Sony launches high-end medical monitor

16 February 2006

Basingstoke, UK. Sony has introduced its latest medical-grade LCD monitor, the LMD-1950MD. It has a high quality picture with accurate colour reproduction and high resolution. The display meets stringent safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards and is also suitable for use in sterile environments.

The LMD-1950MD has been designed without air vents to prevent foreign matter from entering or exiting the unit to ensure that internal debris cannot contaminate the sterile environment. The unit also complies with VESA mounting standards and can be fixed to a surgical mount arm, which makes it ideal for operating theatres.

“In minimally-invasive procedures, such as endoscopy, the display in the operating theatre is as important as the surgeon’s own eyes. If the screen isn’t up to the job, then patient outcomes could suffer. This latest monitor launch shows Sony is continuing to lead the way in the development of medical-grade display devices,” said Vitaly Baranov, Product Manager at Sony Healthcare.

As well as meeting stringent safety and quality standards, the LMD-1950MD offers high quality picture reproduction, selectable scan modes as well as support for a range of input signals and an easy-to-use set of controls and functions. The monitor incorporates a quality SXGA (1280 x 1024) panel to deliver high levels of brightness, contrast and colour depth. In addition to the Sony X-Algorithm technology for IP conversion, the monitor incorporates full 10-bit digital video signal processing, which enables the unit to deliver natural images with accurate colour reproduction. Video signals are also reproduced at a high resolution of 700 TV lines, providing detailed images – an essential requirement for endoscopic applications.

The LMD-1950MD also supports a wide variety of input formats, ranging from SD to HD video, as well as PC signals via its DVI-D or HD15 connectors. In addition to its standard inputs, five different optional input adapters are available for use in its two expansion slots. This gives users the flexibility to connect multiple signal sources from a variety of equipment.

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