CoPilot® makes use of keyboard shortcuts to open main menu items but not items within the drop down list. You can use the up and down arrows to select an item, but for selecting a report we experienced several lockups on both test machines. This behavior was somewhat consistent when not using a mouse, resulting in a forced shut down of the application.
For retrieving data from your glucose meter this program is simple to use. The large buttons on the home page makes it very clear the purpose of that button. Data transfer from your compatible glucose meter is easy. After the initial transfer where you assign the meter to a user, successive transfers only take one click.
Aside from synchronizing your data with your HCP, you can also export documents as PDF's or e-mail reports with PDF's as attachments. You can export your data as an XML file, however both our test machines produced a file no other program could open due to errors in the file structure. CoPilot® can import these XML files back in, so they are useful. You can also export to a .TAB ( tab delaminated) file which MS Excel opened without problem.
Then of coarse you can always print. With all the color in these charts, make sure your ink cartridges are in good shape. I printed the charts in B&W and had enough contrast to make them beneficial to the doctor.
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows® Vista (32 and 64 bit).
The CoPilot System does not run on Apple computers.
Monitor with 1024x768 or higher resolution.
RS-232 Serial port, or USB port Data cable, required for uploading data from compatible meters. Additional information is available for data cables.
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