Plasmon UDO Archive Appliance Brings Plug-and-Play Compliance to Medical Institutions

Booth #1512
SCAR 2005
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2005--

  Large Medical Systems Integrators Shipping Image Distribution Systems With Fully-Integrated UDO Archive Appliance  

“At a time when datasets from radiology and cardiology are growing increasingly large and complex, the Plasmon UDO Archive Appliance delivers the high performance that makes storing and retrieving medical images a quick, painless process.”



Plasmon (LSE: PLM), the market leader for professional data archival solutions, today announced the Plasmon UDO (Ultra Density Optical) Archive Appliance, an easy-to-use, preconfigured device designed specifically to meet the growing Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) and Hospital Information Systems (HIS) needs of medical organizations. The UDO Archive Appliance will be featured at Plasmon's Booth #1512 at the SCAR 2005 Annual Meeting being held June 2-5 at the Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, Fl. GE Healthcare is already shipping the new UDO Archive Appliance as a fully-integrated component of its imaging systems to radiology and cardiology PACS customers.

"The Plasmon UDO Archive Appliance raises the bar for archive storage solutions by providing unsurpassed performance with incomparable data longevity and ease of management while remaining cost effective," states Mark Wheeler, General Manager, Ultrasound IT Image Management, GE Healthcare Ultrasound. He continues, "At a time when datasets from radiology and cardiology are growing increasingly large and complex, the Plasmon UDO Archive Appliance delivers the high performance that makes storing and retrieving medical images a quick, painless process."

The Plasmon UDO Archive Appliance is a network attached data archiving system. With a RAID-based front end, the UDO Archive Appliance offers fast access to storing and retrieving data. Data stored to the RAID is immediately copied to UDO to provide unmatched data protection and longevity. The UDO Archive Appliance is offered in one- to 19-TB configurations and requires no installation and minimal configuration.

Preconfigured with storage management software, the Plasmon UDO Archive Appliance controls the migration of data to and from the fully-integrated UDO library. With policy-based retention of data on the disk cache, the least recently used data is purged based on watermarks. The software also manages pre-staging of data from optical back to the disk cache, ensures multiple, removable copies of data and the "immediate" archiving of all new data to UDO storage. The network interface is Gigabit Ethernet, providing support for both Windows and Unix environments.

"Based on requests from our PACS and HIS partners to help simplify data image management, Plasmon designed the UDO Archive Appliance with a single point of support that is easy to deploy and requires no installation and minimal configuration," said Dave DuPont, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Plasmon.

Depending upon configuration and size, the Plasmon Archive Appliance is priced starting at $25,000 for a one TB library, and is available in configurations up to 19 TB. Media is priced separately at $60 per platter.

About Plasmon

Plasmon is a leader in professional data storage solutions, providing the industry's strongest line of archival storage technologies, including UDO drives and media, optical libraries and storage management software. Customers include corporations, institutions and government agencies worldwide and are backed by a global service and support network. Founded in 1985, Plasmon is listed on the London Stock Exchange, (LSE: PLM), with worldwide headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom and manufacturing, sales and marketing headquarters in Colorado, USA. Plasmon has regional sales offices throughout Europe and North America. For more information, please visit www.plasmon.com or www.udo.com.

Plasmon and UDO are registered trademarks of Plasmon Plc. Copyright 2004

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