PatCom Distal Chip Endoscope
The PatCom Distal Chip Endoscope is best suited for the use in swallowing diagnostics (FEES) and in the ENT field. With the USB plug-and-play design, it can be used on a variety of platforms and devices without any additional software. The HD resolution allows for superb image quality. The endoscope is lightweight and built with an ergonomic design.
Light source: Integrated and Long-lasting
The resolution is very important for a good image quality, but so is the light source of an endoscope. There are major differences in the design of the light source for digital endoscopes. The latest technology allows the PatCom Distal Chip Endoscope to have three LEDs integrated into the tip. These provide a 50,000-hour life span. The elimination of fiber optics throughout the endoscope results in a significant reduction in the frailty of the device. The integrated light source offers three brightness levels which are operated by pushing a button on the endoscope. An important aspect in the field of swallowing diagnostics: The light exposure of the camera can be switched between automatic and manual, so it ensures a clear view immediately after the “whiteout”.
USB Technology: UVC for highest flexibility
In USB technology, “UVC” could be equated with “plug and play”. It means that the well-known operating systems Windows, MAC and Linux recognize these devices with UVC drivers without any further implementation steps by the user. The PatCom Distal Chip Endoscope is equipped with UVC technology. You can use the endoscope on any existing computer and with most of the video capture applications. The best combination for video capture, editing, and report generation is the “MediaWorkstation” offered by PatCom Medical. However, if basic functions are sufficient, you can save significantly on the investment. Due to state-of-the-art technology, the endoscope does not require an additional processor. It is connected directly into a computer via USB. This ensures the portability of the endoscope, especially for those considering Mobile FEES.
Infection control and the proper cleaning of your endoscopes is crucial to prevent any cross contamination between patients. PatCom endoscopes can be manually cleaned via high level disinfectant by full submersion or insertion portion submersion. Thorough and accurate manual cleaning is the recommended method of cleaning as it is the most gentle cleaning process for the equipment. Our distal chip endoscopes are validated for use with Cidex OPA & Revital Ox Resert. Our distal chip scopes are also validated for use in the following sterilization machines and washers:
- Sterrad 100S
- Sterrad 100NX
- Sterrad NX
- Steris VPro Max
- Steris System 1E
Defer to your infection control and/or SPD for policies/procedures around processing endoscopes. Please contact your PatCom representative for additional questions regarding cleaning solutions. See above for a sample manual cleaning process, while following the manufacturer’s guidelines for proper immersion duration.
- Pledge to raise industry standard of customer service to new levels
- 7 day technical support by phone, email and text
- Remote access software service included
Free loaner during repair
One of the the main reasons PatCom Medical Inc. was established is the desire to commit to a level of customer service that goes above and beyond what others do. The PatCom service concept includes a variety of more and less common elements that ensure our customers are able to perform their own work without interruption. However, it this the underlying understanding of everyone at PatCom to make our customer’s problems ours to solve that sets us apart.
As responsiveness is a key element of good service we offer support 7 days a week by phone, email and text. We offer remote access service free of charge where we have the ability to take control of your Stroboscopy system’s computer to solve any software related issues within minutes.
If your equipment ever needs to be serviced at our service center we offer free loaners during the repair process. To keep the turn around time itself as short as possible a US based service center is available.
There is a chance that you have existing stroboscopy equipment from a third party manufacturer. PatCom Medical is able to provide service for a number of systems and is able to integrate new equipment with what you already own.