KEYnote 34 English - Fall 2017 - Page 15

CASE STUDY Case Study AGFA HealthCare The Challenge Agfa HealthCare’s Easy Payment Scheme for Computed Radiography (CR) offers a complete setup for digital imaging – including equip- ment and software – without any upfront investment. The challenge for the company was to keep bottom line costs under control by delivering the same apparatus to a very diverse customer base and still be flexible on the market with a granular offer that could be fine-tuned to meet feature and affordability demands. The Solution Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter technology proved to be the fitting solution for Agfa HealthCare’s proprietary operating system, as it couples software protection measures for a multitude of platforms with versatile license-based entitlement management. An entire array of scalable license models is ready-made, including time-based licensing, which is widely acknowledged to highly impact software revenue recognition. The Result The cutting edge cryptographic methods included in CodeMeter protect the intellectual property of Agfa HealthCare’s Easy Payment Scheme for Computed Radiography. Agfa HealthCare can therefore deliver its system fully encrypted and be sure to preserve its integrity. Additionally, the easy-to-use license lifecycle management system of Wibu-Systems facilitates end users’ access to the most sophisticated CR technology. The Company Agfa HealthCare is a leading provider of diag- nostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions for hospitals and care centers around the world. The business group is a major player on the diagnostic imaging market, providing analog and digital technology, as well as IT solutions to meet the needs of specialized clinicians. The business group is also a key provider on the healthcare information solutions market, integrating the administrative, financial and clinical workflows of individual hospitals and hospital groups. Samith Kakkadan Imaging Product Manager, Agfa HealthCare India “Wibu-Systems protects our Easy Payment Scheme for Computed Radiography. The secure entitlement system is key for our users getting direct access to our technology regardless of their financial resources. In particular, time-based licensing allows our users to pay according to a preset time scheme that we have configured. At the same time, it guarantees our return on investment in CodeMeter.” Louis Kuitenbrouwer VP Imaging, Agfa HealthCare “The low-end market for Computed Radiography is growing quickly. Smaller hospitals, private practices, and cost-conscious radiology facilities want to go from analog to digital. Agfa HealthCare’s Easy Payment Scheme, powered by Wibu-Systems’ versatile license lifecycle management, provides digital imaging at an affordable and predictable price.” 15