Its either the festive mood or the business ‘game plan’ of Radiology PACS are changing (well, the players have increased several-folds over the years).
So who is the latest ‘vendor turn charity’? Well its OnePacs and they have released a fully functional, free version of their Web-enabled PACS.
The system is designed to function either as a standalone PACS or as a tool to integrate studies from disparate PACS or multiple facilities into a single centrally managed Web-deployed worklist. The free basic version will encourage potential customers to try the system at no risk, allowing them to see tangible benefits from OnePacs”.
So how will the company sustain? Well, OnePACS hopes that offering a free PACS will lead prospective clients to take advantage of their competitively priced value-added services, such as permanent study archiving, support systems, multi-facility worklist integration, and teleradiology applications.
Sounds familiar? Well it seems to be the ‘business plans’ of all free PACS offering I have encountered by far (and they are really popular in Asia)
Interested in trying OnePACS out? Get the free version from their official Web site – http://www.onepacs.com
Note: I am not affiliated with OnePACS in any manner and I cannot guarantee that the free version is definitely available. I remember posting about a free DICOM CD/DVD viewer (back in August) which I too submitted a request for a copy but I didn’t even get a reply, least to say any free viewer.