optional

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable
PHOTOTHERAPY

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DRAEGER

FANEM

GIGANTE RECEMNASCIDO
ALG

GIGANTE RECEMNASCIDO
LUX

Caleo

C-186/TS Infant
Incubator

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

Not specified

50-55

40-50

40-50

LINE POWER, VAC


BATTERY, TYPE

110/127/230/240

110 or 220 +10%

110-120, 220-240

110/120/220/240

Lithium-ion

For alarm

NA

NA

DOUBLE WALL

Optional, removable
inner walls

Yes

Optional

Optional

38 (15)

38 (15)

36 (14.2)

36 (14.2)

[122-152] x 109 x 68
([48-59.8] x 42.9 x
26.8)

142.5 x 105 x 57.5


(56.1 x 41.3 x 22.6)

136 x 59 x 100
(53.5 x 23.2 x 39.4)

136 x 59 x 100
(53.5 x 23.2 x 39.4)

64.5 x 50
(25.4 x 19.7)

63 x 34
(24.8 x 13.4)

36 x 80
(14.2 x 31.5)

36 x 80
(14.2 x 31.5)

22 x 64
(8.7 x 25.2)
10 (3.9)

25 x 84
(9.8 x 33.1)
10.2 (4)

15 x 15
(6 x 6)
Not specified

15 x 15
(6 x 6)
Not specified

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

137 (302.1)

65 (143.3)

69 (152.1)

67 (147.7)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

Not specified
Not specified

Not specified
$4,800-8,500

2 weeks
$5,500

Not specified
$2,847

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

2000
Not specified
Not specified

1992 (September)
Several thousand
Not specified

1997
83
Not specified

Not specified
Not specified
Not specified

EL display; trend
analysis; integrated
x-ray tray; weighing
scale; thermomonitoring;
adjustable height;
Kangaroo Mode;
1-year calibrationfree O2 sensor;
self-cleaning mode;
Twincubator for cobedding; electronic
bed tilt; all-round
access in
emergencies.

Access door;
electronic scale;
IV pole; guard rail;
emergency oxygen
system; humidifier;
oxygen hood; 4
(3-wire) outlets;
optional shelves,
cabinet stand
(3 kinds), and
phototherapy unit.
Meets requirements
of IEC and ISO 9001.

Optional double
hood, phototherapy
unit, body stand,
monitor stand,
sensor adhesive box,
microfilter box, and
oxygen tent.

Optional head access


door for
resuscitation.

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)
SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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MODEL

GIGANTE RECEMNASCIDO
SMJ

GIGANTE RECEMNASCIDO
TI

GINEVRI

GINEVRI

BABY SHUTTLE
TRANSPORT INCUBATOR

OGB POLY CARE 1


Primary Care

WHERE MARKETED

Not specified

Not specified

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

Not specified

Not specified

Yes

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Mobile

Transport

Mobile

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

28-37 (0.1)

28-37 (0.1)

20-38 (0.1)

20-38 (0.1)

Skin (increments)

28-37 (0.1)

NA

25-38 (0.1),
optional

NA

Digital
28-39

Digital
28-37

Digital
10-45

Digital
10-45

Digital
28-37

NA
NA

Digital
10-45

NA
NA

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No

Yes
No
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
No

Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

Vertical bar

Vertical bar

Vertical LED bar,


20% increments

Vertical LED bar,


20% increments

HAND PORTS

4, includes main and


lateral doors

8, includes 2 opening main doors *

TUBING PORTS

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

2 respiratory,
7 accessory

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

1/not specified

1/not specified

2/digital control
system

2/maximum 31% and


52%, optional
digital control
system

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
No

Yes
No

Yes
Yes

Yes
40-85%

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

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GIGANTE RECEMNASCIDO
SMJ

GIGANTE RECEMNASCIDO
TI

GINEVRI

GINEVRI

BABY SHUTTLE
TRANSPORT INCUBATOR

OGB POLY CARE 1


Primary Care

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

40-50

40-50

<53

<45

LINE POWER, VAC

110/120/220/240

110/120/220/240

230; 110-240 opt

230; 110-240 opt

BATTERY, TYPE

NA

NA

12 V, 40 A-h

4.8 V backup for


power failure

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

36 (14.2)

36 (14.2)

26 (10.2)

45 (17.7)

136 x 59 x 100
(53.5 x 23.2 x 39.4)

136 x 59 x 100
(53.5 x 23.2 x 39.4)

