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SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro Hardware Overview - USA

This SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro Hardware Overview Online Training describes the hardware components and system features of the two SOMATOM go. scanners for Radiation Therapy. 

Welcome to the SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro Hardware Overview online training course. This training will introduce you to the following features and components of the two scanners SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro dedicated to Radiation Therapy: Patient Table Gantry including the integrated Direct Laser for patient marking (optional) Tablet Remote Scan Control (RSC) Control Box The training will also provide a general summary of the two scanners. Congratulations. You have completed the SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro Hardware Overview Online Training course. Listed below are the key points that have been presented. Select the link below to view/print your review material before proceeding to the final quiz. Download and print a copy of the Course Review. Know about available patient table versions For both the SOMATOM go.Sim and the SOMATOM go.Open Pro scanner, there are two table versions available, the 227 kg / 500 lbs patient table RT, and the 307 kg / 677 lbs patient table In general, the patient table top is impervious to water. The markings on the positioning mat indicate the metal-free area of the patient table. Identify the nine (9) components of the gantry front   1.   Direct Laser (optional) for patient marking: In order to effectively and accurately treat a patient using radiation therapy, the patient needs to be marked at the CT scanner using a laser system and following a Direct Laser workflow. 2.   Halo Cover Plate with a Stop key on the left and an X-ray indicator on the right. 3.   Gantry Connector Box: The gantry connector box is a key locked box, located at the right side of the gantry stand that houses service options. There are two USB interfaces for USB 2.0 or higher, the only On/Off power button for the system, and an SD (Secure Digital) card interface for service purposes only. 4.   Gantry interfaces: The front of the gantry provides the Remote Scan Control interface, the X-ray foot switch connector, and the respiratory gating system interface. 5.   The Laser Light Markers are three laser beams that emanate from the gantry opening and assist with patient positioning. 6.   Ring Moodlight 7.   The Remote Scan Control (RSC), wired (standard) or wireless (optional), is the main interaction device in the examination room.  8.   Tablets: Up to three (3) tablets are offered with the scanner. The Scan&GO application on them enables you to perform basic workflows within the examination room. You can attach each tablet to the gantry using the tablet cradle. The tablet is charged when it is attached to the gantry and the system is powered on. Identical labels on the tablet and on the tablet cradle on the gantry enable you to identify if they are paired to function together. 9.   Patient Observation Camera Compare the wireless and wired RSC to identify the two (2) different functions between the controls The wired RSC has the same function keys as the wireless RSC, except for the Out of Range indicator and the Low Battery indicator. The wireless RSC is limited to a certain operating range. The Out of Range indicator blinks when you are at the limit of the operating range, and it turns to red when you are out of the operating range. The connection is then turned off. Evaluate the function of the tablet Up to three (3) tablets are offered and allow the operators to perform workflows in the exam room, such as a head exam consisting of the topogram and one scan range. The tablet is synchronized with the syngo Acquisition Workplace and data is communicated wirelessly. Determine the operating state of the system based on the indicator on the Control Box When the scanner is idle, the start key for the Control Box is green. When the scanner is in use, the start key is yellow indicating that the scanner is radiating. Differentiate the manual buttons of the RSC and Control Box The majority of the manual buttons on the RSC (wireless and wired) also appear on the Control Box with a few exceptions: Control Box Only: Volume keys Hear Patient Key Call Patient Key Stop key Wireless RSC Only: Low Battery Indicator Out of Range Indicator The SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro  scanners are part of the SOMATOM go. scanner family.  These scanners offer low-dose technology with the option of mobile operation and workflow automation for Radiation Therapy.  