Press Release Summary:
Model ACR-2000 combines portability of equipment with flexible phosphor imaging plates that can be formed to any length necessary and wrapped around pipes or aircraft wings. Phosphor imaging plate has 10 times dynamic range of film. Model ACR-2000i adds built-in eraser that clears phosphor plate after reading. Model LS85 high-resolution film digitizer has laser beam to illuminate scanned film and produce digital signals to accuracy of 0.001 optical density via logarithmic amplifier.
Original Press Release:
KODAK INDUSTREX Digital Systems Now Available to Industrial Radiographers
Company signs digital NDT dealers, forms NDT Customer Advisory Board
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 22, 2005 - Eastman Kodak Company today announced the availability of KODAK INDUSTREX Digital Systems for industrial radiography, reflecting the company's investment in the non-destructive testing (NDT) market. The inaugural shipments include the KODAK INDUSTREX ACR-2000 and ACR-2000i
Digital Systems and the KODAK INDUSTREX LS85 Film Digitizer.
Kodak also announced three newly authorized dealers for KODAK INDUSTREX Digital Systems in North America: Quality Equipment Distributors, of Buffalo, NY; Newco, Inc., of Florence, SC; and MPM Products, Inc., of Ontario, CA.
"This launch is a major milestone in a growing and dynamic market that is tracking the advances in digital radiography with great interest and integrating them with film radiography. Kodak's innovation in both technologies positions us well for
continued growth of our NDT business," said William Quinn, general manager of Kodak's Aerial & Industrial Markets group. "INDUSTREX Digital Systems use computed radiography and phosphor imaging plates that have been successfully deployed
in Kodak's health products. We are extending our technology leadership to the NDT market, and this offer has been designed in conjunction with customers.
In addition to our daily interactions with the market, we formed an Advisory Board consisting of manufacturing, aerospace, military and service bureau users."
The KODAK INDUSTREX ACR-2000 Digital System combines portability of equipment with flexible phosphor imaging plates that can be formed to any length necessary and wrapped around pipes or aircraft wings. The system is small and portable
enough to pack in a pickup truck or on a cart, and images can be reviewed on a laptop PC on location, reducing need for return trips.
The ACR-2000's phosphor imaging plate has 10 times the dynamic range of film, reducing the number of exposures required to examine an object thoroughly, and Kodak's image visualization and analysis software helps focus on suspect areas and draw out
The ACR-2000i adds the advantage of a built-in eraser that clears the phosphor plate after reading so it's ready for another exposure quickly. Allowing imaging plates to
be used repeatedly means the mobile radiographer needs to carry less.
The KODAK INDUSTREX LS85 Film Digitizer is Kodak's highest resolution film digitizer, featuring a laser beam to illuminate the scanned film, and producing digital signals to an accuracy of 0.001 optical density via its proprietary logarithmic amplifier - unique to KODAK Film Digitizers. The LS85 is self-calibrating, unaffected by ambient light, fits on a tabletop and is highly reliable.
KODAK INDUSTREX Digital Systems are built upon the computed radiography technology used in Kodak's health products. The image visualization and analysis software is designed specifically for government and commercial applications of
industrial radiographic inspections, such as aircraft, welding, corrosion, construction, plant maintenance, castings and pipelines. From portable field units to in-house systems,
Kodak's solutions provide better image analysis, faster results, increased cost savings and greater productivity than traditional film, in an open system that can view and analyze
images from any digital device.
Kodak's Non-Destructive Testing group designs and produces unique digital and film-based imaging solutions for the NDT industry. Products include KODAK INDUSTREX Digital Systems and KODAK INDUSTREX Films, Chemicals, and Processing Equipment. KODAK INDUSTREX Systems are supported by Kodak's
worldwide force of more than 4,000 service and support professionals.
Kodak's Aerial & Industrial Markets group is a leading provider of high resolution aerial and industrial imaging products worldwide. Aerial imaging products include camera and duplicating films in black and white, infrared and color for topographical and structural surveys, GIS, mapping, agriculture, environmental protection, photogrammetry, land management and urban planning. Industrial imaging products include films, chemicals and film processors for manufacturing printed circuit boards; specialty materials for polarized lenses, bank and traffic surveillance, high-speed data recording, and personal monitoring films; non-destructive testing products including digital solutions and a variety of films, chemicals and processing equipment.
For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/ndtproducts.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images - for memories, for information, for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on the following businesses:
Health - supplying the medical and dental industries with traditional and digital imaging-information products and services, as well healthcare IT solutions and services;
Graphic Communications - offering on-demand color and black-and-white printing, wide-format inkjet printing, high-speed, high-volume continuous inkjet printing, as well as document scanning, archiving and multi-vendor IT services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems - providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components - which designs and
manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers.
More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.