While we are disappointed with our systems revenue and new capital order performance in the second quarter, we believe we clearly understand the drivers for our results and on a path to turn this around. Our financial performance in the quarter and year-to-date is mainly driven by soft Niobe revenue and the related impact on the Odyssey business and the emergence of the larger standard lab Odyssey deal, which take longer to closer but significantly increase our growth potential.
With our key focus on building top-line growth, we are mindful of conserving resources during the transition period. Therefore, we are embarking on an aggressive and immediate action plan to implement and rebalance and reduce the level of spending. This plan will focus on aligning our operating expenses with a revenue growth expectation, minimizing the cash burn while continuing to drive investments in R&D.
2011 has become a transition year for the company, one in which we need to regenerate robotic market demand in EP, continue to expand in the promise of the Odyssey product and rebalance our spending so we can invest in strengthening our value in the market but lower our burn rate. Accomplishing this will position us for a strong 2012 and beyond.