Liverpool University Vetinary Hospital -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine


Brandon Medical Co. Ltd.

Liverpool University Vetinary Hospital

Liverpool University Small Animal Veterinary Hospital is a centre of excellence and one of the UK’s leading research institutions specializing in all aspects of small animal medicine and treatment.

As part of their redevelopment programme to replace its out-dated buildings & equipment, the hospital were looking for an advanced medical video system which could record live data from each operating theatre, transmit it using the existing communications network and archive everything onto a secure server. Brandon Medical were the only company who could offer all the technology required in a single integrated equipment package. This integrated Digital Media package, entitled Symposia, has been designed by Brandon Medical specifically for the Healthcare market.

Brandon Medical’s Symposia VAIPOR software is a methodology unique in the marketplace that uses Internet Protocol to transfer Video and Audio over a hospital’s existing communications network. There are video feeds in each theatre which can be displayed on a variety of 32-inch plasma screens, SONY monitors and medical-grade PC’s (which have been integrated into the surgeons control panels). These live video streams can then be transmitted across the hospital to training / lecture rooms. Surgeons can communicate with their audience using 2-way microphones and ear-pieces, providing high quality audio.

Brandon Medical’s - the Symposia IR³ Archiving system - enables the user to Integrate, Record, Retrieve and Review the video and audio data transmitted via IP over the hospital’s network. All the data recorded is automatically archived on the central server and can be easily searched for and retrieved from any station with the relevant access. This is a useful tool for collaborative work between surgeons, for monitoring and supervision, as well as a key learning tool. For example, procedures recorded during an operation can be saved and used as an online e-learning resource. Students can then access this recording from their PC’s as part of a virtual seminar.