60 x 118 x 105
(23.6 x 46.5 x 41.3)

127 x 80 x 60
(50 x 31.5 x 23.6)

36 x 80
(14.2 x 31.5)

36 x 80
(14.2 x 31.5)

55 x 25
(21.7 x 9.8)

60 x 35
(23.6 x 13.8)

15 x 15
(6 x 6)
Not specified

15 x 15
(6 x 6)
Not specified

30 x 19
(11.8 x 7.5)
12.5 (4.9)

37 x 65
(14.6 x 25.6)
10 (3.9)

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

67 (147.7)

67 (147.7)

40 (88.2);
60 (132.3) with
trolley

32 (70.6); 37-51
(81.6-112.5) with
trolley

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

Not specified
$4,350

Not specified
$3,278

4-6 weeks
Not specified

4-6 weeks
Not specified

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

Not specified
Not specified
Not specified

Not specified
Not specified
Not specified

1997
Not specified
January to December

1995
Not specified
January to December

Air curtain with


door.

Air curtain with


door.

Upgradable skin temperature and O2 modules; infant ventilator module with


LCD for CPAP-IMVSIMV and heated humidifier; O2 cylinder; compressor;
Venturi suction
unit; resuscitator;
head immobilizer; IV
pole; shelf; infusion pump; hood;
optional double
wall. Meets requirements of CEI 62.41,
IEC 601-2-20, and
RAI n.94-6892/TRM. *

Hood, base, and main


components are injection-molded polycarbonate; tilt bed
positioning; no
glued parts,
rough edges;
easily assembled and
disassembled. Meets
requirements of
CEI 62.22 and
IEC 601-2-19. *

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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MODEL

GINEVRI

GINEVRI

GINEVRI

GUIDO RAYOS

OGB POLY CARE 2


Intermediate Care

OGB POLY CARE 3


Intensive Care

OGB POLY CARE 4


Super Intensive Care

NESTORET 5050

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not specified

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

20-38 (0.1)

20-38 (0.1)

20-38 (0.1)

Skin (increments)

25-38 (0.1)

25-38 (0.1)

25-38 (0.1)

20-37 (0.1),
override to 39
33-37 (0.1),
override to 38

Digital
10-45

Digital
10-45

Digital
10-45

Digital
10-50

Digital
10-45

Digital
10-45

Digital
10-45

Digital
10-50

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vertical LED bar,


20% increments

Vertical LED bar,


20% increments

Vertical LED bar,


20% increments

Horizontal LED bar,


4 levels

HAND PORTS

8, includes 2 opening main doors *

8, includes 2 opening main doors *

8, includes 2 opening main doors *

TUBING PORTS

2 respiratory,
7 accessory

2 respiratory,
7 accessory

2 respiratory,
7 accessory

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

2/maximum 31% and


52%, optional
digital control
system

2/maximum 31% and


52% with digital
control system

3/maximum 31%, 52%,


and a digital
servo-controlled
system 21-100%

2; 1 limited O2
concentration, 1 up
to 100% O2 concentration/integrated
O2 monitoring with
alarms; optional O2
servo-regulator

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
40-85%

Yes
40-85% with digital
control system

Yes
40-90% with servocontrol system

Yes (monitored)
Yes

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

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GINEVRI

GINEVRI

GINEVRI

GUIDO RAYOS

OGB POLY CARE 2


Intermediate Care

OGB POLY CARE 3


Intensive Care

OGB POLY CARE 4


Super Intensive Care

NESTORET 5050

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<45

<45

<45

<60

LINE POWER, VAC

230; 110-240 opt

230; 110-240 opt

230; 110-240 opt

Any upon request

BATTERY, TYPE

4.8 V backup for


power failure

4.8 V backup for


power failure

4.8 V backup for


power failure

See footnote *

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

45 (17.7)

45 (17.7)

45 (17.7)

35.5 (14)

127 x 80 x 60
(50 x 31.5 x 23.6)

127 x 80 x 60
(50 x 31.5 x 23.6)

127 x 80 x 60
(50 x 31.5 x 23.6)

131 x 90 x 59
(51.6 x 35.4 x 23.2)

60 x 35
(23.6 x 13.8)

60 x 35
(23.6 x 13.8)

60 x 35
(23.6 x 13.8)

66 x 35
(26 x 13.8)

37 x 65
(14.6 x 25.6)
10 (3.9)

37 x 65
(14.6 x 25.6)
10 (3.9)

