Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
#1
Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
I have a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter but no user manual or software for moving overnight data onto my computer. Contec is no help. They seem to have forgotten that they ever made the CMS 50E model.

My operating system is Arch Linux, but I can make Windows software work. Helpful hints would be much appreciated. The manual as an email attachment to dschalkdesk@gmail.com might solve my problem. The user manual might still be downloabable from Contec, but the customer assistance operation doesn't seem to know anything about it.
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
RE: Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
Hi dschalk! - Welcome

The only software that is available to communicate with the CMS-50s is a Windows only application, Smart Device Assistant V3.1.0.1. It will run in a VM Windows shell, but you may have problems with the USB connection. This device requires the special cable that came with the CMS-50. I believe it is a USB/HID type and can really cause problems if you aren't in a real Windows environment.

Here is my download link to Smart Device Assistant V3.1.0.1:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b3abnkx8y2bd5b...1.zip?dl=0

Good luck!
- Red
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
Thanks for your kind response. I'll tell you where it has taken me so far.

I'm using an Arch Linux operating system called RebornOS. Using the link you provided, I now have this subdirectory (folder) in my file system: ~/.wine/driveC/users/g/Smart Device Assistant V3.1.0.1. 

I was surprised to see what appears to be data from the times I used the device overnight in 2018 and 2019. There's also a 2010 file named "demo.SpO2". With an appropriate Windows program, I'm pretty sure I could display the data. I don't know which Windows applications to try.

Calling SpO2.exe doesn't seem to do anything -- no error message, no prompt, nothing. I don't know what it's supposed to do. Now I can't find the 2018 and 2019 data. Maybe SpO2.exe wiped it.

I won't be surprised if it turns out that I misinterpreted everything I saw.   

Thanks again.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
SpO2.exe is the name of the program. The Demo.SpO2 is added when you installed Smart Device Assistant, and is to give the user a sample piece of data to play with, when first using the app.

- Red
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
RE: Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
Greetings,

I need to find out if I have sleep apnea. Many years ago I was able to get overnight data from a CMS 50E. I still have a replacement CMS 50E, but I now have a Lenova laptop running Windows 10 along with a Contec CMS 50F wrist pulse oximeter. When I use it, it says "Recording" and the screen goes blank. This is encouraging.

Windows 10 isn't detecting the CMS 50F. I load ContecDeviceUtility_3.6.1 and it says to install DIO-NET-TYPE1 or AIO-NET-TYPE1 at device manager.
I don't normally use Windows. I did get to device manager but saw no option to install anything.

Please help me in any way you can, or just say "Hi" or something. I've been at this all day.

Thanks for helping me when I tried to do this from my Linux desktop computer.

Best regards,
David

P.S. I forgot your name.
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
Which software app are you using to download the data, SpO2Assistant or SmartDeviceAssistant? Also, are you using the cable that was supplied with the oximeter?

- Red
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
It's actually a CMS 50F

Hello again,

I connected with a male to male USB C cable I had laying around. Some of these do little more than re-charge devices, some are good for transferring data. I hadn't thought of that before reading your post.

 I bought one of these on Amazon.com: AAOTOKK Flat Braided Type C USB 3.1 Adapter Extender Cable 5 Gbps&2A 3.1 USB Type C Male to USB3.1 Cable Full Function Supports Charging,Data,Audio,Video Cable for Laptop&Tablet&Mobile Phone(1.5M-M/M)

I'll let you know what happens.

David a/k/a dschalk
Post Reply Post Reply
#8
RE: Software for a Contec CMS 50E pulse oximeter
Hi again,

I now have a Contec data cable, but my son is using my Windows laptop so I'll wait to see if it works. For $14, I got an Emay Bluetooth pulse oximeter. It'a heavy and falls off of my finger at night, but I have some 3-hour readings. My O2 levels fall below 90 once or twice and remain low for around 30 seconds according to the device. I think I should feel relieved since that doesn't indicate sleep apnea.

Downloading the app to my cell phone and getting connected to the Emay device was easy. Maybe it isn't the most accurate pulse oximeter, but I think it's telling me what I need to know.

I'm very grateful for your help. Thank you.

David (a/ka dschalk)
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Question DreamStation 2 & Nonin 3150 Pulse Oximeter Snoring Cowboy 5 2,754 05-10-2024, 01:20 PM
Last Post: mazingas65
  Software for Bipap Machine HoodedRobin 2 250 05-02-2024, 10:38 AM
Last Post: HoodedRobin
  Sefam sbox software RKTatschner 2 249 04-26-2024, 02:02 AM
Last Post: RKTatschner
  Nerwbie -- what CPAP/software combo? cprstn54 1 231 04-23-2024, 03:12 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  Added a new pulse oximeter importer... spacewrench 125 21,938 04-14-2024, 12:12 PM
Last Post: msfabus
  Software support for the Astral 150? Peashee888 11 1,084 03-28-2024, 08:04 PM
Last Post: PappaJoe
  problem downloading OSCAR SOFTWARE Bailey104 1 265 03-15-2024, 05:49 PM
Last Post: Crimson Nape


New Posts   Today's Posts


About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.