Hitachi Data Systems Delivers Digital Pathology Solution for ConnectingSpaces

  Hitachi Data Systems Delivers Digital Pathology Solution for

   Hitachi Content Platform and Pixcelldata’s Collibio Create an Innovative
   Platform for Accessing, Reviewing and Collaborating on Digital Pathology

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 23, 2013

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.
(TSE: 6501), today announced that ConnectingSpaces has selected and
implemented Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) with Pixcelldata’s Collibio
software as its digital pathology solution for use by the biosecurity sector.
ConnectingSpaces is an Australian security-accredited service provider of
virtual work environments.

Built for the unique workflow needs and collaboration challenges of
pathologists, the solution allows real-time access to review and collaborate
using images from proprietary scanner systems. Together, Hitachi Content
Platform and the Collibio application provide an efficient departmental
workflow that supports the collaborative processes of pathologists between
departments and clinics.

"The digital pathology solution formed with Hitachi Data Systems and
Pixcelldata products gives pathologists innovative functionality," said Dr.
Joanne Banyer, CEO, ConnectingSpaces. "Today, pathologists already receive
digital images faster and more efficiently. Now, using HCP and Collibio they
can instantly and securely collaborate professionally as part of their
clinical workflow and revolutionize the way they store and manage digital

"Until now, whole slide image data in the biosecurity sector has largely been
held in silos, making it difficult for pathologists to access and collaborate
from different locations," said Dave Wilson, senior director, Business
Development, Hitachi Data Systems. "Having this technology available from
Hitachi Data Systems now enables the silos to be networked so that
pathologists from multiple locations can meet in a virtual work environment to
access and collaborate on slide images. Together with Pixcelldata, we are
delivering infrastructure solutions optimized for multi-location and
multivendor environments and are improving laboratory productivity and

"This capability directly aligns with our mission to provide interoperability
and integration in the fragmented and rapidly evolving digital pathology
space," said Alan Hanley, CEO, Pixcelldata. "Our partnership with Hitachi Data
Systems allows us to provide pathology labs with a complete digital workflow
solution with tools developed specifically for their needs."

Consisting of 2 basic components, the solution includes HCP, an information
repository that houses images, referrals, reports and associated metadata. The
system normalizes and stores proprietary pathology data and decouples it from
its original applications, thus liberating information for more uses.

Fully integrated to ensure high performance and ease of use, the Collibio
digital pathology application connects to existing proprietary image archives.
It immediately makes cases accessible across departments and facilities,
encouraging collaboration between pathologists, researchers and students.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services
and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets
(ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be
virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems
offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With approximately 5,900
employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100
countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions
are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent
of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi
Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new
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About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global
electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal
2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen
($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation
Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power
systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as
the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more
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