FDA Approves Microboards Medical CD-R Media for Medical Use

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FDA Approves Microboards Medical CD-R Media for Medical Use

Media to fill the growing DICOM Market needs

Minneapolis, MN, July 2, 2001-Microboards Technology LLC announced today that its CD-Recordable Media for medical imaging storing has received approval for use in the medical market from the FDA. The media will be used to service the growing use of optical media in the medical market for imaging and storage.

The CD-R Media is manufactured by Taiyo Yuden, the inventor of the CD Recordable disc. Taiyo Yuden has widespread market recognition for manufacturing CD Recordable media that supports the highest recording speeds and the greatest level of cross-compatibility between CD recorders and CD/DVD readers. Microboards is the master distributor of Taiyo Yuden in the United States.

"We hope that the FDA's approval of the media will build confidence in the use of CD-R and DVD-R technology for medical imaging." said Mitch Ackmann, President and COO of Microboards Technology. "Optical technology offers data integrity and archival features beyond the more traditional mediums; the lower cost of storage, longevity of data, and cross compability/interchangability will take medical imaging to another level technologically."

"We have seen a highly elevated level of interest in CD-R and DVD-R by the medical community." said James Filkins, Director of Sales and Operations at Microboards. "The FDA's approval of Taiyo Yuden media for medical imaging and storage will allow us and others to develop more solutions to aid the medical imaging arena and educate them on the value of this storage medium."

The media, which is manufactured in Japan, will be available through Microboards Technology's channel of integrators and VARs servicing the medical market.

About Microboards Technology
Originally founded in 1989 as the international division of a Japanese CD-engineering firm, Microboards Technology specializes in developing, manufacturing, and distributing CD and DVD technologies to the public and private sector in Europe, the United States, India, Latin America, Japan and the Pacific Rim. Microboards Technology serves the U.S. through its U.S. headquarters at: 1721 Lake Drive West, Chanhassen, MN 55317. Telephone: (952) 556-1600 or (800) 646-8881; Websites:www.microboards.com Fax:(952) 556-1620. E-mail: sales@microboards.com