TIMMES™, an acronym for Total Integrated Medical Management and e-Solutions, was founded to solve the inefficiencies and time-lag previously resident in the transmission of data-intensive medical images by US military personnel from the field. The company developed one of the world’s most ambitious teleradiology and informatics systems, creating products for the design, implementation, support, and evaluation of picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), wireless and wired teleradiology, and related telemedicine projects.
Today, in any number of commercial, consumer and military applications, the size and volume of datasets is growing at an exponential rate, and outpacing the ability to efficiently transmit, store and access data. TIMMES patented and field-tested technology dramatically improves the speed and throughput of large datasets through suboptimal wireless, wireline or satellite network infrastructure.
Increased data throughput + increased storage capacity = increased competitiveness.
TIMMES has developed a software protocol that addresses and solves the cost and transmission speed/ bandwidth challenges. ODEN™, Optimized Data Environment for Net Centric Operations, utilizes proprietary technology to efficiently compress, encrypt, transmit, decrypt, and decompress a dataset of any type or size. ODEN™ is a file transfer protocol algorithm that uses several strategies to decrease time effects and overall bandwidth necessary to complete the file transfer. This technology will improve throughput and capacity for PACS, wireless Teleradiology and telemedicine, workstation design, distributed object thin client development, wavelet-based image representation/ compression, multimedia education authoring, viewing tool development, electronic medical record infrastructure development, medical decision making, and ROC analysis, among others.
TIMMES has evolved our unique, patented data compression technology into additional products including Modified ODEN (ODEN-M) and Lossless Discrete Numeric Compression (LDNC). While both technologies provide lossless data compression, they are uniquely different in their performance characteristics and applications. The qualities of each may be found in greater detail under the respective categories of Data-In-Motion and Data-At-Rest. The significant benefits of each are depicted in, Figure 1 – TIMMES Product Roadmap, shown below.