photoDigital Imaging Station
Sony Electronics (Park Ridge, N.J.) launched its DFWS-77 digital imaging station, which is designed to control multiple IEEE 1394 compliant and compatible images on PC or video monitors, store images on local media or a network, share images via e-mail, print images to a local printer and allow remote access to images via the Internet. The DFWS-77 is ready-equipped to support multiple cameras and is configured for output to a video monitor or a VCR. For more information, contact Sony at 800-686-SONY (7669), or visit its Web site at

photoQuality Assurance Device
Video Instruments (Xenia, Ohio) is presenting VuCue, which checks image quality in electronic medium. In about 30 seconds, VuCue checks the video processor, signal distribution, video display and viewing environment. The technique permits issues such as contrast ratio, brightness and black level to be set aside, providing confirmation that appropriate information can be discerned or that conditions are not suitable for adequate image interpretation. The test can require that the viewer enter a code, as viewed, to confirm to the system that image content can be correctly interpreted. For more information, contact Video Intruments at 800-962-8905 or check its Web site at

photoTape Libraries
Rorke Data (Eden Prairie, Minn.) is introducing an upgrade to its RTL Tape Library line. The new models will integrate Sony’s 100 GB/tape, AIT3 tape drives. The latest generation of AIT improves capacity to 100GB of uncompressed, native capacity per drive and transfer performance to 12 MB/sec. The drives also offer complete backward compatibility with previous generations of AIT1 and AIT2 media. Capacities range from 500GB to more than 60TB. For more information, contact Rorke at 800-328-8147 or visit its Web site at

photoUltasound Transducer Safety Tester
Dale Technology (Thornwood, N.Y.) released the DALE800 to test the electrical safety of ultrasound transducers independent of their ultrasound machines. The risk current may be checked between patients during the routine procedure of cleaning the transducer. The battery-operated DALE800 runs a self-test and calibration sequence when it is turned on. A special dual element probe measures the cleaning fluid conductivity. Unique adapters are available that connect to all HP/Agilent TEE probes, GE probes and other manufacturer’s probes. For more information, contact Dale at 800-544-3252 or visit its Web site at

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