After 2 1/2 years of intense development, we are proud to announce the first release of the sdcX (version 1.0.0). The SurgiTAIX AG was right from the beginning part of the movement towards an open plug-and-play standard for inter-device communication. After 15 years of research and development and two in-house research grade SDC software stacks, this is an outstanding milestone in the history of SurgiTAIX: the first quality assured, commercial SDC reference implementation that can to be integrated into any vendors devices. Of course, in the first release not the whole standard is covered, but all the basic functionalities required by most vendors.
Beside a connection lost handler, that informs the user if the connection to the connected participant is lost, the main new features are the support of scopes based discovery and Mdib sequencing. We provide two more examples (CompleteProvider/CompleteConsumer) that guide through the nearly all available functionalities of the library. Moreover, bug fixing increased the stability of the version. Invisible for the end user, we implemented a multitude of integration and unit tests (75% code coverage) and filled the holes where tests for validation of the SDC-Standard’s requirements were missing. On that basis, we build a secure and stable library, that is documented for class B medical products in regard to IEC 62304 (Documentation on request).
We hope for a lot of feedback from our customers. Since we do not have a reporting platform yet, our first step beginning of next year will be setting up a reporting platform, to grant a transparent and traceable process to all our customers. Speaking about infrastructure, we are starting to set up a continuous integration system for higher code quality (Q1 / Q2). The upcoming new feature for Q1 will be the Description Modification Report. On the next Plugathon (PAT #12, beginning of February) we are willing to test our new features like the scopes-based discovery to prevent different interpretations or implementations of the standard.
And maybe most importantly, for the upcoming releases we want our documentation to satisfy the IEC 62304 requirements for class C medical products!
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We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a very good start into 2023!
Cheerfully and kindly
The SurgiTAIX team