I agree with Rose. I haven't used EncoreViewer2. I have, however, used both EncorePro and SleepyHead with my DreamStation. Both will load your data and display it very quickly. They both give detailed views of your data.
EncorePro is meant to handle multiple profiles as well as most other aspects of a sleep clinic and comes with a lot of excess baggage for what we use it for. I like SleepyHead because it is easy on system resources, has an interface that is well laid out, easy to use and easy to customize. It displays your data in a easy to read and understand format. It is also much faster than EncorePro.
"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837
I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
Hi Pupcamper & Rose . It's a long story. Encore Viewer edition is March 2010, purchased in USA under scrip from sleep specialist, just after requirement that such items could only be dispensed if properly prescribed.
I am back in Australia where local Respironics does not supply or support such items.
Re Encore Pro - don't ask, and I am not persisting with it. strictly mea culpa!
I'll follow your advice and try Sleepyhead.
Not familiar with Encore Viewer, but with Basic and Pro I discovered something after complaining about the slow download and report generation speeds of the programs. When generating a report they actually work much faster if you have the all data check marked, rather than trying to do a report for a selected period of time. I use the all dates (some 4 years on the current card) to generate a detail report that I then save in PDF. I then pull the wave form (which has to be done daily) and save it. I then use Adobe to extract that days detail and add it to the front of the wave form. Save it again with a new name (I call my <date> DAY REPORT), and when saving tell ADOBE to save it in a reduced file size to make it easier to send to DR.
I only run a report with specified dates if I want to see a specific trend, and yes, then you sit and wait. You can also put in a new SD card and the machine will put only the past 90 days on it, which will speed things up, until it gets more data, which slows the process.
Thanks Robert. Sounds a lot of work but I'll try,
Last time I put in new SD card REMStar loaded it up with its full five year history.
I don't send off to Dr: doing some self-correlation - AHI against AFDs (Alcohol Free Days), OA against visits to cinema, etc.
So far, alcohol is beneficial and cinema visits not!
It's a bit academic - have brought my AHI down from 37 to about 4.3 average for week, with many days at 1.0, and sleeping well.
Robert Robson (alias Robbo)