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DeJarnette Sees Vendor Neutral Archives Gain Traction in 2010

2010 has seen greatly increased activity in the Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) market. DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc. has witnessed a significant increase in all activities related to the company's xDL , Vendor Neutral Archive product offering.
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    TOWSON, MD, July 14, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The first half of 2010 has seen greatly increased activity in the Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) market. According to Wayne DeJarnette, Ph.D., President of DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc., the company has witnessed a significant increase in all activities related to the company's xDL , Vendor Neutral Archive product offering. The installation volume and rate is up, pre-sales activity volume is up and sales volume is beginning to climb.

The month of June saw the company go live with seven new Vendor Neutral Archive sites. Another eighteen sites are expected to go live by the end of August. The company's first clinical VNA installation occurred less than a year ago, in late July of 2009, at l'Hopital General du Lakeshore in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada. (http://www.dejarnette.com/Library/News/Lakeshore.pdf).

During the first half of 2010, responses to RFPs and RFIs have kept DeJarnette's proposal response team very busy; the team frequently having as many as three proposal responses in progress at any one time. Most, but not all of these responses have been for large regional or state image archives, for the purpose of inter-site image data sharing. A few RFPs have been for single site PACS vendor independent image archives. Vendor selection for most of these proposals will be made later this year or early next. Nonetheless, this proposal response effort is beginning to pay dividends as the company has been notified of its selection as the "vendor of choice" for three new contracts, two of these for large multi-site regional archives and the third a luminary research hospital PACS vendor independent image archive.

xDL V3.4 software has been undergoing pre-general release testing at DeJarnette's beta test site at Johns Hopkins, in Baltimore, Maryland. David DiNoia, DeJarnette's Director of xDL Program Management said, "xDL 3.4 contains many new features requested by our customers and provides another leap in performance and reliability as well as support for a wider array of reliable and inexpensive backend storage systems."

"This is a very exciting time at DeJarnette and in the industry. Vendor Neutral Archives are here to stay. The concept is gaining wide acceptance and its perceived value is high. We are clearly at the beginning of a paradigm shift in how image storage is perceived, used, purchased, and supported. Vendor neutral is not just an adjective used to describe an archive, it is also the end user customer's state of mind", stated Wayne DeJarnette, Ph.D.

Information about xDL and Vendor Neutral Archives can be obtained at http://www.vendorneutralarchive.com or http://www.dejarnette.com/DataSharing.htm.

For more information about DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc., its products and services, contact Philip Rispoli, Vice President of Business Development at 410-583-0680 x109, or
prispoli@dejarnette.com.Archive product offering.

About DeJarnette
DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc. is a world leader in medical imaging interface technology. The company is dedicated to increasing the efficiency of image management workflow for all healthcare providers. Founded in 1985, the Towson, Maryland-based company engineers, manufactures and markets Picture Archiving and
Communication System (PACS) workflow components, healthcare IT software, and imaging interface hardware. The company's solutions are sold through dealers, resellers and OEM partners. DeJarnette maintains an ISO 9001 and TickIT certified quality management system.


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