We have had a very encouraging response to the NC12/SOCO, our latest development project, in terms of sales and feedback.
The main point of note has been the simplicity of operation as it has only one function, that is to put a call on the nursecall system when the service-user has moved from the chair or bed or is in the process of doing so. Then, when not in use simply unplug.
Another very popular benefit is the ease of up-keep, because with no batteries involved its one less job to do. Also, in response to your valuable feedback, the latest design has the power cable directly wired into it, which means the power supply can’t get lost, therefore giving greater peace of mind.
Behind the scenes we have been impressed by the flexibility the NC12/SOCO offers, maybe this is because of the intrinsic simplicity of the design. Though developed to answer the need for a simple, “no-fuss”, chair and bed leaving application another very effective use of the NC12/SOCO is a floor sensor pad being used on a normally closed system such as encountered with SAS II, Eclipse and old Haes’ ‘Nightingale’ systems (here the sensor pad has to ‘appear’ as a closed switch until stood-on, which then opens the circuit and initiates a call).
For information purposes (for those are interested) I would explain that all sensor pads, no matter their internal make-up, present as an open switch and applying pressure to them closes the switch. Most mainstream nursecall systems, such as Quantec, Nursecall 800, and Intercall have input sockets, on the bed-head ‘call points’, to plug in remote devices such as buzzers and sensor pads. These remote devices especially sensor pads all use an open circuit switch and are configured so that when pressed, and the switch is now closed, a call is initiated onto the nursecall system.
On these systems when we have a chair or bed sensor pad that is being used as a closed-circuit switch, where a client’s body weight is closing the switch, we need a device to invert that signal to an open switch at the ‘call point’. The NC12/SOCO does this, so that when the service user stands or sits-up the pressure is released and a call results that will continue until they sit or lay back down and the ‘call point’ is reset. When not in use simply unplug.
Very Big Buzzer Button for Nurse call Systems.
You are buying a quality Very Big Buzzer Button.
Sensitive to the touch, for use where dexterity is an issue.
Large target area 12cm (4 and 3/4 inch). Probably the biggest available on the market currently.
We show it here with a stereo jack fitted (6.35mm or 1/4 inch).
It has a 1.8M (6 ft) lead. We can make extention leads on request.
The stereo jack fitted is suitable for use on C-Tec Nursecall 800 and Quantec systems.
A mono jack can be fitted, please send us a message, which will make it suitable for use on the following systems: Intercall 400, Intercall 500, Intercall 600, Intercall 700, Tate, Archer and early Gemini Etc.
Also please advise if jacks need to be set-up for use with SAS or Courtney Thorne systems.
Additional collar clips (NC42) are available. Please see further listings on Ebay.
The Low-profile jack is a popular feature of our Call leads, (ergonomic, lessens damage).
These Unique Big Buttons are made in England and are 100% tested.
They take a lot of harsh treatment and as tough as they are made they do get broken, so we will repair them, or attempt to, for a small fee.
We are committed to giving our customers the very best service possible. If for any reason you are unhappy with our goods or services, please contact us so that we can sort out any issues.
We do not ship outside of the UK and Channel Isles.
COLLAR CLIPS FOR
Nurse call . . Buzzer/Tail Call/Pear Push/Call . . . Leads
£7.14 inc vat (£5.95 excl vat)
You are buying a packet of 10 collar clips for fitting to Buzzer Leads.
Useful for fall prevention.
These are a very simple and cost effective aid in the prevention of falls by people bending over to pick up fallen buzzer leads.
By fixing them to your tail call leads (or pear push leads) and clipping them to cushions or pillows it means they are less likely to fall on the floor, whether the service user is in an armchair or in bed.
Their simplicity of use and cost effectiveness is the reason we introduced them into the care industry as a separate add-on some item 10years ago.
Each Collar Clip Comprises:
Flat jawed crocodile clip, no teeth, so as not to snag
Press stud, so they fit in a jiffy.
Universal fit, our collar clips will fit on any buzzer leads, for any system including:
C-Tec Nursecall 800, C-Tec Quantec, Intercall 400, Intercall 500, Intercall 600, Intercall 700, SAS, Clipper, Courtney Thorne, Chubb, Scantronic, ARM, TyneTec, Tate, Archer and Gemini Etc to list but a few.
All in all, a useful and cost effective fall prevention aid.
It is 30 years now that we have been supplying Nursecall equipment (along with Fire alarm, public address and intercoms etc) , nurse call systems and nursecall spares to trade and nursing home and care home owners.
Always happy to repair equipment, whether ours or other's where possible or practicable and develope equipment to answer the needs that arise, we have a continuous demand for these services.
These days a lot of the spares we supply are new products that we've developed to answer customer's needs such as the NC12/SOCO, a 'chair exit' or 'bed exit' detector that interfaces with the nursecall system.
Even on our most recent inventions we are asked to make modifications, such as making the NC12/SOCO work with the SAS Network II system with a pear push too, picture to follow.
Clearly if you want to buy nursecall direct from our website thats easy enough (don't forget your free carriage code on most products when you spend over £45), but a timely call to us on 01257 483733 may throw new light on a situation and a cheaper and/or more robust solution will be found.
The NC12/SOCO is our simple to use, cost effective, bed or chair exit device. In the model number we have “SO” which is short for Solo and “CO” which is short for Controller.
For ease of use and maintenance no batteries are required as it has its own power supply ( PSU ).
Instructions on use
‘Simplicity’ is the buzz-word with the NC12/SOCO and its use is as easy as A, B, C.
