We work with you to customize the panel to your own unique practice layout.
The PATENT-PENDING KelKom keypad system is the fastest and easiest way to communicate in your busy practice.
Need a code for that weird room under the stairs? Is a “screaming child” panic button a necessity for your offices? We can do all that. Your practice, your panel. Can your management software say the same?
This is the KelKom difference – Nearly all practice management and other software solutions expect you to conform to them. This impedes rather than streamlines your workflow.
KelKom can be tailored to the unique style and situations found in any professional practice. You’ll be able to focus on doing your best work, and not craning your neck to check a computer screen.
SUPERIOR USER INTERFACE
- Best Visibility – Bright LED light illuminates each LARGE button, and last for tens of thousands of hours of use.
- Best Readability – Large format font for all characters. No squinting needed!
- Best Communication – Customized, programmable alert tones signal a specific user.
- Best Approach – Multiple display modes make clear what type of message is displayed, and who should respond.
What Should My Panel Look Like?
The standard KelKom panel for both FlexPanel™ and Basic systems is 21 keys (3 x 7) laid out over a 6.5 x 3-inch grid. In this format, the Advanced panel can easily go to 32 keys (4 x 8).
The white key is reserved for system control, allowing you to customize the function of the remaining 20 keys. We recommend grouping the keys into 3 classes in a who/what/where format:
- Who - People on the left side of the panel
- What - Procedures (colors) in the center
- Where - Destinations required on the right
Each key is brightly illuminated and easy-to-read, and the keypad is impervious to standard cleaning solutions – no aseptic barrier tape is required.
KelKom codes are flexible to your needs. We recommend numbering the treatment rooms and using 2-or-3 letter abbreviations for the other keys — for example, “CON” for consult, “FC” for finance coordinator, or “STL” to indicate the autoclave room or request to sterilize a room.
The upper left corner key is always white, and functions as the message reset/acknowledge key. It is also the mode key for systems using both message and patient-flow control modes.
All wired Kelkom panels connect to each other through the Basic or FlexPanel™ control unit. KelKom uses a dedicated “star topology” network – meaning all data cables run directly from a central hub to each panel.
This is standard for the modern era – you do not want a system that is “daisy-chain” wired (each panel connected directly to the others). Not only is this more expensive to install, it's frustrating to diagnose any problems – like finding a dead bulb in a string of Christmas tree lights!
Talk to us about using your mobile devices as part of the KelKom FlexPanel™ system.