Philips FM30 User Guide

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Philips FM30 User Guide




PAD M2703A

Software Revision D.0

Data Sheet




Avalon FM30

Fetal / Maternal Monitor

The Philips Avalon FM30 fetal/maternal monitor offers a state-of-the-art solution for all external and internal fetal monitoring measurements in doctors’ practices, clinics and hospitals, during labor and delivery and for antepartum monitoring of high-risk patients.

With a cutting-edge feature set, including advanced transducers, high quality signal processing, and a touchscreen interface, the Avalon FM30 sets new standards for performance, flexibility, convenience, and ease of use.


The Avalon FM30 lets you monitor and document:

Up to three1 fetal heart rates externally using ultrasound

DECG via combined Toco/ECG “Toco+” transducer (also can measure MECG)

Uterine activity externally, or intrauterine pressure

Maternal heart rate with ECG waveform display

1. Triplets monitoring is not currently available in the USA.

6 second maternal ECG strip, with a choice of real-time recording or “snapshot” together with the fetal trace

Maternal blood pressure and pulse oximetry (optional)


Touchscreen for intuitive, easy operation

Tilt and fold 6.5-inch TFT color display with a wide viewing angle and large numerics

Built-in 6-inch recorder for automatic printing of fetal and maternal parameters on the trace

Intelligent transducers are waterproof, light, comfortable to wear and easy to clean

Automatic channel management lets you connect any fetal transducer, patient module or remote event marker to any fetal sensor socket

Cross-Channel Verification between all fetal and maternal heart rates

The blue transducer Finder LED lets you identify at a glance which transducer is monitoring which measurement

Transmission of fetal and maternal parameters to an obstetrical surveillance system

Network connectivity to an OB TraceVue2 system via LAN connection using the optional system interface, where OB TraceVue controls all patient admit/discharge events

Internal backup memory allows recovery of up to one hour of trace data, either to paper or to an OB TraceVue2 system over a LAN connection

Cordless monitoring using the award-winning Avalon CTS Cordless Fetal Transducer System3

Compact and light, with built-in carrying handle, and stand for angled stance on any flat surface

Comprehensive patient data presentation, including at-a-glance patient identification, and

2.OB TraceVue Revision E.00.00 or later.

3.Requires Avalon CTS interface cable M2731-60001 (see Avalon CTS data sheet for details), and monitor software revision D.00.00 or higher.

the choice to add user-configurable notes4

Automatic screen layouts optimize size and presentation of measurements

Fetal Movement Profile (FMP) detects and automatically records gross fetal body movements for antepartum applications

NST timer for antepartum applications

Description of Main Components

TFT Color Display

The monitor has an integrated, tiltable color TFT display, with a wide viewing angle, providing high resolution data presentation. Fetal and maternal measurements are displayed as large, easy-to-read numerics.

Information such as patient identification (including the bed label when connected to a surveillance system such as OB TraceVue), date and time, alarm information, icons for recorder status, and prompt and error messages are also clearly shown.

Touchscreen User Interface

The monitor is operated using the touchscreen. All user functions (apart from the On/Off switch) are controlled directly from the screen, and the intuitive, color, graphical user interface not only makes it quick and easy to learn and use, but the lack of mechanical controls also makes cleaning the Avalon fetal monitor much quicker and simpler.

A number of SmartKeys at the bottom of the main screen allow fast access to functions, for starting a recording, or resetting a Toco baseline, for instance.

Heart rate and alarm volume adjustment, with an indication of the current setting, are always available at the top of the screen.

Integrated Recorder

The Avalon fetal monitor has an integrated, high resolution thermal array recorder, with paper-out/- end detection.

Traces are recorded at either 1, 2 or 3 cm/min.

Continuous traces are made for:

Fetal Heart Rate(s)

Maternal Heart Rate

4. Using standard Roman-8 character sets.

Fetal Movement

Uterine Activity

The monitor prints the time, the date, trace identification symbols, the monitoring mode and the paper speed when first switched on, every ten minutes after, and whenever the monitoring modes change.

Maternal heart rate and the maternal pulse oximetry value is printed every 5 minutes. In the case of maternal noninvasive blood pressure measurement, the annotation is made at the end of the measurement.