A, Seat or lay the user on the sensor pad
B, Plug in the PSU
C, Plug the connecting lead into nursecall call point
The NC12/SOCO is now fully operational and will trigger when the service user shifts their weight off the sensor pad.
To reset the nursecall system
1, Return service user to the bed or chair and press the “reset button” on the nursecall system’s call point.
2, Unlpug the lead connecting it to the nursecall system and press the “Reset button” as above.
It is good practice to unplug both the PSU and the nursecall connecting lead when not in use.
In the event of the PSU being accidently disconnected or unplugged when it is in use, it will bring a call up onto the nursecall system as if the service user had exited from the bed or chair. This is a “fail-Safe” feature.
For further help contact Vince on 01257 483733
A few words about Providing spares and repairs for nurscall systems
I started Heracles in 1989 and since I first began working with nursecall ( nurse call ) equipment in 1987 when working for Planned Equipment Limited (PEL ) many systems have come and gone. This is why our nursecall spares and repairs capability is kept busy. From Archer to Zettler, Robert Michael Cameo to Tate, Haes to Sound Diffusion and many in between. Providing spares and repairs for these nurse call systems provides for great variety.
The Aiphone Nem system was probably the first system to provide a quality speech facility, though the nursecall add-ons weren’t as streamlined as I’d have liked. This is unlike C-Tec’s nursecall 800 which was probably the first fully comprehensive and fully cohesive nurse call system. In those early days it was reassuring to know there was something specifically taylor-made for use in nursing and care homes. Even today I would hazard a guess that Nursecall 800 and the later digital Quantec system are still market leaders.
It’s hard to say who developed the first digital or addressable nursecall system, though I would take a punt on Ewdec with their Linecall 2000. We have been happy to supply spares and repairs for Linecall 2000 for many years though when the manufacturers finally pulled the plug on it we had to move on. This we did to the ACS system manufactured by Lismore instruments who also manufacture the Intercall 400, 500, 600 and 700 systems. Though only the 600 and 700 are still manufactured. The 500 was a very good early speech system which partnered an effective and well thought out nurse call system.
We simply loved the simplicity and reliability of the ACS system (also branded as Care Call ) however its longevity was not to be and it has recently been withdrawn, we expect to be supporting the systems we provided with spares and repairs for many years to come.
There are currently four main brands of wired digital nursecall systems available to the electrical contracting trade in the UK ( though of course we may be mistaken ) and these are Quantec, Intercall, SAS and Clipper. All are reliable and well built, well thought-out products. As far as ease of getting spares and repairs for them go, I have listed them in what I think is the right order. Warden call systems from the likes of Tynetec and wireless systems from the likes of ARM are a different kettle of fish when it comes to the general electrical contracting trade.
Without Prejudice, E & OE
Refers to a range of equipment highlighting the need to be aware of a person’s movement from a bed or chair.
Standard Kits comprise:
Premium Controller - Stand alone or connects to nursecall system, silent, alarm or voice message, uses 4 x AA batteries, included.
Premium Bed sensor pad – 25 x 76 CM
Premium Chair sensor pad – 25 x 25 CM
Interface lead (to Nursecall system) - 3M long with Right angle Jack to connect controller to Nursecall system, with an integral flying lead and heavy duty socket to allow additional use of buzzer lead etc.
To ensure the equipment is taylored to your needs (for instance a Nursecall interface may not be required) and the correct connector is fitted - please call Vince on 01257 483733 or email pic of your Nursecall system.
NC12/B Bed leaving kit £89.50 + vat Premium Controller (inc. batteries) , Bed Pad & Interface lead
NC12/C Chair leaving kit £79.00 + vat Premium Controller (inc. batteries) , Chair Pad & Interface lead
Or perhaps you do not need an interface lead in which case we have;
NC12/SAB Stand Alone Bed Leaving kit £68.50
NC12/SAC Stand Alone Chair leaving kit £58.00
Other replacement parts are;
NC15/PBP Premium Bed Sensor Pad £28.00
NC15/PCP Premium Chair Sensor Pad £22.50
NC15/IF Interface Lead £21.00
NC12/PC Premium Controller £49.00
NC12/SOCO Solo Controller £38.00
Details to be announced (for Nursecall systems)
No ordinary cord, this has been specially invented for the care industry.
It is cord with a “wipe clean” PVC coating, specially treated with anti-bacterial agents.
The NC7A is a kit comprising the following:
3.2M Cord coated with wipe-clean anti-bacterial PVC.
2 Red Triangles
1 Instruction leaflet.
We have many variations of this cord, including versions in white and orange, or thicker. This anti-bacterial cord is also available by the 100M drum. Where major upgrades are necessary, we can negotiate bulk discounts.
For some time now we have been manufacturing a 2-in-1 adapter (NC20) to allow multiple use of a call point (NC5), where for example a buzzer lead (NC1) can be used at the same time as a wander/alert pad (NC2) or other ancillary equipment.
The design and price have changed ( now only £9.50 ) but the function hasn’t.
2 sockets hang down 50cm from a single jack.
A very popular item, the jack, is metal, 90° and very low profile, a must where damage, by beds, to expensive call points needs to be kept to a minimum. The usual connectors are ¼ inch (6.35mm) mono or stereo audio jacks but others such as BNC’s, DIN, PHONO, etc can also be requested.
As much as we loved this system unfortunately the manufacturers have ceased to build it.
We have good stocks of the pullcord however only a limited number of NC50 available, for emergencies. Please ring Vince on 01257 483733 for prices and availability