BW: Merge Technologies Ships Second Generation of Medical Information Server

“Merge Technologies…announced that second generation
MergeARK(tm) systems have been shipped to sites in Europe. The
MergeARK medical image information server is a member of the
MergeWorks suite of products that leverage powerful industry
standard technologies such as Linux, Java, DICOM, HL-7 and the
Internet to provide significant workflow integration and
information management improvements for the healthcare

“The server is a key component of any electronic medical
information network,” stated Nick Donofrio, program manager for
Merge Technologies. “In radiology, the server must securely store
and supply the relevant clinical images from prior studies. It
should also provide easy retrieval and reprints of original
radiographic films. MergeARK has always done this, but now in the
second generation we’ve moved it to a far more powerful and
flexible design platform. The hardware will now be based on
Dell servers and the operating system software will be based on Red
Hat Linux version 6.0….

“Donofrio further explained, “Basing the MergeARK on Dell
servers assures our customers that they’ll always receive leading
edge hardware technology from a major player in the computer
industry. Plus, the broad Dell product line also allows Merge to
offer MergeARK in a wide range of performance and price. And using
Red Hat Linux allows the MergeARK to take advantage of the hottest
operating system software. The wide variety of application drivers
now supported by Red Hat Linux will dramatically shorten the
development time for the MergeARK software programs. It will be a
major boost in productivity for the engineering team.”

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