Derived Parameter Alarms
To ensure researchers are aware of scientifically important events, or those representing animal welfare concerns, users may now define alarm conditions per derived parameter via low and high alarm limits. When the derived data goes above or below the defined alarm limits, an alarm will be triggered. During acquisition, a triggered alarm will generate an audible alarm sound. During acquisition and review, a triggered alarm will be indicated in the derived parameter table by updating the out of range data cell’s background color to red. Subsequently the user can select a specific line of logged data that is of interest, right click, and then have the option of several different capabilities to further investigate the data or reject the data. When exporting derived data from Review, an alarm column will be included with an asterisk in the row of the parameter to indicate the out of range data. Sorting on the asterisk after exporting the data allows the user to quickly identify data that triggered an alarm condition.