The original PCP stethoscope is fitted with a 3.5 mm stereo microphone connector and is recognized as an external microphone by any computer or device with a standard microphone port.
The newer PCP-USB stethoscope connects through the USB port of a PC, MAC or mobile device and creates an identifiable audio channel into the device.
The PCP line of telemedicine stethoscopes includes both the PCP-USB and PCP-1 (3.5 mm mic port) stethoscope. With either Auscultation Anywhere software or PCP-SSP software, the clinician has the ability to utilize a high quality stethoscope in multiple clinical settings.
The Auscultation Anywhere software developed specifically for the PCP stethoscopes runs on Windows® based PCs, laptops and tablet devices running full versions of the Windows® OS and connects, through the cloud, over any internet connection. This is an out-of-band solution since it creates a separate audio channel from the video conference data stream. It runs easily alongside most VC platforms on the desktop.
This FDA approved software requires minimal bandwidth and is very easy to use. A simple, one-click connection at each end of the call is all that is needed for the physician to begin an auscultation.
sSOIP Auscultation Anywhere installs on both the physician and patient side Windows based PCs and devices. MAC, IOS or Android solutions are not available.
sSOIP Auscultation Anywhere works with both the PCP-USB and PCP-1 Mic Port stethoscopes.
Pricing for sSOIP Auscultation Anywhere is $225 for a perpetual use physician license and $225 for a perpetual use patient site license (one patient site license required per stethoscope). In addition, there is an annual $125 service charge (SUD fee) required with each patient site license for upkeep and maintenance of the cloud based server.
If you have been searching for an FDA approved telemedicine stethoscope that will integrate with your own video conference platform and doesn’t require recurring charges, PCP-USB with PCP-SSP deserves your attention.
Single one-time user license fee of $165 at patient site – No recurring charges
The most important accessory for using any remote digital stethoscope is a good headset. We recommend one for the physician and an extra set for the patient/on site examiner to verify the clarity of the transmitted sounds and the accuracy of stethoscope placement. Our headsets are all echo cancelling and, with the USB connection, create a separate sound data channel which is instantly recognized by the PC or mobile device.
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As an experienced Telemedicine provider, adding the USB stethoscope truly enhanced the value of my patient encounters. Blue tooth stethoscopes just couldn’t match the quality of the sound reproduction.
I have been using the PCP Stethoscope from my office in Houston to treat patients monthly in a remote barrio in Lima, Peru. The sound quality is excellent and I’m very pleased with the performance of the Stethoscope.