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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

V-Direct Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: V-Direct is a standalone software that can be run as a service or an application. This technology communicates with the Versus concentrator hardware on a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/ Internet Protocol (IP) address and passes the data to the Transaction Engine. This technology is a real-time locating system for clinical settings and uses Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) badges and infrared technology to automate tracking and workflow patterns.

Data collected by V-Direct is based on identification (ID) number of a reusable badge and ID numbers of clinical locations. This technology implements Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database, which maintains historical location and process event information that enables tracking reports and workflow analysis.

Note: There is no dedicated website for V-Direct.
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 v20.3
Decision Date: 03/25/2020 at 16:10:08 UTC
Aliases: Badge Server, ECON, Location Driver
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Versus Technology, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/25/2020 at 16:10:08 UTC).