Tangent announces 17 inch all-in-one medical grade point-of-care PC and DataCove 8000L e-mail archival appliance

Burlingame and Los Angeles 26 June 2008Tangent Inc., a provider of technology solutions, has launched a new lightweight, 17 inch all-in-one point-of-care PC that meets all certifications for patient safety, is designed to withstand a harsh patient care environment, and has an industry-leading power efficiency. In addition, the company has unveiled DataCove 8000L, a feature-rich enterprise class e-mail archival appliance based on the DataCove OS 4.0. at the LegalTech trade show in Los Angeles.


Called the Medix 1700SF, the new thin silhouette touch screen PC features UL6061-1 and EN60601-1 certification for patient safety and allows safe placement close to patient in an ER or OR application, as a bedside terminal - low weight ideal for swing-arms, or for nursing carts. Its light weight, ultra-low power consumption and 12VDC operation make it ideal for nursing carts and all point-of-care locations.

The Medix 1700SF is environmentally and patient friendly with an anti-bacterial plastic housing, and an IP65 rating for dust-free and waterproof operation. The LCD and sealed ports are designed to resist spills and water damage.

It also has a screen and housing built to withstand regular use of disinfecting cleaners. Its fan-less operation provides a dust-free operation and makes it easier to clean using a 10 percent bleach/water disinfectant solution, whereas the competition uses fans and exposed ventilation holes making it difficult to spray with cleaning agents.

"Medix 1700SF is a secure, practical health care terminal for patients and practitioners", stated Tangent CEO Doug Monsour. "Its reliable, high resolution touch screen solution makes data entry much easier, and its fan-less design allows a very quiet operation, which is ideal for the health care environment. "Three serial ports allow maximum connections to other equipment", Doug Monsour added.

Exceptional power savings are realized by the Medix 1700's use of an Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor. Other features include three serial ports to allow maximum connections to other equipment, VESA mount compliance, up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM and two DDR2 DIMM sockets, 80GB 2,5" SATA hard drive with an anti-vibration mechanism, integrated 10/100/1000 Gbit LAN, and a medical grade external power supply.

The Medix1700SF weighs only 15,2 lbs making it light enough for cart-based applications. It also comes with a shock-absorbing HDD mounting system to absorb impacts in cart applications. MSRP is $2895.

The e-mail archival appliance DataCove 8000L has the reliability, processing power, data throughput and Tier 1 technical support that is critical for large scale compliance and archiving projects. The new product features SAS, Raid 5 and 6, Quad Core Xeon Processors, AIT Tape Library, unalterable archival, 256 Bit AES encryption, indexing, de-duplication and intuitive web-based menus, all within an easy to deploy solution.

The DataCove 8000L is the top-of-the-line member of the award winning DataCove family of e-mail archival products. DataCove allows organisations of all sizes to index, archive and instantly retrieve electronically stored information (ESI) in compliance with new changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) and state civil rules for e-discovery.

"The latest addition to the DataCove line-up of compliant appliances, is the most cost-effective long term storage solution on the market today for enterprise class networks", noted Edward Alexei, VP of IT Solutions for Tangent. "The tremendous growth of data, the complexity of compliant storage and the need for fast, granular retrieval of information from within networks with tens and hundreds of Terabytes of data, has created an overwhelming demand for a product like the DataCove 8000L."

"Current Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, SOX and HIPAA regulations now require organisations to provide secure unalterable and even encrypted archival of all electronically stored information", Edward Alexei added. DataCove 8000L is an affordable e-mail archival solution that enables organisations to preserve all e-mails, digital faxes and even instant messages via a simple plug and play network appliance.

Other features include advanced search options; clustering, alphabetized and paginated search results; and advanced compression of e-mails on Raid and Worm media. DataCove 8000L also boasts an LDAP Active Directory authentication with single sign-on and a wizard for easy set-up. The plug-and-play appliance can be installed anywhere in a network and deployed in less than 90 minutes.

Its utilization of e-mail journaling or SMTP push technology allows DataCove to archive e-mail for virtually any type of network environment. DataCove integrates with all e-mail systems, including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, Novell Groupwise, and SendMail. Pricing start at $50.000 for unlimited users.

Founded in 1989, Tangent is a top 5 IT system builder in the United States. Tangent provides innovative technology solutions to education, government, corporate, and health care markets. Tangent products have earned numerous industry awards. More company news is available in the VMW March 2008 article Tangent to exhibit new medical-grade PC line-up at HIMSS to help health care go digital.

Leslie Versweyveld

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