Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tennessee's 4CK installed at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>** Saint Francis Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis are interested to acq a CK. TN's health board allowed Saint Francis's purchase in Jul 2008 but nothing has happened yet. Baptist Memorial filed a letter of intent to the board in Oct 2010. **

Erlanger Managers Achieve Performance Goals
December 23, 2010

The Erlanger Health System management team received incentive payouts this week for achieving fiscal year 2009-10 performance goals set by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.


Erlanger Board Chairman Dr. Dan Quarles said “At a time when many hospitals across the state and nation are struggling to break even, Erlanger achieved a strong financial performance. This accomplishment, particularly for a safety net hospital like Erlanger, allows us to reinvest in our employees, as well as our facilities and cutting-edge technology.”


Among the more notable business partnerships and accomplishments this year were the announcement of Erlanger at Volkswagen Drive, the health system’s sixth campus serving Volkswagen employees, their families, as well as the surrounding community; acquisition of a CYBERKNIFE, the region’s first and most advanced non-invasive device for treating inoperable tumors.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Kaspersky launches Sydney-based hosted security


>>Partners with local data centres, disties and resellers.

Security vendor Kaspersky Labs has quietly launched a hosted security service from two Sydney data centres which offers email and web threat protection as a hosted service.

Kaspersky Hosted Security Services has been running for select customers from a cluster of servers located in two Sydney data centres since mid-October.

The vendor has kept mum on which data centres are hosting the service, saying only that the “two biggest data centre providers in Australia” have signed on to run the cluster.

By that rationale, the hosters are likely to be Global Switch and Equinix.

Peak Web Hosting Offers a Solution to Holiday Server Slowdowns

Press Release, from Benzinga:


Peak Web Hosting, the pre-eminent managed hosting and private enterprise cloud provider, announces its expansion into the Equinix Washington DC (DC5) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center campus to optimize the performance of online shopping during the peak holiday season.

The holiday season online traffic peak brings with its celebrations much higher system loads and server errors, network slowdowns and occasional outages. The problems always seem to arrive when traffic is at its highest and staff is on vacation. The surge in e-commerce traffic bogs down countless online retailers and reveals shortcomings in back-end infrastructure and system redundancy. By leveraging bi-coastal data centers with multiple ten-gigabit connectivity options, Peak Web Hosting provides its customers with the redundancy and capacity to accommodate the largest swings in network traffic.

“We take uptime seriously,” explains CEO Jeffrey Papen. “Since its inception, Peak Web Hosting has delivered the scalable, redundant solutions critical to the capacity planning requirements of enterprise production environments, especially at this time of year.”

Despite the recent and challenging economic times, Peak Web Hosting has continued its North American expansion to satisfy customer needs. The clients moving into new datacenters are looking for enterprise-class services to provide their organizations flexibility, capacity, and a 100%-uptime commitment. Having access to fully managed hosting and private enterprise cloud environments on both coasts allow clients to take advantage of mission-critical services where uptime and performance are priorities. Peak Web Hosting employs a highly redundant local computing architecture that is easily deployed in multiple data centers.

State-of-the-art treatments to commence in Jan 2011 at the Brunswick hospital in Georgia

from the IV MB, by yyy60:


Dec 23, 2010 (The Brunswick News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --

The CyberKnife, a radiotherapy robot that administers high-dose radiation with pin-point accuracy, will begin treating cancer patients at the Brunswick hospital of Southeast Georgia Health System next month.

The state-of-the-art equipment arrived at the end of November and required two weeks to be installed in the health system's Cancer Care Center.

The CyberKnife will be used to treat its first patient Jan. 17, said Timothy Jamieson, radiation oncologist and medical director for the CyberKnife program.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

President of Equinix Europe Wins Datacenter Leaders Award

Eric Schwartz Named 2010 Business Leader of the Year

LONDON, UK — December 23, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, has announced that Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix Europe, won Business Leader of the Year at the 2010 Datacenter Leaders Awards. The accolade reflects Equinix’s success in offering a global data center platform where customers can quickly reach new markets.

The Datacenter Leaders Awards recognize innovation and leadership across the European data center industry. The judging panel is comprised of reputable industry experts, including data center owners, operators, vendors, consultants and media from across Europe.

The Business Leader of the Year category recognizes individuals who have successfully built a business case for the data center to key stakeholders. Schwartz has been instrumental in driving Equinix’s growth in the region. His vision is to deliver business value by helping companies speed time to market and achieve growth by accessing a global platform of high quality, interconnected data centers.

This year, Equinix executed its most comprehensive expansion program in Europe to date, with eight International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center openings in the region. Equinix’s IBX data centers are where customers connect to a robust industry ecosystem to ensure fast, reliable delivery of their content and applications to their strategic partners.

In addition, Equinix launched and expanded its European Carrier Ethernet Exchange service that enables local, regional and global carriers offering Ethernet-based services to easily interconnect to offer services on a global scale. For financial customers, Equinix’s collaboration with Deutsche Börse, one of the world’s leading stock exchanges and electronic trading platforms, helped create a roadmap for establishing, building and operating a global, state-of-the-art financial trading hub at Equinix’s Frankfurt (FR2) data center.

“It is a great honor to receive this award from such a prestigious organization,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix Europe. “This is a credit to our entire European team, which has worked tirelessly to redefine the value proposition of the traditional data center. It is by moving beyond localized services and demonstrating how a single, global data center platform can enable organizations to scale their operations globally that Equinix has truly excelled in its field. Judged by some of the biggest names in our industry, we are delighted to have been recognized in this way.”

