IDC Xaminer in production, commences
Imaging Dynamics Co., a leader in the high growth Digital Radiography
(DR) equipment market, announced in mid-June that it has begun shipping
its new Xaminer DR series and is in full production. Despite an initial
delay in finalizing production, based on demand for the Xaminer,
management expects to achieve its volume targets for the second quarter.
In addition to the Xaminer DR technology, which is aimed at
price-sensitive markets, IDC also produces the Xplorer line of direct
radiology systems, which are said to produce very high image quality at
relatively low prices. Fueled by sales of the Xplorer systems worldwide,
IDC scored a ranking as the fifth fastest growing business in Canada, as
measured by the Profit Magazine Fastest Growing 100.
Sales surged to nearly $29 million in 2005 from $283,000 in 2000, when
the company was in start-up mode. With the addition of the Xaminer line,
company president and CEO Darryl Stein (pictured)
expects an additional rapid expansion, as the company makes its
way into new imaging markets.
“The Xaminer series sets a new price-to-performance standard for digital
X-ray,” said Stein. “The low price point of the Xaminer has opened up
new markets for IDC, both geographically and vertically. We recently
announced an agreement for 200 Xaminer units in China. In the United
States, we have successfully opened up the chiropractic and veterinary
markets with our OEM partner, Summit Industries.”
In 2005, Summit selected IDC as their digital technology partner. Summit
Industries is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of diagnostic
equipment for veterinary radiography, with a worldwide installed base of
over 10,000 customers. Summit Industries customers perform nearly 50
million X-ray procedures per year.
“We were thrilled to see that our first Xaminer system easily met and in
some cases exceeded published performance specifications,” said Jim K.
Walsh, Chairman and CEO of Summit Industries. “We are looking forward to
aggressively marketing this product and fully expect to significantly
surpass last year’s sales volume.”
IDC’s Xaminer product series of CCD Digital X-Ray detectors and software
were developed for the cost sensitive market segments and was adapted
from imaging technology introduced in IDC’s Xplorer series. According to
the company, the Xaminer provides the lowest priced, high-resolution
systems and image detectors on the market, with a range of
specifications and prices.
Xaminer allows practitioners to replace their film based X-ray imaging
without a large capital investment, and then reap the cost and
throughput benefits of digital throughput. The Xaminer enables high
patient throughput of DR with competitive image quality and dose
efficiency, at a very low price point.
is an emerging world leader in providing affordable Digital Radiography
(DR) systems. IDC Xplorer Direct Capture technology replaces
conventional film based X-ray and provides a cost effective alternative
to inefficient cassette based Computed Radiography (CR) systems.