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Rorke Data, An Avnet Company, Announces The Immediate Availability Of Its Galaxy Nas Dicom Archive Solution Featuring Panasonic ADA Technology


Low-cost Rorke Data Galaxy NAS DICOM Archive Appliance Delivers Long-life Storage Solution for Medical and Imaging Facilities

RSNA 2010
McCormick Convention Center, Chicago
Rorke Data Booth: #419, Lakeside Center, Hall D

RSNA 2010, Chicago -- Rorke Data Inc., an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company and a leading provider of computer storage and archive systems, today announced that its Galaxy NAS DICOM appliance will now be available to hospitals, medical clinics and imaging facilities as a low-cost archive solution. The Galaxy solution combines HDD technology with Panasonic’s Advanced Disc for Archive (ADA) drives and encased Blu-ray based media to deliver long-life, high-capacity removable storage. The Rorke Data Galaxy NAS DICOM appliance will be featured during RSNA 2010 at the Avnet Technology Solutions exhibition booth (Booth #7036, North Hall) and the Rorke Data exhibition booth (Booth #419, Lakeside Center, Hall D).

“Rorke Data worked closely with Panasonic to create a storage device that exceeds the demanding and highly-regulated archiving requirements of the medical imaging community,” said Joe Rorke, vice president of marketing for Rorke Data, an Avnet, Inc. company. “Our new Galaxy DICOM NAS device is compact, reliable and secure. It is ideal for all data storage and archival needs, including remote storage and disaster recovery.”

The features of Rorke Data’s Galaxy DICOM NAS device include:

* Hot swappable 1TB mirrored hard drives
* Panasonic ADA drives and media, the only media based upon the Blu-ray Disc™ format that is enclosed in a protective case for secure archiving, now available in 25 and 50GB capacities
* Web-based user interface for easy installation and remote access, including data movement, query and retrieval functionality
* DICOM-compliant appliance compatible with multiple modalities and 3.0 viewing workstations
* Affordable, compact desktop solution for local storage in clinics and hospital imaging departments
* An estimated Panasonic ADA media archive life of more than 50 years

“As an original innovator of the Blu-ray optical format, Panasonic has now broadened its application with our Advanced Disc for Archive, an encased optical media specifically designed to meet customers’ needs for secure archiving,” said Robin Sweeten, group manager, strategic marketing, Panasonic Industrial Company. “Hospital and clinic staff are well accustomed to the use of cartridge-based optical media for local archiving, and Panasonic is pleased to be a part of this solution.”

The Rorke Galaxy NAS DICOM device is available now through Rorke Data. For more information on this product, please visit/contact Joe Rorke at For questions regarding Panasonic’s Advanced Disc for Archive (ADA) drive and media, please visit the Panasonic website at

The Galaxy HDX ADA DICOM appliance will be spotlighted in the following booths at RSNA being held at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago:

* Rorke Data: Booth #419, Lakeside Center, Hall D
* Avnet Booth: Booth #7036, North Hall

About Panasonic Industrial Company
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Industrial Company is the industrial components and electronic devices division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Information about Panasonic Industrial Company and its products is available at

Panasonic Industrial provides key components that power the home appliances, consumer electronics, computers, communications, commercial and healthcare products used by millions of people each day.

About Galaxy
Galaxy is a registered trademark of Rorke Data, an Avnet, Inc. company (NYSE: AVT). The Galaxy family of products provides customers with the most cost-effective, scalable and easy to use purpose-built RAID and NAS storage solutions available.

Galaxy RAID and NAS solutions are manufactured at our ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485-2003 certified integration facilities. All Galaxy solutions undergo a rigorous test and approval process preformed by trained technical teams. This process ensures that products arrive at the customer pre-formatted and ready to install, with a broad range of services including interoperability testing, pre-sale engineering consultation, complete system integration, and post-sales support. Over 10,000 Galaxy storage appliances have been successfully installed in rich content media applications ranging from video post production and film to healthcare imaging and digital surveillance. Galaxy RAID is an FDA registered device.

About Rorke Data
Rorke Data is an ISO 9001:2000 & 13485:2003 certified data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider with expertise in primary and tiered storage architecture, integrating RAID, NAS, SAN, tape, and optical libraries with software and support. Rorke Data leverages certified expertise in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms delivering high bandwidth storage and network solutions for fixed content and rich media application environments and can provide custom integration outsourcing capabilities. Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, composed of five divisions: Healthcare & Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Digital Surveillance, Digital Prepress & Publishing, and Professional Services & Engineering. More information about Rorke Data can be found at


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