NDS Surgical Imaging BV

Next-Generation ConnectOR™ G2 Informatics Platform

NDS Surgical Imaging Launches Next-Generation ConnectOR™ G2 Informatics Platform

Production Units Now Shipping for Immediate Installation into Endoscopic Carts and Surgical OR Environments

SAN JOSE, CA – July 28, 2010 –NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) today launched its next-generation visualization and informatics platform—the ConnectOR G2—with production units now shipping to customers. Based on the NDSsi technology vision of Medical Visualization Informatics (MVI), ConnectOR G2 medical-grade products are leading the industry in procedural efficacy by offering the unique ability to connect the realms of PACS imaging, surgical video and medical informatics.

“With ConnectOR G2, multiple video sources can now be routed instantly to the surgeon’s field of view,” said Jens Ruppert, Vice President & General Manager, Surgical Business Unit at NDSsi. “This technology is an unprecedented leap forward in real-time delivery of critical patient data to all surgical team members. The immediacy of multi-image access, more image content, with cutting-edge HD clarity, is revolutionizing the modern OR.”

The industry’s only customizable informatics appliance designed specifically for placement on a cart or boom, ConnectOR G2 offers user-selective multi-display support, industry-leading HD image routing and HD surgical video streaming over the Ethernet/Internet. This powerful medical-grade device—housed in one compact enclosure—can serve as the visualization informatics backbone for operating theaters and minimally-invasive surgery environments, enhancing clinical workflow and improving overall efficiency.

The ConnectOR G2 platform supports up to ten multiple-format video inputs from a wide array of medical devices and signal types, which can then be routed to three independently switched multi-modality outputs. Examples include viewing live ultrasound alongside HD endoscopy, displaying hi-resolution PACS images from pre-surgical planning alongside HD surgical video, and hi-resolution pathology images alongside HD endoscopy—all on different monitors within the surgical environment.

The ConnectOR G2 can be used together with NDSsi’s ZeroWire® wireless transceivers and Radiance® medical monitors for a complete end-to-end surgical visualization system, allowing the easiest and fastest integration available.
For more information on NDSsi’s product portfolio, please visit our website http://www.ndssi.com.

About NDS Surgical Imaging
Based in Silicon Valley, CA, NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) is the global leader in designing and manufacturing medical imaging and informatics systems. NDSsi technology solutions have led the way in re-defining the modern surgical OR, radiology rooms, endoscopy suites and minimally invasive environments.

At the forefront of innovation in medical imaging technology, NDSsi delivers HD visualization and informatics products that enable the clinical imaging solutions of the future, and drive constant improvements in collaborative medicine.

NDSsi is a privately-held company with its headquarters, R&D and manufacturing based in San Jose, California, and regional offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has a global presence with over 200,000 systems installed in more than 35 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ndssi.com.