PowerLink

Equipment Interface Software


PowerLINK Equipment Interface is an automatic, electronic connection between analyzer and computer for the rapid, accurate exchange of information. PowerLINK directly reduces the pressure to run the lab more efficiently ensuring faster turnaround times, reducing costs, demand for higher revenues, greater regulatory demands, requirement of lesser talent pool of qualified technicians. With PowerLINK you can take control of these challenges. We help you manage your lab with solutions that are powerful enough to meet today’s demands and flexible enough to adapt to tomorrow’s changes. PowerLINK integrates with over 200 diagnostic instruments, and is constantly developing new interfaces for additional ones. Integrate your equipment with our software to maximize your investment in technology.



Benefits of using PowerLINK Interface Software


  • Streamline and optimize pre-testing to improve patient experience.
  • Work more efficiently to reduce wait time and deal with a higher patient load.
  • Eliminate manual data-entry to avoid costly mistakes and reduce labor costs.
  • Eliminate transcription errors due to tedious manual test input and test result data entry and the time being spent on them.

  • Higher Productivity, Increased Efficiency, and Accurate flow of information.
  • Effective utilisation of manpower and lab equipments.
  • Improved Turn Around Time (TAT) and higher Returns on Investment (ROI).
  • Seamlessly integrate third-party QC systems, such as Bio-Rad Unity Real Time™, into your results production.

  • Integrate PowerLINK not only to PowerLAB but any third party HIS/LIS.

Functional Types


Interfaces can be Uni-directional or Bi-directional depending upon the make and model of the instrument.

Uni Directional Equipment Interface


In this type of equipment (instrument) interface, the equipment performs its test and transmits results to the interface device/host system in one direction only (download). The instrument uploads specimen ID and test result information. Uni-directional interface application saves the technologist the time by eliminating manual result entry and errors arising out of manual entry. Turn Around time considerably reduced by way of automation. One has to program test orders into the instrument physically and hence there may be transcription errors due to tedious manual test input entry. Many instruments have been limited by design to unidirectional interfaces.


Flow of Unidirectional path is as below

Bi Directional Equipment Interface


In this type of equipment (instrument) interface, true two-way communication between the equipment and interface/host is involved. The host uploads specimen ID and test order information; the equipment uploads specimen ID and test result information. A bi-directional interface application saves the technologist the time to program test orders into the equipment, and eliminates manual entry errors showing considerable improvement in equipment productivity in a busy laboratory. Barcoded samples provide automatic positive specimen ID capability. This can eliminate manual entry of specimen IDs and/or coding of specimens by tray/cup position. This increases sample throughput by automating the collection, calculation and reporting of your laboratory data and saves time and money through reduced analyst involvement.


