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15" Medically Certified Display





About the Display

Display Installation

Display Controls


Ordering Parts


Americas Sales

Planar Systems, Inc. 1195 NW Compton Drive

Beaverton, OR 97006-1992USA (503)748-1100phone

(503) 748-1493fax

Medical Sales

Planar Systems, Inc. 400 Fifth Avenue

Waltham, MA 02451-8738USA (781)895-1155phone

(781) 895-1133fax

Europe & Asia-PacificSales

Planar Systems, Inc.

Olarinluoma 9, P. O. Box 46

FIN-02201Espoo, Finland

+358 9 420 01 phone

+358 9 420 0200 fax

Internet address for sales information: Internet address for technical World Wide Web

Planar Systems, Inc. © 2003. All rights reserved.

Information in this document has been carefully checked for accuracy; however, no guarantee is given to the correctness of the contents. This document is subject to change without notice. Planar provides this information as reference only. Reference to other vendors’ product does not imply any recommendation or endorsement.

This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic, or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the manufacturer.

Planar is a registered trademark and VitalScreen is a trademark of Planar Systems, Inc.






September 2002

020-0247-00Rev. A



August 2003

020-0247-00Rev. B



October 2003

020-0247-01Rev. A







Regulatory Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv

About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi

About the VitalScreen S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Selecting a Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Unpacking the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Identifying the Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Adjusting the Viewing Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Installing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Connecting the AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Connecting the Video Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Connecting the Stereo Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Connecting the Optional Touch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Power Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


3 Display Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 9

Hot Key Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Onscreen Display Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Function Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Appendix A: Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Appendix B: Supported Timing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Appendix C: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21




This display has been tested and certified to international medical safety standards IEC/EN 60601-1and IEC/EN60601-1-2,and is certified to meet C22.2 No.601.1-M1990(C US Mark).

Because many medical offices are located in residential areas, the medical display, in addition to meeting medical requirements, has also been tested and found to comply with the limits for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Class B computing devices in a typically configured system. It is the system integrator or configurer’s responsibility to test and ensure that the entire system complies with applicable electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) laws.

Planar Systems, Inc. has made great efforts to support the medical device industry, in particular, medical device manufacturers and medical device system integrators. We offer state-of-the-artcolor displays that are compliant with worldwide accepted medical device safety standards, and for the European market,CE-markeddisplays based on compliance with counsel directive 93/42/EEC commonly referred to as the Medical Device Directive (MDD). The following summarizes our qualification of these displays as it relates to compliance with the MDD.

The European Medical Device Directive requires that the intended use of the device be defined. The intended use of these displays is “to display alphanumeric, graphic, and image data as inputted from any type of medical device.” These displays do not provide a measurement function in any way, and it is the device and systems manufacturer’s responsibility to verify its function in the integrated device or system.

The display was classified as required by the MDD according to Annex IX of the directive and the medical device (MEDDEV) guidance available at the time of classification. Because the display uses electrical energy and has no direct patient connections and—byitself—nomedical utility, the display is classified according to Rule 12 as an MDD Class Idevice-componentor accessory. The MDD states that manufacturers of Class I medical devices or accessories shall satisfy the requirements in regard to design and manufacturing controls, that is, the applicable assessment route to be used forCE-markingunder the MDD, and it shall carry the CE mark according to Annex XII of the directive, with no notified body annotation.

The applicable safety standards for an MDD Class I display are IEC/EN 60601-1:1997along with Amendments 1 and 2. To help the medical device designer evaluate the suitability of these displays, Planar has also conducted EMC testing to IEC60601-1-2as it can be applied. The display with its power supply alone does not represent a functional medical device. Hence, Planar configured a minimal operating system to exercise the display. The resulting data are made available to interested parties.

The data are informative data, not certification data. Certification data must be obtained by the device or system integrator according to Article 12 of the MDD titled “Particular procedure for systems and procedure packs.” Paragraph 2 clearly outlines the device or system integrator’s responsibility in this matter.

In summary, Planar Systems, Inc. is CE-markingthese displays under the Medical Device Directive, which establishes compliance to the basic medical safety standards. However, EMC compliance can only be accomplished in the configured medical device or system and is the responsibility of the device or system manufacturer. Planar has the necessary documentation such as IEC60601-1notified body and otherthird-partytest reports and certifications, a risk/hazard analysis, an essential requirements checklist, and the Planar International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) declaration of conformity.


