abl300 [-d] device service host
abl300 program reads a printer output from the ABL 300 device
attached to device and translates it to HL7. It is built using
lex(1) and yacc(1). English and German scanner code for lex(1) is
available and chosen at compile time.
Messages are forwarded directly to a TCP/IP address at host host and port service using the ILLP protocol.
If device is set to `-' the standard input is used instead.
For proper operation,
abl300 must be called from the
radiometer 300 /usr/hl7/bin/abl300 - carevuehl7 localhost /dev/ttyd0
But single abl messages can be converted to HL7 directly:
abl300 - carevuehl7 localhost < /usr/hl7/var/log/ABL/060_IOP/ABL0123
abl300 program is not supported thoroughly any more and this
documentation is incomplete. Bugs may be introduced as the ProtoGen
system evolves without this program to be further tested.
If the transport of the HL7 message to the destination address fails, the message is lost. No retry is made. Should use a message file written to a spool directory instead.
The application name (`ABL') and the facility name (`060_IOP') are chosen at compile time. This is certainly wrong because the abl300 program might well be used for different facilities.
The process id is certainly a bad choice for numbering files, because process ids will repeat and thus do not reflect the order in time of the messages.
The `ACK####' message file will contain error messages from the destination of the ORU HL7 messages.
syslog(3), section Accepting Messages From a Serial Line, section Resolving a Patient ID, section Resolving an Operator ID, section An ASTM to HL7 Gateway for the ABL 500.