RealTimeImage and Medasys-Japan licensing contract to facilitate medical image sharing worldwide

San Bruno 22 March 2002RealTimeImage, a provider of Internet-based streaming solutions, has closed a licensing agreement with Medasys-Japan, a developer and marketer of picture archiving solutions (PACS) and other pioneering medical imaging technologies. Medasys-Japan markets an innovative, cost-effective DICOM image viewer and teleradiology system with a large number of installation sites throughout Japan.

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Under the agreement, Medasys will integrate into its DICOM-server products RealTime's iPACS Enterprise, which provides immediate access to lossless diagnostic quality images and image sequences over a full range of bandwidths, from simple telephone lines to fast LANs. No pre-processing or intermediate storage is required.

"RealTimeImage's advanced iPACS technology has distinctive advantages when using an Internet connection", stated Kenji Kato, chief executive officer of Medasys-Japan. "But running on a hospital intranet, it also represents an efficient way to share images within the enterprise. With this advanced technology, users need only purchase and master a single interface for both inside and outside the hospital."

Commenting on the agreement, Gene Rubel, vice president of medical imaging for RealTimeImage stated: "RealTimeImage is delighted to partner with Medasys-Japan, a technological leader in the Asian imaging field. Medasys joins our growing roster of international clients which are helping to improve the delivery of medical care by facilitating the sharing of images worldwide."

Currently, the RealTimeImage product line includes Streaming Module Interface (SMI) for integration into OEM products; iPACS Vue, a basic DICOM viewer; and iPACS Enterprise, a stand-alone Web server solution. Also available are iPACS Prism, which adds short-term storage capabilities to the iPACS Web server, and Mega iPACS, combining full streaming capabilities and advanced data integration for facilities with multiple distributed servers.

"RealTimeImage's technology is unique in the marketplace, enabling us to offer complete flexibility in PACS and telemedicine", commented Kenji Kato. "This contributes significantly to the growing collaboration among physicians and hospitals around the world for the benefit of patient care."

Medasys-Japan, along with its business partners, provides sales, installation, training, and system support in all areas of PACS. Founded in 1997 in Tokyo, Medasys-Japan is a division of Medasys SA, which is headquartered in France and develops PACS, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and radiology information systems (RIS).

RealTimeImage is an innovator of Internet-based imaging products and services for the graphic arts and medical communities. RealTime's Pixels-On-Demand, its signature streaming technology, delivers large images losslessly over the Internet in real time. The iPACS family of products meets the needs of a full spectrum of imaging facilities, from small practices without a PACS to large institutions with several distributed archives.


Leslie Versweyveld

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