Tangent announces product family for health care solutions

Burlingame 15 November 2006Tangent Inc., an expert for 17 years in computing solutions for education and government markets, has launched the "VITA" family of computer solutions designed to reduce costs while increasing performance and productivity for the health care industry.


Tangent's "VITA" line offers health care a complete product family including the new Rugged Mini PC, the all-in-one VITA, a Medix wireless thin client appliance for server-based computing, and a Medix thin client LCD and tablet.

"Patient data and medical information need to be accessible 24 hours a day on secure, reliable and easy-to-use platforms", stated Tangent President Douglas Monsour. "Our VITA solutions help health care professionals improve patient care, and also realize significant savings."

The Rugged Mini is an example of a product that saves money and, at the same time, provides powerful performance and functionality for health care specific problems.

The Rugged Mini PC lowers power consumption with its fan-less solid state design built into a four pound custom chassis. Lower power consumption is a huge cost savings for hospitals. With battery costs at over $1000, battery life and time between recharging are critical financial and patient care issues. This solid state PC is industrial grade with the hard drive as the only moving part. With DVI-out and a sleek, small footprint design that is VESA mountable, the Rugged Mini can be easily attached to large LCD displays, kiosks, and most any surface.

For limited space health care applications, Tangent offers the VITA series of integrated LCD PCs that combine the PC and 17/19 inch LCD displays inside a slim, attractive, all-in-one chassis that fits ergonomically in any health care office, hospital room, or field environment. VITA is ideal for computer carts and wall mounting. VITA is only 3,5 inches thick and weighs only 21 pounds. VITA comes with an Intel Celeron D, Pentium 4, or Pentium D processor supporting dual core processing.

Tangent also offers wireless and tethered appliances for server-based computing with choices on form factor. Thin Clients are ideal for a networked health environment since they offer a low cost, easy-to-deploy solution without the worry of virus support. They are fan-less for high reliability. Central storage and automated distribution of data and applications allows one or more users to work with multiple devices at many locations with the same set of data and applications.

The Tangent thin client products include the Medix Thin 166, a low cost modular device designed for flexibility in location and orientation that can be mounted to an LCD monitor for a clean and secure install; the Medix Thin 366 Tablet PC, which features the integration of a bright 8,4" touch display over an efficient AMD Geode-powered CPU within a thin, light, yet robust, metal package; and the Medix Thin 570 LCD, a full-featured, space-saving package that integrates bright 15" or 17" displays with optional touch screen and wireless communication over an efficient yet powerful AMD Geode LX 800-powered thin platform.

All products are available now direct from Tangent. Founded in 1989, Tangent provides technology solutions to education, government, corporate, and health care markets. Tangent's award-winning technology includes desktops, notebooks, wireless labs, thin clients, and servers. Tangent products have earned numerous industry awards. More company news is available in the VMW September 2006 article Fan-less solid state Tangent Rugged Mini provides power savings to health care industry.

Leslie Versweyveld

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