K2MS Portal™

Touchscreen Medical Grade PC for the clinical environment.

This stunning new product provides a peerless panel PC solution for medical applications. Designed solely for the demanding and specialised clinical bedside environment the K2MS Portal™ features an unrivalled wipe-clean design with integrated separation measures to ensure Medical Electrical System safety compliance.

Design

The outstanding success of the K2MS Portal™ is testament to the level of commitment and expertise by K2's dedicated design team. Taking valuable lessons from K2's original medical grade touchscreen PC, Platform™, the Portal™ is flawless in design and exhibits qualities and functionality that is unique amongst other market leaders. A practical and robust design ensuring suitability for the demanding clinical environment was paramount and taking into consideration the need for outstanding functionality and infection prevention control, the Portal™ was designed to be an exceptional panel PC solution.

The visual simplicity of design makes the Portal™ an eye-catching and unobtrusive piece of equipment; blending into the already crowded clinical arena creating a less imposing and less intimidating environment for the patient. The use of unique integral sound capabilities and a solid state HDD also allows for a fan-less system ensuring silent running and so further creating an unobtrusive and discreet system eminently suitable for the clinical bedside.

Functionality has not been hindered by the impeccable design of the Portal™. Indeed, clinical utility is paramount and K2 is proud that the Portal™ exhibits a comprehensive set of features that ensure Portal's emphasis is firmly placed on clinical utility.

Talk Directly to our Design Team

K2 recognises that individual clinical environments often have differing clinical needs and, in response to this, K2 offers a unique service to our customers where there is an opportunity to contact the expert design team directly, to discuss specific requirements and technicalities. This enables customers to enquire about specific Portal™ capabilities and possible customisation and adaptations, enabling customers to use the full potential of this outstanding product to their full advantage. To speak to one of the design team please contact us.

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Features:

Infection Control

Great care has been taken to deliver a superior design that addresses the wipe-clean needs for today's HCAI (Healthcare Associated Infection) control measures. The front of the device is effectively a sheet of flat, toughened glass. The touch-screen sensor and on/off control are implemented behind this glass. Areas of the device touched and handled by users during normal use are completely free from difficult to clean joints or crevices. The solid glass front also ensures optimal image quality from the display which will not degrade from continual use.

The wipe-clean design philosophy carries through to the rear and sides of the product which are finished in a hard gloss paint and shaped for ease of cleaning. The join between the glass front and enclosure side is filled by hand at manufacture with a silicon sealant. These measures ensure a leading design for ease of cleaning, compatible with a wide range of cleaning materials and methods.

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Touchscreen Technology

The K2MS Portal™ includes an integrated projected capacitance touchscreen. The touchscreen sensing surface is on the inside of the toughened glass front, this means that the touchscreen will not suffer from wear and cannot be damaged. The sensing technology used is also free from drift; recalibration through service life will not be required. The touchscreen also provides class leading light transmission from the display ensuring the bright and clear display of information.

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Fingerprint ID

The K2MS Portal™ features an integrated optical fingerprint reader for the quick, reliable and secure authentication of users. This may be used for a number of purposes from network logon to user authentication of data contributing to electronic patient records. Fingerprint recognition solves security issues caused by users sharing PIN numbers and swipe cards being swapped or shared.

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Medical Electrical Safety

The K2MS Portal™ is a true medical device and carries the appropriate regulatory approvals to international Medical Electrical Equipment safety standards (IEC/EN 60601-1 family). This is not a commercial or industrial grade product being supplied with a medical PSU for clinical applications as with most medical panel PCs.

K2MS Portal™ includes two fully isolated electrical interfaces; an Ethernet port and a Serial port. These isolated interfaces allow the direct and safe connection to other medical or non-medical electrical equipment and hospital IT networks without the need for additional separation measures and the associated cost and bulk of these devices.(Isolated Interfaces)

The Ethernet and Serial ports are floating and isolated from all internal circuits and the Protective Earth. Isolation is implemented to Basic Insulation levels for European mains voltages.

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IP54 Rating

The device is sealed to an environmental protection rating of IP54 on all surfaces, ensuring no adverse effects from liquid spillages.

Robust Design

The K2MS Portal™ is a rugged and strong product, built to ensure long service life. It will withstand the knocks and rigors that may be expected within a stressful clinical environment.

