Technology | November 04, 2009

Codonics Image Servers Offer Cost-Effective Storage

Codonics Inc., a provider of advanced medical image storage and distribution appliances, has introduced a new line of affordable medical image servers designed to meet increasing demand for cost-effective storage of temporary data sets or permanent archives.

The Infinity Medical Image Server combines simplicity and speed in a highly-reliable DICOM storage device. All Infinity models provide flexibility for permanent and temporary storage of DICOM images, reports and raw data in a compact unit. The unique, expandable design grows as your storage needs increase. Additionally, Infinity provides optional web viewing capabilities so medical images can be accessed over the network from any PC.

Infinity base models provide between 3 TB (terabyte) and 8 TB of storage. Expansion chassis can be added as storage needs increase. Applications such as direct modality storage of large DICOM data sets or storage of digital images in an environment without a centralized image server are ideal for Infinity.

Infinity’s unique small size was designed with server class reliability in mind. The easy-to-use interface and highly automated operation allows non-IT professionals to quickly configure and administer the system. Infinity incorporates Codonics long standing reputation for compatibility with existing modality workstations that enables users to store, retrieve and view images with their own favorite DICOM viewing software. While Infinity’s default configuration can be up and running within minutes, it is also highly customizable with a rich set of features including DICOM store, query/retrieve, storage commit, workstation access control and temporary or permanent storage of images. To ensure data is protected, Infinity provides a comprehensive set of system notifications and warnings using Web, e-mail, RSS, visual and audible alerts.

“We’re very excited to add storage servers to our product line,” said Mike Kolberg, VP of Sales, Codonics. “Infinity takes the load of large data sets such as CT or MRI off the main PACS system and hospital network and allows interim data to be stored locally. Facilities have the ability to save only the data they intend to keep on PACS from the Infinity Server.”

Infinity’s unique design delivers simplicity, performance and reliability in a compact unit. Its high-performance architecture delivers ultra-fast data transfer speeds starting from 25 Mbytes per second to well over 50 Mbytes per second (DICOM store). This makes Infinity an ideal storage solution for large, temporary data sets from CT, MR and other DICOM modalities. Thin slices, raw data, 3D reconstructions and multiframe studies can be quickly saved and retrieved for future reconstruction or review. Automatic image management removes older studies tagged for temporary storage whenever space is needed.

Infinity utilizes RAID5 disk redundancy, an Oracle database and hot-swappable components, plus is backed by Codonics global service and support network to provide years of worry-free operation. Infinity includes configurable access control with audit trails to assist with patient confidentiality compliance.

Whether you are large institution looking for affordable, supplemental storage or a small facility transitioning to digital imaging, Infinity is the right choice.

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