Vidisco

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Vidisco Ltd.
Private
Industry Manufacturing,
Defense (military),
Non-destructive testing
Founded 1988
Headquarters Or Yehuda, Israel
Products Digital X-ray,
X-ray generator,
Digital radiography
Number of employees
40 (2011)
Website www.vidisco.com

Vidisco is a designer and manufacturer of portable digital X-ray inspection systems. The company was founded in 1988 to develop a digital portable solution to X-ray inspection of unexploded ordnance,[1] and the company develops new digital X-ray technologies.[2] Vidisco was the first company to integrate amorphous Silicon Flat panels into truly portable X-ray systems.[3][4][5][6] The company is the main supplier of portable digital radiography inspection systems to the Israeli Defense Forces, and exports products to over 75 countries.[citation needed]

Products and technologies[edit]

Digital X-ray can generate images on the spot for immediate analysis, for inspection and security duties including bomb detection and disposal, as a tool for VIP security and protection,[7] searches for drug and contraband smuggling, customs offices, forensics and applications in Nondestructive testing (NDT)[8] such as pipe inspections in refineries and the petrochemical industry, composite material testing in the aerospace industry[9] as well as inspection of welding in shipyards and art and archeological artifacts.[10][11][12][13][14][15] The company also markets digital radiography systems for veterinary use, to treat race horses at the track.[16]

Security products[edit]

FoXrayIIe CCD based portable digital X-ray system BlazeX Rugged Digital Flat Panel based systems
FlashX Large Area Digital Flat Panel based systems
RazorX Thinnest Digital Flat Panel based systems
XR-DE Dual Energy Module for Pulsed X-ray Sources
Robot Ready Integration
Wireless Accessories (Digital Wireless and Wireless X-ray)
Xbit proprietary Software

Non-destructive testing (NDT) products[edit]

BlazeX Pro Rugged Digital DDA Imager based systems
FlashX Pro Large Area Digital DDA Imager based systems
RazorX Pro Thinnest Digital DDA Imager based systems
Wireless Accessories (Digital Wireless and Wireless X-ray)
XbitPro proprietary Software

Veterinary products[edit]

Digital Radiography
XbitPro software for sharing of digital images

Key technologies[edit]

10 bit CCD Based Portable X-ray Systems[17]
Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Digital Detector Array (DDA)
Imager Control Unit (ICU) with built-in Wireless Communications
Portable amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Flat Panel Technology
Portable Digital Radiography PC based X-ray Inspection Systems
Portable Dual Energy X-ray module for Pulsed X-ray Sources - XR-DE
XbitPro proprietary Software
(Dual Energy) Organic Detection X-ray imaging Technology

History timeline[edit]

  • 1986Vidisco is founded by Shlomo Shapira, Ari Diamond and Lior Pick to design and manufacture integrated computerised video systems.
  • 1988The first portable digital solutions of X-ray inspection designed by Mr.Shapira and his team are released.
  • 1988-1993First Video-based portable X-ray systems - A400, A500 & A500E.
  • 1992David Singer is appointed the first International Marketing Manager.
  • 1994Ships the first portable X-ray inspection system packed in a single case.
  • 1995-1998Develops remote control of the X-ray source and digital radiography PC based inspection system that allows bomb technicians to work a safe distance from the inspection area. Develops and ships first CCD (Charge-Coupled Device)-based digital radiology system with 8 bit X-ray image capabilities – the FoXrayII.
  • 1999Ari Diamond is nominated by Shlomo Shapira as General Manager of the company and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Lior Pick is promoted to Executive Vice President taking over responsibility of business development and strategy, new technology implementation, R&D and production.
  • 2000Ships first CCD system in a backpack configuration.
  • 2001Incorporates amorphous Silicon flat panel technology into the radiography product line- the flat foX-17.
  • 2003Ships the thinnest digital radiology imager ever manufactured at a depth of 13 mm – the foX-Rayzor.
  • 2004Develops and ships the first portable Dual Energy X-ray systems that can automatically present a colored image, differentiating between organic substances (drugs or explosives shown in orange) from metallic items (which are shown in blue or green, depending on their density).
  • 2005Ships first flat panel based system in a backpack configuration (foX-Rayzor).[18][19]
  • 2008Develops and ships the first portable Dual Energy X-ray module using a fixed kV portable pulsed X-ray source – the XR-DE.
  • 2010Develops new Digital Detector Array (DDA) product line with an enhanced Imager Control Unit (ICU) featuring built-in wireless communication capabilities. Adar Yiron is promoted from Operations Manager to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
  • 2011Adds a third flat panel (DDA imager) to its product arsenal; field ready, large area, battery operated, 14 bit imager based system that fits into one case or backpack – The BlazeX/ BlazeXPro.
  • 2012 Releases the smallest flat panel unit in the world[need quotation to verify] - The BoltX.
  • 2013 Lior Pick, technical founder of the company is fired.
  • 2014 Ari Diamond, CEO and co-founder of the company is fired and replaced by Shai Levi.[20] Adar Yiron leaves the company.
  • 2015 Shai Levi is fired. Ron pincu, new Executive VP Sales, leaves the company.

