Onsite Remote Access

Remote Connectivity Strengthens Avante Service

Avante Oncology OnSite is the first remote connection product for linear accelerators (linacs) developed by a non-OEM, independent firm.

Avante Oncology OnSite provides remote access for troubleshooting, predictive failure analysis and preventive maintenance. It boasts manufacturer neutrality, supporting Elekta and Varian equipment including both Trilogy and TrueBeam machines.

Already known for "shattering the myth" of OEM superiority in technical service and training, OnSite leverages advances in digital technology to match and even exceed traditional manufacturers claims to remote access and diagnostics.

Avante Oncology OnSite utilizes state-of-the-art technology and cloud-based resources, minimizing invasive installation processes and updates. OnSite does not require installation of software on existing computers. It meets all healthcare security requirements. Customers receive a computer with an integrated functional oscilloscope for waveform capture and multiplexer for waveform selection.

Skilled Avante Field Service Engineers review the data remotely and can make adjustments and corrections, helping to forestall potential problems and prevent downtime. Customers benefit from quicker response to issues, sometimes entirely negating the arrival of service engineers to correct, and maximizing uptimes.

OnSite is available as part of Avante full service contracts, and is available to T&M customers and others on a subscription plan.

Avante OnSite is the first independent, non-OEM remote connection product for linear accelerators.

Combining state-of-the-art technology with cloud-based resources, OnSite minimizes disruptive installation processes and updates while maximizing equipment uptime.

Provides direct access for:
  • Troubleshooting
  • Predictive failure analysis
  • Preventive maintenanc

Skilled Avante Field Service Engineers review the data and can make adjustments and corrections remotely, helping to forestall potential problems and prevent downtime.

As part of OnSite, Avante provides customers with a computer with an integrated functional oscilloscope for waveform capture and multiplexer for waveform selection. The product does not require installation of software on existing computers and is compliant with IT security requirements.

OnSite is provided as part of all Avante full service contracts, and is available to T&M customers and others on a subscription plan. OnSite is available for Elekta and Varian, including both Trilogy and TrueBeam equipment.

System Specifications

Customer provides

  • TrueBeam: Internet ethernet port (detailed specifications are available for IT functional approval for access)
  • Trilogy: Web access to TeamViewer, teamviewer.com

Avante provides

Computer with integrated functional oscilloscope for waveform capture and multiplexer for waveform selection delivered to facility

Software

Operating system – Linux Mint 17.

Hardware

Computer

Avante provides a standalone computer – a 64bit Intel Atom CPU running Linux Mint 17 on a 120GB sata drive. The CPU board has 2 GB of memory, HDMi video, and 8 bits of buffered GPIO. It is housed in a standard mini-ATX case with a 300W power supply.

Oscilloscope

A USB oscilloscope (Picoscope) is used for the display of system signals used in troubleshooting. The oscilloscope is a 50 Mhz dual channel scope with arbitrary waveform generator which allows for 250 Mega samples per second when two channels are in use, and includes a 24k buffer size shared between both channels.

Multiplexer

An internally developed multiplexer is also employed. It allows for selecting which signals will be displayed. System allows for 10 machine signals (HVPSI, PFNV, GunI, load power2, Klystron voltage, Klystron current, target current, forward power, reflected power and rf driver) as well as two spare connectors for oscilloscope probes. It uses a multiplexer chip that is addressed by the CPU.

Also populated on the circuit board is circuitry for power supply on and off. Circuit is designed to turn on standard ATX-type power supply with a short press for on and a five-second hold for off.

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