37 x 65
(14.6 x 25.6)
10 (3.9)

25.5 x 78.5
(10 x 30.9)
Not specified

32 (70.6); 37-51
(81.6-112.5) with
trolley

32 (70.6); 37-51
(81.6-112.5) with
trolley

32 (70.6); 37-51
(81.6-112.5) with
trolley

77 (169.8)

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

4-6 weeks
Not specified

4-6 weeks
Not specified

4-6 weeks
Not specified

30-45 days
Not specified

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1995
Not specified
January to December

1996
Not specified
January to December

1996
Not specified
January to December

Not specified
Not specified
January to December

Hood, base, and main


components are injection-molded polycarbonate; tilt bed
positioning; no
glued parts,
rough edges;
easily assembled and
disassembled; Hot
Spot" infrared hood
heating system with
VLBW infants or when
doors are opened.
Meets requirements
of CEI 62.22 and
IEC 601-2-19. **

Hood, base, and main


components are injection-molded polycarbonate; tilt bed
positioning; no
glued parts,
rough edges;
Hot Spot infrared
hood heating system
with VLBW infants or
when doors are open.
Meets requirements
of CEI 62.22 and
IEC 601-2-19. **

Hood, base, and main


components are injection molded polycarbonate; tilt bed
positioning;
sterile RH servo
steam; servo O2; no
glued parts or
rough edges;
Hot Spot infrared
hood heating system
w/ VLBW infants or
when doors are open.
Meets requirements
of CEI 62.22 and
IEC 601-2-19. **

IV pole; large LCD


display with two
20-character rows
for operation parameters and instructions; rails;
shelves; variable
height trolley;
scale with digital
display; 2 sensors
for O2; heater error
alarm; CPU error
alarm; manual test
for all alarms;
optional pulse
oximetry. Meets
IEC standards.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)

Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)
WEIGHT, kg (lb)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

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Uninterruptible power supply upon request.
** Also meets the requirements of CEI 62.5; EN 55011, 61000-4-2, -4-3, -4-4, -4-5, -4-11; and IEC 601-1, -2.

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MODEL

MAGNA

MAGNA

NESTOTRANS

HERO MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
DMH 2-Stationary

ICT-2000

ICT-2001

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Asia, Europe

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

Not specified

Yes

Yes

CE MARK

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Transport

Not specified

Mobile

Transport

20-37 (0.1),
override to 39
33-37 (0.1),
override to 38

21-38 (0.1)

20-39 (0.1)

34-39 (0.1)

21-38 (0.1)

20-39 (0.1)

34-39 (0.1)

Digital
10-50

Digital
21-38

Digital
20-42

Digital
20-42

Digital
10-50

Digital
21-38

Digital
20-42

Digital
20-42

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

No

No

Horizontal LED bar,


4 levels

LED

Horizontal lamp bar,


25% increments

Horizontal lamp bar,


25% increments

HAND PORTS

TUBING PORTS

1 respiratory,
2 accessory

To customer
specifications

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

2; 1 limited O2
concentration, 1 up
to 100% O2 concentration/integrated
O2 monitoring with
alarms

Yes/yes

1 standard/control
system

1 standard/control
system

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
No

Not specified
Not specified

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

PHOTOTHERAPY

Not specified

Not specified

Optional

Optional

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)
Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

GUIDO RAYOS

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MODEL

MAGNA

MAGNA

NESTOTRANS

HERO MEDICAL
FAILED TO RESPOND *
DMH 2-Stationary

ICT-2000

ICT-2001

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<60

55

65

50

LINE POWER, VAC

Any upon request

110/240

110/220

110/220

BATTERY, TYPE

12 V

4 AA

12 V

12 V

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

Not specified

Optional

Standard

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

28.5 (11.2)

38 (15)

37 (14.6)

26.5 (10.4)

191 x 57 x 115
(75.2 x 22.4 x 45.3)

137 x 93 x 52
(54 x 36.6 x 20.5)

See footnote **

99 x 61 x 180
(39 x 24 x 70.9)

53 x 26.5
(20.9 x 10.4)

69.5 x 37.5
(27.4 x 14.8)

64 x 35.5
(25.2 x 14)

64 x 35.5
(25.2 x 14)

Hood access door,


H x W, cm (in)

Full hood opening

30 x 94 (11.8 x 37)

26 x 94 (10.2 x 37)

Caster, cm (in)

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)

