METRONewsDecember 2010
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2011Metron Version 6.0!


For those who attended the AAEP show last week you got a glimpse of what is coming with Version 6.0 in the first quarter of 2011.  I would like to share with all of you some of the major new features:


iPhone and iPad Application to display your Metron x-rays and reports. The recipient can view (zoom, pan, mark-up on/off) and can listen to the voice annotations.  The App will be available at the Apple store.


Ability to record voice annotations on your images - these are also sent to the iPhone or iPad.  


In addition to the iPhone and iPad, you can also view those images and reports you have posted using Metron Web Viewer


Ultrasound Module will allow you to mark-up ultrasound images of equine tendons, make measurements and generate reports.  This will be a separately priced add on.


Please let us know if you have any questions.


Happy Holidays!



John Craig
EponaTech LLC  


Company Highlight
Company HighlightAs you know Metron Software Support is brought to you by EponaTech.  An EponaTech sister company is EponaShoe. 


The EponaShoe is designed to benefit any horse by using composite materials to create a shoe which can flex with the hoof. It has a built-in softer pad on the sole side to offer healthful natural support while avoiding any pressure points on the frog or sole.


EponaShoe LogoFlexible horseshoes benefit both the health and the performance of the horse. The EponaShoe combines the most features for your horse's healthy hooves, while being a practical solution that farriers can appreciate. The EponaShoe has helped horses suffering from conditions such as navicular syndrome, laminitis, sore soles, heel pain, poor wall quality, and other hoof problems.


Check out their new website to learn more about this company and product benefits. 


Note: It is DVMConnexx and Metron Imaging policy to present other unique companies that offer products and services that might interest you.  We do not collect money from these companies.  We only want to promote companies that we feel are of worth presenting to you - our clients.


Best Practices

Virus Recognition & Protection

-Nancy Dewitz, Customer Support Manager  


Computer virusA number of viruses have been popping up lately affecting our clients and their computers so we wanted to share some information with you.



You have probably heard the saying, singing the alphabet, while washing your hands, is the best way to stop the spread of the flu virus and the common cold.  Did you know that your computer is more likely to get sick this time of year than you are?!?!  In fact, it could be sneezing right now!  When the reports came out that Cyber Monday shopping was up 20% this year, I decided this was a subject that must be covered. 


The hardest part about protecting your computer is to know what signs to watch out for.  Did you know that something as common as a "Free gift card" pop-up on your local newspaper site can be the downfall of your entire computer system?  Computer viruses are rampant this time of year and we find ourselves on sites you might normally think of as safe.   As you land on sites that you may not normally go to you could be unaware of the dangers. Clicking on "you are our 200,000th visitor today, you may be a winner", is a good indication that you win a virus!!  You will find viruses on many common sites, in your email box, and around every corner of the internet. 


Computer virus cartoon"Man, I better not spend any time looking around on the internet!!!!" 


No, that is not the answer.  One must be informed and mindful. If you receive an email from a friend that just does not look right, do not open it.  This happened to me. I received an email from a friend that I knew would not normally be sent by that person.  When I questioned her, she had her computer checked on and, a virus had gotten in, taken her address book and sent out infected emails to everyone she had in her contacts.  You have heard the old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, IT IS!!!!!!  


If a popup appears on your computer and asks you to perform a scan, don't.  Your computer, if protected, will take care of that unless you have set up manual scans.  A popup in the middle of internet viewing is usually a virus.  You can go to the task manager and end task on that popup, but this may not work.


The best way to protect yourself is to keep your virus/spyware subscription up to date and be very mindful when using your computer.  If you have questions or you think you may have a problem, please call us.  We are here to help you. The sooner the problem is addressed, the better.


In This Issue
EponaShoe Highlight
Best Practices: Virus Recognition
AAEP Thanks!
Your Support Website!
Cut/Copy/Paste Modes
DVMConnexx on facebook



Thank You!

AAEP Booth 2010


We really appreciate all of you stopping by to visit with us at the AAEP show last week in Baltimore.




Support Services Site

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Be sure you and your staff visit the support site for
past newsletters and
online training sessions. 


New Viewlet Posted
Dental Forms Viewlet


We have posted a new online training session for "Acquiring images into Dental Forms." You are able to view this session directly from this email and it is located on your support site for future reference.



Support Services 
Support Services Tips
When accidentally scanning an image under the wrong owner, you can highlight the image(s) and click the "Cut" button, find the correct Owner, Animal, Date and then click on the "Paste" button.


Cut Copy Paste



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