Planar Systems, Inc., located in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, is the manufacturer of these displays in the meaning of the directive. As required by the MDD in Article 14, Planar Systems, Inc., not residing in the European Economic Area (EEA), has a European representative, Planar Systems, Inc.—Espoo,Finland.

In the opinion of Planar Systems, Inc. registration required to put this device into commerce is the responsibility of the medical device/system manufacturer, and Planar supports this requirement by providing a European commission (EC) declaration of conformity. If Planar supplies a display to an end user, rather than a device manufacturer, it is the end user’s responsibility to ensure continued compliance with the MDD of the system in which the display is integrated.

For vigilance reporting as required under Article 10 of the MDD, Planar Systems, Inc. will provide any information requested by competent authority to support any reported incident investigation by such an authority.

European Union Declaration of Conformity for Medical Applications

A Declaration of Conformity has been filed for this product. For additional copies of the Declaration of Conformity document, contact Planar Systems, Inc. and request document number 001-0014-07“Declaration of Conformity.”


This Manual

This manual contains information on the setup, use, and proper maintenance of VitalScreenS 15" display models VSS15X(non-touch)andVSS15X-TR(resistive touch). Keep this manual for future reference.

The section on product information provides safety and cleaning instructions. It also explains the symbols used on the products.

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the VitalScreen S display. It lists the contents of the display package and identifies the components of the display.Chapter 2 explains how to install the display correctly and use optional components.Chapter 3 explains the menus and function controls built into the display.

Appendix A shows technical information.Appendix B gives supported timing.Appendix C offers troubleshooting solutions.

Description of warranty and ordering information are provided at the back of this manual.


Product Information


Store the display in its original shipping carton when it is not in


operation for extended periods of time. Also use the original packing


materials and carton when shipping the display.


Do not place the display near a window. Exposing the display to rain,


water, moisture, or direct sunlight can damage it.


Do not place anything on top of the video cable. Make sure


the cable is placed where it will not be stepped on.


Do not apply excessive pressure to the screen. Excessive


pressure may cause permanent damage to the display.


Refer all servicing to qualified personnel to maintain your


warranty. The display and power adapter units contain no




Do not cover or obstruct the venting holes on the back of


the display.


Store the display in an environment with a temperature range


from -20to 65 degrees Celsius. Storing your display outside that


temperature range could result in permanent damage.


Do not expose the display to liquid or drop it. If the case has been


damaged, the unit may pose a shock or fire hazard. Unplug the unit


immediately and call customer service for assistance.


Replace any cord or cable that is frayed or damaged with another


of the same type and rating, as supplied by Planar. The safety and


regulatory listings and certifications are based on the cable supplied


by Planar.


Use only the power adapter that has been tested and approved for


use with this display product. The power adapter must be plugged


into a grounded power outlet.


Do not immerse the power adapter in liquid, or a safety hazard could


arise during use.


Do not use the power adapter near inflammable anesthetics.



Use only the products listed below for cleaning the display. The


products differ for cleaning the screen and cleaning the plastic


enclosure. Be sure you use only the specific products approved for


either the screen or the enclosure.


Always apply the product to a clean nonabrasive cloth and then wipe


the screen or plastic enclosure. Cleaners applied directly to the display


could leak inside a non-sealedunit and cause damage. Be careful not to


splash solvents on the screen or enclosure.


Recommended cleaning solution for screen


Use 70 percent isopropyl alcohol. This is the only cleaning solution


approved for use on the non-touchscreen (model VSS15X) and the


touch screen (model VSS15X-TR).


Do NOT use water or solvents (such as ketone, acetone) and aromatics


(such as xylene, toluene).

To clean the screen

1Switch the power off.

2Dampen a clean nonabrasive cloth with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.

3Wipe the screen gently with the dampened cloth.

4Dry the screen with a clean nonabrasive cloth to remove any residue.

Recommended cleaning solutions for plastic enclosure

You may also use 70 percent isopropyl alcohol to clean the plastic enclosure. Otherwise, use only these approved products to clean the enclosure.


Clorox Clean-Up®

“Green soap” United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)

Formula 409®


Virustat TBQ™

Do NOT use these products on the screen.



This table explains the symbols appearing on the display or


power adapter.

Symbol Description

Proof of conformity to applicable European Economic Community Council directives and two harmonized standards published in the official journal of the European Communities.

The product has been tested and certified by CSA to C22.2 No. 601.1-M90.If this mark appears with the indicators "C" and "US," the product

is certified for the Canadian and U.S. markets, meeting the applicable Canadian and

U.S. standards.