GUIDO RAYOS

Not specified

34 x 70
(13.4 x 27.6)
Not specified

10 (3.9)

10 (3.9)

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

28 (11)

73 (161)

78 (172)

115 (253.6)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

30-45 days
Not specified

Not specified
$4,050-6,000

Not specified
$7,017

Not specified
$12,849

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

Not specified
Not specified
January to December

1992
Not specified
Not specified

Not specified
Not specified
Not specified

Not specified
Not specified
Not specified

IV pole; large LCD


display with two
20-character rows
for operation parameters and instructions; built-in
oxygen cylinder;
2 sensors for O2;
heater error alarm;
CPU error alarm;
manual test for all
alarms; optional
observation lamp.
Meets IEC standards.

Optional shelves,
cabinet, IV pole,
integral oxygen
controller, double
microprocessor, and
multi-incubator
monitoring.

None specified.

None specified.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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** 139 [91, 106.5] [51.5, 61.3] (54.7 [35.8, 41.9] [20.3, 24.1]).

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MODEL

MEDAP
FAILED TO RESPOND *
T1500

MEDICOR

MEDICOR

MEDICOR

BLF-2001

ICB-145

ICB-145i

WHERE MARKETED

Not specified

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

Not specified

Yes

Yes

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

32-40 (2)

27-37 (not specified), override to 39


34-36 (not specified), override to 38

27-37 (not specified)


NA

27-37 (not specified), override to 39


34-36 (not specified), override to 38

Fluid thermometer
Not specified

Digital
40-50

Digital
40-50

Digital
40-50

NA
NA

Digital
40-50

NA
NA

Digital
40-50

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
No
NA
NA
NA
NA
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

Yes

LED

LED

LED

HAND PORTS

TUBING PORTS

Flowmeter O2
cylinder; space for
spare cylinder

Yes

Yes

Yes

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
Not specified

Yes
No

Yes
No

Yes
No

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

NA

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MODEL

MEDAP
FAILED TO RESPOND *
T1500

MEDICOR

MEDICOR

MEDICOR

BLF-2001

ICB-145

ICB-145i

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

Not specified

50

60

60

LINE POWER, VAC

220/240

230 **

230 **

230 **

BATTERY, TYPE

12-24 V

12 V

9V

12 V

DOUBLE WALL

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

30 (11.8)

31.5 (12.4)

35.6 (14)

31.5 (12.4)

90.5 x 80 x 50.5
(35.6 x 31.5 x 19.9)

130 x 85 x 66.5
(51.2 x 33.5 x 26.2)

132 x 105 x 51
(52 x 41.3 x 20.1)

132 x 105 x 51
(52 x 41.3 x 20.1)

60 x 30
(23.6 x 11.8)

58 x 33
(22.8 x 13)

58 x 33
(22.8 x 13)

58 x 33
(22.8 x 13)

Hood access door,


H x W, cm (in)

Not specified

Caster, cm (in)

12 (4.7)

36 x 72
(14.2 x 28.3)
9.5 (3.7)

38 x 70
(15 x 27.6)
9.5 (3.7)

36 x 72
(14.2 x 28.3)
9.5 (3.7)

25 (55.1), incubator
only

63 (138.9)

60 (132.3)

63 (138.9)

Available

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

6-8 weeks
$7,000-7,500

45 days
$6,990

45 days
$3,980

45 days
$6,250

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

Not specified
~1,000
Not specified

Not specified
Not specified
January to December

Not specified
Not specified
January to December

Not specified
Not specified
January to December

Flat heater is
vulcanized on lower
side of patientsupporting tub; no
fan.

Built-in scale;
built-in x-ray bank;
air curtain; up to
90% humidity;
optional head hood,
servo-controlled
O2 unit, storage
cabinet, infusion
stand, apnea alarm.
Meets requirements
of ISO 9001.

Built-in scale; up
to 90% humidity;
optional head hood,
storage cabinet,
infusion stand,
apnea alarm. Meets
requirements of
ISO 9001.

