Smart Imaging Technologies adds archiving and storage of digital slides in Aperio SVS format

| May 31, 2012

Logo_sitWith the latest version of Simagis Live server, administrators have an option to archive and store digital slides in a version of TIFF format also known as BigTiff or Aperio SVS file format. 

Advantage of this slide format, introduced to Digital Pathology by Aperio, is that it is open and supported by the latest version of public Libtiff library. It is also supported by free desktop software applications such as Aperio’s ImageScope slide viewer.

Simagis Live servers support various compression options for SVS files including both lossy JPEG compression and lossless options such as JPEG2000 or LZW that may be required by FDA in the future to preserve diagnostic image quality.

With Simagis Live servers, users already could upload, view, share and analyze digital slides from different scanners including Aperio, Hamamatsu, Mirax, Leica, Mikroscan, DigiPath, Huron and others. Now, with the option to store slides in SVS format, they get single unified digital slide archive interchangeable with other servers and desktop viewers. This feature is especially valuable for organizations that have several scanners from different vendors and need an integrated solution for viewing, sharing and analyzing digital slides.

This option is also valuable for scanner manufacturers who use Smart Imaging Technologies servers under their own brands to provide slide sharing and analysis solutions to end-users. They can assure users that slides are stored in an open format accessible by third-party software.

About Smart Imaging Technologies

Logo_im_solutionWe provide web servers and applications for viewing, sharing and analyzing whole slide images. Our servers support most digital slide formats, can be easily integrated with various scanners for a single click slide upload, and deployed on premises or on High Performance Computing Cloud.  For details about technology and solutions manufacturers and integrators may contact .

End-users can learn more and sign-up for free web service at


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