Depending on the geography, there are two possible paper scales:

FHR Scale:

-Red paper: 30 to 240 bpm @ 30 bpm/cm

-Green paper: 50 to 210 bpm @ 20 bpm/cm

Labor Scale:

-0 to 100 units @ 25 units/cm


When an alarm limit is exceeded, it is signalled by the monitor in the following ways:

An alarm tone sounds

An alarm message is shown on the screen

The numeric of the alarming measurement flashes on the screen

Alarm categories:

Physiological Alarms for fetal and maternal parameters (to indicate vital sign alarm limit violations, for instance)

Technical Alarms (INOPS) are triggered by signal quality problems, equipment malfunction or equipment disconnect.

Alarm modes:

INOP only: only INOPs are enabled, with audible and visual indication active. This is the default.

All: patient alarms and INOPs are enabled, with audible and visual indicators active.

Alarm suspension:

Alarms Off/Pause Alarms function

Alarm pause period: indefinite, or one, two, or three minutes.

Alarm latching/non-latching:



Visual and audible


LAN/RS-232 System Interface

The monitor has an optional LAN/RS-232 interface board with two fully-isolated ports:

-The LAN connection is for connecting the monitor to an OB TraceVue obstetrical


information and surveillance system on a network, or to a PC for configuration or upgrade using the Support Tool

-The RS232 connection can be used for connecting the monitor to an obstetrical information and surveillance system, such as OB TraceVue

Input Device Interface (Dual PS/2 Interface)

This optional interface provides two PS/2 ports to enable the monitor to be connected to off-the-shelf, “plug-and-play” input devices:

-Mouse: any specified PS/2 mouse or trackball may be used for navigation and data entry.

-Computer keyboard: a PS/2 computer keyboard can be used for data entry instead of the onscreen pop-up keyboard.

Service Features

The Support Tool helps technical personnel to

carry out configuration, upgrades and troubleshooting on an individual monitor.

share configuration settings between monitors.

back up the monitor settings.

The Service Mode is password-protected and ensures that only trained staff can access service tests and tasks.

The Configuration Mode is password-protected and allows trained users to customize the monitor configuration.

The Demo Mode is password-protected and is intended for training and educational purposes.

Related Products

Monitors with software revision D.00.00 (or higher) are compatible with the Avalon CTS Cordless Fetal Transducer System (M2720A), allowing expectant mothers to be continuously monitored without wires, whether in the bath or shower, in the bed, or while ambulating. Monitors with earlier software revisions can be upgraded to the lastest software version (see “Upgrade Options” on page 14). Refer to the Avalon CTS Data Sheet for the required Avalon CTS interface cable (M2731-60001) and further information.

Standards Compliance

US Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

The monitor is in conformity with the essential requirements of the European Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC and the following major international standards:

Safety, Performance

EN 60601-1:1990+A1:1993+A2:1995/IEC 60601-1:1988+A1:1991+A2:1995

EN 60601-1-1:2001/IEC 60601-1-1:2000

EN/IEC 60601-2-27:1994

EN/ISO 9919:2005

EN 60601-2-30:2000/IEC 60601-2-30:1999

EN/IEC 60601-2-37:2001+A1:2004

EN 60601-2-49:2001/IEC 60601-2-49:2001

UL 60601-1:2003

CAN/CSA C22.2#601.1-M90

AS/NZS 3200.1.0-1998

The possibility of hazards arising from hardware and software errors was minimized in compliance with ISO 14971:2000+A1:2003, EN60601-1- 4:1996+A1:1999 and IEC 60601-1- 4:1996+A1:1999.

Alarm sounds are compliant with the draft ISO/ IEC 9703-2 Standard.

Electromagnetic Compatibility

EN/IEC 60601-1-2:2001+A1:2004


The Avalon fetal monitor is classified as electromagnetic emissions Class B, except whenever used with the IUP/ECG patient module M2738A, when it is classified as Class A.

This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES001. Cet appareil ISM est conforme a la norme NMB-001 du Canada.


Environmental Specifications

The monitor may not meet the given performance specifications if stored and used outside the specified temperature and humidity ranges.

FM30 Monitor

















Temperature Range





0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)







-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)

Humidity Range





<95% relative humidity @ 40°C/104°F






<90% relative humidity @ 60°C/140°F

Altitude Range





-500 to 3000 m/-1640 to 9840 ft.






-500 to 13100 m/-1640 to 43000 ft.








