After working in the Ultrasound service field for almost 2 decades one thing has become abundantly clear…customers don’t adequately back up their systems. Backing up configuration information on ultrasound systems is the foundation of equipment maintenance. The data saved during a system backup includes: customer presets, network configurations for the system and destinations, customer preferences, and options keys. The adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” could not be more appropriately applied than with this topic.
A backup doesn’t merely consist of copying system data to a CD or USB device, you need to make sure to capture vital product data that is not contained on a normal system backup. There are three items that need to be manually captured in addition to your copied data. The three items are listed below:
- Software level and part numbers
- Options Key or License Options file
- TCP/IP address of Host/System
If you are responsible for maintaining the ultrasound systems in your facility…Set yourself up for success by completing these easy steps. This will allow you to be a Champ not a chump!
If you have any questions regarding the backup procedures for your ultrasound systems please contact AUS tech support and we can assist.
As always call our 24/7 Tech Support for more assistance at 866-620-2831.
By: Jim Rickner