SOURCE: Nexsan

August 04, 2008 08:00 ET

Nexsan and GE Healthcare IT Unite to Provide 'Green' Storage for Imaging

GE's Centricity PACS-IW Qualifies Nexsan's Assureon Product in Reseller Agreement

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient long-term storage, and GE Healthcare IT, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, today announced a joint alliance to provide state-of-the-art systems for capturing, processing, storing and archiving images in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

As part of the agreement, GE Healthcare IT has certified Nexsan's green storage solutions with its Centricity® PACS-IW imaging solution. PACS stands for Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, a storage and management system for high-resolution images. The certified Nexsan products include the company's SATA line of high-density storage solutions and Nexsan Assureon®, a long-term archiving product.

GE Healthcare IT is the latest addition to Nexsan's global network of value-added resellers and OEM partners. The companies already share several customers, including Lenox Hill Radiology (New York, NY) and Metropolitan Diagnostic Imaging Group (Garden City, NY).

"Nexsan's solutions are well-designed for the unique needs of the healthcare market with cutting-edge security, system scalability and performance that help our customers meet compliance and privacy requirements while providing long-term storage of increasing amounts of PACS data," said Don Woodlock, Vice President and General Manager, GE Healthcare IT. "Our customers also value Nexsan's combination of high-density, affordable solutions with energy-efficient storage."

Philip Black, Nexsan president and CEO, remarked, "GE Healthcare IT is one of the largest and most successful healthcare technology providers in the world, and their Web-based, single-desktop approach to PACS imaging is setting a new standard. When used with the secure, scalable and high-performance Nexsan Assureon, this solution gives providers fast access to critical information that can meaningfully improve patient care."

Nexsan Assureon is a secure, intelligent archive storage solution that combines patent-pending security features with high availability, scalability and performance into a single, fully integrated disk-based storage solution. Assureon was designed from the ground up specifically to address the long-term storage and management of fixed content and compliance information, making it ideal for healthcare organizations that want to continually improve business practices and proactively comply with regulations being enforced by numerous agencies.

Nexsan offers a complete line of long-term disk storage solutions that offer exceptional price/performance and superior energy efficiency. A pioneer in green storage, Nexsan has delivered energy-efficient storage solutions since 2006 through its AutoMAID™ technology. AutoMAID, which is a standard feature on all Nexsan products, allows organizations to power down disk drives incrementally to an idle state. This conserves more than 30 times the energy of a conventional fibre channel solution per petabyte of storage, yet still provides nearly instantaneous access to data without a drop in performance.

About Nexsan Corporation

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security and rich media. Nexsan's solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major governmental agencies around the world who are seeking cost-correct, high-density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand, Oaks, Calif., Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs and system integrators. For more information, please see the company's website at www.nexsan.com.

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around the world re-imagine new ways to predict, diagnose, inform, treat and monitor disease, so patients can live their lives to the fullest.

GE Healthcare's broad range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases and other conditions earlier. Our vision for the future is to enable a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

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