Built-in scale;
built-in x-ray bank;
up to 90% humidity;
optional head hood,
storage cabinet,
infusion stand,
apnea alarm. Meets
requirements of ISO
9001.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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MODEL

MEDIPREMA

MEDIPREMA

MEDIPREMA

MEDIPREMA

MP5 ISIS 3552

MP5 ISIS 3553

MP5 ISIS 3555

NITE

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

Transport

28-37 (0.1),
override to 39
35-37 (0.1),
override to 38

28-37 (0.1),
override to 39
35-37 (0.1),
override to 38

28-37 (0.1),
override to 39
35-37 (0.1),
override to 38

28-37 (0.1),
override to 39
35-37 (0.1),
override to 38

Digital
5-45

Digital
5-45

Digital
5-45

Digital
5-45

Digital
5-45

Digital
5-45

Digital
5-45

Digital
5-45

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (and system
failure)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (and system
failure)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (and system
failure)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NA
Yes
Yes (and low battery
and system failure)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

LED or microprocessor

LED or microprocessor

LED or microprocessor

Horizontal bar or
microprocessor

HAND PORTS

TUBING PORTS

13

4 respiratory,
6 accessory

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

Yes/not specified

Yes/not specified

Yes/optional

Oxygen analyzer with


audible and visual
alarms/not specified

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
40/60/80%

Yes
40/60/80%

Yes
40 to 90% optional

No
NA

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional

Optional

No

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)
Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure
BACKUP THERMOSTAT
HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

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MODEL

MEDIPREMA

MEDIPREMA

MEDIPREMA

MEDIPREMA

MP5 ISIS 3552

MP5 ISIS 3553

MP5 ISIS 3555

NITE

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<45

<45

<45

Noiseless (no fan)

LINE POWER, VAC

220/240; 110 opt

220/240; 110 opt

220/240; 110 opt

100-260;50/60/400 Hz

BATTERY, TYPE

NA

NA

NA

12-38 V

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

Optional

Optional

No

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

35 (13.8)

35 (13.8)

35 (13.8)

29 (11.4)

130 x 104 x 58
(51 x 41 x 22.8)

134 x 104 x 60
(53 x 41 x 24)

134 x 104 x 60
(53 x 41 x 24)

54 x 96 x 58
(21.3 x 37.8 x 22.8)

61 x 38.5
(24 x 15.2)

61 x 38.5
(24 x 15.2)

61 x 38.5
(24 x 15.2)

59 x 35
(23.2 x 13.8)

67 x 32
(26.4 x 12.6)
12.5 (5)

67 x 32
(26.4 x 12.6)
12.5 (5)

67 x 32
(26.4 x 12.6)
12.5 (5)

67 x 24
(26.4 x 9.4)
NA

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

80 (176.4)

85 (187)

87 (192)

36.5 (80)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

8 weeks
Not specified

8 weeks
Not specified

8 weeks
Not specified

8 weeks
Not specified

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1997
Not specified
Not specified

1997
Not specified
Not specified

1997
Not specified
Not specified

1995
Not specified
Not specified

Convection heated;
temp adjust control;
electronic
surveillance system;
alarm/communications
display on 68000
Series microprocessor; permanent
auto verification of
probes and control
devices; microprocessor control;
RS232 and RS485
serial links; 1-week
memory of defaults/
temp; x-ray facilities.

Convection heated;
temp adjust control;
electronic
surveillance system;
alarm/communications
display on 68000
Series microprocessor; permanent
auto verification of
probes and control
devices; microprocessor control;
RS232 and RS485
serial links; 1-week
memory of defaults/
temp; x-ray facilities; optional
scale and height.

Convection heated;
temp adjust control;
electronic
surveillance system;
alarm/communications
display on 68000
Series microprocessor; permanent
auto verification of
probes and control
devices; microprocessor control;
RS232 and RS485
serial links; 1-week
memory of defaults/
temp; x-ray facilities; optional
scale and height,
autoclavable water
tank; servo humid.

Same as ISIS models,


plus radiation
heating integrated
in the incubator
compartment backed
by convection and
conduction system;
touchscreen with
temperature
monitoring.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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MODEL

MEDIX

MEDIX

MEDIX

MEDIX

PC-301 : PC-305

TR-1

TR-200

TR-306

WHERE MARKETED

Africa, Latin
America, Middle
East, Western
Europe

Africa, Latin
America, Middle
East, Western
Europe

Africa, Latin
America, Middle
East, Western
Europe

Africa, Latin
America, Middle
East, Western
Europe

FDA CLEARANCE

Yes

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Transport

Transport

Transport

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

20-39 (0.1)

20-38 (0.25)

20-39 (0.1)

20-39 (0.1)

NA : 34-38 (0.1)

NA

34-38 (0.1)

34-38 (0.1)

Digital
20-42

Thermometer
20-42

Digital
20-42

Digital
20-42

NA : Digital
NA : 20-42

NA
NA

No
NA

Digital
20-42

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
NA : Yes
NA : Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA

Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Horizontal LED bar,


25% increments

Vertical LED bar,


25% increments

LED bar, 25%


increments

Horizontal LED bar,


25% increments

HAND PORTS

TUBING PORTS

1; 2 positions
(maximum 40% and
maximum 75%)/not
specified

1; 2 positions
(maximum 40% and
maximum 75%)/not
specified

1; 2 positions
(maximum 40% and
maximum 75%)/not
specified

1; 2 positions
(maximum 40% and
maximum 75%)/not
specified

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
Optional

Yes
No

Yes
Not specified

Yes
Optional

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

No

No

No

Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

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MODEL

MEDIX

MEDIX

MEDIX

MEDIX

PC-301 : PC-305

TR-1

TR-200

TR-306

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<60

<60

<60

<60

LINE POWER, VAC

110/220

110/220

110/220

110/220

BATTERY, TYPE

NA

12 V

12 V

12 V

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

Yes

Yes

Yes

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

34.9 (13.75)

25 (9.8)

30 (11.8)

25 (9.8)

132 x 94 x 53.3
(52 x 37 x 21)

110 x 54 x 130
(43.3 x 21.3 x 51.2)

115 x 54 x 130
(45.3 x 21.3 x 51.2)

132 x 94 x 53.3
(52 x 37 x 21)

63.5 x 35.1
(25 x 13.8)

56 x 25
(22 x 9.8)

56 x 25
(22 x 9.8)

63.5 x 35.1
(25 x 13.8)

26.7 x 83.8
(10.5 x 33)
10 (4)

23 x 64
(9 x 25.2)
Not specified

30 x 70
(11.8 x 27.6)
10.2 (4)

26.7 x 83.8
(10.5 x 33)
10.2 (4)

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

75.3 (166)

19-70 (41.9-154.4)

21-72 (46.3-158.8)

40-59 (90-130)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

4 weeks
$6,200 : $6,500

6 weeks
$3,300-6,400

6 weeks
Not specified

8 weeks
Not specified

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1988
450 : 1,300
November to October

1978
1,700
November to October

2000
120
November to October

1997
150
November to October

Meets requirements
of AAMI/ANSI II36,
IEC 601-2-19, and
ISO 9000.

Optional folding
cart, fixed cart,
battery and charger,
and oxygen cylinder/
regulator; ISO 9000.

Optional folding
cart and 2 cylinder/
regulators. Meets
requirements of IEC
601-2-20, ISO 9000.

Optional folding
cart and oxygen
cylinder/regulator.
Meets requirements
of IEC 601-2-20, ISO
9000.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)

Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)

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MODEL

OHMEDA

OHMEDA

OHMEDA

OHMEDA

Care-Plus

Care-Plus Access

Giraffe OmniBed

Ohio Intensive Care

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

USA

FDA CLEARANCE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CE MARK

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

20-37 (0.1),
override to 39
35-37 (0.1),
optional 35-37.5

20-37 (0.1),
override to 39
35-37 (0.1),
optional 35-37.5

20-37 (0.1),
override to 39
35-37.5 (0.1)

28-37.5 (0.1),
optional 28-39
35-37.5 (0.1)

Digital
20-42

Digital
20-42

Not specified
Not specified

Digital
15-50

Digital
20-42

Digital
20-42

Digital
15-50

Digital
15-50

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

Vertical lamp bar

Vertical lamp bar

No *

None

HAND PORTS

4, gumdrop shaped

Sliding access hood

TUBING PORTS

Yes/separate O2
control system

Yes/separate O2
control system

Servo-controlled
option only;
available August
2001

Not specified

Yes (variable)
Optional servo
controlled

Yes (variable)
Optional servo
controlled

See footnote **
30-95%, increments
of 5%

Yes (variable)
Not specified

Optional

Optional

See footnote ***

Optional

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)
Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable
PHOTOTHERAPY

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Trending of set point, skin temp, and air temp.
** Servo-controlled humidifier, immersed heater type.
*** Floor model, rail-mounted spot PT lamps available.

