SOURCE: Apollo

November 14, 2006 15:29 ET

Apollo and Toshiba Set New Standard in Digital Imaging

FALLS CHURCH, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Apollo, the leading provider of telediagnostic systems for pathology, requires the use of stellar streaming cameras that produce dependent and reliable quality images. From a testing perspective, the Toshiba 3CCD camera line is optimized for Apollo's ASAP Imaging® software. ASAP Imaging® utilizes the latest technologies in internet video streaming which allows a pathologist to look at a live high resolution image from under a microscope over a network.

Mark Newburger, Apollo CEO, said, "At Apollo, we pride ourselves on providing the best laboratory imaging solution for pathologists and lab managers across North America. The Toshiba camera we use is not only the absolute fastest at streaming images, but also produces a higher quality image than is generally available."

The Toshiba 3CCD line shows movement up to 30 frames/second which is unmatched by cameras currently used in the field.

Toshiba's National Sales Manager Vince Giovinco, comments, "The camera integrated into Apollo's revolutionary new telemedical diagnostic system is based on the same advanced technology as Toshiba Imaging Systems Division's IK-TF camera series, featuring the three chip camera IT-CCD sensor and an RGB micro prism system for accurate, computer-ready color images. We are very pleased to partner with Apollo's ASAP Imaging® software to provide the highest quality in digital imaging for lab and diagnostic applications. It's a remarkable breakthrough in scientific imaging."

As Apollo's Digital Pathology solution utilizes the Toshiba hardware, medical imaging will remain on the cutting edge of technological advancements in the field.

Apollo, a privately held company headquartered in Falls Church, VA, has developed patented telepathology and imaging solutions for over a decade. Apollo is the only comprehensive software solution for digital pathology, that addresses the comprehensive needs of imaging, PACS, and workflow designed specifically for pathology.

Toshiba America's Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) is the premier supplier of high quality video cameras for machine vision, R&D and scientific applications. Advanced video imaging technology and high resolution cameras such as Toshiba's 3CCD color cameras and their remote head camera family has earned Toshiba America's Imaging Systems Division the distinctive reputation for offering the most advanced imaging solutions to the industrial and scientific communities. Visit www.cameras.toshiba.com for more information.

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