The UMG/Del deal will develop a new digital radiography (DR) system to enhance the use of Konica Minolta Aero DR flat-panel technology when used with Del imaging platforms. This will allow some Del Medical systems to be seamlessly integrated with the Aero DR, and provide cable-based communication for image transfer for both the x-ray table and upright bucky systems. This will also continuously charge the Aero DR panel, eliminating the need to remove the panel for charging, the companies noted.
Konica Minolta is also collaborating with Summit Industries to develop a full-room DR system that will allow the use of its Aero DR flat-panel technology as part of Summits' digital systems. As part of the deal, Summit will design a system in which the Aero DR will have wired communication and the panels will be constantly charged.