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Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

The Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader is compatible with all Accu-Chek meters and pumps that offer infrared (IR) data transfer functionality.

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Once your Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader is plugged in and working, you can find version information at the top left of your screen.

When upgrades are available, you can download them from the Accu-Chek Smart Pix page on our website. We will also include instructions for upgrading.

If the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader fails to appear on the computer as a drive:

  1. Check that the blue LED light on the front is lit.
  2. Check whether your computer and operating system satisfy the system requirements for the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader system.
  3. Check to make sure the USB connector is firmly plugged into the correct socket on the computer.
  4. If the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader is still not recognised as a drive, plug the device into a different USB socket.

If the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader fails to emit any display signals and if the above tests don't solve the problem, try testing the device on a different computer, if available. If there is still no sign of operation, the device may be faulty.  This also applies if there are error signals flashing in the centre of the display that are not associated with data transfer. Please contact Roche Diabetes Care.

The Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader reports potential errors during data transfer and use by causing the centre display section 8 to flash. Here's what you can do:

  • In the browser navigation, click the Read Device button. The centre display section should flash slowly now, indicating that it is actively searching for devices and that it is ready for data transfer.
  • If the error signal continues, you can unplug the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader and plug it back in again. Disregard any Windows error messages about removing the data medium.

Try repeating the transfer again. If this error signal occurs again, check the following:

  1. Has the meter been properly prepared for data transfer?
  2. Is there anything obstructing the signal between the device IR port and the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader? Is the device too far away?
  3. Is there any interference from bright lights or sunlight?

Often, in the case of error messages associated with data transfer, the issue is interference with data transfer, or a problem with the meter or insulin pump.

While you can view your results on your computer and e-mail a report, you can't store the readings or manipulate the data, as with other Accu-Chek applications.

You can combine results from up to 3 blood glucose monitors at the same time, and have all the information appear on 1 easy-to-read graph. 

The Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader uses infrared technology to "beam" data from an Accu-Chek blood glucose meter or insulin pump when it is placed in front of the device reader. This simple connectivity means greater convenience and faster downloads for you.

There's no need to load software. Everything you need is already within the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader. Just plug it into a USB port to get started.

No. This system requires the Windows® 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista® or Windows 7 or 8 operating system.

The device simply plugs into any available USB port. Just plug it in and it's ready to go.

The Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader is compatible with Accu-Chek meters and pumps that use infrared (IR) data transfer.

You can print out reports showing precisely what your healthcare team wants to know. By letting you set personal targets, time ranges and report preferences, the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader gives you just what you choose.

The Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader collects data from your blood glucose tests and insulin pump doses. By looking at all of this information at once, you can see how your efforts at managing your blood glucose are progressing.


Accu-Chek Smart Pix Diabetes Management System

Item Description

Simply transfer information from any Accu-Chek blood glucose meter, using a USB cable. View your blood glucose numbers in easy-to-interpret graphs that display information over days or weeks to help you recognise patterns in your blood glucose levels and identify ways to improve your control.

DOWNLOAD FROM

Accu-Chek blood glucose meters

TRACKS

Blood glucose

LANGUAGES

30+

OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows (see chart)

Benefits and features
  • Simply plug your Accu-Chek meter via USB cable into your computer, then open the Accu-Chek Smart Pix software – information will begin to transfer automatically
  • Clear graphs allow you to quickly identify blood glucose trends and discuss possible treatment adjustments with your healthcare professional
  • Print or e-mail reports to keep your healthcare professional up to date
Additional specifications
Compatibility:

Accu-Chek blood glucose meters 

Platform:

IBM®-compatible PC

Operating system:

Windows® 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 (32-bit / 64-bit), Windows 8 or higher

Internet browser:

Internet Explorer® 5 or higher, Firefox®, Chrome®

Data cable connection:

USB

Languages:

37

Reference:

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How to download the Accu-Chek Smart Pix Software

Accu-Chek® Smart Pix offers you a quick & easy way to identify trends and patterns for self-management & therapy optimisation in conjunction with your Healthcare Professional. You can download the Accu-Chek® Smart Pix software for free at www.accu-chek.co.za 

Download the instructions here.

Remember: You can also customise the Accu-Chek Smart Pix settings, which are stored on the device – even after you disconnect. You can set the language, enter personal target ranges and choose how summaries and reports are displayed.