UPA-WU10 (UPAWU10)

Wireless USB solution for medical printing

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Overview

Wirelessly connect printers to medical imaging systems
The UPA-WU10 wireless print system allows cable-free connection of compatible Sony medical printers with surgical endoscopes, ultrasound systems and other hospital imaging modalities.

The system effetively replaces a conventional wired USB connection between printer and imaging modality. It's ideal for busy clinical environments, where modalities are constantly being moved between different OR and treatment rooms. The all-in-one wireless print solution also resolves the problem of limited space on medical carts, allowing connection between the modality and an 'off-cart' printer without needing a lengthy USB cable.

The complete system comprises two components: the compact USB transmitter module (for the imaging modality) and a USB receiver module (for the printer).

There's no need for any local Wi-Fi (WLAN) network, lengthy set-up or installation of extra software: Transmitter and receiver are paired automatically via stable UWB (Ultra Wide Band) connection over distances of up to 10m.

Three user-selectable radio channels allow simultaneous transmission between multiple transmitter/receiver pairs in the same room, serving multiple printers.

Features

Auto Quick Link for easy 1:1 wireless pairing
Transmitter searches for any receiver, and automatically pairs with closest transmitter emitting the strongest signal.
No wires, no extra software
System replaces USB cable connection to modality with wireless link: no additional software's needed, other than the printer driver installed on the modality.
Automatic reconnection
Wireless connection between devices is automatically re-established if connection is temporarily lost.
Serve multiple printers
Three radio channels allow simultaneous transmission between multiple transmitter/receiver pairs: permits use of up to three printers in the same room (requires separate UPA-WU10 per printer).
Adequate transfer distance for medical use
Wirelessly transfers data from modality to printer. Maximum transmission range is approx. 10m, using Ultra Wide Band.

Specifications

Specifications
Operating Temperature
5 °C to 40 °C
41 °F to 104 °F
Operating Humidity
20% to 80%
Storage/Transport Temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C
-4 °F to +140 °F
Storage/Transport Humidity
20% to 80%
Operating/Storage/Transport Pressure
700 hPa to 1060 hPa
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
Transmitter (excluding USB connector):
19.5 × 8.5 × 41.3 mm
(25/32 x 11/32 x 1 11/16 inches)

Transmitter (including USB connector): 
19.5 × 8.5 × 53.3 mm
(25/32 x 11/32 x 2 1/8 inches)

Receiver: 
27.6 × 66.1 × 66.1 mm 
(1 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches)
Mass
Transmitter: Approx. 8 g (0.28 oz.)
Receiver: Approx. 57 g (2.0 oz.)
Communication System
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Transmit/Receive Frequency
7392 MHz to 8448 MHz
Band Group #6 (Band #9, #10)
Power Requirements
DC 5V/0.5A (USB Bus power)
Interface
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Maximum Communication Distance
Approx. 10 m (33 ft.)
line-of-sight  *2 
Supplied Accessories
Instructions for Use (1)
Service Contact List (1)
Stand(1)
USB cable (x2)
European Representative (1)
Compatible Products
A4 Digital Color Printer
UP-991AD*3
A4 Black & White Hybrid Printer
UP-971AD*3
A4 Black & White Hybrid Printer
UP-X898MD*3
A6 Black & White Hybrid Printer
Notes
*1
The values for dimensions are approximate.
*2
The communication speed will vary depending on the distance and obstacles between communication equipment, equipment configuration, RF signal strength, line congestion, and the equipment used. Communication may also fail depending on the RF signal strength.
*3
Please contact your nearest Sony sales office about the timing that these printers will be compatible with the UPA-WU10.

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