The rear and side enclosure of the device is manufactured from a single aluminium casting for maximum strength.

Toughened solid glass front; not only does this front ensure a peerless wipe-clean design but it is also very strong and difficult to scratch or damage. The glass front is subject to the 2" steel ball drop/impact test.3

3IEC/EN 60601-1 3rd edition 15.3.4. impact test. The standard includes an exemption whereby the 6.5J impact test need not be applied to flat panel displays. The K2MS Portal™ does not use this exemption, considering the front display to be an integral part of the enclosure and therefore subject to the full tests thereby ensuring a strong, rugged device.

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Internal Loud Speaker Transducer

Integrated sound capabilities are completed by a special audio transducer fixed within the enclosure. This transducer effectively causes the enclosure to act as a speaker baffle when driven with an appropriate electronic signal. This unique design allows for high quality audio sound produced from the device without the holes and vents normally required for speakers and sound.

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Fan-less & Silent Running

The K2MS Portal™ is completely silent in use with a sealed, fan-less construction. Solid state flash technology is used for internal disk drives giving ultimate reliability with the added benefit silent operation; there is no audible disk whir.

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On/Off Button & Status LED

The device's standby power button and tri-colour status LED are positioned underneath the glass front of the product, maintaining the superior wipe-clean design. A special purpose sensor monitors for a touch at the switch position. The performance of the sensor has been optimised by K2 Medical Systems to ensure no false triggering from cleaning wipes and touches or from liquid spillages.

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Made in the UK

K2 are extremely proud that every K2MS Portal™ is handmade individually in the UK by our own skilled hardware engineers. With each unit being meticulously built to a superior specification, every Portal™ is a superb example of British innovative design and engineering. From the unique audio transducer within the enclosure to the toughened glass front panel, every component is assembled within the Portal™, by hand, ensuring the highest quality is met. The craftsmanship and finish that is achieved is well beyond that of any mass manufactured unit, and K2 guarantee that this true medical device leaves their laboratories ready to challenge the demanding clinical environment and provide total excellence in form and function.

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Technical specification

Screen 19" 1280x1024
Integrated touch-screen with zero drift and high light transmission.
Processor & Chipset Options Intel® Atom N270, 945GME, 8280GHM, 2-4GB SRAM DDR2
Intel® i5/i7, HM55, 2-8GB SRAM DDR3
Consult K2 Medical Systems for further options.
Audio Internal HDA CODEC, in-built microphone, audio line-in via
rear Expansion connector.
Integrated sound transducer/loudspeaker for high quality audio.
Isolated Interfaces 1 x Serial Port, full handshaking lines, Basic Insulation @ 240Vac (floating I/O).
1 x Ethernet Port, 100\1000BaseT, Basic Insulation @ 240Vac (floating I/O).
General Purpose Interfaces
(I/O available at rear Accessory and Expansion interfaces, pin via rugged RJ45 connectors).
Accessory Connector:



Expansion Connector:
USB Port
Internal firmware communications

USB Port
Audio Line In
Power out
General Purpose Interfaces Standard USB accessible under Compact Flash cover.
Disk Drive Compact Flash card accessible in-situ via enclosure cover.
Internal SATA SSD option (Solid State Drive).
Fingerprint Reader Optical Secugen® scanner.
Expansion Optional Wireless LAN.
Environmental IP54 enclosure, with IP65 sealed front.
Mechanical <10.5kg
75mm VESA Mount centrally positioned at device rear.
Approvals CE Marked
UL approval on request
 
BS EN 60601-1:1990 Medical electrical equipment. Part 1.
General requirements for safety.
BS EN 60601-1-2:2007 Medical electrical equipment. Part 1-2.
Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements and tests.
BS EN 60601-1-4:1997 Medical electrical equipment. Part 1-4.
General requirements for safety - Programmable electrical medical systems.
BS EN 60601-1-6:2007 Medical electrical equipment. Part 1-6.
General requirements for safety - Usability.
Operating System Full support of Windows® XP Embedded and Windows®7.
Consult K2 Medical Systems for further options and Linux support.
Accessories K2 Medical Systems can supply a range of K2MS Portal™ accessories including mounting arms, mobile carts, battery backed PSUs and medical grade keyboards and mice.

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Sales Enquiries

To find out more about K2MS Portal™, please contact our sales office.

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