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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Solis S
Solis S Technology

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Description: Solis S (once known as MCD) is software installed on a Personal Computer (PC) which is required for the operation of the Andor Technology iDUS Series Charge Coupled Device (CCD) spectroscopic cameras. This technology is a control and analysis software platform specifically designed to run imaging, spectroscopy, and time resolved from cameras and associated accessories. The camera connects to the PC via Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 cable which allows for data acquisition and processing.

Per the vendor, the data that is stored is in a proprietary format (.sif) that can only be opened within the program. Digital image data from the camera is sent to the PC via a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) interface card, held in resident memory, then transferred to Hard Disk.

Please note: Per the vendor, The `MCD` product is now referred to as `Solis`.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.12
Decision Date: 12/05/2022 at 17:52:49 UTC
Aliases: MCD
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Andor
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (12/05/2022 at 17:52:49 UTC).