GE Healthcare Approves Matrox Xenia Series for Centricity RIS/PACS in Germany

Simplified installation, reliability, performance and broad range display support are key benefits lowering total cost of ownership

Montreal, Canada/Dornstadt, Germany, May 10, 2010 — Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, is pleased to announce that GE Healthcare’s IT division in Germany is recommending Matrox Xenia Series display controller boards for GE Centricity RIS/PACS workstations.

Widely recognized as an industry leader in image and information management, GE Centricity RIS/PACS is designed to handle the demands of high volume departments, large stand-alone hospitals, and entire hospital networks, up to the regional and even national level. A strong commitment to improving patient care across the healthcare enterprise by enabling better, timelier decisions is coupled with GE Centricity standards-based architecture, helping healthcare providers leverage existing IT investments.

"Our evaluation of Matrox Xenia Series identified a number of strengths for Centricity PACS customers," said Juergen Reyinger, vice president and general manager at GE Healthcare IT for EMEA. "Installing one card instead of two for the classical three-monitor PACS workstation set-up accelerates deployment and also reduces potential IT support issues across multiple stations, in an environment where down-time is not an option."

Matrox Xenia Series' triple digital display support including forward- and backward-compatibility with a broad range of display brands, resolutions and formats, fits well with GE’s standards-based approach for radiology workstations. Pristine image quality at resolutions ranging from under 1MP up to 8MP and new technology to enable optimum display calibration (via Matrox DLC™ and 8/10/13-bit gamma LUTs) are also key benefits. 1GB of on-board memory for smooth, reliable performance boosts overall productivity, facilitating efficient diagnosis and reporting by medical imaging professionals on any known display.

"Matrox is pleased that Centricity RIS/PACS clients in Germany now have an approved Xenia Series display controller board to power their workstations," said George Rigas, Business Development Manager for Medical Imaging, Matrox Graphics Inc. "With flexible display support and image quality that medical imaging professionals have always relied upon, users of Xenia Series will not be disappointed with this combination."

Visit GE Healthcare at DRK 2010 (Hall 4.1, Booth E29) to experience GE Centricity RIS/PACS workstations using Matrox Xenia Series display controller boards.

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit GE Healthcare.

For the latest news from across our global business, please visit GE Healthcare Newsroom.

About Matrox Graphics

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

For more information, visit Matrox Graphics Xenia Series product pages or contact Matrox Graphics directly.

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