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ASPYRA incorporates Matrox Xenia Series hardware enhancements in mammography solution

Montreal, Canada/Calabasas, USA, February 25, 2009 — Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, is pleased to announce that ASPYRA Diagnostic Solutions Inc. is incorporating hardware-based image processing support in it class-leading AccessNET PACS solutions using the advanced features of the Matrox Xenia™ Series display controller boards.

ASPYRA AccessNET PACS is a modular designed PACS solution that ranges from imaging modality viewing stations to multi-facility, enterprise-wide implementations with load balancing, redundancy, and remote backup archives, allowing healthcare facilities to build systems with components that meet their needs. System features include flexible licensing, built-in web server for image and report access, flexible Storage (Archive) Solutions, user definable Search Lists and Work Lists, a full featured MedVIEW Viewer with intuitive human interface, and built in Dictation and Transcription functions based on common medical communication standards such as DICOM and HL7 that integrates with healthcare systems, protecting investments and streamlining workflow.

“We were amazed by the impressive performance using the Matrox Xenia Series,” says Bill Culton, Product Manager, Aspyra Inc. “The ability to window and level large image data quickly and smoothly on high resolution monitors is critical to medical imaging workflow and optimum patient care. By implementing Xenia’s new advanced hardware features we were able to significantly improve the response to changes on our viewer which will further enhance the user experience. ”

Matrox Xenia is the first native PCI Express single-slot board with all-digital, triple-monitor output and the flexibility to drive practically any known display configuration. Xenia Series supports resolutions from under 1MP up to 8MP, with up to 1GB of on-board memory, and features new technology to ensure optimum display calibration (via Matrox DLC™ and 8/10/13-bit gamma LUTs).

"Our goal was to quickly demonstrate the enhanced hardware functionality to Aspyra, an important development Partner who has contributed to our initial specification of the Matrox Xenia Series design;" says George Rigas, business development manager for medical imaging, Matrox Graphics Inc. “Ease of development was paramount for Aspyra developers to incorporate performance enhancements for efficient workflow and a better end user experience.”

With the development potential for increasing hardware-accelerated performance via hardware LUTs, multiple hardware window IDs, and additional hardware features, Xenia Series is a flexible and expandable solution for medical imaging developers and integrators looking for leading edge technology.

About Aspyra
Aspyra is a global provider of Health Care Information Technology (HCIT) solutions and services to the healthcare industry. The Company specializes in Clinical Information Systems (CIS), Picture Archive Communication Systems (PACS) and Clinical Image Management Systems (CIMS) for hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, clinical laboratories, imaging departments and centers and orthopedic environments. Aspyra's highly scalable systems can be installed standalone or integrated to provide a single-vendor, enterprise-wide solution. For more information on Aspyra, its products and services, visit www.aspyra.com.

Company Contact:
Michelle Del Guercio
Director, Marketing
818.880.6700 ext. 8688

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 www.matrox.com/xeniaseries or contact us.

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