The product has been tested to comply with

FCC Class B standards.

The product has been tested and certified by

TÜV Rheinland in accordance with EN6061-1.

More information available in accompanying documents.

Protective earth ground.

Indoor use only.

Socket for headphones.

About the VitalScreen S

The architecture of the VitalScreenS display incorporates an AMLCD panel that produces a clear display with low radiation emission. This technology greatly reduces theradiation-relatedhealth concerns associated with CRT monitors.

More significant, the VitalScreen S display is medically certified under UL 2601 and IEC 60601. These qualifications make the display safer for the patient and protect the hospital from liability.

Your new VitalScreen S display is versatile, ergonomic, and userfriendly. It supports Plug and Play and displays most standards from 640 x 480 VGA to 1024 x 768 XGA. The digital controls located on the front panel allow you to easily adjust the display parameters using onscreen menus. When incorporated into a complete workstation, the display can be wall-mountedfor added convenience.

Selecting a Workspace

Before you unpack the VitalScreen S display, select a suitable workspace for the display and computer. You need a stable, level, and clean surface near a wall outlet.

Even though this display uses little power, place it in a location that allows sufficient airflow to ensure proper ventilation.

Avoid setting up the display near a window where sunlight often comes in. You will have difficulty seeing the screen with glare reflecting off the display.

Unpacking the Display

Make sure you receive the following items. If any item is missing or damaged, see your dealer immediately.

LCD screen

Desk stand or VESA mounting plate

Video cable

Stereo audio cable

Touchscreen cable (VSS15X-TRonly)

AC power adapter with 1.5-meter(5-foot)cable

Medical-gradepower cord (US or European)

CD with touchscreen driver and PDF of this manual

EU Declaration of Conformity

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Identifying the Components

The VitalScreen S display provides easy access to all controls and peripheral ports. The following illustrations of the front and back panels identify the display controls and ports.

Front panel









LCD screen

A 15-inchdiagonal AMLCD. The screen



supports a maximum resolution of



1024 x 768 (XGA).





Function UP and

Vertical arrows to navigate the onscreen


DOWN buttons

display menu horizontally. UP selects the



functions to the left. DOWN selects the



functions to the right.





Adjust PLUS and

Controls to change the value of


MINUS buttons

the selected function.





Power ON/OFF

Power switch.





LED power indicator

A light-emittingdiode (LED) indicator that



stays lit when the power is on and the



display is receiving a proper video signal.



The LED blinks slowly when the display is



in power-savingmode.





Stereo speakers

Two transmission channels for sound.





Desk stand

Flat-surfacesupport for the display. The



stand allows you to pivot the screen to



various viewing angles.




About the VitalScreen S 3

Back panel











Audio Line In


Jack for the audio cable. (You can also




connect the CD-ROMLine Out to this jack.)






Power input port


Port for the power connector.


(locking mini





DIN connector)








Video connector port

Port for a 2-metercable with two15-pin




D-SubVGA connectors; used to join the




display to the VGA card in your computer.






Touchscreen port


Port for the RS-232cable; used to operate




the optional touch screen. This cable




is provided with the Optional Touch




Screen package.







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Adjusting the Viewing Angle

You can adjust your VitalScreen S display to various viewing angles. This side view of the display shows the angle settings possible, ranging from -5to 25 degrees.

Installing the Display

To install the VitalScreen S display, connect the power supply first. Next, connect the VGA cable. Then choose whether to connect optional stereo speakers and touch screen.

Connecting the AC Power

You must use the Ault power adapter with this display unit.

1Plug the AC power cord into the power adapter.

2Plug the power connector into the locking mini DIN port on the back panel.

3Plug the power cord into a grounded wall outlet.

For added protection, use a surge protector between the power adapter and the outlet to prevent sudden current variations from reaching the display.


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Connecting the Video Cable

1Turn off your computer and the display before connecting the two units.

2Plug the video cable into the D-subVGA connector port on the back panel.

3Plug the other end of the video cable into the VGA port on the computer.

4Make sure the cables are properly aligned, then tighten the connecting screws to ensure a secure connection.

5Turn on the display first and then the computer.

Installing the Display 7

Connecting the Stereo Speakers

1Plug the audio cable to the Line Out port on the audio card in your computer.

2Plug the other end of the audio cable to the Line In jack on the display.

3Adjust the volume of the stereo speakers by using the volume control function on the onscreen display menu.

Note In some instances, the volume control function may be disabled. If so, the volume is set to the maximum.

