Double Black announces new performance monitoring software, other products at SCAR/SIIM
Double Black Imaging (DBI) recently announced the release of several new products at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM, formerly SCAR) annual meeting in Austin, Texas, including the DICOMetrix PACS Performance Monitoring software, a 45-inch color distant view LCD, and a 3 megapixel (MP) high-bright color self-calibrating LCD which is an addition to the existing line of self-calibrating LCDs with remote administrative software, the company said.

DICOMetrix is a proactive DICOM image flow and network performance monitoring software that is designed to enable PACS administrators, directors and IT personnel to actively monitor, historically track system performance, and alert radiology and PACS support staff about system slow-downs and outages.
Also at the show, Double Black exhibited a 45-inch high-brightness, high-contrast color LCD suite for ORs and ERs for viewing images at a distance. This LCD monitor has full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 500 cd/m2 brightness and a contrast ratio of 800:1, and also includes a metal enclosure with dual cooling fans. Multiple inputs including Digital DVI-D, component video, composite, S-Video, VGA and RS-232 enable the LCD to operate with any system. The LCD is also resistant to image retention or burn-in effects, the company said.   

Double Black Imaging also showed a 3 MP color high-bright LCD with retractable front sensors for auto-calibration, and is an addition to the company’s current M-Series line consisting of 2 MP Color, 2 MP Monochrome, 3 MP Monochrome and 5 MP Monochrome LCDs. The Double Black Imaging  “M” series of Displays feature an electronic front sensor that emerges from the bezel then retracts when DICOM grayscale calibration is complete, eliminating any permanent protrusion into the active area of the LCD.
LumiCal Calibration Software is designed to work in conjunction with the DBI “M” Series. This software and hardware combination allows each display to be remotely calibrated to the DICOM grayscale display function and monitored from a central workstation, send notifications to the central workstation or administrator when the LCD requires service and allow the administrator to adjust and perform DICOM 3.14 Calibration on each LCD from the remote location.