This online training will review only the features that are present in both scanners. Exceptions from this rule are indicated accordingly. SOMATOM go.Sim & SOMATOM go.Open Pro Introduction Learn more about SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro. Tab TitleTextSystem Features SOMATOM go.Sim SOMATOM go.Open Pro 1.92 cm detector width 3.84 cm detector width  Integrated Direct Laser for patient marking (optional) TwinSpiral Dual Energy scan mode 4D spiral Intelligent 4D sequence (Direct i4D) + 4D spiral System Specifications                                        SOMATOM go.Sim         SOMATOM go.Open Pro Scanner Type Single Source Dual Energy Detectors Stellar Detector UFC (Ultra Fast Ceramics) Max. table speed 200 mm/s Temporal resolution 175 ms Rotation Time 0.35 (optional), 0.5, 1.0 s kV Steps 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 kV Tin Filter scanning Sn100, Sn110, Sn120, Sn130, Sn140 kV mA @ low kV 825 mA @ 70 & 80 kV Table load up to 227 kg / 500 lbs (standard) 307 kg / 677 lbs (optional) Gantry Aperture 85 cm sFoV 600 mm Generator Max. Power 75 kW Slice Acquisition 32 x 0.6 mm 64 x 0.6 mm Slices Reconstructed 64 128  Storage Parameters   SOMATOM go.Sim SOMATOM go.Open Pro Options for the image control system  Disk space (GB) 720 (standard) 1,200 (optional) Storage for images (GB) 150 (standard) 500 (optional) Options for the image reconstruction system  Disk space (GB) 1,200 (standard) 4,080 (optional) Storage for raw data (GB) 720 (standard) 2,800 (optional) The gantry front has nine major components. An optional gantry front component is the integrated Direct Laser. The Tablet and Remote Scan Control will be discussed in more detail later on in the training. Learn more about the gantry in the pop-ups below. Gantry Front Components Learn about the gantry front. Tab TitleTextGantry Front  The following operating elements and displays are located on the gantry front: (1)   Direct Laser (optional) for patient         marking (2)   Halo Cover Plate with a Stop key         (on the left) and an X-ray indicator         (on the right) (3)   Gantry Connector Box (4)   Gantry interfaces (5)   Laser light markers (6)   Ring Moodlight (7)   Remote Scan Control (wired or wireless         (optional)) (8)   Tablet (optional) (9)   Patient Observation Camera  Laser Light Markers The laser light markers are laser beams that emanate from three points in the gantry opening. These points indicate the position of the scan center and the slice plane in the middle of the detector rows for the inner scan level and the outer offset level. The laser beams fan out so that you see lines as a mark or a cross at the intersection of the beams. The laser beams visualize the gantry isocenter and the radiation exposure plane. To turn on the laser light marker, press the Light Marker key on the Control Box or the Remote Scan Control (RSC). After approximately 1 minute, the laser light marker is switched off automatically. If you want to switch off the laser light marker immediately, press the Light Marker key again. Direct Laser (optional)   Integrated Siemens Healthineers Laser System   In order to effectively and accurately treat a patient using radiation therapy, the patient needs to be marked at the CT scanner using a laser system and following a Direct Laser Steering workflow. Patient marks allow the patient to be positioned on the table in the same position at every treatment and ensure that the radiation is delivered to the target location. Organs near the treatment area are outlined and the dose is calculated to apply the complete radiation dose to the target area. Healthy organs are exposed to the minimum possible dose. Please note: A Direct Laser Steering workflow can only be performed with the integrated Siemens Healthineers laser system or an LAP laser system. The RTP basic license and the Direct Laser steering license are required. Please be aware the LAP laser bridge needs to have the compatible version to be able to perform Direct Laser steering. Gantry Interfaces    The front of the gantry provides the following interfaces: 1. Remote Scan Control interface 2. X-ray foot switch connector 3. Respiratory gating system interface Please note: Availability of the interfaces depends on your system configuration. Only connect equipment released by Siemens Healthineers. Connector Box  The gantry Connector Box is a key locked box, located at the right side of the gantry stand. 1. Two USB interfaces for USB 2.0 or higher 2. On/Off power button for the system 3. SD (Secure Digital) card interface for service purposes only Table Foot Switch Learn about the table foot switch.   You can move the patient table by using the table foot switch as an alternative to using the keys on the Remote Scan Control. The table foot switch is located between the gantry and the patient table. The table foot switch has a Load pedal and an Unload pedal on each side. 1. Table foot switch 2. Load pedal: moves the table and loads     a patient. 3. Unload pedal: unloads a patient. 4. Illumination light: illuminated if the     respective motion is possible. Please note: The table foot switch is an optional accessory. Gantry Back Learn about the gantry back. Tab TitleTextGantry Back  The following operating elements and displays are located on the gantry back: 1. X-ray indicator light 2. Gantry intercom: Speaker/Microphone for the operator to speak with and listen to the patient 3. Air Filter Air Filter and Exchange 1. Air Filters   If the air filter is dirty, it might lead to the system overheating. The door of the filter is closed with magnets and a lock. In 6 easy steps, you can exchange the filter pads on your own quickly and easily without tools. There are 2 air filters at the top left and bottom right of the gantry back. 1. Filter pad   Step 1: Unlock the air filter door using the key of the gantry connector box. Step 2: Open the filter door. Step 3: Remove the old filter