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The teams are able to scan very quickly because they direct the scans through FMD Connect into their own intranet, and then out to the NMVS, which allows them to buffer the transmissions so they can scan without waiting for a scan result before scanning the next item. The scan results are then returned without interrupting the dispensing process but still before the medicines are handed over to the patient or representative. They have also configured the scanner on their electronic point of sale (EPOS) system to decommission medicines, which gives additional scanning flexibility if needed.