photoScan Converter
Merlin Engineering (Palo Alto, Calif.) released its DownScan LX, a new scan converter that adapts “flicker free” and progressive high-resolution video or SVGA video imaging to standard monochrome video formats. DownScan LX converts output signals that are above 60 KHz horizontal frequency so they may be used for video tape recording or inputted to devices requiring 15.7 KHz or 30 to 34 KHz horizontal frequency video. For more information, contact Merlin at 650-856-0900, or visit its Web site at

photoElectron density phantom
Nuclear Associates (Carle Place, N.Y.) is offering its Electron Density Phantom Model 76-462 for CT scanners. The phantom can be configured to simulate the head or abdomen and its nine tissue-equivalent inserts can be positioned in 17 locations in the scan field. For more information, contact Nuclear Associates at 888-466-8257, or visit its Web site at

photoPACS Services (Palo Alto, Calif.) is announcing PracticeBuilder solutions, which are used to view, manage and archive diagnostic medical images over the Internet. The hospital or referring physician does not need to acquire expensive, complicated capital equipment. hosts, maintains and delivers PACs services – including long term archiving – to everyone within the medical group, on a subscription basis. For more information, contact at 650-813-0400, or visit its Web site at

photoFibre Channel Raid Controllers
Digi-Data Corp. (Jessup, Md.) is introducing its Z-9500 Plus family of fibre channel RAID controllers, featuring full fibre channel switch connectivity and world wide number/LUN masking for additional network security. The
Z-9500 Plus family also meets requirements for higher bandwidth and greater interconnect flexibility. For more information, contact Digi-Data at 301-498-0200, or visit its Web site at


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