Lincoln, NE, April 20, 2009 - MacPractice, Inc., the developer of MacPractice MD, MacPractice DDS, MacPractice DC, and MacPractice 20/20, the leading practice management and clinical applications for Mac, has collaborated with Aqua Connect, the leader in Mac terminal services, to deploy and support MacPractice software on PCs, thin clients, and smartphones.
Aqua Connect Terminal Server (ACTS) can be installed on an Mac Pro or Xserve with Mac OS X Server. Once ACTS is installed, a PC can run a Mac OS X terminal session providing simultaneous access to local Windows applications and peripherals and to MacPractice. This allows offices to use a mix of Mac and non-Mac terminals with MacPractice.
This solution provides a PC user access to Mac software through an Aqua Connect session. PC software and peripherals can be accessed locally on the PC client. The PC user can fully experience the best Mac applications for doctors' offices from MacPractice and the latest operating system from Apple, all courtesy of Aqua Connect.
MacPractice supports interfaces on Aqua Connect Terminals to PC applications, such as Dragon Medical, dental and medical imaging solutions that require proprietary PC drivers, and hospital, clinical laboratory, and insurance Windows-only solutions. Files can be easily shared and text may be copied and pasted as well between environments.
There are many positive ramifications of this announcement, particularly for doctors who prefer to use Macs that have a significant investment in PC hardware and peripherals.
"Now dentists and physicians can move to MacPractice without having to replace every PC or having to run Windows in a Virtual Machine to use their expensive PC digital imaging solutions. Clinical laboratories can provide physicians with PCs that run their orders-results software and give simultaneous access for the nurse to MacPractice. This technology drives down the cost for all providers who cannot afford to upgrade to all native Mac solutions when they move to MacPractice," stated Mark Hollis, MacPractice's President.
"We are very excited to offer the Aqua Connect solution with MacPractice to make it easier and less costly for a doctor to use Mac software in their practice," said Renee Mehrian, acting CEO of Aqua Connect. "This solution provides the interoperability between the Mac and Windows platform that is necessary in medical offices that have existing PC hardware."
Physicians, dentists, chiropractors and eye doctors are encouraged to view QuickTime movies of MacPractice by registering at MacPractice.com. 2400 doctors' offices have chosen MacPractice to provide their practice management and clinical software. With Aqua Connect, doctors can now bring the Mac platform into their practice for a lessened investment.
About Aqua Connect Inc.
Aqua Connect, Inc., is the world's leading Mac terminal server enterprise software company. Aqua Connect is committed to evolving its products on the Mac platform. With Aqua Connect Terminal Server organizations can reduce energy consumption while increasing security. Aqua Connect's development team has formidable experience with Mac, Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms with expertise in several application and technology categories.
MacPractice, Inc is a client centric practice management and clinical software development firm, comprised of highly experienced and caring individuals, dedicated to the development and support of best-of-class Macintosh software, hardware, and associated services for physicians, dentists, and chiropractors.