July 28, 2008
Nexsan and Agfa HealthCare Announce Marketing Agreement
Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage, today announced a marketing agreement with Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions. The two companies will work together 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, Agfa HealthCare has certified Nexsan's green storage solutions with its IMPAX(R) (5.2 and 6.0) PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) imaging solution and its IMPAX Data Center, a new PACS vendor-neutral enterprise archiving solution. PACS is a storage and management system for high-resolution images, typically pertaining to the medical field. The certified Nexsan products include the company's SATA line of high-density storage solutions and Nexsan Assureon(R), a long-term archiving system.
Agfa HealthCare is the latest addition to Nexsan's global network of value-added reseller (VAR) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners. Nexsan and Agfa HealthCare have collaborated previously through Heartlab, a leading cardiology image and information management solution provider that was acquired by Agfa HealthCare in 2005. Nexsan and Agfa HealthCare have several common customers, including the University of Maryland Medical Center and Hackensack Radiology.
"Our customers have been very satisfied with Nexsan's storage solutions," said Barry Stone, COO, Agfa HealthCare. "They desire solutions that require reduced energy and physical space, while providing long-term protection of their digital images at a cost-correct price. Nexsan's storage systems are an ideal fit."
Philip Black, Nexsan's president and CEO, said the marketing agreement with Agfa HealthCare enables Nexsan to partner with one of the leaders in the healthcare vertical. "Our relationship with Agfa HealthCare provides an opportunity for us to move deeper into the healthcare field," Black remarked. "This industry is a primary target market for our Assureon archive product, which is ideal for healthcare organizations that demand secure, scalable, long-term disk storage at affordable prices."
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, which are key benefits for healthcare organizations that want to continually improve business practices and must comply with extensive regulations.
Nexsan offers a complete line of long-term storage solutions that incorporate an exceptional price/performance ratio and superior energy efficiency. A pioneer in "green storage," Nexsan has delivered energy-efficient storage solutions since 2006 through its AutoMAID(TM) 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.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading imaging and information technology companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa's headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,283 million Euro in 2007.
About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic image management solutions, and state-of-the-art systems to capturing and processing images in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Agfa HealthCare has over a century of healthcare experience related to diagnostic imaging and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990's. The HealthCare division has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2007 were 1,392 million Euro, accounting for 43% of total group sales.
For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit www.agfa.com/healthcare.
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Nexsan Contacts Ted Rossman (North America) 914-432-7083 Email Contact Paul Shlackman (Europe) +44 (0) 1628 673 007 Email Contact Agfa HealthCare Contacts Miriam Ladin Director, Marketing Communications - US One Crosswind Road Westerly, RI 02891 tel: +1.401.604.2203 Email Contact Frederique Depraetere Global PR Manager Agfa HealthCare Septestraat 27 2640 Mortsel - Belgium tel:+32 (0)3 444 80 06 fax:+32 (0)3 444 72 85 Email Contact Johan Jacobs Corporate Press Relations Manager Septestraat 27 2640 Mortsel - Belgium tel: +32 (0)3 444 80 15 fax: +32 (0)3 444 50 05 Email Contact