How does PAXnet work?
PAXnet is a piece of software that runs on your webserver to make
PAX-it information available for browsing on the web. The PAXnet software
queries the PAX-it database that is set up on your fileserver, and
displays it on the website. When changes are made to the PAX-it database,
for example by saving or deleting images or annotating image notepads,
those changes are automatically updated in PAXnet as well.
Anyone with an interest in sharing digital information with others
can benefit from PAXnet. Common applications are sharing images
and reports over a corporate intranet, sharing lab results to clients
over the internet, and consulting with others for 'second opinions'
by posting images with questions on the interactive messageboard.
PAX-it system is on a Windows based PC. Does that restrict PAXnet
access to a particular platform?
No. PAXnet is platform independent, and may be accessed with full
functionality from any platform that will run a current browser.
PAXnet require additional MIS software at the remote site?
No, just a net browser like Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator,
etc. Once PAXnet is installed on your webserver, the data is available
to anyone who has access to the site. This means they will need
a connection to your site, a browser, and the ability to pass your
security measures in order to gain access.
secure can I make the information, so that people only have access
to areas they have a right to see?
All of your webserver's security protocols are active while PAXnet
is running. Your webmaster or system's administrator can assign
login passwords to be required in order to even access the site.
In addition, within PAXnet there are locks that can be placed on
cabinet drawers and folders within those drawers, requiring passwords
for access. In this way, an entire database can be posted on the
website, while sectioning off specific areas for certain clients.
PAXnet run over a modem, or is it limited to high speed connections?
PAXnet will run at speeds from a 56K phone modem connection, DSL
modem, ISDN or T1 connection....any method of connection. Performance
will vary depending on the capability of your communications line
to transmit data, so in general the larger the file sizes you will
be posting, the faster the connection should be in order to avoid
delays when displaying or downloading.
Do I need to be web-savvy
or have any web programming skills to post information on my website
No, all you need to do is to operate within the familiar PAXit interface.
Just save images or reports into the PAXit database that PAXnet
is using, and they are available on-line through PAXnet! The initial
setup of PAXnet on your server will be done by your webmaster.
PAXnet is running as a website, can I link to it from other sites,
or allow a direct link to other sites?
Yes. The PAXnet site will have a URL that can be called when jumping
to it from another page or site. In addition, we provide the ability
to put your own links on the PAXnet main page, so that you may give
your users a quick means to get to other related sites.
other custom items may I add to the PAXnet workspace?
The background wallpaper for PAXnet can be changed to fit your company's
motif, and your company's logo may be placed on PAXnet pages.
PAXnet allow me to place reports or data for others to view online,
or just images?
The same files that are stored in your PAX-it database are available
online through PAXnet. This means that image files, video clips,
reports, presentations, spreadsheets-any file type that you have
configured PAX-it to handle-- will be available in PAXnet.
my reports be read online, or will a user need to download the document
Image files will be able to be viewed through your browser. Other
file types are not opened within PAXnet, and so will be viewable
depending on your browser's capabilities and settings. For example,
using MS-Internet Explorer, an MS-Word document can be opened and
read while on-line. In addition, the document could be downloaded
and saved to your local drive to be read at a later time.
filing structure is easy enough to follow, but there may be occasions
when I forget which folder I used to store a file, or I may want
to access a group of files that are related but stored in different
folders. Is there a way to search for items other than just browsing
through cabinets and folders?
Yes. Just as in PAX-it, the organizational filing structure of cabinets/drawers/folders
is an easy way to keep things organized and grouped. But behind
this structure is the database that every file resides in. PAXnet
allows database searches to be done on any field (or multiple fields)
with a variety of relational terms. In this way a particular image,
or all files that relate to a particular topic, may be easily pulled
from the entire collection.
sounds great for accessing stored data from remote sites. But what
about adding new files to the database from a remote site?
PAXnet can be configured to support uploads of images, reports,
and other file types directly into the PAX-it database that PAXnet
is displaying online. Your PAXnet administrator assigns passwords
for this feature to authorized personnel.
corporate website could never be used for my lab. Is there a way
a small group or business can set up a PAXnet website?
Contact MIS for details on having us host your PAXnet site. The
site will be set up and administered by MIS on our webserver, for
a setup charge and monthly fee. Files to be added to the PAXnet
archive can be sent from your remote location through our upload
PAXnet messageboard is great for posting messages for viewing by
a general audience. Is there a way to privately send a message to
the author, rather than a general post?
Yes, if the author of the original message supplies his email address,
those who read his message have the option to either reply directly
to that private email account or post a general response accessible
can I get more information?
Visit our online demo of PAXnet to see the general layout and the effectiveness in having images
and documents available for viewing and downloading. You may also contact our sales department
with specific questions regarding your PAXnet application.