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Plasmon Ships Archive Appliance Express Units to GE Healthcare

  • 28 July, 2007 15:32

<p>Archive Appliance Express Bundled with GE Centricity™ PACS System to Simplify Data Management for Medical SMBs</p>
<p>SYDNEY. NSW., July 27, 2007 – AustSTOR Plasmon’s Value Added Australian Distributor partner, today announces -- that GE Healthcare purchased the first installment of Plasmon’s Archive Appliance Express developed specifically to address the needs of small-to-medium-sized medical businesses (SMBs). These initial units were acquired for use in the Japanese market where value, dependability and quality are key drivers for product adoption and acceptance.
Plasmon worked closely with GE Healthcare to bring the Archive Appliance Express to Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) offerings. As a result, the Plasmon Archive Appliance Express is integrated with the GE Centricity™ PACS System and comes pre-configured with the Centricity software so it is simple to install and maintain for the medical SMB market.
“We saw a need in the medical market for an archiving solution that easily managed the growing archive demands, requirements and constraints of a SMB without the complexity and cost of an enterprise level product,” said Mike Koclanes, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Plasmon. “The shipment of these first units to GE Healthcare validates the market opportunity for the Archive Appliance Express as well as the technology behind the product.”
When compared to other archiving options, Plasmon’s UDO (Ultra Density Optical) technology provides trusted data authenticity, permanence, and media longevity that meets the needs of GE Healthcare customers. GE Healthcare has received 25 units in this first shipment and will be using the Archive Appliance Express for its SMB customer base that require long-term, authenticated, compliant data retrieval capabilities at a low total cost of ownership.
Plasmon’s Archive Appliance Express is a tiered storage solution that allows data to be cached on RAID for quick access while being immediately committed to UDO for long-term retention. The integrated Archive Appliance Express ships with new 60GB UDO2 technology, and SATA RAID protection. Software for storage and media management is also included at no additional charge. To provide investment protection for growing businesses, there is a transparent migration process to larger Plasmon Archive Appliances.</p>
<p>“The relationship with Plasmon and GE further demonstrates that Plasmon’s UDO Technology is becoming the de-facto standard for Professional long-term Digital Archiving. said Bruce Macdonald, Business Development Manager at ADS (AustSTOR Data Storage). “The Australian SMB Medical market has been waiting for a low cost permanent archiving solution to invest in for some time now. I believe the simplicity of setup and management of the Archive Appliance Express will complement a lot of Australian SMB Healthcare applications.” Macdonald said. For more information locally in Australasia contact AustSTOR Data Storage (www.auststor.com.au) or call 1300 134 795 (toll free within Australia).</p>
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About Plasmon
For more than 20 years Plasmon has been the trusted source for professional archive solutions with demanding commercial and public sector organizations worldwide. Plasmon’s UDO Archive Appliance and G-Series libraries provide unmatched data longevity and unquestioned record authenticity for the long-term access and preservation of valuable business information. Plasmon solutions enable companies to meet regulatory obligations and manage risk associated with record retention, while providing competitive advantage through fast access to archived data. Founded in 1984, Plasmon is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: PLM). Worldwide headquarters are in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and U.S. headquarters are located in Broomfield, Colorado. For more information, visit www.plasmon.com.</p>
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About AustSTOR Data Storage (ADS)
AustSTOR Data Storage Pty Ltd Distributes a comprehensive range of Data Storage Solutions designed to reduce storage complexity, boost productivity and be positioned for the next era of digital business growth. It is our goal to identify and source the latest advances in storage centric products and solutions that will meet all of your business objectives. For more information, please see the company's website at www.auststor.com.au</p>
<p>Media Release Contact:
Bruce Macdonald
Business Development Manager
AustSTOR Data Storage
brucem@auststor.com.au
Mob: +61 [0] 408 960 128</p>

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