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A Virtual Printer for Electronic medical records

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.

Virtual printer

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.

USB Virtual Printer

Searchable PDF

Convert any imaged print file or electronic document to a searchable PDF.

Ever tried to search a PDF or ‘cut & paste’ text from it, only to find it’s just an image with NO TEXT!!!!! You then have to re-type the text you were looking for, or worse you can’t find the right document in the first place.

RedTitan’s document OCR solution creates text searchable PDF files from virtually any print file or existing electronic document. Open your file in the RedTitan Document Processor and export the using its advanced OCR function, hey presto you have a text-searchable PDF.

Performed this simple but vital task either manually when processing the odd document or as an automated task where multiple conversions are required.

Go one step further and create an indexable PDF, store and simply retrieve as required in an industry-standard indexing system. Don’t have one, no issue, just use the RedTitan nQ indexer.

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Data merge with direct PDF generation

Create a professional looking business document, merge your database files and produce a PDF all with the powerful yet simple to use RedTitan Document Designer – PDF.

A windows application for creating anything from a business letter, customer bill or financial contract.

The Intuitive design interface is used to produce sophisticated dynamic layouts with scalable fonts, shaded areas, lines, boxes, and graphics, in black & white or full colour.

Merge your customer data right on screen and output it directly to a PDF file.

It’s that simple.

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RedTitan UK computer programming jobs – a chance for ideas.

Join one of the oldest IT start-ups in the UK. Small and agile by design, RedTitan creates some of the most powerful digital document products serving blue-chip companies – Worldwide.

We believe computer programming means creativity and innovation – not selling stale third-party software. If you want to make an impact from day one, write to jobs@redtitan.com

More important than a long CV – you must be bright, enthusiastic, resilient, and clever. In return, we offer a good salary, large company benefits, flexible conditions and a real career.”

Email directly with Microsoft® Word

Design and send emails with Microsoft® Word. Why I hear you ask!  Well for several reasons.

  • We all know how to use Word.
  • Email directly from within Word to a single address or list of addresses from a simple CSV file, no other software required.
  • Save as an HTML email template for use by an advanced automated email application like RedTitan’s Qemail.

For more information and a free trial version please click here.

Running a thermal printer every day? Change your thermal printout to PDF

Do you own a Laboratory water analysis system such as HACH TL2350 turbidimeters, measuring scales or any other piece of equipment which only print its results to a thermal printer?

Capture this output and store it on a network share or upload it to a database without the need to scan the result or spend hours on data entry, get a RedTitan Virtual printer.

Capture, convert and store what was printed without updating working equipment.

See https://www.redtitan.com/virtual-printer/ for full details or drop us a quick email with your requirements to help@redtitan.com

RedTitan the electronic document specialist.

Electronic Medical Records (GE CARESCAPE ™ – Patient monitoring systems and the RedTitan Virtual Printer)

The Royal Sussex County Hospital is an acute teaching hospital in Brighton, England. Together with the Princess Royal Hospital, it is administered by the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital uses a wide range of GE patient monitoring equipment including CARESCAPE™ monitors which use locally attached printers or can route print via the GE central control station. Their requirement was to route crucial documents to departmental printers as well as reduce the overall paper and print costs by allowing all documents that would have been printed to be saved as an Electronic Medical Record in PDF format on the hospital’s LAN. A key requirement of this was for the PDF files to be named with the correct patient information, i.e. their name, ward and bed number etc so that they could be filed electronically and accessed simply at later appointments.

RedTitan was able to supply a solution that enabled the patient monitoring devices to route its print to a windows Server running the RedTitan Virtual Printer software. Users of the CARESCAPE™ monitors would just print as if the real printer was attached. The RedTitan Virtual Printer would automatically manage both receiving the documents, printing to departmental printers where required as well as converting to PDF, naming and storing remotely.

Documents that would traditionally be printed 1 page at a time are now concatenated onto a single electronic document, making storage and retrieval much simpler and more efficient.

The RedTitan Virtual printer is able to capture and process documents intended for a printer from virtually any piece of medical equipment or central control station.

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Xerox™ DJDE/Metacode conversion

Here at RedTitan we have seen an increase in requests for information on our Xerox™ DJDE/Metacode converter. With Covid-19 playing havoc with printing sites do you need to outsource your mainframe data printing requirements or just convert the output meant for a Xerox™ centralised electronic printer to an electronic document in PDF or other format.

If Yes then we have the solution. 

The RedTitan DataStream Converter LCDS will convert files designed for Xerox™ printers into either PDF, Postscript, PCL or AFP.

See http://www.redtitan.co.uk/datastream-converter-lcds/ for further details.