New Products: Anthro, Fujitsu, U-Systems
Anthro Corp. announced the Elevate Corner, a workstation suited for PACS and the latest of the company’s Elevate Electric Lift Table (ELT) family. It utilizes corner spaces, as well as offering an L-shaped configuration. The L-shaped surface is 72 inches wide by 29 inches deep on each side, with enough space for a person to sit comfortably facing the corner.  The entire work surface will house six or more flat panel monitors to make the most of available space, and keep everything within reach. And through the use of an electric keypad, the Corner surface electrically raises and lowers with a range as low as 27 inches, up to 53 inches high. The silver-colored frame is composed of heavy gauge steel, with triple telescoping electrical leg assemblies that are UL tested and approved. Cables from equipment can be routed through grommets provided in the corner of the work surface, and then guided through the cable trough, which comes standard on each table. If the Elevate Corner is used for PACS applications, the transformers for the PACs monitors fit inside the cable trough so they’re hidden and out of the way. Other features include a keyboard caddy that can move in and out, up and down, and swivels and tilts 20° negative to 10° positive, with a movement range from 1-1/2" above a work surface to 5" below. Other accessories include the CPU Siderack that connects a CPU to the side of ELT Corner, or a CPU Slideout that can hang from the shelf outboard of the structure but still within the footprint of the shelf due to the overhanging main work surface wings. Flat Panel Monitor Arms also gain additional flexibility with Flat Panel Monitor Arm accessories, which raise and move them for the optimal viewing angle.

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation announced the LifeBook P1610 convertible notebook, a 2.2-pound with full PC functionality and an 8.9-inch indoor/outdoor touch screen display for portable computing. Fujitsu also unveiled the LifeBook T4215 Tablet PC, a new edition of its 4.3-pound, full-size convertible notebook featuring the power-efficient Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. LifeBook P1610 and LifeBook T4215 are both Microsoft Windows Vista-capable convertible notebooks, suited for healthcare and other fields. The systems offer the flexibility of a tablet for note-taking or navigating through forms-based applications, along with the traditional keyboard input of a notebook computer. The P1610 notebook is powered by the Intel Core Solo ULV U1400 Processor, and is available with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 or Microsoft Windows XP Professional. The notebook has a new 8.9-inch WXGA indoor/outdoor display that combines the properties of transmissive and transflective technologies for viewing. The T4215 Tablet PC now offers three 12.1-inch display options including a new indoor SXGA+ display, an indoor XGA display with wide viewing angles, and an indoor/outdoor XGA display with wide viewing angles. Both notebooks are immediately available.

U-Systems introduced the SomoVu System, an automated acquisition and display system designed to raise the clinical value of breast ultrasound by combining the reproducibility of mammography with the clarification of ultrasound. Components of the SomoVu include:
  • An automated intelligent breast image acquisition system — the SomoVu Scan Station;
  • An advanced image data processing algorithm — SomoSynthesis, and
  • A revolutionary breakthrough in ultrasound viewing, reading and evaluation — the SomoVu View Station.