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Hi, I'm Bryce Perron from CPAP Direct. In this video I'm going to do a review on the brand new DreamStation by Philips Respironics. Philips Respironics have just released their brand new DreamStation as of the 1st of March 2016. This is Philips old machine, the 60 Series, which I've done a review on our website for and they've had this design for a very, very long time. It's now been replaced by the DreamStation, which is a much more schmick and savvy looking device also comes in two parts as well. So this device like the old 60 Series is one of the only CPAP machines left on the market these days where you can separate the device from the humidifier. So when it's time to travel, you can just take this one and go. Now the new DreamStation is 60% quieter than the old model. It's 20% smaller and 30% lighter.
So all in all, a great machine to travel with. The humidifier still has dry box technology, which means that you can throw it around the place with water in it (don't actually do that literally) but you can move it around and water is not going to get back inside the machine. And as I open the humidifier chamber, you'll see that it very cleverly moves up and very easy to take out and empty out the chamber as well. So access to everything is very good. Still has quite a decent size footprint compared to some CPAP machines out there, but on our bedside looks very nice. Now they've added quite a few new funky features into this device; there's a Smart Ramp which uses an automated machine algorithm, even with a fixed pressure, when it's ramping to make sure that events are controlled during the ramp period.
But after the ramp period is finished, it'll stay on the standard fixed pressure. That's for the fixed pressure modes. There are quite a few other little enhancements that Philips have brought in, again, which are patient driven and those are really for people that are struggling with CPAP especially to make sure that they're comfortable with their therapy from that perspective. I love the way the dial works on the front and the screen is very easy to navigate. This also has a diagnostic feature that you can run as a 45 second log, which will check every single part of the device. If you think that something's gone wrong, you may have heard an alarm of some sort, you can run the diagnostic and it will completely check every single part of the machine and then give you either a green tick if everything's good or a cross if it needs to go back for repair.
In that case you could obviously come and see us from that perspective. This is the most connected device to date on the market. It uses Bluetooth, built-in Bluetooth. We have the WiFi options with built-in modems and SIM cards which are the ones that we are stocking at CPAP Direct so we can remotely monitor and manage all of the therapy for our patients connected to Philips EncoreAnywhere. You can also use the DreamMapper app on your mobile phone; either iPhone or Android device, to keep a track of your of your sleep progress and also get hints and tips on how you can better your sleep score. All in all, I'm really excited about this device it's just hit stores now and we think it's going to be a real winner for Philips. Can't wait to use it some more.