pad. 1. Filter grid   Step 4: Clean the grid, for example with a vacuum cleaner. Step 5: Place a new filter pad on the grid. Step 6: Close the air filter door. Please note: It is forbidden to use the gantry without replacing the filter. You will receive a notification when it is time to change the air filter. For information regarding the purchase of the filter pads, please contact your Customer Care Center. If the filter pad is not very dirty, cleaning it with a vacuum cleaner is sufficient. For both the SOMATOM go.Sim and the SOMATOM go.Open Pro scanner, there are two table versions available, the 227 kg / 500 lbs patient table RT, and the 307 kg / 677 lbs patient table In general, the patient table top is impervious to water. Learn more about the features and details of the two different patient tables by starting the pop-ups below.   227 kg Patient Table RT Learn about the 227 kg / 500 lbs patient table RT. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1The head end is the end closest to the gantry. The foot end is the end furthest away from the gantry. The 227 kg patient table RT can carry a maximum load of 227 kg (500 lbs) in the center, and can be moved horizontally and vertically. Interfaces are located on the patient table as indicated on the image to the left. The storage box and the side rail are optional. The side rail also has two options: a long rail and a short rail. You can choose to attach these optional parts along one side or both sides of the patient table. Please note: Do not place any objects underneath the patient table. The patient table is equipped with a safety stop function. The patient table stops when a malfunction occurs. The pictures of the components shown here are only examples. The appearance and availability of the components depend on your system configuration. CalloutsTable foot endStorage box (optional)Side rail (optional)Patient table with movable table topTable head endThe head end is the end closest to the gantry. The foot end is the end furthest away from the gantry. The 227 kilograms patient table RT can carry a maximum load of 227 kilograms (500 pounds) in the center, and can be moved horizontally and vertically. Interfaces are located on the patient table as indicated on the image to the left. The storage box and the side rail are optional. The side rail also has two options: a long rail and a short rail. You can choose to attach these optional parts along one side or both sides of the patient table. Please note: • Do not place any objects underneath the patient table. • The patient table is equipped with a safety stop function. The patient table stops when a malfunction occurs. • The pictures of the components shown here are only examples. The appearance and availability of the components depend on your system configuration. 2Manual table movement In an emergency, with the STOP key pressed or in power failure, you can position the table top manually. Pull the handle towards the end of the table top and pull the table top out of the gantry.CalloutsHandleIn an emergency, with the STOP key pressed or in power failure, you can position the table top manually. You can use the handle at the end of the table to move the table top out of the gantry.3RTP Overlay The RTP overlay is an accessory for CT patient tables and allows the use of positioning aids used for therapy systems. It is placed over the CT patient table standard table top to supply a flat ground to simulate the flat table top as used for radiation therapy systems. The images delivered by the CT system equipped with the RTP overlay can be used by trained staff as an aid in diagnosis, treatment preparation, and radiation therapy planning. Please note: Take care not to pinch your fingers when mounting the RTP overlay. Image artifacts are normal during scanning with the RTP overlay. It is not necessary to repeat the scan. Consider reduced low contrast resolution when identifying soft tissue tumors. ​Only use the RTP overlay that is released for your CT system. Contact your Siemens Healthineers Representative for more information. CalloutsRTP OverlayThe RTP overlay is an accessory for CT patient tables and allows the use of positioning aids used for therapy systems. It is placed over the CT patient table standard table top to supply a flat ground to simulate the flat table top as used for radiation therapy systems. The images delivered by the CT system equipped with the RTP overlay can be used by trained staff as an aid in diagnosis, treatment preparation, and radiation therapy planning. Please note: - Take care not to pinch your fingers when mounting the RTP overlay. - Image artifacts are normal during scanning with the RTP overlay. It is not necessary to repeat the scan. - Consider reduced low contrast resolution when identifying soft tissue tumors. - ​Only use the RTP overlay that is released for your CT system. Contact your Siemens Healthineers Representative for more information. 