Since there is no communication between the MPVS Ultra and the Control Interface during data collection the USB is not required at this stage. With this in mind it is possible to set up multiple MPVS Ultra units with one PC, but only one after the other as the software only recognizes one MPVS Ultra unit at a time. A situation where you like to record LV and RV PV loops in one animal simultaneously might ask for two MPVS Ultra units controlled by one computer.
- Connect MPVS Ultra unit 1 to the PC first, set the catheter settings and perform the Pressure/Volume calibration using the MPVS Ultra Control Interface.
- Then disconnect that MPVS Ultra unit 1 from the PC and quit the Control Interface Software.
- Connect MPVS Ultra unit 2 and launch the Control Software. You can proceed with setting the catheter settings and Pressure/Volume
calibration for the second catheter. You can leave this unit connected.
- Proceed with data collection.
Be advised that this is NOT the intended way of using these units and we will not be held accountable for any unreliable behaviour. There is little experience, but it is very likely that two catheters in close proximity will interfere and create artifacts or noise issues.