Calif., (February 13, 2002) -DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a manufacturer
of automated solutions for enterprise storage, along with Sun Microsystems,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) announced today the successful implementation of DISC's
storage libraries with Sun servers.
Recently, UCSF Radiology upgraded its Picture, Archive and Communication
System (PACS). The PACS incorporates the radiology and the hospital information
systems to create an intelligent patient resource. At the core of the
PACS are DISC libraries and Sun Enterprise servers.
Sun Enterprise servers, Solaris Operating Environment, and Java(TM) software
provide the reliability, interoperability, and connectivity UCSF Radiology
needs to help power its radiology solutions and integrated hospital environment.
Sun's platforms and solutions have transformed radiology from science
to innovation to informatics. Java software has helped Picture Archiving
Communication Systems (PACS) become a viable and pervasive solution for
small-to-large medical facilities.
The DISC/Sun implementation offers the UCSF Radiology Department an environment
that delivers multi-processing and multi-threading capabilities for computer-intensive
graphics. With this architecture, DISC and Sun customers can be confident
that their stored images are secure and can be deployed quickly and efficiently.
For the storage portion of its PACS infrastructure, UCSF Radiology is
using two DISC NearLine storage libraries. The complete DISC NearLine
solution acts as an archival system to store digital images from multiple
sources. Capable of storing up to 20 Terabytes of data, the DISC storage
libraries hold all the University's medical images from the past seven
"With the upgraded PACS, we can take all the images from every digital
modality (CAT Scans, MRIs, Ultrasounds, mammograms, etc.), store them
on DISC's libraries and send them to Sun's central servers. Then, based
on the type of study it is, the digital image is routed to review stations
(PCs) located in radio clinical rooms. The uptime is 99.9 percent and
it is rock solid", explains Todd Bazzill, Computing Resource Manager
for UCSF Medical Teaching Hospital, Radiology. Working with industry-leading
medical imaging equipment manufacturers, Sun and DISC provide the enabling
platform for next-generation diagnostic imaging to deliver, globally,
a higher-level of patient care.
For more information about DISC's NearLine
storage solutions, please visit our web site at www.disc-storage.com
Established in 1986, DISC, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of automated
library solutions, provides companies with storage devices that add capacity
to networks for a fraction of the total cost of RAID. DISC's storage solutions
range in capacity from 40 GB to 9.5 TB. Headquartered in Milpitas, California,
DISC, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at www.disc-storage.com.
Sales and development offices are located in Northern California, Minneapolis,
Dallas, Tampa, Phoenix, New York, Washington D.C., Bingen, Germany and
London. In addition to these offices, the company also has authorized
resellers, distributors and service partners for sales of NearLine storage
solutions and local customer support in 40 countries. In North America,
DISC can be reached by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000, and in
Europe; DISC can be reached by calling 49 (0) 6721.964.430. DISC can also
be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is
The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware,
software and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide
to take their businesses to the nth. Sun can be found in more than 170
countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.
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