4Siemens Healthineers Multi-Index RTP Overlay The integrated indexing system of the Multi-index RTP Overlay is compatible with most of the accessories used in radiotherapy treatment planning. The indentations along both sides of the Multi-index RTP Overlay and the screw sockets at the foot end of the Multi-index RTP Overlay are used to mount the accessories.CalloutsFoot endHead endScrew sockets to mount external accessoriesButton to attach and remove the Multi-index RTP OverlayThe integrated indexing system of the Multi-index RTP Overlay is compatible with most of the accessories used in radiotherapy treatment planning. The indentations along both sides of the Multi-index RTP Overlay and the screw sockets at the foot end of the Multi-index RTP Overlay are used to mount the accessories.5227 kg / 500 lbs Patient Table RT: Compatibility with 3rd Party RTP Overlays The 227 kg / 500 lbs patient table RT is compatible with the following 3rd party RTP overlay: Qfix Quantum  CalloutsQfix Quantum RTP OverlayThe 227 kilograms / 500 pounds patient table RT is compatible with the following third party RTP overlay: Qfix Quantum. 307 kg Patient Table Learn about the 307 kg / 677 lbs patient table. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1The head end is the end closest to the gantry. The foot end is the end furthest away from the gantry. The 307 kg patient table can carry a maximum load of 307 kg (677 lbs) in the center, and can be moved horizontally and vertically. Interfaces are located on the patient table as indicated on the image to the left. The storage box and the side rail are optional. The side rail also has two options: a long rail and a short rail. You can choose to attach these optional parts along one side or both sides of the patient table. Please note: Do not place any objects underneath the patient table. The patient table is equipped with a safety stop function. The patient table stops when a malfunction occurs. The pictures of the components shown here are only examples. The appearance and availability of the components depend on your system configuration. CalloutsTable foot end (location of PMM interface)Storage box (optional)Side rail (optional)Patient table with movable table topTable head endThe head end is the end closest to the gantry. The foot end is the end furthest away from the gantry. The 307 kilograms patient table can carry a maximum load of 307 kilograms (677 pounds) in the center, and can be moved horizontally and vertically. Interfaces are located on the patient table as indicated on the image to the left. The storage box and the side rail are optional. The side rail also has two options: a long rail and a short rail. You can choose to attach these optional parts along one side or both sides of the patient table. Please note: - Do not place any objects underneath the patient table. - The patient table is equipped with a safety stop function. The patient table stops when a malfunction occurs. - The pictures of the components shown here are only examples. The appearance and availability of the components depend on your system configuration.2Manual Table Movement In an emergency, with the STOP key pressed or in power failure, you can position the table top manually. Pull the handle towards the end of the table top and pull the table top out of the gantry.CalloutsHandleIn an emergency, with the STOP key pressed or in power failure, you can position the table top manually. Pull the handle towards the end of the table top and pull the table top out of the gantry.3RTP Overlay (Optional) The RTP overlay is an optional accessory for CT systems and is used as a positioning aid to support image generation for radiation therapy planning systems usage. The RTP overlay is intended to be placed on the standard table top of a CT system patient table in order to simulate the flat table top used in most therapy planning systems. The images delivered by the CT system using the RTP overlay can be used by trained staff as an aid in diagnosis, treatment preparation, and input for radiation therapy planning systems. Please note:  Image artifacts are normal during scanning with the RTP overlay. It is not necessary to repeat the scan. Take care not to pinch your fingers when mounting the RTP overlay. Consider reduced low contrast resolution when identifying soft tissue tumors. Only use the RTP overlay that is released for your CT system. Contact your Siemens Healthineers Representative for more information. CalloutsRTP OverlayThe RTP overlay is an optional accessory for CT systems and is used as a positioning aid to support image generation for radiation therapy planning systems usage. The RTP overlay is intended to be placed on the standard table top of a CT system patient table in order to simulate the flat table top used in most therapy planning systems. The images delivered by the CT system using the RTP overlay can be used by trained staff as an aid in diagnosis, treatment preparation, and input for radiation therapy planning systems. Please note: Image artifacts are normal during scanning with the RTP overlay. It is not necessary to repeat the scan. Take care not to pinch your fingers when mounting the RTP overlay. Consider reduced low contrast resolution when identifying soft tissue tumors. Only use the RTP overlay that is released for your CT system. Contact your Siemens Healthineers Representative for more information.4Siemens Healthineers Multi-Index RTP Overlay The integrated indexing system of the Multi-index RTP Overlay is compatible with most of the accessories used in radiotherapy treatment planning. The indentations along both sides of the Multi-index RTP Overlay and the screw sockets at the foot end of the Multi-index RTP Overlay