Tangent's computing solutions to run Microsoft's Vista OS and VITA XR workstation for radiology announced

New Orleans 22 February 2007Tangent's PC, workstation, server and mobile computing solutions are now shipping with Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. Vista is of particular importance to Tangent because the new operating system incorporates touch screen technology, which is a key option in Tangent's all-in-one VITA PCs. Tangent will also introduce at HIMSS the VITA XR, an all-in-one, digital viewing workstation for radiology.


The VITA line combines the PC and a 17, 19 or 22-inch LCD display inside a slim, attractive, all-in-one chassis that fits ergonomically in any health care office, hospital room, or field environment. It is ideal for kiosks, wall mounting, medical carts and Computer On Wheel requirements.

"We are pleased to see that Vista offers broad support for touch and expands touch capabilities well beyond simple cursor movements", stated Douglas Monsour, Tangent's CEO. "Our line of touch-equipped VITAs allow people to do things not possible with ordinary computers, keyboards or tablets."

Later this month Tangent will unveil the VITA XR, an all-in-one solution specifically for radiology. The VITA XR combines the space saving and easy access of a wall-mounted X-Ray film viewer it replaces with the feature-rich functionality of today's advanced digital workstations. This means radiologists who have limited workspace don't have to interrupt patient interaction or work flow.

VITA XR is a complete digital/analogue display solution in a view box footprint that can be configured to serve as a clinical review or primary diagnostic workstation. It can accommodate multiple displays from 1,3 mega-pixel colour or 1,3 mega-pixel gray scale up to 3,0 mega-pixel gray scale so that viewing and diagnostics can be done at the same location.

The VITA XR integrates the PC and a 19 inch LCD panel into a powerful, space-saving medical grade form factor designed specifically for radiology. VITA XR accommodates isolated power systems found in the OR, ER, ICU, CCU and other key areas.

Everything needed from diagnostics to film reading is in one location that takes up minimal space. The VITA XR fits in any office and takes up the space normally occupied by a film viewer. It also offers an integrated digital display and analogue film viewer option and a choice of wall mount, recess mount or mobile cart.

"VITA XR solves the problem of crowded workspaces, where there is often little room to add diagnostic imaging workstations, let alone peripheral equipment", stated Douglas Monsour, President of Tangent. "Radiology departments are switching from film to digital and radiologists need workstation accessibility", Douglas Monsour added. "VITA XR solves the problem of having to leave the patient to view an image on a distant computer and saves space in a crowded office."

VITA XR has all the power and performance you would expect from a high end PC, features ease of operation, a pop-up keyboard, dual core processing, and a sleek crystal clear 19 inch LCD. The base system includes Intel's Celeron D Processor (2,93 GHz), Intel's 945 G chipset, Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator 950, an 80 GB hard drive, and 512K RAM.

Tangent backs VITA XR with a one-year parts and labour warranty and one-year optional on-site service. It is available direct from Tangent at $3295.

Tangent backs its computing and security solutions with a one-year parts and labour warranty and one-year optional on-site service. All products are available direct from Tangent. Founded in 1989, Tangent Inc. 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 awards, including eight Editor's Choice awards from PC Magazine. The company is headquartered in Burlingame, California. More company news can be found in the VMW December 2006 article Tangent announces product family for health care solutions.

Leslie Versweyveld

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