6/18/2003 - Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), announced that Eastman Kodak Company's Health Imaging Group selected Motorola's embedded ATX motherboard, the PATX3070, with the open standard PrPMC600 to power the new flagship Kodak DryView 8900 Dry Laser Imager system. Motorola's ATX board and Processor PMC module provides a high performance embedded architecture that has enabled Kodak to double the image resolution offered by most existing dry laser systems for general radiography.
The Kodak DryView 8900 Laser Imager is part of a product line that pioneered dry laser imaging technology and is the most popular dry laser imager product line in the industry. It produces more than 180 films per hour at 650 pixels per inch (ppi) laser resolution. This resolution applies to all film sizes, a significant advantage over other imagers that print at high resolution only on smaller film sizes and at slower speeds.
"Our imaging design team collaborated with Motorola to provide a set of specifications to develop an imaging platform that met our product goals for our radiography customers," said Doug Jensen, an electronic systems design leader for Kodak's Health Imaging Group. "By utilizing the embedded features of the PATX3070 we were able to come to market with improved user interface and faster boot time."
According to analyst Dr. Jerry Krasner, vice president of Embedded Market Forecasters (www.embedded-forecast.com), "The trend for digital substitution in image acquisition and presentation, particularly in regards to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, has put tremendous demands on companies manufacturing digital imaging systems. As a result, outsourcing the embedded boards and systems to partners such as Motorola Computer Group will help them get to market quickly and cost-effectively with appropriate HIPAA documentation, thereby making them more competitive."
"Our relationship with Kodak, and the success they've already had with the DryView family, is a perfect example of how equipment manufacturers from any industry can focus on their particular business while Motorola focuses on providing the latest and greatest application-enabling platforms to drive their applications," said Clayton Tucker, global medical segment manager, Motorola Computer Group.
Motorola's PrPMC600 processor PCI mezzanine card is a complete CPU-memory subsystem on a single-wide PMC. It simplifies design of medium-performance applications, handling the complexity of 250 MHz architectures. The compact, standards-based form factor offers flexibility and quick performance tuning while preserving base design investment. An on-board Ethernet controller further increases the usefulness of this compact macrocomponent.
Motorola's PATX3070 combines the performance of an Intel Pentium III processor and 440BX chipset with a full-featured, long-life, embedded ATX motherboard. The PATX3070 is a PGA370 socket design with 100 MHz processor-side bus performance with support for up to 1GB of SDRAM memory, 32-bit/33 MHz PCI buses, and 2x AGP graphics. For OEMs looking to extend previous investments in ISA cards, the PATX3070 continues to provide legacy ISA support. For OEMs requiring a high degree of integration in a standard ATX board, the PATX3070 offers dual-channel Wide Ultra SCSI and dual 10/100 Mbit Ethernet capability.
About Kodak's Health Imaging Group
Kodak's Health Imaging Group is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing intelligent imaging products from analog to digital. Its portfolio includes computed radiography and digital radiography systems, laser imagers, picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems, traditional mammography and x-ray film systems, dental imaging and services. The group, with annual revenues of $2.27 billion, has served the global health care community for more than 100 years.
The Health Imaging Group and Kodak's other major businesses-the Photography Group, the Commercial Imaging Group and the Components business-together are leading participants in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry created by the convergence of image-and-information technology. Info imaging unites three closely related imaging markets that enable end users to more easily capture, process and share images and information: devices; infrastructure, such as PACS/networks; and professional services and media.
About Motorola Computer Group
Motorola Computer Group is leading the innovation of intelligent building blocks for standards-based embedded computing. These building blocks include open-architecture hardware, rich software and application-ready platforms that enable equipment manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively embed leading-edge functionality into their next-generation systems. By working with Motorola, manufacturers of telecommunications, industrial automation, medical imaging, and defense and aerospace equipment can rapidly develop and deploy the systems upon which they build their applications. The company's services provide comprehensive engineering design, development and deployment support throughout the product life cycle. For more than 20 years Motorola has driven industry standards and pioneered technologies based on them. The company continues to support its customers over the long term by providing clear migration paths allowing applications to evolve with the advancements in technology.
Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). More information can be found at www.motorola.com/computer.
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