RedTitan provides the “glue” that transforms electronic documents and helps migrate legacy printer data to electronic medical record formats so it was no surprise to get a call from Zeiss with a interesting challenge. Some of the equipment made for the ophthalmology industry could not produce an electronic document, all it could do was print!
Surely a software upgrade and perhaps a TCP/IP hardware interface would be good enough? No – you don’t understand – If we change anything it has to go back through the very expensive TYPE APPROVAL procedure.
It turns out that the world is full of “black box” devices in medical and industrial applications that can only print. Sometimes the law or security prohibits any attachment to a network. (nobody wants a “virus” on an ophthalmic lance) – The concept of Virtual Printer hardware was born.
The principle is easy enough. Build a small piece of hardware that just looks like the same old printer to the “black box”. A powerful microprocessor handles the printer interface – we used a MICROCHIP PIC 16 device. Data is collected on a USB connection to a PC controlled using an FTDI package. The device gets its power from the USB interface avoiding the need for a special power supply.
Of course data collection is only half the story. Processing the collected printer data is the work of RedTitan EscapeE. You can even recover data straight off the printed page for re-processing, filing or even patient identification.
Now, six years on, many thousand of these devices have been rolled out in data capture applications. The chances are that, the next time you take an eye test, you will find the RedTitan Printt2PC box doing its job in the back of a Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyser.
Today RedTitan offer various models of the Print2PC system – Parellel Port, USB Port, Serial Port and Network attached printers, taking care of everything from Pacemaker Programmers through to Blood Analysis controllers. There is even a bowling alley on an island in northern Germany that owes its scoring system to Print2PC.
49 thoughts on “A Virtual Printer for Electronic medical records”
It looks like you have done a Humphrey Matrix special
How do I go about buying one?
We have a customer who is using the Humpreys Matrix machine, and he is looking for a way to eliminate his printer.
If you could contact us with a price and availability as well as shipping cost to postal code V9N2R4 in Canada’
Hi I would like a red titan her in New ZEaland to attach to our Zeiss Matrix
How do buy one cheers
You can buy direct from the UK – we will be in touch with prices etc. on Monday morning.
Thanks for tracking us down
interested in virtual printer for our zeiss matrix
I would like to purchase one for our office. How can I get one?
Happy Easter – Our office in Atlanta will be in touch with purchase details.
I would like to purchase a Red Titan for my Humphrey Matrix for printing purposes. How do I purchase one?
Our office in Atlanta will be in touch.
I have a redtitian box for the pararell to USB works great! I want to purchase a USB to USB USB2PC box please contact me with the price at my email
Hi, I’m interest in the usb2pc for humphrey matrix. How much including shipping to sydney australia?
Thank you for your enquiry, we will contact you directly with pricing details.
Hello, please contact me how/where we can purchase a USB2PC piece. Thank you.
Thank you for your enquiry, we will be in touch directly with further details.
Hi would like to buy Red Titan printer2usb uu2 for Humphrey Matrix 715. Please email me. Thanks.
Thanks John – we will be in touch by Email
Hi I would like to buy a RedTitan for our Humprey Matrix. We are in New Zealand also, please can you contact me with price and details etc. Thanks, John
Hi, We are in need of one of your USB2PC boxes to replace the printer that hangs off our Humphry Matrix machine. Appreciate if you can advise how I can get hold of one in Australia.
How much is the Red Titan printer usb2C (usb to usb). This is for the Matrix 750. Thanks.
Hi, We are interested by RedTitan Printer2usb with delivery to Poland.
Please send me an email. Thanks.
can i use this device for Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer 745i model HFA II-i series. Please quote me for immediate purchase.
I have emailed you directly with a quotation.
Hi where can I purchase?
Edward, Thanks you for your enquiry. I will email you with pricing and order details.
We’d like to eliminate our printer for the Matrix 715. Please provide more information about the virtual printer including pricing, set up requirements and steps and your return policy in case of incompatibility. Thank you!
Thank you for your enquiry. We will email you pricing and order details.
Hi, Please send me more information about the USB2PC, pricing and order details.
Thank you for your enquiry we will email you directly with product details.
Hello, I’m interesting in purchase this product. I have a Zeizz Matrix 715 and my printer stoped working. I’m from Brazil. Thank you.
I have emailed you directly with product and pricing details.
I would like to buy your product for visual field with lpt output also is possible to use it for ultrasound device that has usb or video printer output
We will email you directly with product and pricing details.
Is there a downloadable copy of the print2pc software?
Hi, I am interested in purchasing one of your systems. Could you please provide the product and pricing details. Thanks
I will email you directly with a quotation.
Hello, i am interested in more details for purchasing the USB2PC virtual printer box to capture and store data sent to usb epson printer
Hello, I am interested in purchasing one of these for my Matrix 800, please contact me with pricing and details Thank you! -Daniel
What is the price for the USB2PC device? Will it work to emulate HP LaserJet CP1525n?
Hi, Thank you for your inquiry, I have sent an email with details of the Print2PC Product.
It took a bit of searching, but I knew a device like this would exist!
In the gas station/convenience store industry, one of the major point of sale system vendors prints their daily reports to a standard Brother laser printer. I am looking for a solution that can capture these versus print them so we can simply store them electronically versus print and then scan. Which one of your devices would you recommend? The printer is a Brother laser printer connected via usb to the main point of sale system.
There are literally thousands of these point of sale systems installed worldwide and right now the company recommends a Brother laser printer since printing to pdf at the POS and connecting the POS to a local network violates PCI compliance. To be able to print the documents to a black box that emulates the printer and saves the documents electronically would be a revolution, and probably a recommended device if you can get on the Passport POS Partners list:
Thank you for contacting RedTitan, we will respond directly by email.
I have a Matrix 800 with a dead printer. I am interested in the pricing for your product. Please contact me with details. Thanks.
I’m interested in purchasing a USB2PC device. I’m from Germany.
Please let me know the price.
Thank you for your interest, we have sent you an email with an official quotation.
Please respond to the email if you have any questions or wish to place an order.
Need to replace the printer on a HACH TL2350, can the USB2PC be the solution?
Hi, I’m interested in the USB2PC for a Humphrey Matrix. Thank you.
I have an ‘old’ RedTitan/USB with WinXP software, installed by a medical device company. I did not receive a password for downloading the new software and the guys from the company don’t know who to ask for it, because it has been a long time ago they purchased their boxes.
Can you help me find the up-to-date software as my winXP PC needs replacing; alternatively can you send me a quote to purchase a complete new system ?
Is this product still available? I have a zeiss matrix 715.
What is the price for the USB2PC device and relevant sw?