Although the display speakers are adequate for most audio applications, Planar does not recommend using the display speakers as the exclusive audio source for medical alarms or applications critical for audio performance.

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Connecting the Optional Touch Screen

1Plug the RS232 cable into the RS232 port on the back panel.

2Plug the other end of the cable into the RS232 serial port on your computer.

3Load the touchscreen driver from the CD enclosed.

Power Management System

The VitalScreen S display complies with the VESA DPMS power management standard. This standard provides four power-savingmodes, based on the display detecting the horizontal or vertical sync signals. The following table describes the four modes.


AC Input Power



(including AC adapter)

LED Status




ON with audio

40 watts maximum

Steady green

without audio

37 watts maximum

Steady green





5 watts maximum

Blinking green





5 watts maximum

Blinking green





5 watts maximum





When the display is in power-savingmode, or when it detects an incorrect timing, the display screen goes blank and the power LED indicator blinks.

Display Controls

This chapter explains the onscreen display (OSD) menu: the user interface for controlling various aspects of the VitalScreen S display.

The VitalScreen S display features an intuitive, menu-driven,onscreen display. Using the OSD menu, you can adjust the contrast, brightness, display position, display clarity, color temperature, and stereo speaker volume, as well as set onscreen display parameters.

Use the push buttons on the front of the display to access the controls. Access the OSD menu by pressing the Function UP button when the display is powered-up.If your computer is inpower-savingmode, or ispowered-down,the OSD menu is inaccessible.






Function UP and

Select functions to the left (UP) or right (DOWN).


DOWN buttons

Function UP also activates the OSD menu.





Adjust PLUS and

Increase or decrease the value of the selected


MINUS buttons

function. Each button also serves a Function



ENTER button.





Power switch

Turns the display ON or OFF when pressed for



a minimum of 2 seconds. Also exits the OSD



main menu and submenus with a quick press.





LED power

Is lit continuously when the display is on; blinks



when the display is in power-savingmode.





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Hot Key Functions

Three Hot Key functions allow you to make quick adjustments to the display setting, volume, and contrast without accessing the OSD menu.

Auto Adjust. Press the Function DOWN button to apply a display setting automatically. A small Auto Adjust OSD is displayed.

Audio-Volume. Press the Adjust PLUS button to change the audio volume directly. A small AudioVolume OSD is displayed.

Contrast. Press the Adjust MINUS button to change the contrast of the display directly. A small contrast OSD is displayed.

Onscreen Display Main Menu

This screen appears when you access the OSD main menu. The top row of icons represents the main menus. When a menu item is highlighted, its submenu, and a description of the submenu item, appears below the main menu bar.

Main menu



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Function Menus

The following tables describe the main menus and submenus.

The Seven Main Menus

Auto Adjust. Allows the display to determine and select the settings that are appropriate for your system requirements.This function tunes the display to the video card in your computer.

Monitor-Control. Allows you to adjust the display characteristics such as the horizontal or vertical position, display phase, display clock, and factory reset. Adjusting these settings is necessary if the results from the Auto Adjust function are not satisfactory.

OSD-Control. Allows you to adjust the position and setting of the onscreen display.

MISC-Control. Allows you to select the desired text language of the onscreen display, adjust the display speaker volume, and show/display the current video information being sent to the display from the video card.

Graphic-Control. Allows you to adjust the display contrast, brightness, and color settings.

Graph/Text. Allows you to switch DOS text resolution from 640 x 400 to 720 x 400 pixels. This function has no effect with graphic operating systems such as Microsoft® Windows®.

Exit. Closes the onscreen display.

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Auto Adjust

Allows the display to determine and select the settings that are the most appropriate for your system requirements.

With the Auto Adjust icon selected, press either Function Enter button to apply the display settings automatically.


Allows you to adjust the display characteristics.

With the Monitor-Controlicon selected, press either Function Enter button to activate the submenu.

H-Position. Press the Adjust PLUS or MINUS button to move the display screen horizontally to the desired position.

V-Position. Press the Adjust PLUS or MINUS button to move the display screen vertically to the desired position.

Phase. Press the Adjust PLUS or MINUS button tofine-tunethe display screen. An improper phase adjustment results in pixel jitter or display noise.

Clock. Press the Adjust PLUS or MINUS button to stabilize the display clock timing. An improper clock setting results in wide vertical bands on the display.

Reset. Press either Function ENTER button to reset theMonitor-Controlsubmenu values to the factory default values.

Exit. Press either Function ENTER button to exit the