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 www medical compression (was Re: Arithmetic compression)


Quote:

>> PS.. How is you company doing?  IE..is there still money to be made
>> in the compression business for newer styles of compression?
>>                 E.C. Pottinger
>Hi,
>Pegasus is doing great!  And hoping for better!  

There is _lots_ of money to be made interfacing existing compression
technologies (particularly wavelet compression for medical images) to web
browsers and the like.

Some friends of mine recently showed Netscape plus a plug in for wavelet
decompression and window/level control plus a server at RSNA (radiologist's
trade show).  At first they weren't expecting much of a response, so they
offered the system for $12,000.  A few customers later they tried
$25,000.  People didn't even bat an eye when they quoted $50,000: Bingo!
the response was tremendous and my friends are going to get rich.  It's fun
watching one good programmer out-do many large companies.  In fact as the
show went on, higher and higher level execs from the larger companies
visited their tiny table.  Perhaps they are going to get bought out.

This $50,000 is for a $2K Dicom WEB server PC running Linux and the netscape
plug in for Linux client systems.  The whole system took about 4 months to
develop, but it looks and works very nicely.

Other people have been trying similar things, but either without compression
(so it can't work over phone lines) or with the software written in JAVA
(which is far too slow), or with JPEG (which looks really bad for X-rays),
or not as a WEB browser at all (no marketing hype for closed systems).

To really make it big they are going to have to finish the port of the
plug-in for Macintosh and Windows versions of Netscape.  Unfortunately, both
environments are vastly more difficult to program in than Linux.  The port
is moving along though, and should be done in a month or two.  It's amazing
that there is such a large interest even for Linux.

If you are interested you can contact Larry & Pete at 1-415-541-9980 or

this message in usenet.  Don't expect your price to be the same as the final
show price, that was a marketing test, and they are likely to be very
flexible.

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Sun, 30 May 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 www medical compression (was Re: Arithmetic compression)



Quote:
>To really make it big they are going to have to finish the port of the
>plug-in for Macintosh and Windows versions of Netscape.

Oops, let me amend that.  The Windows version of the plug-in is available
now.  Apparently they got it working for the show.  The mac version is still
not done, though.

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int a[1817];main(z,p,q,r){for(p=80;q+p-80;p-=2*a[p])for(z=9;z--;)q=3&(r=time(0)
+r*57)/7,q=q?q-1?q-2?1-p%79?-1:0:p%79-77?1:0:p<1659?79:0:p>158?-79:0,q?!a[p+q*2
]?a[p+=a[p+=q]=q]=q:0:0;for(;q++-1817;)printf(q%79?"%c":"%c\n"," #"[!a[q-1]]);}



Sun, 30 May 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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