Phoenix Technology Group adds enterprise-class security and Windows 10 support to the Phoenix ICON™ wide-field retinal imaging system

Fall 2019 release of the Phoenix ICON imaging software available as a free upgrade for Phoenix ICON customers

Phoenix Technology Group, LLC. (Phoenix), a leading provider of advanced ophthalmic imaging solutions for researchers and clinicians, announced today the upcoming availability of the Fall 2019 software release for the Phoenix ICON™ wide-field retinal imaging platform. The Fall 2019 release adds enterprise-grade data security to the Phoenix ICON camera platform and adds support for Windows 10. The release, available December 1, is available to all current Phoenix ICON customers at no cost and is also available in a system upgrade bundle that includes a 4x increase in image and video storage.

Features of the Fall 2019 release include:

•Enterprise-grade data security, including support for multiple user accounts, user roles to control access to camera features and data, enforcement of strong passwords, encryption of data at rest, and audit logging

•Upgrade to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise which provides users with a smooth upgrade path from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10

•Bug fixes and performance enhancements

“The security of data stored on medical devices is of critical interest to hospitals, and in the Fall 2019 release, we are bringing enterprise-class upgrades to user management and data security,” said Leslie MacKeen, Phoenix Technology Group Product Manager. “What’s more, Windows 7 is at its end of life. With this release, we provide our customers a smooth upgrade path to Windows 10, on a version that provides a long-term stable release that is appropriate for medical devices.”

Phoenix is committed to providing low total cost of ownership to our customers, and part of that commitment is offering regular software upgrades and enhancements and keeping pace with changing IT standards.


With the Fall 2019 software release, available December 1, current Phoenix customers will have two options for upgrading their Phoenix ICON™ platforms.

•The first is through a free self-install (“do-it-yourself”) kit which includes a Windows 10 IoT Enterprise license, along with the software utilities and step-by-step instructions to complete the migration to Windows 10.

•The second option is to purchase a complete Phoenix ICON cart upgrade kit, which includes the Fall 2019 software release, expanded hard disk capacity that provides a 4x increase in image and video storage space, a replacement cart battery, and on-site installation and training by a Phoenix ICON technical expert.

The patented Phoenix ICON™ wide-field retinal imaging platform is a cart-based system with a handheld camera. It combines a completely reinvented optical design with modern sensor technology and proprietary software to deliver extraordinary retinal images, especially of darkly pigmented retinas. The ICON camera supports both fundus imaging and fluorescein angiography and is available for sale direct from the Company in the US, and through its global distribution network reaching 70 countries around the world.

About Phoenix Technology Group: Phoenix Technology Group™ empowers people to see: we empower researchers to see more in their fight to prevent blindness; we empower clinicians to see more in their fight to save sight. We do that by providing clinicians and researchers around the world with stunning retinal images, coupled with timely and accurate data about the retina and the eye. Founded by Bert Massie, Ph.D., inventor of the first digital camera for pediatric retinal imaging, our company created the Phoenix MICRON™ platform for in-vivo imaging of animals in eye research. Phoenix MICRON™ is the standard of excellence for researchers worldwide: ten of the top twelve research institutions employ a Phoenix MICRON™ solution. In 2017, the company launched to great acclaim the Phoenix ICON™ platform which reinvented wide-field retinal imaging for human clinical applications. Phoenix ICON™ delivers stunning high-contrast, high-resolution images, with quality you can see and data you can trust. The Phoenix ICON™ platform also boasts a number of features including a lighter weight cart and a six-hour battery life. Recognizing that telemedicine is the future of ROP screening, in 2018, Phoenix launched Phoenix CONNECT, which today is the most widely adopted telemedicine platform for ROP screening. Phoenix CONNECT connects the nursing, ophthalmology, and neonatology teams to enable delivery of the best care by facilitating timely expert screening to babies in any NICU. And, the platform implements a proven screening workflow that generates critical photo documentation to enhance treatment determination and reduce risk

The security of data stored on medical devices is of critical interest to hospitals, and in the Fall 2019 release, we are bringing enterprise-class upgrades to user management and data security,