Embla® A10 Calibrator
The Embla A10 Calibrator is an external device which is used to assure
that the calibration of the Embla A10 recorder is correct. The calibrator
works with the Embla SX Proxy and is used to perform a calibration
check before a recording is started. The calibration test verifies that the
signals are correctly measured by the Embla recorder.
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Installing the Embla Calibrator Files
Included with the Embla A10 Calibrator there is one Embla A10 recording
profile and a sheet template. Each of these files must be copied to separate
folders on the computer. Make sure to close Somnologica Studio before
copying the files to your local hard drive. The Signal Validation.dll, the
Embla Calibration recording profile, and the Embla Calibration sheet
template are all available from the Somnologica Studio installation CD
To install the Signal Validation tool:
To install the Embla Calibration recording profile:
Copy the Signal Validation.dll file to the following location:
C:\Program Files\Medcare\Somnologica 3\Plugins
Copy the Embla Calibration recording profile to the following
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Medcare\Somnologica 3\Profiles – Embla A10
To install the Embla Calibration sheet template:
Copy the Embla Calibration.esst file to the following location:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Medcare\Somnologica 3\Sheet Templates
When all the files have been copied to their respective locations on the
local hard drive, open Somnologica and verify that a new option named
Signal Validation appears on the Tools menu.
Using the Calibrator
The calibrator is connected to the Embla SX Proxy and the results of the
signal measurement are then viewed in a separate workpad sheet in
Connect the calibration device to the Embla SX Proxy cable (unplug
the SX proxy).
Open a new workpad in Somnologica and type in the patient
Start the study in Somnologica, using the Embla Calibration
Right click any sheet tab.
Point to Insert, and then click Embla Calibration.
A signal calibration sheet is inserted into the workpad.
Click on the Embla Calibration sheet tab to view the new calibration
An optional feature is to make the Embla Calibration sheet default in all
new workpads. This is desirable if a calibration check is performed on a
From the View menu, select Templates.
The Templates dialog is displayed.
Select Embla Calibration and click Edit.
Check Insert Automatically when opening new data. The Embla
Calibration sheet tab will be included in all new workpads.
Using the Signal Validation Tool
A special calibration software tool accompanies the calibrator. This signal
validation tool stores the status of the high-speed signals in the workpad.
From the Tools menu in Somnologica, select Signal Validation.
The Signal Validation window is displayed giving the status for the
high-speed channels (Valid or Invalid).
Click Close. The results of the validation will be marked as events in
Ending the Calibration Test
Stop the study in Somnologica.
Disconnect the calibrator and connect the Embla SX proxy to the SX
Resume the study, using the desired recording template.
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Do not use damaged sensors or accessories.
Do not use the equipment in an MRI environment.
The Embla A10 Calibrator may be cleaned with a moist cloth in a hospital grade laundry detergent and
dried with a clean, dry cloth. Care should be taken to avoid contact of the cleaning solution with the serial
ports of the Interface.
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Embla A10 Calibrator Instructions