DSI PhysioTel® Receivers – RMC-1 for Large Animals
The RMC-1 Receiver is most often used for monitoring rabbits, ferrets, primates, dogs, and other animals housed in metal cages. The RMC-1 may be used to monitor animals housed in plastic basin cages when provisions are made to accommodate the cable exiting the rear of the housing. The RPC-1 model is typically used for monitoring animals housed in plastic cages that can be placed on top of the receiver.
The RMC-1 is housed in stainless steel and polycarbonate with a gasket seal and water-resistant connector, making it possible to spray down the cages with the receiver in place. Built to last, the RMC-1 receiver housing has demonstrated successfully that it withstands the abuse of primates.*
DSI offers a right angle connector for the RMC-1, which reduces the space needed to accommodate the cable exiting the rear of the RMC-1 receiver. This offers the flexibility of placing cages closer to walls or adjacent cages.
The RMC-1 receiver provides reliable reception of data transmitted via digital telemetry and has two receiving antennae oriented at right angles to minimize dropouts due to directionality of the transmission pattern.
It is compatible with single channel TA Series implantable transmitters and MultiPlus TL Series implantable transmitters and converts the telemetry information to a form readily accessible by DSI’s Dataquest A.R.T.™ or Ponemah Physiology Platform.
Digital data corresponding to the parameters being studied, such as arterial pressure, venous pressure, left ventricular pressure, intra-ocular pressure, bladder pressure, kidney pressure, ECG, EMG, EEG, EOG, temperature, activity, as well as other parameters, is forwarded to Dataquest A.R.T.™.
*If monitoring primates (or another animal that can reach through the cage and grasp objects), DSI recommends placing a short piece of PVC pipe over the cable where it exits the receiver housing to protect it from the animal.
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