Imco, Rogan launch ‘new’ product lines

March 15, 2000

Echoing recent changes in its corporate ownership, Imco Technologies (formerly Rogan Medical Systems) has relaunched its entire product line with a new name—Imco-Rad. All of the Pewaukee, WI-based company’s offerings previously carried the

Echoing recent changes in its corporate ownership, Imco Technologies (formerly Rogan Medical Systems) has relaunched its entire product line with a new name—Imco-Rad. All of the Pewaukee, WI-based company’s offerings previously carried the prefix “Hyper” (as in HyperPACS and HyperArchive), a designation Imco’s former parent company, Rogan Medical Systems BV of Zeist, The Netherlands, continues to use.

Many of the Imco products also feature new enhancements. For example, Imco-Rad Digitizer now supports digitizers from Lumisys, GSi Lumonics, Howtek, and Vidar; Imco-Rad Archive now supports CD, DVD, MOD, DLT, and AIT media; and Imco-Rad Teleradiology now supports wavelet compression in addition to JPEG.

Rogan’s U.S. subsidiary became Imco following a management buyout late last year (PNN 2/00). Rogan continues to be a strategic supplier to Imco, while Imco is a nonexclusive distributor for Rogan. Rogan sells its products primarily in Europe, while Imco is concentrating on the U.S. market.

Rogan is also broadening its product offerings. The company recently added its “Everything On Line” architecture to HyperArchive. EOL uses DICOM compression and standard wide-bandwidth networks within a Windows NT environment to achieve more efficient and scalable use of large-capacity redundant array of independent disks (RAIDs) and digital versatile disks (DVDs) for large data storage. The first EOL-based systems have been installed at Shanghai First People’s Hospital in China and the University Hospital/Daniel den Hoed Clinic in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.