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FDA Registers Hie Electronics Blu-ray TeraStack

Hie Electronics announced that its Blu-ray Disc (BD)-based TeraStack Solution has received medical device data system registration from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Hie Electronics Issued Food and Drug Administration Registration for TeraStack(R) Solution

Medical Records Active Archive™ Data Storage Solution Registered by FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

McKinney, Texas — September 27, 2011 — Hie Electronics, a pioneer of innovation for long-term scalable Active Archive™ data storage solutions and the manufacturer of the TeraStack® Solution, announced today it has received a registration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Earlier this year the FDA published a final rule to define medical device data systems (MDDSs) and established regulatory requirements to be followed by manufacturers of such devices. The Company’s TeraStack® Solution is a leading product platform for medical applications with large scale data requirements including, but not limited to, general medical records processing and archival 3D images, MRIs, CAT Scans, X-rays, ECGs and patient test data.

“We are pleased to have received an FDA registration for the TeraStack® Solution,” said Patrick Humm, Founder and President of Hie Electronics. “We believe our Active Archive™ system is the most innovative product on the market for long-term medical data processing because of its scalability and the broad array of applications it can serve,” he added.

The TeraStack® Solution Active Archive™ data storage system can be used within an existing infrastructure to provide an Active Archive™ of data assets that are accessible instantly with online storage, or within 30-60 seconds if the files are nearline, or in 2-3 minutes if offline.

The TeraStack® Solution is an Active Archive™ system that serves as a “Data Center in a Box”, providing an integrated Application Server with storage capability of up to 42 terabytes of online storage, 50 terabytes of nearline data and unlimited offline data storage. It is ideally suited for businesses that push a large amount of data traffic through their IT infrastructure.

In addition to the medical industry applications of the TeraStack® Solution, it can also be used for critical data processing, Active Archive™ backup, digital asset management, film and video archiving, forensic evidence data storage, geospatial imaging data archiving and storage, and as a digital video surveillance storage solution.

About Hie Electronics
Hie Electronics is a leader in the data storage system technology industry and the manufacturer of the TeraStack® Solution, an Active Archive™ processing, data backup and archiving system which allows for Application hosting (VMware, Windows Server 2008), up to 42 terabytes of data on online hard drives, 50 terabytes of data to be nearline and unlimited data to be offline on Blu-ray™ media. The Company has been recognized by Frost and Sullivan with the “American Video Surveillance Product Innovation of the Year Award” and the “Data Storage Technologies Green Excellence Award in Technology Innovation” for its ability to reduce energy costs with its storage technologies. A leader in Sustainable IT technology, the Hie Electronics TeraStack® Solution product line delivers a 90 percent energy cost savings when compared with that of current technology. The Company is an Energy Star Small Business Network Participant and a stakeholder in the Energy Star Enterprise Storage Initiative. For more information about Hie Electronics and the innovative TeraStack® Solution, visit the Company’s website at