FDA clears Scitex UniTone printer

January 18, 1995

Scitex Medical Systems last week announced that the Food and DrugAdministration has cleared its UniTone gray-scale ink-jet printer.Scitex, of Bedford, MA, debuted UniTone and the color VariToneprinters at the 1993 Radiological Society of North America

Scitex Medical Systems last week announced that the Food and DrugAdministration has cleared its UniTone gray-scale ink-jet printer.Scitex, of Bedford, MA, debuted UniTone and the color VariToneprinters at the 1993 Radiological Society of North America meeting(SCAN 1/19/94). The company showed both products as works-in-progressat the 1994 RSNA show.

Both UniTone and VariTone print on 12 x 18 sheets of glossypaper, with 3k x 5k resolution at 1800 dpi. The systems requireno chemical processing, due to their ink-jet technology, and bothsupport analog and digital interfaces, including the ACR-NEMA'sDICOM 3.0 standard.

Scitex plans to target UniTone at the growing second-printmarket for referring physicians. It has signed OEM deals withPicker International and Diasonics for U.S. sales.