Heidelberg Interface

ExamWRITER interacts with the Heidelberg HRT2/HRT3 and Spectralis OCT as follows:

  • Before the capture process when patient information is transferred from ExamWRITER into Eye Explorer to create or update retinal images
  • During the review process when new or existing Eye Explorer retinal images are available for on-screen review

The Heidelberg interface saves equipment data to the Heidelberg database. You can review the data on all computers that have ExamWRITER installed and the Heidelberg review interface enabled.

Network Connection Method

The Heidelberg interface uses a serial RS-232 cable or a null modem to connect to the computer. The interface can use only one camera per Terminal Server.

  • You must install the Eye Explorer software on the computer to which the Heidelberg equipment is connected.
  • If you use ExamWRITER in a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) environment in which RDP connects client workstations to a terminal server, you can install the Eye Explorer software on the server on which ExamWRITER is installed. Contact Heidelberg Engineering to determine whether the Eye Explorer software can run on an OfficeMate/ExamWRITER server and whether additional licensing is required to use Eye Explorer with Terminal Server.
  • Back up your Heidelberg data. For recommended backup procedures, contact Heidelberg Engineering.

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