New Products: Motorola, RamSoft, Sony Electronics

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Motorola Inc. has introduced the MC35 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA), a durable and compact handheld mobile communication device with voice and data applications. The MC35 is the third device in Motorola's family of EDAs, and offers advanced cellular technology, including built-in Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) capabilities, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with laptop functionality, camera, and bar code reader. Users can talk, email, connect to the Internet, use mission-critical business applications, and capture data (including signatures) with one, easy-to-use device for lower total-cost-of-ownership.

RamSoft has released its PowerServer PACS version 4.3, the first release under the company's new Customer Action Initiative (CAI), an internal program aimed at customer centric software improvement and development. RamSoft will demonstrate PowerServer PACS and RamSoft One RIS/PACS/Billing software at the SIIM 2007 conference in Providence, R.I. in June.
The new PowerServer release addresses a long list of product enhancements and feature requests commonly asked for by users, RamSoft said, and all enhancement and feature additions were made with great care to ensure zero productivity disruption.
"Our goal with this new release was to immediately improve user productivity, yet avoid the disruption and retraining associated with upgrades," said Michal Szabla, vice president for RamSoft. "In order to accomplish that, we had to employ a user transparent design. It was challenging but was definitely worth the effort. Most of the new stuff just works and has no impact on the product's feel."

Sony Electronics is demonstrating new high-definition display, storage, printing and communication solutions at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual meeting this week in Las Vegas. Technologies will specifically include the new LMD-2450MD 24-inch (viewable area, measured diagonally) widescreen HD monitor; the PDW-70MD, Sony’s first XDCAM medical-grade 1080i video recorder; and a live demonstration of the new IPELA high-definition, IP-based visual communication system. Also, Sony Electronics’ “HD for Surgery” initiative brings the latest advances in HDTV technology to (and beyond) the surgical suite, allowing doctors to view and share details of a patient’s anatomy at four times the resolution of standard-definition technology. The exhibit will feature a practical workflow demonstration of how HD video can be incorporated into surgical systems to drastically improve surgical visualization, physician training and overall video communications.