RALS Customer Release Notes

Throughout the year, we distribute a set of Customer Release Notes highlighting updates, new functionality and new features of our RALS systems. These updates can include features of specific device interfaces or on the overall RALS system as a whole. The list of notes below are for the most current versions of available RALS systems. 

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RALS System Release Notes:

Version #

Release Date

Release Features


7.0.0 November 12, 2021

In this version, POCCs/users do not require Microsoft® Silverlight™ on their desktop; use of Microsoft® Explorer browser not supported; Access RALS using Microsoft® Edge, Mozilla Firefox® and Google® Chrome™ browsers; Other updates include: added support for the Cepheid Xpert® Xpress CoV-2/Flu/RSV plus cartridge; added access to the Abbott i-STAT® DE Configuration; added SIEMENS epoc® reader fields and epoc-specific exports; added 'Linearity', which now provides r & r², and consolidated it under 'Charting' menu with Levey-Jennings.

Also read FAQs on upgrading to Version 7.0.0.

6.0 SP9 Patch 2 September 16, 2021 This patch contains corrections for update/upgrade failures as well as connectivity service failures. PDF
6.0 SP9 Patch 1 August 27, 2021 This patch adds the following support to the BD Veritor® module: Support for the Veritor/Synapsys Triplex (FLU+COVID) assay for Flu A, Flu B and COVID; Displayed in RALS as “BD Flu/CoV2”; Supports patient and QC testing. PDF
6.0 SP9 August 13, 2021 Includes new device interfacing to the Haemonetics®  TEG®  6s analyzer and Haemonetics®  TEG®  5000 analyzer; Bi-directional, POCT1A support for the Cepheid®  GeneXpert®  Xpress; and a wide range of New RALS User Interface page updates. PDF
6.0 SP8 March 25, 2021 Includes updates for SIEMENS epoc® BG system, Abbott Afinion™ 2 analyzer, Quidel® Triage® System, and Roche Accu-Chek® Inform II device interfaces, file-based Learning Management System support, and RALS eQuiz implementation into the New RALS User Interface, and more.  PDF
6.0 SP7 December 14, 2020 Includes LDAP, Microsoft Active Directory support and a wide range New User Interface updates including a personalized, graphical, textual, and numerical dashboard; Levey-Jennings implementation; Role Management; Result Purge; and Outbound Results Interfacing. PDF
6.0 SP6 April 6, 2020 Includes COVID-19 support on the Abbott ID NOW analyzer; manual test entry for COVID-19 testing; device interfaces for the Quidel® Solana®, Draeger JM-105, and Nova Stat Profile Prime Plus®  PDF
6.0 SP5 February 12, 2020 Includes New RALS User Interface updates; device module updates; Manual Test Entry (MTE) updates; and more. PDF
6.0 SP4 November
18, 2019
Includes new device interface to the CoaguSense Coag-Sense® PT/INR device; support for the Nova Biomedical NovaNet™ Interface; and more. PDF
6.0 SP3 August 21, 2019 In this update, we removed the password requirement for every operator in RALS; included a new device interface to the Sysmex XP-300 hematology analyzer; had updates to the Roche Cobas® Liat® system™; and more. PDF
6.0 SP2 May 6, 2019 Includes new device interfaces to the Cepheid® GeneXpert® Xpress and Hemosonics Quantra®; updates to the Abbott Glucose Module, Afinion™ 2, Cepheid GeneXpert System, SIEMENS epoc® Blood Analysis System, and Manual Test Entry; Secure Device Communication; and much more. PDF
6.0 SP1 December 20, 2018 Includes a new device interface to the Quidel® Sofia® 2; and Module updates to the Quidel® Sophia®, Quidel® Triage® Meter System, HemoCue® 201 DM Glucose & HB Analyzers and Manual Test Entry (MTE). PDF
6.0 October 31, 2018 Includes System Rebranding, HealthStream® LMS System Integration, Manual Test Entry (MTE) Additional Test Support, SIEMENS epoc® Blood Analysis System updates, a New “i-STAT® Quality Check Code by Operator Only” report, and much more.
5.19 August 30, 2018

Includes new device interfaces to the Microdialysis Dialysis AB ISCUSflex Analyzer and MEDTOXScan® Reader System; WBC manual test entry; Piccolo additional results support; and more.