are used to mount the accessories.CalloutsFoot endHead endScrew sockets to mount external accessoriesButton to attach and remove the Multi-index RTP OverlayThe integrated indexing system of the Multi-index RTP Overlay is compatible with most of the accessories used in radiotherapy treatment planning. The indentations along both sides of the Multi-index RTP Overlay and the screw sockets at the foot end of the Multi-index RTP Overlay are used to mount the accessories.5307 kg / 677 lbs Patient Table: Compatibility with 3rd Party RTP Overlays The 307 kg / 677 lbs patient table is compatible with the following 3rd party RTP overlays: Qfix Quantum Qfix kVue ​​Elektra iBeam evo CalloutsQfix Quantum RTP OverlayQfix kVue RTP OverlayElektra iBeam evo RTP OverlayThe 307 kilograms / 677 pounds patient table is compatible with the following 3rd party RTP overlays: - Qfix Quantum - Qfix kVue ​​- Elektra iBeam evo Up to three (3) tablets are offered with the scanner. The Scan&GO application on them enables you to perform basic workflows within the examination room. It is synchronized with the syngo Acquisition Workplace. Data is communicated wirelessly to the system. With Scan&GO technology: Easily collect patient information. Prepare the scans directly at the gantry. Review images that are sent wirelessly from the scanner to the tablet. Tablet Features Learn about the tablet features. Tab TitleTextTablet Storage (1)  Pairing label: Identical labels on the tablet and the gantry enable you to identify, if they are paired to function together. (1)  Cradle for tablet (2)  Pairing label: Identical labels on the tablet and the gantry enable you to identify, if they are paired to function together. Specifications  Tablet Specifications: System: Windows 10 Pro 64   Display: 12" / 30.5 cm diagonal ultra-slim LED-backlit better than QHD (2,736 x 1,824) Multi-Touch Display   Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.4 x 0.3 in (300 x 213.85 x 8.05 mm)   Weight: 803 g (1.77 lbs) After reading the disclaimer, please proceed to the final quiz to complete the online training.  Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively “Operator Manual”) issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training. The Operator's Manual shall be used as your main reference, in particular for relevant safety information like warnings and cautions. Note: Some functions shown in this material are optional and might not be part of your system. Certain products, product related claims or functionalities (hereinafter collectively “Functionality”) may not (yet) be commercially available in your country. Due to regulatory requirements, the future availability of said Functionalities in any specific country is not guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers sales representative for the most current information. The reproduction, transmission or distribution of this training or its contents is not permitted without express written authority. Offenders will be liable for damages. All names and data of patients, parameters and configuration dependent designations are fictional and examples only. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved. Copyright © Siemens Healthcare GmbH 2019 Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Remember the available patient table versions for each scanner Identify the nine (9) components of the gantry front Understand the optional, integrated Direct Laser for patient marking and its functionality Compare the wireless and wired Remote Scan Control (RSC) Describe the function of the tablet Recognize the operating state of the scanner based on the indicator on the Control Box Differentiate between the manual buttons of the RSC and Control Box There are three main hardware components that will be described in detail: the patient table, the gantry, and the Control Box. The gantry has several important elements that will be explored throughout the training. Further optional hardware components are the integrated injector arm: It is used to mount a dedicated injector in the examination room and to place the injector in a position that is convenient for you. X-ray foot switch: With the optional X-ray foot switch, you can trigger scanning as an alternative to using the Start key.​ Please note: Only an original Siemens Healthineers foot switch must be installed. With the operating elements of the Control Box, you can start and stop a scan and move the gantry and the table from outside of the examination room. The following scanner functions in the pop-up below are controlled by hardware buttons on the Control Box. Control Box Keys & Buttons Learn more about the Control Box keys and buttons. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentStart keyHTML (1) Start key: Press this key to trigger a scan. The Start key on the Control Box is equipped with an X-ray indicator. A warning signal sounds when radiation is being generated.   The color of the indicator shows the operating state of the system: When illuminated in green the scanner is ready for scanning and when illuminated in yellow radiation is being generated. The operating elements for the intercom system are also located on the Control Box.   Patient CommunicationHTMLThere are two pairs of volume keys, one set to adjust the volume for listening to the patient, and the other for speaking with the patient.   (2) Hear patient key: Press this key, if you want to hear what the patient is saying. (3) Call patient key: Press and hold this key while speaking into the microphone.   Table movementsHTML (4) Feed Up key: Press this key to move the patient table up. (5) Feed Out key: Press this key to move the table out. (6) Feed Down key: Press this key to move the patient table down. (7) Feed In key: Press this key to move the table in. (8) Move key: Press this key to move the table to the preselected scanning position or tilt the gantry to the next measuring position. Light MarkerHTML (9) Light Marker key: Press this key to turn the light marker on or off.   Stop, Suspend, UnloadHTML (10) Unload key: Use this key to unload a patient. (11) Stop key: Press this key to stop radiation and movements altogether in an emergency. (12) Suspend key: Press this key to hold the scan procedure. This is the preferred method for interrupting a scan before completion. You should not use the Stop key for this purpose.   Similarities RSC & Control BoxHTMLYou may notice that the RSC and Control Box have several hardware buttons in common. The manual keys that appear on the RSC and Control Box are color-coded to better show similarities. The Remote Scan Control, or RSC, is the main device interacted with within the examination room:  A wired RSC is standard configuration and a part of your SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro system.  A wireless RSC is an optional component. It fits in your pocket with a convenient clip on the back. Learn more about the functionalities, the charging and handling of the (wireless) RSC from the pop-ups below. RSC Keys & Buttons Learn more about the RSC keys and buttons. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentWireless RSCHTML The wireless RSC has two indicators that alert you when the remote is at the limit of the operating range (left circle on the image) and when the battery is running low (right circle). The Out of Range indicator turns to red when the user is out of the operating range and the connection is then turned off.​   The following slides show you which hardware buttons on the RSC control which scanner functions.  StartHTML (1) Start key: Trigger a scan.  MovementHTML (2) Feed Up key: Move the patient table up. (3) Feed Out key: Move the patient table out. (4) Feed Down key: Move the patient table down. (5) Feed In key: Move the patient table in. (6) Move key: Move the table to the planned scan position. Light MarkerHTML (7) Light Marker key: Turn the light marker on or off. After approximately one minute, the laser light marker is switched off automatically. If you want to switch off the light marker immediately, press the Light Marker key again. Unload & SuspendHTML (8) Unload key: Unload a patient. (9) Suspend key: Hold the scan procedure. This is the preferred method for interrupting a scan before completion. The STOP key should not be used for this purpose. Wired RSCHTML The wired RSC has the same function keys as the wireless RSC, except for the Out of Range indicator and the Low Battery indicator.   How to Charge and Handle the RSC Learn more about how to charge and handle the RSC. Tab TitleTextCharging The wireless RSC is equipped with rechargeable batteries. Charge the wireless RSC by plugging the provided USB cable into the bottom of the RSC. Please note: The wireless RSC will not react to operation while it is charging. Battery Indicator Status Not charging Red Light - Low Battery Off - Battery is fully charged Charging Slow Blinking Yellow Light - Charging Solid Yellow Light - Battery is fully charged Fast Blinking Yellow Light - Charging Error Off - Not Charging Cradle The RSC can be put on or taken off from any cradle on the gantry. To avoid unintended activation of any key, the RSC is designed with SafeTouch. SafeTouch needs to be activated to enable any of the other keys on the device. SafeTouch is activated when the user properly holds the RSC. In other situations, it is deactivated. See next tab for more information about SafeTouch.   Cradle for RSC     SafeTouch                                    The RSC is designed with SafeTouch technology. The RSC keys are unresponsive until the SafeTouch technology is activated.  Please note: This safety feature was designed to avoid the unintentional activation of keys in the event they are accidentally selected.  The SafeTouch technology can be activated to enable the RSC keys by holding the RSC in a specific manner. To properly hold the RSC to activate SafeTouch: Grasp the lower half of the RSC with your palm. Your thumb should be placed on one side of the RSC and your remaining fingers on the other side. Ensure your hands are in contact with the both sides of the back of the RSC as highlighted in (1) and (2). Please note: SafeTouch will detect a gloved hand on an RSC that is placed in a sterilized plastic bag.      Operating in Range  The wireless RSC is limited to a certain operating range. The Out of Range indicator can be found on the bottom left of the RSC as indicated by the orange circle in the picture on the right. The indicator blinks when you are at the limit of the operating range and will turn red when you are out of the operating range. Please note: Once the RSC is out of the operating range, the connection is turned off.