Siemens, Harris team for PACS disaster recovery

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The image and knowledge management (IKM) business unit of Siemens Healthcare and Harris are joining forces to offer healthcare providers PACS disaster recovery solutions.

Siemens said its IKM business unit and the Melbourne, Fla.-based Harris are creating an initiative to provide customers with the competencies of combined experience in healthcare and network technologies in the event data are lost in a natural or human-induced disaster.

The solution provides access to fiber-optic, microwave, satellite communications and landlines that are part of the Harris Wide Area Network, which will connect the local PACS deployments to the disaster recovery capabilities at the Harris network operations facilities, according to Siemens.