SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Quantum Intros Cost-effective Deblocker
Product: DB2 DeBlocker
Top Line: Quantum Innovations’ DB2 DeBlocker is a table-top unit that offers a cost-effective, easy way to deblock lenses.
Close Up: The DB2 DeBlocker deblocks two lenses at a time. According to Quantum, it reduces costly lens breakage, eliminates lens impact and eliminates operator hand impact and the carpal tunnel syndrome that may result from it. Additionally, the DB2 reduces employee contact with Hazmat materials (alloy) during deblocking.
Vital Stats: The unit requires an air supply of 90 psi @ 0.5 cfm. It weighs approximately 54 pounds, and is 13 inches wide by 11 inches high by nine inches deep. It has a two-lens capacity and a throughput of between 300 and 500 pairs of lenses an hour.
Cabinet NG Launches CNG-Share, Secure File Sharing Portal
Top Line: Cabinet NG (CNG), a provider of electronic document management and workflow management software, is releasing a fully integrated document management, cloud-based file sharing and workflow solution. CNG-Share is a major component in the latest version of CNG’s document management software, CNG-Safe 8.0, which extends secure document sharing and collaboration to non-CNG users.
CNG-Share increases business efficiency by making it simple to share documents securely between CNG-Safe users and their non-CNG-Safe user contacts, such as customers, vendors, or other business associates. The cloud-based subscription service allows authorized CNG-Safe users to post documents to a contact’s password protected Share account. Contacts can access and manage shared documents via a standard browser interface and also share documents with specified CNG-Safe users by uploading documents into their Share account.
Close Up: “Since implementing CNG-Safe, we have seen some remarkable change,” said Andrew Durkovich, chief operating officer at Vision Care of Maine, a Bangor, Maine-based practice that employs six doctors and 41 staff members. “Access to patient images and related documents allows for more efficient exams with the ability to have diagnostic test results in front of the patient and the doctor at the time of the exam. And, less paper and increased ease of patient intake now means happier staff.”
CNG-Safe is tied to the practice’s EMR/EPM system, Nextgen, where it populates the patient centric data directly into the EMR. After the practice rolled out the solution by department (accounting, financial, back office, patient intake, etc.), it attached all of its different testing instruments to the product in order to view patient tests in each clinic and exam room.
The practice also utilizes CNG’s Advanced Capture module, which allows high volume, high-speed, batch scanning to easily get documents into the CNG-Safe document repository. With Advanced Capture, the user has the ability to not only scan images of documents and send them to CNG-Safe, but to check the image quality and make corrections, index or identify and classify the documents, and OCR.
Vital Stats: Using CNG-Share is affordably priced; only the CNG-Share user requires a license, not the contacts receiving or uploading documents. CNG-Share is available for a monthly subscription fee of $15 per user (for 10 users or less) or $10 per user (11 users or more). A CNG-Share server license for local installations is available for $2,995. All CNG-Share users must also be a licensed CNG-Safe user.
Tri-Supreme Optical Relaunches Website
Top Line: Tri-Supreme Optical Labs, based in Farmingdale, NY, has re-launched
trisupreme.com, the company’s popular website.
Close Up: The website features a new look, easier access and navigation and a customized dashboard based on a user’s browsing history. Trisupreme.com is configured for mobile devices as well.
Vital Stats: Accounts of Tri-Supreme who create an account at trisupreme.com can view monthly promotions, view Tri-Supreme’s latest newsletter, download the latest price list, view over 200 lens spec sheets detailing lens availability and print cut out charts for progressive lenses.
www.trisupreme.com; (800) 321-1100
Viewpoints Mobile App Uses Eyewear as Art Motif
Product: Viewpoints mobile app
Top Line: Viewpoints is a mobile application based on the Viewpoint of Millions series by American artist David Datuna which explores the meaning and roots of a complex cultural identity and conveys his iconography via portraits of world leaders, pop-culture and fashion icons as well as national symbols.
Close Up: The Viewpoints App, Global Art Group, aims to “create a universally new and unique social language.” It also allows users to:
Vital Stats: This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad, and is available for download at iTunes. It is priced at $0.99, and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.1 or later.
- Create a Viewpoint by taking a new picture or selecting one from a phone’s library
- Crop it
- Adjust image saturation
- Apply various styles and colors of eyewear
- Adjust the size, magnification and 3D indentation of the eyewear
- Share a viewpoint with the world via social networks (hashtag #VPOM)
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