Otometrics, Schaumburg, Ill, has added an Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR) module to the ICS Chartr EP 200 AEP system that debuted in February. The ASSR module is an integral part of the ICS Chartr EP 200 platform, making it easy to toggle between EP and ASSR protocols, says a statement released by the company.

The optional ASSR module has features that make auditory data collection efficient, says the statement, such as: the RapidASSR algorithm, making it possible to collect 12 frequencies simultaneously (six per ear); efficient search methods; and user-controlled options for modifying data collection and data analysis. The features assist in decreasing test time, while obtaining accurate data. Data collection has been simplified with the constant monitoring of EEG and ability to check impedance values at any time during collection, says the statement.

The ICS Chartr EP 200 was developed to support workflow in the clinic by offering portability, with compact design and laptop capability, says the statement. The remote control feature and impedance display on the preamplifier releases the tester from the computer and allows users to stay close to patients. Otometrics offers a shared database for the ICS Chartr EP 200 and ICS Chartr 200 VNG/ENG system, which makes it convenient to save patient information and access the records from either the Chartr EP 200 or the Chartr 200 VNG/ENG software, says the company.

The complete default test battery, including ABR, ECOG, MLR, ALR, P300 (optional), ASSR (optional), and customization of protocols, makes advanced diagnostic testing possible, says the statement. With the familiar Windows interface (including Vista Business compatibility), integrated software and shared databases, all traditional capabilities for securing data and consolidating patient records, are readily available, says the statement.

[Source: Otometrics]