Matrox Medical Perspectives with Ampronix, Inc.

Jim Lindsay, Technical Product Manager at Ampronix, shares his thoughts on Matrox Xenia display controller boards for the medical imaging market

Welcome to Perspectives, a dialog with industry partners sharing their experiences and solutions with George Rigas, business development manager for medical imaging, Matrox Graphics Inc.

In this issue, we have the pleasure to speak with Jim Lindsay, Technical Product Manager, Ampronix. As a leader in medical imaging technology, Ampronix recognizes that there are special needs within the medical community that are not easily addressed by huge manufacturers who need high volume to justify production.

The medical community is a large market segment, and Ampronix feels that it is one of today's most important industries. Of primary concern to Ampronix is assuring that quality products and services are always available to meet the unique needs of this industry. This recognition simply reflects the dedication Ampronix has to its customers' ongoing satisfaction and our desire for continual improvement.

George Rigas: You offer a variety of display solutions. What would you say were the reasons Ampronix chose Matrox Xenia?

Jim Lindsay: We chose Xenia because it is extremely versatile, and works with our wide array of our product offerings.

GR: Everyone wants simplicity. We designed Xenia to be as flexible as possible with simplicity in mind.

JL: Yes, that is the great thing about the Matrox Xenia. It's like a step beyond the old software based drivers that were the source of so many conflicts.

GR: You've sold Matrox Xenia to many customers. What is their feedback?

JL: We've sold many of these display controller boards, and have several institutions that are evaluating them. The feedback has been exceedingly positive across the board.

GR: So far, what is the Matrox Xenia customer profile?

JL: Every customer is different, and they vary from PACS administrators and radiologists, to clinical engineers and hospital IT staff. Every one of them has been impressed.

GR: Can you share what problems Matrox Xenia has helped solve that other solutions could not?

JL: Running more than two displays on a Vista based platform is obvious, but most of our customers find that running XP with Xenia's 1GB of RAM is a great advantage. In the past, medical imaging was primarily static and most of the graphics controllers were limited in their performance. That has changed.

About Ampronix, Inc.

Ampronix, headquartered in Irvine, California, has been a leading supplier for the medical industry with imaging technology solutions since 1982. An international master distributor and multi-brand vendor, Ampronix provides "Suite Solutions" for imaging needs, DICOM connectivity, Analog to Digital conversions, PACS integration peripherals, Clinical and Diagnostic workstations as well as operating a full, factory authorized service center offering HOT-SWAP exchanges for ensuring the continued up-time of life-critical imaging hardware. For more information visit Ampronix or send us an email to

About Matrox Medical Imaging Solutions

Matrox display controller boards for medical imaging offer a wide range of display output options, resolution capabilities, and features to suit the demanding needs of medical imaging professionals. Matrox Xenia is the first native PCI Express board with all-digital triple-monitor support in a single-slot and the built-in flexibility to drive practically any known medical or non-medical display configuration.

Designed for use with a broad range of 8- or 10-bit grayscale and/or color displays in a variety of configurations, Matrox Xenia Pro includes 1,024 MB of on-board RAM, supporting growing image volume requirements and display resolutions from less than 1MP to as high as 8MP. With new technology to ensure optimum calibration (including Matrox DLC™ and 8/10/13-bit gamma tables), plus additional development potential for increasing hardware-accelerated performance via hardware LUTs and multiple hardware window IDs, Xenia is an expandable solution and a solid investment for medical imaging facilities.

For more information, visit Matrox Xenia display controller boards or contact Matrox Graphics directly.

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