June 12, 2018

Includes a new device interface to the Cepheid® GeneXpert® Dx System; test material & Levey-Jennings support for the AVOXimeter® 1000E, AVOXimeter® 4000, Medtronic Hepcon™ HMS Plus, and Siemens DCA Vantage®; Manual Test Entry (MTE) Additions and more.


March 2, 2018

Includes a new device interface to the Afinion™ 2 analyzer, a direct interface to the IL GEM® Premier™ 5000, new manual tests, and more.

5.16 November 22, 2017 Includes a new device interface for the Alere™ Reader as well as updates to the Alere™ i, Freestyle Precision Pro®, Nova Biomedical GLU, LAC and CREAT meters, cobas® Liat®, and more. PDF
5.15 August 31, 2017 Includes new device interface to the IL GEM® Premier™ 5000; GEM® Premier™ 4000 Support via GEMweb® Plus 500; New Respiratory Therapy Setups; and more PDF
5.14 June 8, 2017 Includes uni-directional interface to the BD Veritor™ Plus Flu A&B/RSV/Strep System; Operator Diploma Evidence; and more.
5.13 April 17, 2017

New Release includes Respiratory Setup and Entry; Result Notification; Result Reprocessing; Patient Ranges in a single location; interfacing to the Medonic M Series hematology analyzer and much more.

5.12 January 19, 2017

Added a “Result Resend’, ‘Result Reassignment’, and ‘Results Correction’ feature and updated a number of other features including, ‘Repeat Test Handling’, ‘additional grid columns’, and more.

5.11 October 14, 2016

Includes new device interface's for the Opti Medical OPTI® CCA-TS and OPTI Medical OPTI® CCA-TS2 analyzers; Abbott i-STAT® 1 updates including Results Review Page now supporting range filtering, allowing QC lots to be associated with a test type and ranges, supporting Linearity Charting, updates to Levey-Jennings charts, and more; Alere™ i Results Evaluation Process Updated; Nova Biomedical StatStrip® GLU / Nova Biomedical StatSensor® CREAT / Nova Biomedical StatStrip® LAC Added specimen type and patient type selection (pre-analytical comments), as well as new Nova Biomedical StatStrip® Glucose Wireless Configuration Settings; support for the Quidel Sofia® Strep A+ test; and much more. 

5.10 June 17, 2016

Includes interface to the Roche cobas® Liat® System, and updates to orders interfacing, enhanced patient search, operator recertification, i-STAT® consumables, operators page, linearity charts, and more...



May 17, 2016

Includes Orders Interfacing; Task Management; Roche Observed Test Sequencing (OTS); Nova Meter Consumable Ranges Now Assigned by Location; and more!

5.8 December 25, 2015

Includes Auto Operator Recertification and Inventory Management features; interfacing to the Nova Stat Profile® Prime Analyzer, as well as updated system and product features.



Updated 11/30/15

July 21, 2015

Includes New Manual Test Entry (RALS-MTE) feature, interfaces to the Piccolo Xpress® Chemistry Analyzer, Alere HemoPoint® H2 Meter as well as updated system and product features



February 23, 2015

Includes interfaces to the Quidel Sofia® and Roche Urisys 1100® Analyzer as well as updated product features




December 15, 2014

Includes interfaces to the Alere Afinion™ AS100, Alere Cholestech LDX®, Alere INRatio®2,  as well as updated product features



September 12, 2014

Includes support for the Alere™ i, NOVA StatSensor® CREAT and NOVA Statstrip® LAC; as well as a wide range of new product features and product updates



April 24, 2014

Includes support for the Mitsubishi PATHFAST® analyzer; the Radiometer ABL® 90 blood gas analyzer; and a wide range of new product features and product updates.



February 13, 2014

Includes support for the Abbott Freestyle Precision Pro® meter (wireless); the RAPIDPoint® 500 Device; Manual Test Entry with the Nova StatStrip® device module; and more...



December 11, 2013

Includes support of secure HTTP (HTTPS); the ability to Review Results on Flagged Results Page; New Reports, and more...



September 9, 2013

Includes Abbott Precision Xceed Pro® meter product features, available reports and communication; as well as RALS® Web3 New Product Features



May 8, 2013

Includes information on the epoc® Blood Analysis System, Roche Accu-Chek® Inform II, Radiometer® ABL80 OSM, IL GEM® Premier 4000, Nova StatStrip®, and i-STAT®



April 15, 2013

Includes New Look - New Features - New Functions


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