Sterling builds OEM relationships

August 20, 1997

Sterling Diagnostic Imaging continues to add to its stable of OEM partners. The Greenville, SC, film and PACS vendor last month added two new OEM alliances, Access Radiology of Natick, MA, and GE Medical Systems of Milwaukee.The Access agreement enables

Sterling Diagnostic Imaging continues to add to its stable of OEM partners. The Greenville, SC, film and PACS vendor last month added two new OEM alliances, Access Radiology of Natick, MA, and GE Medical Systems of Milwaukee.

The Access agreement enables Sterling to sell the Framewave teleradiology system developed by Access to Sterling's installed base of Linx networking users. Linx originated as a printing management network developed by Sterling predecessor Du Pont, but over the years has added more sophisticated connectivity features, which now include teleradiology connections, thanks to the Access deal. Framewave software can also be incorporated into PACS networks sold by Sterling.

The GE agreement covers Sterling's Helios dry laser printer line, which Sterling acquired from Polaroid last year. GE will use Helios printers to demonstrate the high resolution of its Voxel Image Processing upgrade to the Logiq 700 MR ultrasound scanner. GE introduced Voxel Image Processing in May (SCAN 5/14/97).

In other Sterling news, digital technology developer Optical Imaging Systems of Northville, MI, has revealed that Sterling was the unidentified mystery vendor to which OIS sold 300 thin-film transistor sensor panels earlier this year (SCAN 4/16/97). Sterling is using the panels to provide the basic readout structure for its Direct Radiography digital detector system.