Client ID

A client profile, selected from the list of active clients or from the home use flash drive when using a home use system. This profile is used to store all plan session information, client information, and recorded session data. Client IDs can have multiple protocol classes (BetaSMR, EXP, AT) associated with them.


Green USB device that contains EEGer licensing information. Both the supervising clinician and home-user will have a dongle with a unique 5-digit number (beginning with “5”).

EEGer Authorizations (EAs)

Session enables provided by EEG Store, required to run live sessions. Ordered by the supervising clinician as needed or on a monthly subscription basis. May be referred to as dongle sessions, sessions, authorizations, remote authorizations, home use authorizations, dongle authorizations, or dongles - to avoid confusion they should simply be referred to as EEGer Authorizations or EAs.

New EEGer licenses do not require EEGer Authorizations, and it is strongly recommended for users to switch to a monthly subscription plan if still using EAs. 

Expiration for Session Permissions

An expiration date for session permissions which is set by the supervising clinician when initializing a home use flash drive or creating an update file. An expiration date is required when initializing a home use flash drive or creating an update file and defaults to 45 days from the creation date.

Home Use Initialization File (EKC)

A file created by the supervising clinician to initialize a Client ID on the home use system. This file replaces the need for a Home Use Flash Drive, and requires EEGer4 440s on both the clinical and home use systems.

Home Use Flash Drive or USB Storage Device

A basic USB flash drive, not to be confused with the green EEGer dongle. All home use session data is stored on the home use flash drive to facilitate easier transfer to the supervising clinician and reduce the possibility of error. The home use flash drive must first be initialized by the supervising clinician before the home-user can use it to run live sessions. Home use flash drives can be initialized by the supervising clinician in person or initialized remotely using an EFD file.

Keyfile (.EKB)

Every EEGer dongle requires a small digital file known as a keyfile. This file enables functionality in the software for different features and feedback displays (games). Keyfiles may be sent on a monthly or annual basis depending on how the home use license was purchased. Keyfiles are tied to the computer they are installed on, and will need to be reinstalled if changing computers. A special type of keyfile, sometimes referred to as dongle updates or dupdates, have the ability to add EAs to a home use dongle.

Remote Flash Builder File (.EFD)

Home use file created by the supervising clinician which allows a home use flash drive to be remotely initialized with client data and permissions as defined by the supervising clinician. This file must be created within EEGer using a flash drive then installed on the home use system using a second blank flash drive.

Remote Use Update File or Session Permission File (.EKR)

Home use file created by supervising clinician to remotely update session permissions or the expiration date for these sessions. Must be created using a clinical EEGer dongle then installed onto the home use system. Changes to the session plan can be made using an EKR file, but EAs can not be added using an EKR file. It is important to note that an EKR file is different from an EKB file (EKB created by EEG Store).

Session Permissions or Home Use Sessions

Session enables provided by the supervising clinician, required to run live sessions. Session permissions are different from EAs and can only be provided by the supervising clinician. Can be added to a home use system when initializing a home use flash drive or by creating update files. May also be referred to as remote use sessions, home use sessions, or just sessions.

Telephone Update

An alternative way to create update files which is useful if the home-user or supervising clinician do not have readily available access to the internet. Requires the home-user to provide the supervising clinician with a code which is then used to create an update file specific for the home use system. A return code is generated by the supervising clinician and sent to the home-user to update their system.

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