Transducers (M2734A/M2735A/M2736A/M2738A)













Temperature Range





0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)







-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)

Humidity Range





<95% relative humidity @ 40°C/104°F






<90% relative humidity @ 60°C/140°F

Altitude Range





-500 to 3000 m/-1640 to 9840 ft.






-500 to 13100 m/-1640 to 43000 ft.









SpO2 Sensors








Operating Temperature Range



0°C to 37°C (32°F to 98.6°F)

Physical Specifications














FM30 Monitor


















Supply Voltages



100 VAC to 240 VAC ± 10%




Supply Frequency Range



50 Hz to 60 Hz




Power consumption (maximum)

60 VA


Dimensions and Weight


Size mm/(in) ±1%: width x height x depth

286 x 133 x 335 (11.3 x 5.2 x 13.2 in)




(without options)











< 5.1 kg/11.2 lbs

Degree of Protection Against


Type CF





Electrical Shock








Electrical Class


Class II equipment





Mode of Operation


Continuous operation





Startup Time


Time taken from switching on the monitor to

< 30 seconds




seeing the first parameter labels









Transducers (M2734A/M2735A/M2736A)











Shock Resistance



Withstands ten 1m drops to concrete surface with possible cosmetic damage only

Water Ingress Protection Code


IP 68 (immersion up to 1 m water depth for 5 hours)






IP 67 (immersion up to 0.5 m water depth for 30 minutes)

Dimensions and Weight




Size (diameter)


83 mm/3.27 in






Weight (without cable)

< 220 g/7.8 oz.






Maximum size mm/(in):

50 x 28 x 135 (2.0 x 1.1 x 5.3 in)






width x height x depth







Cable length


2.5 m








< 150 g/5.3 oz.

Water Ingress Protection Code

IP 68 (immersion up

to 1m water depth of for 5 hours)

Degree of Protection Against



Type CF





Electrical Shock


















Performance Specifications

Complies with EN/IEC EN 60601-2-37:2001+A1:2004. ECG measurement follows EN/IEC 60601-2- 27:1994.

Fetal / Maternal

Fetal/Maternal Performance Specifications


Measurement Method


Ultrasound Pulsed Doppler






Measurement Range



50 to 240 bpm










1 bpm










1/4 bpm







Jitter @ 200 bpm


≤ 3 bpm


Display Update Rate


1 / second







US Intensity


Average output power

P = (4.3 ± 0.4) mW









Peak-negative acoustic pressure

p_ = (33.9 ± 3.6) kPa




Output beam intensity (Iob)

Isata = (2.38 ± 0.75) mW/cm2




(= spatial average - temporal average intensity)










Spatial-peak temporal average intensity

Ispta = (10.3 ± 2.2) mW/cm2




Effective radiating area @ -6 dB

1.81 cm2


Signal Quality












Two-thirds full
















Beat to Beat Change (max.) for Ultrasound

28 bpm






US Frequency


1 MHz ± 100 Hz






US Signal range


3.5 μVpp to 350 μVpp @ 200 Hz






US Burst


Repetition Rate

3.0 kHz










≤ 100 μs






US LF Frequency Passband @ -3dB

100 to 500 Hz ± 20%





FMP Signal Range @ 33 Hz

200 μVpp to 40 mVpp





FMP Frequency Passband @ -3dB

10 to 100 Hz


Measurement Method


Strain Gauge Sensor Element








1 unit = 2.5 g









1 unit










1/4 unit







Measurement Range


400 units






Signal Range


0 to 127 Units






Maximum Offset Range


-300 units






Baseline Setting


20 units






Update Rate



1 / second










~4 / second







Auto Offset Correction


3 seconds after connecting the





transducer, the TOCO value is set to 20











Auto Zero Adjust


TOCO value is set to zero following a





negative measurement value for 5







Measurement Method


Passive Resistive Strain Gauge Elements






Measurement Range


-100 to +300 mmHg






Signal Range


-99 to 127 mmHg









1 mmHg










1/4 mmHg









5 μV/V/mmHg


Offset Compensation


+100 to -200 mmHg






Baseline Setting


0 mmHg





Accuracy (not including sensor accuracy)

± 0.5% per 100 mmHg






Update Rate



1 / second










~4 / second







Auto Offset Correction


3 seconds after connecting the





transducer, the IUP value is set to 0







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