™ is the newest generation in a long line of DATAMED®
and EKG Format Translators. Since 1970, DATAMED®
devices have bridged the compatibility gap between
equipment from various manufacturers. Functioning like a language interpreter but with file formats, DatamedFT™
converts the EKG data from the format of one manufacturer to the format of another, so that medical facilities can
purchase the most appropriate cardiographs, monitors, and EKG management systems from differing manufacturers.
DatamedFT™ allows for purchasing flexibility and extended equipment life.
While previous Datamed®
translators have been hardware devices, DatamedFT
™ is a highly
specialized software application that may be installed on the EKG Management system's host server, a monitoring
gateway, an enterprise application server, or a stand alone PC ("FTPC"). and connected to the source and destination
device via network. The manner of installation, method of connection, and exact configuration largely depend on the
vendor and the desire of the customer's IT staff. DatamedFT™ is an IT application that is user-installed and
user-supported with our assistance via email, telephone and/or remote access. Once installed, DatamedFT™ is a
completely transparent interface. DatamedFT™ will run on Windows XP Professional SP2 & SP3, Windows Vista,
Windows 7, Windows 2003 Server, and Windows 2008 Server. VMware®
may also be used, please see the
Minimum PC Requirements
page for details.
DatamedFT™ receives EKG data from the source EKG machine, bedside monitor, or other acquisition device as data
files in that device's native data format. This file-based application combined with our optional DatamedSnd™
Transmitter Modules and DatamedRcv™ Receiver Modules can transmitter and receive the EKG Data files over LAN,
WAN, serial, or modem connections. Each EKG file contains the waveform data along with patient demographics,
measurements, and analysis statements. As the file is translated from the source format to the target host's native
format, many fields can be manipulated using optional settings and advanced field mapping. The resulting file is
then sent to the EKG Management System. Translated EKGs are seen and handled by the host system as if they had
originated on their own proprietary devices, and may be stored, recalled, edited, viewed in a serial presentation,
and printed just as any other EKGs in the host system.
Source devices and management/storage systems from over twenty different manufacturers are supported, and new formats
are added on an ongoing basis. For customers who have a variety of cardiographs and other acquisition devices,
DatamedFT™ can be configured to handle any number of available source formats on a single computer.
See the diagrams below for typical applications providing for cellular or radio based defibrillators, LAN or WiFi
Cardiographs, Serial Modem, and Monitoring network installations and suggested network connections.
For customers that have a variety of cardiographs and other acquisition devices, DatamedFT
™ can be
configured to handle any number of available input formats on a single computer. For example, it can be receiving
and translating EKGs from HP/Philips XLi cardiographs, while at the same time it is receiving and translating EKGs
EKG Format Translators allows medical institutions to purchase best-of-breed
equipment to suit each department, and/or continue to use older (yet dependable) acquisition equipment on newer EKG
Management systems, providing data compatibility across vendor lines. The proven reliability of DatamedFT
enables some vendors to use it as the entire EKG "front end" of their systems. DatamedFT
are "IT/IS" friendly, and work well within enterprise network security.