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Q10301 - FAQ: How do equipment interfaces work in a network?

The Marco, Topcon, Huvitz, Eagle Eye, Reichert, and Humphrey ExamWRITER equipment interfaces save equipment data to the ExamWRITER database, which then can be accessed by all computers networked to look at that database.

Kowa, Optos, EyeScape, EyeTel, Heidelberg/HRT, ReSeeVit, Woodlyn, Konan, NIDEK, and Zeiss VISUPAC ExamWRITER interfaces save equipment data to the equipment's specific database and ExamWRITER reads those databases through the mapped drives.

The CenterVue ExamWRITER interface saves equipment data to the CenterVue database and ExamWRITER reads that database through a wireless or wired network connection.

All of the equipment data from the equipment interfaces, except the Humphrey Matrix, can be shared and accessed at multiple computers, as long as the computers are networked properly and the databases are properly mapped and shared. For more information on mapping network drives and sharing folders, see the linked related article below or contact your certified operating system and network technician.

All of the equipment interfaces, except CenterVue, Humphrey HFA II-i, Vmax Vision PSF Refractor, Vmax Vision PFS Refractor, Zeiss FORUM, and the Zeiss VISUPAC, use a serial RS-232 cable or null modem to connect to the computer. The Humphrey HFA II-i, Vmax Vision PSF Refractor, Vmax Vision PFS Refractor, Zeiss FORUM, and the Zeiss VISUPAC are connected to the computer through a mapped network drive. CenterVue connects to the computer through a wireless router or wired Ethernet cable.

The Zeiss VISUPAC must be installed on the same computer as ExamWRITER.

The EyeScape, Heidelberg/HRT, Konan, Kowa, Optos, ReSeeVit, and Woodlyn equipment interfaces can only use one camera per Terminal Server. Note that when using these interfaces, you must install ExamWRITER and the camera software on the computer to which the equipment is connected; then you can install the camera software on the server on which ExamWRITER is installed. Contact the equipment vendor to determine if the camera software will run on an OS server and if any additional licensing needs to be purchased when using it with Terminal Server.

The EyeTel, Huvitz, Marco, Reichert, and Topcon equipment interfaces can use multiple serial ports per PC.

For a tabular representation of how the equipment interfaces connect in a network environment, see the table below.

Equipment Interface

Network Connection Method

 

Standalone

Terminal Server

CenterVue

·        Wireless router

·        Wired Ethernet cable

·        Wireless router

·        Wired Ethernet cable

Eagle Eye 3000

Serial RS-232 cable

Serial RS-232 cable

EyeScape

Serial RS-232 cable

Contact Synemed to determine if the Eyescape equipment will run on an OS server and if any additional licensing needs to be purchased when using it with a Terminal Server.

EyeTel

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

Heidelberg/HRT

Serial RS-232 cable

Contact Heidelberg Engineering to determine if the Heidelberg/HRT equipment will run on an OS server and if any additional licensing needs to be purchased when using it with a Terminal Server.

Humphrey HFA II-i

Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

Humphrey Matrix

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Connect using COM 1 only

Not supported

Huvitz

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

iMACAM

Use the IMACAM cable and follow the IMACAM setup instructions

Not supported

Konan

Serial RS-232 cable

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Only one camera per Terminal Server

Kowa

Serial RS-232 cable

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Only one camera per Terminal Server

Marco

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

NIDEK NAVIS-EX

Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

Not supported

Optos

Serial RS-232 cable

Contact Optos to determine if the Optos Capture and Optos Review applications will run on an OS server and if any additional licensing needs to be purchased when using it with a Terminal Server.

Reichert

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

ReSeeVit

Serial RS-232 cable

Contact Veatch Ophthalmic Insutruments to determine if the ReSeeVit equipment will run on an OS server and if any additional licensing needs to be purchased when using it with a Terminal Server.

Topcon IMAGEnet

Serial RS-232 cable

Not supported

Topcon CL, KR, & RM

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

Topcon CT-80

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

Topcon CV-5000, CV-5000S, CV-3000, & CV-2500

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Multiple serial ports per PC are supported

Vmax Vision PSF Refractor

Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

Woodlyn

Serial RS-232 cable

·         Serial RS-232 cable

·         Only one camera per Terminal Server

Zeiss i.Scription & i.Profiler

You can use this equipment in a standalone environment, but no connection method is necessary.

You can use this equipment in a terminal server environment, but no connection method is necessary.

Zeiss FORUM

Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

Zeiss VISUPAC

·         Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

·         VISUPAC software must be installed on the same computers as ExamWRITER

·         Connected to the computer through a mapped network drive

·         VISUPAC software must be installed on the same computers as ExamWRITER

To purchase ExamWRITER equipment interfaces, contact the Sales team at 800.269.3666 or sales@eyefinity.com.  

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