EMSOW User Manual


EMSOW PACS Bridge settings

You can configure EMSOW PACS Bridge by editing the bridge.ini file. This file is located in the installation directory (by default, C:\emsow-pacs-bridge). You can edit this file in any text editor. The file structure is simple: each line contains a parameter and its value which are separated by an equality sign (=).

Below is the description of the parameters:

USERNAME – your EMSOW username. If the value is blank, then EMSOW PACS Bridge will ask you to enter the username on every launch.

PASSWORD – your EMSOW password. If the value is blank, then EMSOW PACS Bridge will ask you to enter the password on every launch.

DOMAIN – the domain name of the EMSOW site to upload images to. You are recommended not to include the slash at the end.

SESSION – session name. The valid value is bridge or bridgeN, where N is an integer number.

SERVER_AET – server AET (application entity title which is used to identify a DICOM application in the network). If empty, the default EMSOW PACS server is used (see PACS Setup).

BRIDGE_AET – AET which is assigned to EMSOW PACS Bridge; UNVSCP by default.

BRIDGE_PORT – the port on which EMSOW PACS Bridge listens for incoming connections from your diagnostic equipment; 39999 by default.

CAPABILITIES – DICOM capabilities of EMSOW PACS Bridge. The available values are STORE and ALL. The first one is recommended for standalone EMSOW PACS Bridge, the second one is recommended for server side Bridge installations.

PROTO – the protocol which is used to communicate with EMSOW. The available values are https and http. The first one (recommended for HIPAA compliance) uses encryption, the second one does not.

HOST_PATH – the path to EMSOW on the web server. If EMSOW is not located in the root of the domain, you can define the domain path here. Used in custom configurations only.

STORELOG – the number of days during which log files are stored.

UI_MODE – interface mode. The available values are: 1 – graphical user interface, 2 – console, 3 – console and graphical user interface.

ASYNC – switches the asynchronous mode of file transfer on/off. If ASYNC is 1, then the asynchronous transfer mode is used. If ASYNC is not 1 or is not specified, then the file transfer is performed in the synchronous mode.

ASYNC_SLEEP – the duration of the pause between iterations of scanning the folder for asynchronously saved DICOM files.

UPLOAD_SLEEP – timeout in seconds before scanning the upload folder for DICOM files.

STORE_UPLOAD_FAILURES – the number of days to store files that failed to upload. If this option is not provided, the bad files directory will not ever be cleaned up.

BRIDGE_VERSION – the installed version of EMSOW PACS Bridge. Must not be changed by the user.

COMPRESSION_LEVEL – the additional compression for DICOM file transfers: 0 – default from the zip utility, 1-9 – custom compression level, -1 or omitted option – compression disabled. This option is used for uncompressed images only.

EMBEDED_JAVA – use the system-wide Java distribution (0) or the embedded distribution (1), i.e. Java installed in the application folder. Embedded by default.

DUALSERVER_NETWORK_INTERFACE – the network interface controlled by the DNS/DHCP server.