We have a TOPCON TRC-50IX as our main capture cameras for Color, RF, FA, & ICG. I know for a fact that turning the capture PC on and off quite often degrades your hard drive and making it more likely to fail overtime; earlier compared to a PC being on continuously, or a one that is turned off then on occasionally. We used to keep the machines on during the working days, and @times we shut them off just before the weekend. But we were asked by ITA department to leave ‘em one so network admins can update, patch, and backup our servers during the weekend! Well; not so quite sure if the on/off procedure would have any effect on the camera parts like light source and power supply unit etc… But I know from experience working on different electrical machines that is not a good practice. So; leaving them on in my opinion is a good practice, and time saver, as said if you need to get some quick study shots then the machine is ready, and you don’t have to wait for it to initialize. Than’x Hasan Omairah AAS COT OCT-C CRA Riyadh, Saudi Arabia "Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him". -John Burroughs From: TSteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: optimal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [optimal] Power switch on TRC 50ex Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:07:38 -0400 Cousin’s, One of the photographers has begun turning off the 50ex after every study to avoid the sound of the camera in their office. I don’t think it really matters if you leave the camera on all day or turn it off and on multi times. Perhaps someone has information which would enlighten an old dog photographer like me. Thank You, Tom Steele, CRA Midwest Eye Institute200 West 103rd StreetIndianapolis, Indiana 46290317.817.1018tsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential and/or privileged. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone and return the original message to us at the above email address From: optimal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:optimal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David C. Peterson Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 10:43 AM To: optimal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [optimal] Special Testing Technician Needed Horizon Eye Care is a 21 doctor multi-specialty ophthalmology practice with 6 offices across the greater Charlotte, NC area. We provide full service medical and surgical care including routine eye care, retina, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, pediatrics, and cornea/external disease. We are also the premier destination for optical and contact lens service. Horizon Eye Care is the eye care provider to the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Checkers and the Charlotte Knights. We have an exciting opening for an experienced Ophthalmic Technician to join our Special Testing Department. We are looking for an energetic, team-oriented, positive individual who is dedicated to patient care and motivated by challenges. We offer generous benefit plans including health, dental, life and retirement. FA experience and at least COA required. Responsibilities include: *OCTs*Fundus photography*Slit Lamp photograph y*External photography*Fluorescein angiography*Visual Fields*A-Scans*B-Scans Please send resume to dpeterson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx This message and any included attachments are from Horizon Eye and are intended only for the addressee(s). The information contained within this communication may include trade secrets or privileged or otherwise confidential information. Unauthorized review, forwarding, printing, copying, distributing, or using such information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you received this message in error, or have reason to believe you are not authorized to receive it, please promptly delete this message and notify the sender by e-mail. If you believe that any information contained in this message is disparaging or harassing or if you find it objectionable please contact Horizon Eye at (704) 365-0555 or forward the e-mail to privacyofficer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Thank you.