The SSC is a fancy acronym that stands for “Space-Saving Chart” which doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to us. The SSC-330 is a massive conglomerate of plastic panels and weight and a giant screen that must sit on a desktop surface and must face a certain direction and must be controlled by an external remote or console– phew– and worst of all these things seemingly take up space. Strangely enough the SSC-330 actually seemingly takes up more space than a projector would, or that a monitor would, or that even a paper chart would. Perhaps NIDEK didn’t mean geographical foot-print-kind-of-space maybe they meant acuity space as in shrinking the chart down from a 20 foot standard. The SSC-330 does allow testing at close distances, however nowadays so do monitors and even projectors can still be mirrored to accommodate small spaces. The whole space-saving aspect still alludes us when it comes to saving space, however we see the attraction to this chart if using it in conjunction with a RT-2100 digital phoropter. The 2100’s console allows chart control from the refractor’s operating position and changing through isolated lines is incredibly efficient. Combing the automation of the RT-2100 with the SSC-330 is often seen in NIDEK’s EPIC-2100 refraction workstation with the pairing of a lensometer and Autorefractor as well .
OUR TAKE: Consider the SSC-330 a tool for refraction workspaces and not your exam lane.
The SSC-330 has a viewfinder that automatically centers based on the patient’s line of sight.
The SSC-330 from Buzz does not include the remote control. This instrument is designed to be used in conjunction with an existing EPIC 2100 refraction system.
The Topcon KR-800S has multiple outputs (LAN, USB, RS-232C)- all organized neatly on the left side (base) of the operator position. The KR-800S will integrate directly with most major EHR programs.
The KR-800S will integrate with other similarly aged Topcon devices via LAN or RS-232C ports.
The SSC-330 is designed to operate between 3.6 feet to 5 feet away from the patient’s eyes.