Flow of Bidirectional Interface path is as below

Available Interfaces


EQUIPMENT INTERFACES
Sr No Manufacturer Equipment Bi-directional Uni-directional
1. DADE BEHRING DIMENSION RXL yes yes
2. DIMENSION RXL Max yes yes
3. DIMENSION BN Prospec yes yes
4. Autoscan yes yes
5. MINDRAY BS 300 yes yes
6. BS 400 yes yes
7. BC 2800 yes yes
8. BC 3200 yes yes
9. BC 3000 Plus yes yes
10. CELLENIUM yes yes
11. BC 5800 yes yes
12. ABBOTT AXSYM yes yes
13. ARCHITECT yes yes
14. CELL DYN 1700 yes yes
15. CELL DYN 1800 yes yes
16. Bio-RAD D10 yes yes
17. DIAMED yes yes
18. Microplate Reader yes yes
19. EVOLIS TWIN PLUS yes yes
20. VARIANT II yes yes
21. VARIANT CLASSIC yes yes
22. BECKMANN & COULTER LH500/750 yes yes
23. LH780 yes yes
24. ACCESS yes yes
25. ACCESS 2 yes yes
26. SYNCRON CX-7/CX-9 yes yes
27. DXC Unicel 800/600 yes yes
28. IMMAGE 800 yes yes
29. HMX HEMATOLOGY ANALYSER yes yes
30. ACT Total yes yes
31. ACT Differential yes yes
32. ACT 5 Diff yes yes
33. ROCHE HITACHI 912 yes yes
34. HITACHI 911 yes yes
35. HITACHI 917 yes yes
36. HITACHI 902 yes yes
37. HITACHI 704 yes yes
38. ELECSYS 2010 yes yes
39. COBAS C6000 yes yes
40. COBAS INTEGRA yes yes
41. COBAS MIRA yes yes
42. URILUX 1100 yes yes
43. URISYS 1800 yes yes
44. COBAS B121 yes yes
45. COBAS C111 yes yes
46. P800 yes yes
47. E-411 yes yes
48. U-411 yes yes
49. E-170 yes yes
50. AVL 9180 yes yes
51. COBAS B221 yes yes
52. COBAS C311 yes yes
53. REFLOTRON yes yes
54. IT 3000 yes yes
55. NIHON KOHDEN CELLTAC yes yes
56. CELLTAC MEK 6400 yes yes
57. SIEMENS ADVIA CENTAUR yes yes
58. ADVIA CENTAUR CP yes yes
59. ADVIA CENTAUR XP yes yes
60. EXPRESS PLUS yes yes
61. ACS 180 yes yes
62. CLINITEK STATUS yes yes
63. CLINITEK 50 yes yes
64. CLINITEK 500 yes yes
65. CLINITEK ADVANTUS yes yes
66. ADVIA 2120 yes yes
67. RAPIDLAB 248 / 348 yes yes
68. IMMULITE yes yes
69. IMMULITE 1000 yes yes
70. IMMULITE 2000 yes yes
71. JOHNSON & JOHNSON VITROS 250 yes yes
72. VITROS ECI yes yes
73. VITROS FS yes yes
74. VITROS 350 yes yes
75. VITROS 3600 yes yes
76. VITROS AUTOVUE yes yes
77. DPC / TRIVITRON KONELAB 20 yes yes
78. KONELAB 30 yes yes
79. BIOSYSTEMS A15 yes yes
80. A25 yes yes
81. BTR 330 yes yes
82. BIOMERIEUX PENTRA 60 yes yes
83. PENTRA 60 C yes yes
84. PENTRA 60 C+ yes yes
85. PENTRA XL 80 yes yes
86. PENTRA XL 120 yes yes
87. MINI API yes yes
88. MICROS 60 yes yes
89. VIDAS yes yes
90. MINI VIDAS yes yes
91. VITEK 2 COMPACT yes yes
92. DA VINCI QUATTRO yes yes
93. BACT ALERT 3D yes yes
94. DIESSE VESMATIC 20 yes yes
95. VESMATIC 80 yes yes
96. VESMATIC CUBE 200 yes yes
97. CHORUS yes yes
98. VESMATIC EASY yes yes
99. OLYMPUS AU 400 yes yes
100. AU 640 yes yes
101. SEBIA HYDRASYS yes yes
102. CAPILLARYS yes yes
103. AWARENESS CHEMWELL yes yes
104. EUROIMMUNE ANALYSER I yes yes
105. RANBAXY BTR 830 yes yes
106. RANDOX DAYTONA yes yes
107. IMOLA yes yes
108. SYSMEX KX-21 yes yes
109. SF 3000 yes yes
110. SF 1500 yes yes
111. K 800 yes yes
112. XT 1800i yes yes
113. XT 2000i yes yes
114. XT 4000i yes yes
115. XE 2100 yes yes
116. XS 1000i yes yes
117. XS 800i yes yes
118. CA 500 yes yes
119. XN1000 yes yes
120. CA 1500 yes yes
121. K 4500 yes yes
122. EMBEE ERBA COAG 2 yes yes
123. ASPEN STAR 21 yes yes
124. HELENA REP ELECTROPHORESIS yes yes
125. TECO URITEK yes yes
126. AMELUNG KC 4 yes yes
127. AMAX DESTINY PLUS yes yes
128. RADIOMETER ABL 80 yes yes
129. ABL 800 yes yes
130. VITAL SELECTRA yes yes
131. SELECTRA JUNIOR yes yes
132. ALFA WASSERMAN ACE ALERA yes yes
133. BOULE SWELAB yes yes
134. MEDONICS CA 620 yes yes
135. TECO COATRON yes yes
136. m-u-t AG HCTS2000 MK2 SAMPLE SORTER yes yes
137. TOSOH AIA 360 yes yes
138. RADIM RAD 120 yes yes
139. DIASYS RESPONS 920 yes yes
140. INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY ILAB 600 yes yes
141. ACL 10000 yes yes
142. ILAB 650 yes yes
143. ACL Elite Pro yes yes
144. ACL 7000 yes yes
145. IRIS CS 400 yes yes
146. ELLIPSE yes yes
147. ERBA EM 360 yes yes
148. DIRUI H500 yes yes
149. GINUS, KOREA GNT 511 yes yes
150. RAPID URIPLUS 900 yes yes
151. URIPLUS 1A yes yes
152. URIPLUS 200 yes yes
153. URIPLUS 5A yes yes
154. ESCHWEILER BLOOD GAS ANALYSER yes yes
155. ELECTROLYTE ANALYSER yes yes
156. EDIF INSTRUMENTS SPHERA yes yes
157. STAGO STAGO Start yes yes
158. HUMAN HUMASTAR 180 yes yes
159. i-SENS ISMART 30 yes yes