VoIP KB will host its first official FreeSWITCH training in Sydney


>>VoIPkb is offering the first "official" FreeSWITCH training in Sydney, Australia.
The FreeSWITCH Training Bootcamp is a full 3-day intensive training providing in-depth coverage of FreeSWITCH installation, configuration, maintenance and programming. You will learn, step by step, how to configure, manage and program the FreeSWITCH telephony soft switch in great detail. Tips and tricks in debugging and optimizing FreeSWITCH are also taught.
January 17th - 19th, 2011Sydney, Australia
Location: Equinix is located in Unit B, 639 Gardeners Road Mascot, Sydney, NSW 2020. There is abundant parking available at the facility. Equinix is 2.2 km from the airport and 6.2 km from Sydney CBD
These courses are official FreeSWITCH training courses. This course will be taught by Darren Schreiber, one of the co-authors of the new FreeSWITCH book.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Touch panel supply to be tight in 2011, says Cypress


>>Despite that first-tier touch panel makers are all actively expanding their capacity and are expected to double in 2011, Cypress Semiconductor expects touch panel supply to be short of overall demand due to demand from smartphones and tablet PCs, according to Andy Chin, managing director of Greater China region of Cypress.

Chin indicated that smartphone market demand growth in 2010 was better than expected, and the speed of capacitive touch replacing resistive touch in the market was also fast. Resistive touch accounted for 70% of the total touchscreen handset market in 2009 and dropped to about 30% in 2010, which means a 70% market share for capacitive touch panels. All touchscreen handset products are expected to adopt capacitive touch technology in 2011, Chin noted.

For tablet PCs, Chin added that with the whole industry maturing and the peak seasons in Europe and the US in the second half of 2011, tablet PC shipments are expected to increase significantly.

The tablet PC market was lead by iPad in 2010 with around 10 million units in shipments. Shipments of iPad in 2011 are expected to reach 25 million units, while the global tablet PC market is expected to reach 50-60 million. Due to the tight supply of touch panels in 2010 and shortage of touch control ICs in the third quarter of 2010, even if suppliers are able to double their capacity in 2011, expansion will not be able to reach the growth in demand, Chin said.

Poland's 1st CK installed in Gliwice, three more CK coming

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>** translated from Polish **


Dec 22, 2010
Modern methods of radiotherapy in Gliwice

CyberKnife is a radiation-the-art method, which allows for precise treatment of cancer. It was presented today at the Institute of Oncology in Gliwice. Thanks cybernetycznemu knife radiotherapy may take place a few weeks, 5 days. It is the only such facility in Poland. Its cost is 20 mln zł.


It is planned to create four centers equipped with such devices. Programme "Cyberknife in Poland" will be covered but also in Gliwice Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan.


Modern surgical robot to assist in the fight against cancer

Radiotherapy shorter by a few weeks? This is possible thanks to the so-called. Its effect was presented today at the Institute of Oncology in Gliwice. With it you can treat tumors very precisely. This is the first of its type in Poland. Hand in hand with the money for equipment, but do not go the money for his use. Therefore, the queue instead of decreasing, is increasing.

It is precise and very radical in the fight against cancer, and by the way saves the patient a lot. This is the first cyber knife in Poland. For 20 million Gliwice clinic has gained a robot like no other, is able to fight cancer and its metastases.


Launched in Gliwice CyberKnife is the first of four which are to operate in Poland.


Dec 21, 2010
Cyber knife faster cure cancer in Gliwice

CyberKnife - a cyber knife, which is state of the art method of radiotherapy, which allows very precise cure cancer - were presented Tuesday at the Institute of Oncology in Gliwice. The device can reduce the amount of radiation a few weeks to up to 5 days. This is the first of its type in Poland, costing 20 million zł.


It will be in four cities

- The provision of such equipment had not yet been measured. Agency for Health Technology Assessment valued service to the specified equipment to a specific method - that is more modern than its predecessors. It is certainly the hope of introducing it to the basket of benefits - told reporters.

Ministry of Health has accepted the program "Network Cybeknife in Poland." You have chosen four centers - radiotherapy centers possess a certificate of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna as to ensure high quality services, using this method. In addition it is Gliwice Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Apparatus and method for radiosurgery

United States Patent 7,853,313
Thomson December 14, 2010

Apparatus and method for radiosurgery


A method and system is presented for treating moving target regions in a patient's anatomy by creating radiosurgical lesions. The method includes determining a pulsating motion of a patient separately from a determining of a respiratory motion, and directing a radiosurgical beam, from a radiosurgical beam source, to a target in the patient based on the determining of the pulsating motion. Directing the radiosurgical beam to the target may include creating a lesion in the heart to inhibit atrial fibrillation. The method may further include determining the respiratory motion of the patient, and compensating for movement of the target, due to the respiratory motion and the pulsating motion of the patient, in the directing of the radiosurgical beam based on the determining of the respiratory motion and the determining of the pulsating motion.

Inventors: Thomson; Euan (Los Gatos, CA)
Assignee: Accuray Incorporated (Sunnyvale, CA)
Appl. No.: 11/638,337
Filed: December 12, 2006

CyberKnife media reel

CyberKnife media reel highlighting a few broadcast clips, print coverage, social media posts, awards, advertising, patient and clinicians testimonials, etc.

CFN, Essex to Provide Unified Communication and Dark Fiber Colocation Infrastructure


>>As a leading provider of ultra-low latency networking, network design, and managed services, CFN Services teamed up with Essex Radez as its North American market data partner. Through its Velcitick subsidiary, Essex Radez delivers all North American exchange feeds and allows its clients to co-locate any number of servers in any of its five data centers such as Equinix Secaucus, Savvis Weehawken, NASDAQ Carteret, Equinix Chicago, and CBOE Chicago.