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boatman Offline

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Post: #1
Encore Pro Software
This is my first post. Can someone tell me where to obtain Encore Pro Software?

Also, it the Respironics Smart Card Reader required or will any Smart Card Reader work with Encore Pro?
07-15-2013 05:48 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Encore Pro Software
You don't want Encore Pro. It's designed for sleep clinics where they have to keep track of multiple patients. In the Encore family, you want EncoreViewer, which is designed for patient use. However, Respironics charges money for it, something like $100.

What I would suggest is that you download a program called SleepyHead. It's free, and you can download the latest version at http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH2.

You do not need a special card reader to read the SD card. Any bog-standard card reader that reads that format will work. If buying a new reader and you are unsure of the format, take the card with you - if the card fits properly in the reader, the reader will read the card.
(This post was last modified: 07-15-2013 06:13 PM by RonWessels.)
07-15-2013 06:01 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Post: #3
RE: Encore Pro Software
Hi boatman,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for answers to your questions.

trish6hundred
07-15-2013 06:04 PM
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boatman Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto M Series with A-Flex
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics ComfortGel Blue
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CPAP Pressure: 5/13
CPAP Software: EncoreViewer

Other Comments: Using C-Flex

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Location: New Jersey, USA

Post: #4
RE: Encore Pro Software
Thanks Ron,

I downloaded SleepyHead yesterday, but it doesn't look like it supports my machine or SmartCards. I looked at the site, but couldn't find any options or patches for my machine.

If there is no way to use SleepyHead I will probably go with Encore Viewer.

Regards,
07-15-2013 07:08 PM
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Post: #5
RE: Encore Pro Software
If you have an older machine that uses a Smart Card vs SD memory card (like what goes into most cameras), then yes, you will need Encore Viewer and a proprietary Smart Card reader.

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07-15-2013 08:05 PM
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Post: #6
RE: Encore Pro Software
SleepyHead does not support M series machines. If going to buy Encore Pro software and smart card reader than might consider put the money towards updating to the newer System One machines ... Plus/SE models and models numbers below 450/460 are not data capable machines
make sure does say Phillips Respironcis (PR) in the name
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http://www.apneaboard.com/cpap-machine-p...espironics

Supplier #2 is good source for used machines http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List
07-16-2013 04:12 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #7
RE: Encore Pro Software
Apparently the Respironics machines earlier than the System One series are not supported by SleepyHead, and machines that old do indeed have proprietary memory cards. Sorry for my earlier misdirection, I was not aware of these facts.

Zonk brings up a very good point that you might be better served upgrading your machine to the latest System One Series 60 machine. You will need a new humidifier unit as well - the older humidifier units are not compatible with the latest machines. I have no idea what the proprietary smart card reader will cost you, but the latest machines do use generic flash cards that can be read by bog-standard (ie. cheap) flash card readers. And are supported by SleepyHead (free software). And you have the option of getting a humidifier unit with heated hose support to reduce/eliminate rain-out.

I suspect the algorithms have been sufficiently improved that you will find your CPAP treatment a much more pleasant (ok, much less irritating) experience as well.
07-16-2013 04:57 PM
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boatman Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto M Series with A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: Respironics M Series Heated
CPAP Pressure: 5/13
CPAP Software: EncoreViewer

Other Comments: Using C-Flex

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Location: New Jersey, USA

Post: #8
RE: Encore Pro Software
Thanks for the reply,

I ordered Encore Viewer (ver 2.1 which is 64 bit compatible with WIN 7) @ $99 and the Smart Card reader @ $54. from Supplier #9 yesterday, based on Paula's post. They said I could return the SC reader if the standard SC reader I already have works with the software, with no re-stock fee if the box is unopened.

I like my current machine and was just looking to improve the results, using the software, and the good information on this site. If results are less than expected with Encore Viewer, I may consider your good suggestion on upgrading to a newer machine. It looks like Supplier #2 would take my machine in trade, along with possibly the software and reader.
07-17-2013 09:35 AM
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boatman Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto M Series with A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: Respironics M Series Heated
CPAP Pressure: 5/13
CPAP Software: EncoreViewer

Other Comments: Using C-Flex

Sex: Male
Location: New Jersey, USA

Post: #9
RE: Encore Pro Software
Thanks again Ron,

I ordered Encore Viewer from Supplier #2 along with a returnable (if I don't need it) Smart Card, as I like my current machine, and am just looking to improve the results using software feedback.

Please see my response to ZONK for full details
07-17-2013 09:42 AM
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Post: #10
RE: Encore Pro Software
(07-17-2013 09:35 AM)boatman Wrote:  If results are less than expected with Encore Viewer, I may consider your good suggestion on upgrading to a newer machine. It looks like Supplier #2 would take my machine in trade, along with possibly the software and reader.

They wont even consider your machine it has more than 2,000 hours on it...

from the website:[(Devices with more than 2000 hours of use will not be considered - under 500 is preferable)]

I had my BiPap s/t for 3 years and it had over 9,000 machine hours on it..I too thought I might get something out of it until I read the fine print on the 'sell us your machine page'
I am not even sure what I should ask for it on craigslist..I paid $3500 .that was my share after insurance..
probably only get a couple hundred maybe if I even found a buyer?.. ..I read cpap machines are made to last 30,000 hours on average but its not unheard of to get 50,000 hours or even more out of one....

I don't believe anything I hear and only half of what I see
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07-18-2013 09:40 PM
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