Hospital and Laboratory Devices Integration Using TCP/IP - ASTM & HL7 protocols

As I have observed Inductive Automation is very good tool in many ways. However, I have not seen anything from Hospital / Laboratory devices integration using ASTM & HL7 protocol. For examples if any diagnostic device use ASTM protocol then it need bidirectional response (Enquiry) sent by instrument and Middleware software need to send back (Acknowledgement. This is just typical example.

How we can use TCP/IP Device Integration feature to handle such bidirectional responses.

Is it possible to to have bidirectional responses using Inductive automation tool?

Thanks in advance.

You would have to write your own socket code. I would use (and have used) java’s networking classes from a background jython thread. I’m not familiar with those protocols, so have no idea how complicated it will be.