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MODEL

OHMEDA

OHMEDA

OHMEDA

OHMEDA

Care-Plus

Care-Plus Access

Giraffe OmniBed

Ohio Intensive Care

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<60

<60

40 dBA

<60

LINE POWER, VAC

100/120/220/240

100/120/220/240

115, 50/60 Hz *

100/120/220/240

BATTERY, TYPE

NA

NA

9 V Ni-MH

NA

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

Optional

Both walls

Yes

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

38.1 (15)

43.2 (17)

40 (15.7)

34.3 (13.5)

135.9 x 88.9 x 64.8


(53.5 x 35 x 25.5)

141 x 88.9 x 64.8


(55.5 x 35 x 25.5)

[147-174] x 69 x 112
([57.9-68.5] x 27.2
x 44.1)

142.2 x 88.9 x 71.1


(56 x 35 x 28)

34.3 x 64.8
(13.5 x 25.5)

34.3 x 64.8
(13.5 x 25.5)

48 x 66
(18.9 x 26)

38.1 x 62.2
(15 x 24.5)

25.4 x 76.2
(10 x 30)
12.7 (5)

30.5 x 76.2
(12 x 30)
12.7 (5)

27 x 78
(10.6 x 30.7)
12.7 (5)

33 x 76.2
(13 x 30)
12.7 (5)

83.9 (185)

83.9 (185)

129 (284.4)

99.8 (220)

3 years, parts;
1 year, labor
Not specified
$8,475-13,150

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

3 years, parts;
1 year, labor
Not specified
$8,475-13,150

Not specified
$10,125

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1988
Not specified
Not specified

1996
Not specified
Not specified

90 days
$34,000, varies with
options
2000
300
Not specified

Optional rail and


shelf; optional
BiliBlanket phototherapy light; full
line of accessories;
continuous tilt
system on 4000
version of
Care-Plus.

Optional rail and


shelf; optional
BiliBlanket phototherapy light; full
line of accessories;
continuous tilt
system on 4000
version of
Care-Plus Access.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)
WEIGHT, kg (lb)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Converts from
incubator to radiant
warmer; elevating
hood; closed bed
10 cm above center
of mattress.

1981
Not specified
Not specified
Optional rail,
shelf, radiant
warmer, and
BiliBlanket phototherapy light.

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Also 220/230/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.

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MODEL

PARKER
FAILED TO RESPOND *
TC500-1 : TC500-2 :
TC500-3

PHOENIX MEDICAL

SEWARD

TSE

100 A

INCUBATOR 4000

INKA SI-302

WHERE MARKETED

Worldwide

Worldwide

Worldwide

Africa, Europe,
Middle East

FDA CLEARANCE

No

No

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

No

No

Yes

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Transport

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

30-37 (0.1)

32-38 (0.1)

25-39 (0.1)

30-37.9 (0.1)

None

32-38 (0.1)

32-37 (0.1)

34-37.9 (0.1)

Digital
15-40

Not specified
15-45

Backlit graphic LCD


25-39

Digital
0-99.9

NA
NA

Not specified
15-40

Backlit graphic LCD


32-38

Digital
0-99.9

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

Single LED

Vertical lamp bar


10% increments

Not specified

On/off

HAND PORTS

2 or 4

4 or 6

TUBING PORTS

4 respiratory

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

1/not specified

1 oxygen port with


flowmeter/not
specified

1 standard/monitor
optional

1/Oxycare
Control System

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
Not specified

Yes
No

Monitoring only
No

Yes
Yes

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional

No

Optional

Skin (increments)

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

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MODEL

PARKER
FAILED TO RESPOND *
TC500-1 : TC500-2 :
TC500-3

PHOENIX MEDICAL

SEWARD

TSE

100 A

INCUBATOR 4000

INKA SI-302

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<520 A

60

<54

<52

LINE POWER, VAC

115/240 : 12/24 VDC

110/220

230, 50/60 Hz, 875 W

230

BATTERY, TYPE

TC515 12 V pack

NA

NA

NA

DOUBLE WALL

Optional

No

Yes

Optional

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

23 (9)

31 (12.2)

33 (13)

33.5 (13.2)

44 x 43 x 83
(17.3 x 17 x 32.6)

135 x 96 x 55
(53 x 38 x 21)

105 x 71 x 125
(41.3 x 28 x 49.2)

[134-156] x 56 x 105
([52.8-61.4] x 22 x
41.3)

57.5 x 30.5
(22.6 x 12)

61 x 30.5
(24 x 12)

61 x 36
(24 x 14.2)

36 x 67
(14.2 x 26.4)

Hood access door,


H x W, cm (in)

Not specified

Not specified

Caster, cm (in)

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)
Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)

Not specified

30.5 x 81.2
(12 x 32)
10 (4)

Not specified

36.2 x 84.5
(14.3 x 33.3)
Not specified

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

23 (50.7)

85 (187.4)

110 (242.6)

106 (233.7)

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

Not specified

3 years

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

6 weeks
$4,000-14,000

Not specified
$3,000

12 weeks
$14,500

6-8 weeks
Not specified

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1993
Not specified
Not specified

Not specified
Not specified
Not specified

1997
Not specified
October to September

1996
Not specified
January to December

TGA L49729 and open


canopy for control
of temperature on
TC500-2 and TC500-3.

