Olympus Introduces Health Care Digital Photography KitMelville, NY - Olympus America Inc., the world leader in film and filmless photography, today introduced a special Health Care Digital Photography Kit targeted to medical professionals. The kit includes the award winning C-2500L SLR Digital Camera, USB SmartMedia Reader-Writer, Digi-Slave Ring Flash, PCMCIA Adapter and photo management software. The photo management software facilitates the creation of digital portfolios to track patient progress and simplifies the task of emailing images of patients to colleagues to obtain second opinions. Moreover, the kit enables a broad range of multimedia tasks, such as creating vivid presentations and case studies in print, video and online. "We are proud to bring the best digital imaging technology complete in one package for medical professionals" said Brett Serxner, Marketing Manager, Vertical Markets, Olympus America Inc. "Since the advent of digital photography Olympus has been at the forefront, introducing products and services to support business and professional users. The Olympus Health Care Digital Photography kit will allow the this market to extend their capabilities and reach new heights in managed care" "I use digital cameras in my practice for patient photodocumentation, computer simulation, and documentation of Operating Room cases. The Olympus Health Care Digital Photography Kit should be an absolutely essential and integral part of any practice on a daily basis," states Greg Galdino, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Division of Plastic Surgery. "I particularly like the images produced from Olympus cameras; they have good contrast and saturation and they are the most conducive to the clinic setting." The Olympus healthcare kit has applications in a number of medical disciplines, including plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology and oncology . Patients can be shown detailed "before" and "after" photos, as well as simulated changes so they can see ahead of time what the results would look like. The dental community is also a high priority. Dentists have long used photography to document their patients' progress and showcase their results. They also recognize the convenience and power of digital photography and have been among the early adopters of this practice-enhancing tool. The response of dentists to Olympus' digital imaging systems has been overwhelmingly positive. "I bought the Olympus C-2500L Dental Digital Photography Kit several months ago and have been very happy with it," said Gary D. Sabbadini, D.D.S. "It is easy to use, takes very good pictures and the tech support has been very helpful. I would recommend this system to other users." Other dentists agree. "I have used the Olympus C-2500L camera kit for the last year and have been totally amazed at the picture quality," said Herman J. Salzberg, D.M.D. "I have used the camera for both business and home use and find the operation of the camera to be flawless. The through-the-lens feature is the only way to go for clinical applications. If quality is what you want, this is the camera for you!" The Olympus Digital Photography Kit includes: the Olympus C-2500L SLR Digital Camera with 32 MB SmartMediaTM Card; an Olympus USB SmartMediaTM Reader-Writer allowing professionals to download/upload photos and data from any SmartMedia Card to their computer; a Digi-Slave Ring Flash which is specially designed to function as a slave flash for digital cameras without requiring a physical connection to the camera; +2 macro lenses to capture close-up images; the Olympus SmartMediaTM PCMCIA Adapter allowing downloads up to 8- times faster than a serial connection; and the Olympus Deluxe SLR Accessory Kit which includes: reinforced gadget bag with extra compartments, rechargeable battery kit, 55mm circular polarizer filter, 55mm UV haze filter, D-10 macro lens, Vivid Details® Test StripTM Software and Adobe® PhotoshopTM 5.0 LE Software. About Olympus
Olympus America distributes a wide range of products to the consumer, scientific, healthcare, commercial and industrial markets. These include film and filmless cameras, MicrocassetteTM and digital voice recorders, binoculars, film scanners, personal photo printers, medical and industrial endoscopes, biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments, clinical analyzers, and other high technology products. Olympus America is responsible for sales in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Olympus is a registered trademark, and CAMEDIA is a trademark of Olympus Optical Co. Ltd. Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer. Microsoft is a registered trademark and Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corp. SmartMedia is a trademark of Toshiba America, Inc.