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April 30, 2015
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SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

Eschenbach’s MagniLink Zip 17

EXAMS / DISPENSING

Topcon’s TRC-NW8F

SOFTWARE

GPN’s Edge ‘Focus’

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

MagniLink Zip 17 Desktop Video Magnifier Offers Full HD


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Product: MagniLink Zip 17
Top Line: The new MagniLink Zip 17 from Eschenbach Optik is a transportable video magnifier with HD or Full HD reading and distance cameras. It comes with a 17.3-inch monitor and a stable X/Y table for comfortable reading and precise control. It has all functions typically offered in a desktop video magnifier, but can be folded and carried to another location easily. This is an excellent choice for users that read frequently and sometimes need to move their video magnifier between different locations.
Close Up: The MagniLink Zip 17 is stylish and space-saving. Choose between HD and Full HD (1080p) models.
  • Built-in modular style; customizable to the individual user
  • HD or Full HD 17" screen with anti-glare surface
  • Magnification range: 1.3x - 40x
  • Uncompromising true image quality
  • Intuitive, easy-to-see control panel
  • Lightweight, only 14.3 lbs. - easy to transport
  • Run time: from 5 - 9 hours
  • Ergonomic X/Y table moves forward and sideways with friction brakes for precise control
  • Monitor has brightly colored screen edges and a dimmer mode
  • Screen tilts forward, backward, up and down
  • Protective, zippered carrying case included
Vital Stats:
  • Magnification range: 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 10x, and 12x in steps or 4x to 12x in continuous zoom
  • SD card - download images to PC or MAC
  • Live computer screen image on PC and MAC OS
  • Automatic shut-off feature after 5 minutes of non-use
  • Five contrast modes to customize text / background colors
  • Three brightness settings: 100 percent, 75 percent, 50 percent or turned off
  • Adjustable “lines and blinds”
  • Lightweight, portable— 8 oz.
  • Run time: three hours; rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Two stand positions for reading and writing
  • Ergonomic handle for comfort
www.eschenbach.com; (800) 487-5389

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EXAMS / DISPENSING

Topcon Releases New Plus Myd/Non-Myd Retinal Camera


Product: TRC-NW8F Plus Myd/Non-Myd Retinal Camera
Top Line: Topcon Medical Systems is introducing the TRC-NW8F Plus, a multi-function easy-to-use, mydriatic/non-mydriatic retinal camera with auto focus and auto capture capabilities.
Close Up: The multi-function capture features include color fundus, red-free images, and fundus auto fluorescence (FAF) using Topcon’s exclusive Spaide FAF filters. It is equipped with automatic focusing and capture making its use quick and simple. It can be upgraded to perform fluorescein angiography. The automatic blink detection and small pupil features prevent mistakes during capture. A 16.2 megapixel camera back provides high resolution images with a 45-degree field of view with a 30-degree incorporated digital zoom. The internal firmware allows the user to seamlessly communicate with the IMAGEnet 5 capturing system. The TRC-NW8F Plus has nine internal fixation points that facilitate the composition of wide angle views of the retina. It is also available with fluorescein angiography.
Vital Stats:
  • Versatile multi-function retinal camera with color, red free and FAF capabilities
  • Exclusive Spaide FAF filters
  • Auto focus and auto capture
  • Intelligent software prevents mistakes during capture
  • Automatic small pupil detection
  • 16.2 megapixel resolution
  • Stereo imaging capability
  • Nine internal fixation targets for image consistency when composing wide-field views
  • Can be upgraded to perform fluorescein angiography
www.topconmedical.com; (800) 223-1130

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SOFTWARE

GPN Releases Edge ‘Focus,’ a Quick Look Tool for Practice Data


Product: GPN Edge “Focus”
Top Line: GPN, an optical business management company, is releasing Edge “Focus,” a "quick look" addition to its popular analysis tool, The Edge
Close Up: The Edge "Focus" is a new interactive “quick look” at highlights of Edge data measuring key performance indicators as an app on an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Users will instantly see total net practice revenue by clinic and optical, statistics about average AR sales, progressives, average frames sales, vision plan performance and more that will identify new, growth opportunities.
“Optometry practices are complex businesses that combine service and retail sales all mixed with ever-changing vision and medical insurance payers. Keeping track of everything and making sure we are profitable can be overwhelming. We review the Edge weekly to ensure our practice is healthy and decisions we’ve made regarding new frame lines, accepting insurance plans, staff and doctor performance, marketing initiatives and others are performing as expected,” noted Aaron Werner, OD of El Cajon, Calif.
Vital Stats: According to GPN, Edge Focus works seamlessly with the most popular practice management systems including OfficeMate, RevolutionEHR, Compulink, My Vision Express and Crystal PM with many more on the way.
www.gatewaypn.com; (631) 626-9783


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