I saw my doctor today for yearly chit-chat, gave him copies of the S9 report and A10 report
He quickly spotted how the A10 95P pressure is higher than the S9
Beside telling me how good the reports looked and the best he have ever seen
I asked him about the A10 and 4Her reporting RERAs
He said the A10 looks nice but he don't know how machine with mask and flow, and no wires to the brain can report "respiratory effort related arousals" while they have problem in the lab with all the wires attached doing that ... not exactly his words but something to that effects
It makes those of us that have gone through the S8, S9 and predecessors wonder why they would put machines out to market that are 'lacking' and then come up with a new machine that really has nothing special about it asides from a few minor changes of little consequence? It is becoming very much like cellular telephone manufacturers (Apply in particular although they are all the same) that come out with a new model at least once or twice a year to improve market share or just improve sales with the older phones going into a drawer for standby. Personally? I intend to stick with my S9's (Auto) which work just fine. If anything I am guessing that they have re-engineered the S9 to reduce cost and stuff their pockets. For shame. Anyone actually using one of these new blowers that has something to say to support shelling out hard earned money to update?
Educate, Advocate, Contemplate.
Herein lies personal opinion, no professional advice, which ALL are well advised to seek.
From A10 clinical manual: Software upgrade
The device has a software upgrade feature. When a software upgrade is in progress, the screen will flash for approximately 10 minutes
The AirSense 10 device has cellular communication which has the ability to automatically transmit summary and night profile data on a regular basis. It also allows you to change settings remotely.
The Wireless signal strength icon displayed at the top right of the screen indicates the signal strength. Advise the patient to check the signal strength on their device.
* Therapy data might not be transmitted if used outside of the country or region of purchase.
* Devices with cellular communication might not be available in all regions
My A10 is US version (got it from someone at craiglist prices)
I suppose the "software upgrade" is useless to me and won't benefiting of any future upgrade
Tough luck .. I've to pay local rip-off prices for that function, assuming its available on machines sold in Australia
I would think it would be by SD card. Doing an update over wireless is risky and data maybe corrupted or the wireless transmission interrupted and thereby bricking you machine. Modem manufacturers tell you never to update modem firmware by wireless so I would imagine the Resmed would take a similar attitude.
Are you saying Zonk, there is different software (Incidentally I would call it firmware) between those sold in the US to those made in the US? The serial number will tell you where it is made and according to this forum there is only 2 places of manufacture; Singapore - serial number starting with 23 and Australia, serial number starting with 22. I bought my S10 in the US (not from Craiglist)and the serial number starts 2214xxxxx.
I would have thought sleep apnoea is the same across the world and that the treatment is the same no matter what country you are in. I doubt very much that there would be different firmware for the US to that of Australia. I don't think the wireless feature not being used in Oz is a big deal - you can turn it off in any case.