Archiving software provider QStar Technologies has certified Panasonic's Blu-ray archiving box for its HSM archival storage software platform.
The Panasonic's ADA (Advanced Disc for Archive) Blu-ray storage technology is the first Blu-ray media enclosed in a protective cartridge, enabling much greater data integrity and more secure offline media management than bare media, according to Panasonic.
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QStar said it is working with Panasonic and IT integrator Rorke Data to create a network-attached DICOM Store appliance using ADA for medical imaging archiving. The 50Gbyte storage capacity, fast random data access and robust protective cartridge make ADA ideally suited for the needs of a PACS environment, QStar said.
QStar's HSM provides multi-level archive management with mirroring, which controls the storage location and retention periods of archive records throughout their lifecycle.