(March 5, 1999)
Milpitas, CA - DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a leading manufacturer of automated
library solutions for enterprise storage, and OptiMed Technologies announced
today that they have incorporated DISC's family of 5.25" optical
storage libraries into their cardiac OptiCor digital archival systems.
OptiMed provides customers with a versatile, large capacity image management
and archiving system. Using Disc's storage libraries, OptiMed can provide
deep archiving capabilities while maintaining easy accessibility of patient
case studies. The DISC library contains multiple disk drives which manage
5.25" Write Once Read Many (WORM) optical disks with individual capacities
of 5.2 GBs. Library storage offered by DISC range from 104 GBs to 5.4
TBs and may be combined with other multiple storage devices on the same
network to satisfy larger capacity requirements. Optical disks are fast,
real-time devices with high data capacity. When the disks are placed in
a library, they provide at least 50+ years of reliable and stable storage.
OptiMed's system brings medical image data to the users where and when
it is needed.
Patient image files are protected by several system and archive design
features, including built-in file server redundancy and deep archive storage
confirmation. WORM disks ensure that important patient data cannot be
accidentally overwritten while formatting and encryption guarantee system
integrity and patient confidentiality.
"The strong worldwide demand for OptiMed systems has resulted from
our ability to meet the image management and archival needs of any size
hospital. The flexibility of the OptiCor system design, combined with
the array of storage library sizes available from DISC, allows us to customize
a system for any hospital situation," stated Ben Noy, President of
"The distributed network design of OptiMed's OptiCor image management
and archival networks integrate well with Disc's family of automated storage
libraries. Both are designed to allow system-wide flexibility and growth
for the future, " said J. Richard Ellis, President and CEO of DISC.
"This flexibility is important to our customers who are continually
faced with changing storage requirements."
About OptiMed Technologies
OptiMed Technologies, Inc. is a medical systems integrator that designs
and markets image management and archival systems to cardiac catherization
laboratories throughout the world. The state-of-the-art technology, flexibility
and security of the OptiCor system have made it the leading archival solution
in the cardiac market.
Interested parties may contact OptiMed at (973) 740-0220. www.optimedtech.com
DISC Incorporated manufactures an extensive family of automated library
solutions for enterprise storage. DISC products range in capacity from
104 GBs to 5.4 TBs and are designed for high performance and maximum reliability.
Customers seeking more information may reach DISC at 1-800-944-3472 or