E-Systems buys two archival firms

October 12, 1994

Changes continue at E-Systems,the parent of PACS developer Advanced Video Products (AVP). TheDallas-based firm has acquired two archival companies and mergedthem into a new subsidiary, EMASS. The new subsidiary will developproducts that will have

Changes continue at E-Systems,the parent of PACS developer Advanced Video Products (AVP). TheDallas-based firm has acquired two archival companies and mergedthem into a new subsidiary, EMASS. The new subsidiary will developproducts that will have applications in medical imaging, accordingto E-Systems.

The acquired companies are Advanced Archival Products (AAP),a Littleton, CO, developer of storage management software forclient-server environments, and Grau Automation, a manufacturerof automated tape libraries, which is located near Stuttgart,Germany. E-Systems also spun off its mass storage operations intothe new subsidiary. E-Systems executive Mitchell Bohn has beenappointed president and COO of EMASS, to be based in Dallas.

E-Systems has been making moves to reposition itself in themedical market. The company let go 13 employees from AVP lastmonth, but at the same time said it remains committed to medicalimaging (SCAN 9/28/94).