Crevice-free
interior and message
display alarm. Meets
requirements of
IEC 601-1.

None specified.

Oxygen analyzer;
20-40C
thermometer; oxygen
flowmeter;
bacteriological
filters; 2-position,
bidirectional bed
inclination;
x-ray cassette; 4
wheels with 2
brakes; relative
humidity gauge;
optional storage
case. CE mark. Meets
requirements of
CSN, EN, IEC and
ISO 9001.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

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MODEL

TSE

TSE

INKA SI-303

TI-400 Transport

WHERE MARKETED

Africa, Europe,
Middle East

Africa, Europe,
Middle East

FDA CLEARANCE

Not specified

Not specified

CE MARK

Yes

Yes

MOBILE OR TRANSPORT

Mobile

Transport

TEMPERATURE CONTROL
RANGE, C
Air (increments)

30-37.9 (0.1)

30-38 (0.1)

Skin (increments)

30-37.9 (0.1)

NA

Graphic display
0-99.9

Digital
0-99.9

Graphic display
0-99.9

NA
NA

ALARMS
High air temp
Low air temp
High skin temp
Low skin temp
Fan failure
Sensor failure
Power failure

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
Yes

BACKUP THERMOSTAT

Yes

Yes

HEATER POWER
INDICATOR

On/off

Vertical lamp bar,


25% increments

HAND PORTS

TUBING PORTS

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

2 respiratory,
2 accessory

1/Oxycare
Control System

1/Oxycare
Control System

SUPPLEMENTAL
HUMIDITY
Adjustable

Yes
Yes

No
NA

PHOTOTHERAPY

Optional

Optional

TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Air, display type
Range, C
Skin, display type
Range, C

O2 INLET PORTS/
CONTROLLERS

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MODEL

TSE

TSE

INKA SI-303

TI-400 Transport

INTERNAL NOISE, dB

<52

<60

LINE POWER, VAC

230

230, 380 VA, 195 W

BATTERY, TYPE

NA

12 V

DOUBLE WALL

Yes

Optional

VERTICAL HOOD-TOMATTRESS DISTANCE,


cm (in)

33.5 (13.2)

23.5 (9.3)

[134-156] x 56 x 105
([52.8-61.4] x 22.1
x 41.3)

136.5 x 56 x 86.5
(53.7 x 22.1 x
34.1) w/carriage *

36 x 67
(14.2 x 26.4)

30.9 x 56.3
(12.2 x 22.2)

36.2 x 84.5
(14.3 x 33.3)
Not specified

29.1 x 74.2
(11.5 x 29.2)
Not specified

WEIGHT, kg (lb)

108 (238.1)

58 (128); 78 (172)
with carriage

PURCHASE INFORMATION
Warranty

1 year

1 year

Delivery time, ARO


List price

10-12 weeks
Not specified

6-8 weeks
Not specified

Year first sold


Number sold
Fiscal year

1997
Not specified
January to December

1995
Not specified
January to December

Microcomputer
controlled; temperature and oxygen
measurement and control; double cover;
elastic sleeve at
entry port; adjustable bed; pull-out
board for x-ray
cassettes; breath
and pulse control
and weight measuring
optional; IV pole;
shelves. CE mark.
Meets requirements
of CSN, EN, IEC and
ISO 9001.

Temp regulator;
20-40C thermometer; built-in O2
flowmeter; additional external O2
and air supplies;
O2 and air pressure
bottles; polymethacrylate cover; front
side can be lowered;
includes heat unit
fan, electronic control circuits, detachable internal
energy source; rechargeable. Meets
requirements of CSN,
EN, IEC and ISO
9001.

SIZE
Incubator w/stand,
H x W x D, cm (in)

Mattress, W x D,
cm (in)
Hood access door,
H x W, cm (in)
Caster, cm (in)

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The incubator measures 66 x 56 x 86.5 cm (26 x 22.1 x 34.1") without a carriage.

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