Certifications[edit]

  • Vidisco is ISO 9001:2008 certified.[21][22]
  • ASTM, E2422-05: Standard Digital Reference Images for Inspection of Aluminum Castings
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section V, Article II, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, 2010.
  • ASTM, E2597-07: Standard Practice for Manufacturing Characterization of Digital Detector Arrays, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 2007.
  • BSS, BSS 7044: Radiologic Inspection, Digital Radioscopic, Boeing Specification Support, Chicago, Illinois, 2003.
  • BSS, BSS 7075: Radiologic Inspection, Composite Structures, Boeing Specification Support, Chicago, Illinois, 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pick, Lior; Kleinberger, Ofra (2009). "Going Digital – Technical Highlights of Digital Radiography for NDT". ME Materials Evaluation Magazine: 1111–16. 
  2. ^ Ewert, Uwe; Bavendiek, Klaus (February 2010). "New Compensation Principles for Enhanced Image Quality in Industrial Radiology with Digital Detector Arrays". ME Materials Evaluation Magazine: 163–68. 
  3. ^ "Product Review". GSN Magazine: 14. May 2007. 
  4. ^ Bassat, Ben (September 2008). "Digitale Radiographie das Unsichtbare Schen – Teil 1". Eli. Intersec Magazine: 22. 
  5. ^ Bassat, Ben (November 2008). "Digitale Radiographie das Unsichtbare Schen – Teil 2". Eli. Intersec Magazine: 24–5. 
  6. ^ Bassat, Ben (January 2009). "Digitale Radiographie das Unsichtbare Schen – Teil 3". Eli. Intersec Magazine: 26–7. 
  7. ^ "Review about Vidisco's XR-DE". The Safety and Security Magazine (3). 2008. 
  8. ^ Pick, Lior; Kleinberger, Ofra (October 2009). "Technical Highlights of Digital Radiography for NDT". ME Materials Evaluation Magazine: 1111–1116. 
  9. ^ McConnell, Vicki (2008). "Review about Digital Images". Aviation Maintenance. 
  10. ^ Pick, Lior; Kleinberger, Ofra (March 2010). "Hidden Depths - Portable X-ray in the Service of Art". ME Materials Evaluation Magazine: 311–18. 
  11. ^ Pick, Lior; Kleinberger, Ofra (April 2011). "X-ray NDT - Digital Radiography for High-energy NDT applications". ME Materials Evaluation Magazine: 453–59. 
  12. ^ Bassat, Ben (January 2007). "X-ray Vision". Eli. Intersec Magazine: 32–4. 
  13. ^ Bassat, Ben (October 2008). "Inside IED's". Eli. Intersec Magazine: 26–8. 
  14. ^ Uwe, Ewert; Bavendiek, Klaus (February 2010). "New Compensation Principles for Enhanced Image Quality in Industrial Radiology with digital Detector Arrays". ME Materials Evaluation Magazine: 163–168. 
  15. ^ Pick, Lior; Kleinberger, Ofra (April 2011). "Digital Radiography for High Energy NDT Applications". ME Materials Evaluation Magazine: 453–459. 
  16. ^ Vet X-Ray - Vidisco
  17. ^ Pincu, Ron (May 2009). "The Transition from Conventional Radiography to Digital Radiography". ME Materials Evaluation Magazine: 499–506. 
  18. ^ "Review about Vidisco's FoXRayzor". Materials Evaluations Magazine: 18. May 2007. 
  19. ^ "Review about Vidisco's FoXRayzor". Materials Evaluations Magazine: 33. May 2008. 
  20. ^ New Management for Vidisco Ltd
  21. ^ "Vidisco Ltd. ISO 9001-2008 Certificate" (PDF). 
  22. ^ "Vidisco Ltd.".