Storage & Archiving have a lot in store

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Acuo Technologies (Booth #4176) is announcing the availability of Version 5.0 of its DICOM Services Grid solution. This latest software version will enable end-users to better reconcile, distribute, and maintain medical image data to improve workflow, efficiency, and reliability. Improved features for this version include support of superior lossless and lossy image compression quality via wavelet-based JPEG 2000; support for storage commit as a storage class provider for reliable delivery of image data; rules-based normalization support to clean and normalize patient data prior to storage or when integrating with other third-party PACS; additional modality worklist tags supported per the 2005 revisions of DICOM; VPN-less encryption support for high demand by multi-site customers; enhanced statistical reporting; Acuo RIS/PACS synchronizer to promote broker-less environments; conversion of HL7 Reports to DICOM structured reports for storage and distribution; support for SQL Server 2005; and enhanced support for active directory users/groups for authentication.

Candelis ImageGridCandelis (Booth #5535) is introducing its next-generation ImageGrid server appliance to meet increasing demand for cost-effective, reliable, and feature-rich image management and archiving. The ImageGrid 1500 offers up to 11.25 terabytes of raw capacity in an easy-to-implement, rack-mountable 3U form factor. The ImageGrid 1500 series also is available with the optional ImageGrid ILM software integrated with Sony tape libraries for advanced Information Lifecycle Management.

Also, Candelis continues to provide high-end image management features with the introduction of the ImageGrid Web Viewer. The web-based application enables users to share medical data and images with remote location users, such as referring physicians, with complete user management and authorization level controls. With the addition of the integrated Web Viewer, the ImageGrid also can serve as a full-featured “lite” PACS for standalone diagnostic imaging centers and clinics.

Candelis also is announcing comprehensive support for HL7 international standard to enable the ImageGrid server appliance to provide flexible, low-cost exchange and interoperability of electronic health records. The new built-in HL7 standard support provides the required inputs for modality worklist, modality performed procedure step, minimum departmental scheduling services, and study validation.

DeJarnette Research Systems (Booth #2315) is spotlighting version 2.0 software of its Intelligent Router. In recent months, the major digital mammography vendors have discovered Intelligent Router as a solution for their customer’s pre-fetch needs on their mammography reading workstations. The 2.0 software is currently in advanced beta testing at a large number of facilities. The official product release is expected in December. The 2.0 software version includes features such as multiple routing rules for each source, support for complex study/series/order filters in query routing, and multiple pre-fetch rules per DICOM modality worklist provider and per DICOM query/retrieve provider.
The company is releasing an upgrade for its PACSware Migration Toolkit at the end of the year. Based on customer requests for support for the migration of legacy Canon PACS, version 2.1 of the toolkit now supports these Canon PACS migrations and includes separate GUI for scheduling, separate pre-fetch and background migration schedules, wider support for DICOM objects and improved capture of DICOM errors, and improved logging. DeJarnette also is unveiling xDL, its cross-enterprise document librarian that meets growing demand for inexpensive, robust, and reliable offsite storage of PACS data. xDL is a software layer that can be placed on top of any offsite storage vendor’s service offering.

EMC (Booth #4737) is showcasing technologies, solutions, and services that allow healthcare organizations to create intelligent IT infrastructures that incorporate information management and business continuity strategies for high availability, protection, and the quick restore of PACS, clinical, and business applications.

The CLARiiON CX3 UltraScale series is designed to deliver maximum healthcare application performance, scalability, reliability, and ease of use.

EMC Captiva Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Documentum Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions provide a secured central record repository through which any healthcare record