Matrox graphics extension unit combined with CHILI image distribution and teleradiology solution to provide hospital staff with flexible access to medical imaging data

Matrox Equinox and Onyx Series to be offered by CHILI Radiology with CHILI/Web application

Montreal, Canada, November 7, 2007— Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of professional graphics solutions, today announced that its Matrox Equinox Series graphics extension technology and Onyx Series companion display controller board have been tested and are compatible with the CHILI GmbH CHILI / PACS web application. The compatibility between these solutions provides doctors, radiologists, and OR staff with flexible access to data.

Matrox Equinox Series brings pristine image quality from a single PC computing station to remote displays, allowing hospitals to replicate OR displays and distribute medical information to various locations, with operator access to data, audio/video, and imagery. Fiber-optic cable allows each Equinox station to be located up to 250m (820 feet) away from the computing station. Matrox Onyx reproduces the Equinox medical display and imaging capabilities onto displays next to the host PC, allowing OR staff to plan and monitor surgeries outside of the OR.

Equinox Series interfaces to a single PC computing station which can be networked and securely located outside the OR, resulting in less congestion within the OR and the ability to use standard commercial PC computing platforms. Data and image information can be routed through Equinox Series stations using a standard Microsoft Windows environment, simplifying distribution and control.

"Matrox and CHILI are working closely to ensure solutions for medical imaging within OR departments are designed to meet the varying needs of our customers," says George Rigas, medical imaging business development manager, Matrox Graphics. "This solution from CHILI provides medical staff flexibility when deploying various display technologies in their OR department, enabling configurations that were once thought difficult to install."

CHILI/Web is an image distribution and teleradiology solution based on a proven PACS architecture. CHILI/Web Server receives the images from imaging modalities via DICOM and stores them in a database system. The web server can operate as an interface to an existing PACS and translates PACS images for web display. Written in Java, CHILI/Web can be executed on Windows-based systems. The Web Client can have its own database browser for patient studies, or image series, or can be called from another application to display a certain patient study or a single image embedded into an HTML page. The system can display images in full DICOM quality and can be used for reporting when appropriate hardware is used. CHILI/Web offers restricted access to the data for training purposes and allows external connectivity for teleradiology.

"CHILI Radiology is pleased to have its CHILI/Web PACS application validated with Matrox's Equinox graphics extension technology and Onyx companion board," says Andre Schroeter, one of the founders and CTO of CHILI GmbH. "These two solutions will give our clients the tools needed to execute their tasks efficiently and accurately."

See these solutions in action at RSNA-Matrox booth #2954, Hall A.

About CHILI GmbH

CHILI GmbH develops software components for radiology and other fields of medicine involving image processing such as cardiology and pathology. The CHILI suite includes: PACS, workstations, web based image distribution, Teleradiology, image-import and -export workplaces, an electronic telemedicine record and IHE-compliant communication modules. Customers include medical practices, small and medium sized hospitals and university hospitals. Not only imaging departments use CHILI systems. The doctors who refer patients to them also use CHILI systems to increase their efficiency and cut costs, as well as increasing the quality of the health care they provide. The software is developed by CHILI GmbH in Heidelberg, Germany, and is based on scientific research conducted in partnership with the German Cancer Research Center, also located in Heidelberg. CHILI provides turnkey solution customized to meet the specific needs of the customers. This is achieved with a modular and distributed client-server software architecture. CHILI products and services are available directly from CHILI GmbH and from international partners. The infrastructure components (for example, DICOM and HL/7 Services) are also integrated in other environments as OEM products. The software is running in daily routine in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, China, Greenland and the USA. For more information, visit www.chili-radiology.com.

For more information about Matrox Graphics Inc., contact graphics@matrox.com.

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