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IDC wins India's largest government contract for digital radiography systems

Imaging Dynamics (IDC) : 30 May, 2008  (Company News)
IDC has been awarded a contract by the central purchasing unit for medical hospitals in Uttrakahand, India for five X-Series 1600 DR systems with X4C imaging detectors.
The contract is the single largest purchase ever placed for digital radiography equipment by the Indian government and represents an active commitment to upgrade patient care throughout the country.

IDC's regional distribution partner, CURA Medical Equipment, will manage installation and ongoing support of the sites. According to CURA's national manager of sales, Ravi Srinivasan, 'The Uttrakahand Department of Health and Family Welfare was rigorous and comprehensive in its evaluation of imaging technology options. Value and performance drove the government's decision to take this bold step into the emerging DR market. This contract is a significant milestone for CURA, IDC and the Government of Uttrakahand and we are proud to be a partner in this achievement.'

The X-Series 1600 utilises IDC's proprietary Very High Density (VHD) CCD-based technology that is the result of more than 10 years of engineering research and development. It is the third generation of the most commercially successful digital radiography system in the world, with installations in 38 countries.

Commenting on the contract, IDC president and chief executive officer, Tom Boon said, 'Despite strident competition from several multi-national corporations, IDC's patented VHD CCD-based detector technology was chosen ahead of flat panel technology for its technical advantages, low-cost of ownership and superior value. This purchase is another validation of IDC's unique and innovative DR technology and an important step in increasing our global market penetration'.
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