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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Linx Technology

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Description: Linx is a software driver installed on a desktop computer. This technology is used for calibrating the Linx microprocessor-controlled prosthetic lower limb system via a Bluetooth (version 2.0 or later) connection.

This software is included with the purchase of the hardware. An authorization code is required for activation. This is issued after successful completion of a Linx training course.

Endolite was dissolved and absorbed under the parent company Blatchfordus, Inc.

All data is retained locally on the host Personal Computer (PC) in a password-protected Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. Passwords are additionally encrypted before being stored in the database. It is not mandatory to save device or patient-related data to the database within the software. The limb can be programmed without saving any data. In this case, only the log-in data would be stored on the machine. However, the vendor recommends saving the data to the database for the ease of use and potential device reprogramming.

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. Please note that the implementation of mobile technology applications that operate on Mobile Operating Systems must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team:
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 v22.9
Decision Date: 09/16/2022 at 19:27:22 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Blatchford, Inc
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/16/2022 at 19:27:22 UTC).