HDBaseT Expands the Possibilities for Video Imaging During Medical Procedures

Dusseldorf, Germany, November 13, 2017 The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard, will be showcasing the benefits of HDBaseT technology in high-performance surgical video transmission during medical procedures at the Medica 2017 World Forum for Medicine (November 13-16, 2017).  The HDBaseT Alliance will be hosted at Medica by Alliance member NDS, Hall 10, Stand G14.

HDBaseT is the one-cable solution designed to meet the demands of high-quality imaging in the healthcare sector.  HDBaseT technology allows for the convergent delivery of the 5Play feature set: uncompressed ultra-high-definition audio & video, Ethernet, controls, USB 2.0 and up to 100W of power over a single LAN (Cat6 or above) cable, or fiber.  HDBaseT enables video performance with near-zero latency, delivering an advanced and reliable connectivity solution that meets the high standards of today’s medical-grade visualization technologies. HDBaseT also simplifies the overall infrastructure, reducing cable clutter for an optimized medical environment.

At Medica, NDS will be launching a new integrated operating room network solution called VIMA that is based on the HDBaseT architecture.  The new VIMA video management and patient procedure record/capture system is a powerful addition to the integrated operating room, design engineered to enhance control of complex visualization systems. Utilizing state-of-the-art network technology processing, VIMA is designed to transmit and receive uncompressed video, provide power to other devices, communicate bi-directional serial control, and enable network connectivity all through one Ethernet cable. From a simple and intuitive 15” or 21” touch-screen interface, clinical staff can easily manage a multitude of various medical imaging sources, switch and route to desired monitors, and initiate recording and image capture within the patient record via the DICOM/PACS interface.

“HDBaseT is the standard for digital connectivity, and has been used in several verticals, such as digital signage, education, industrial, consumer electronics, hospitality and more.  Given the quality and performance that HDBaseT delivers, it is a clear choice for connectivity in the medical setting.  We are looking forward to partnering with NDS to showcase the potential of HDBaseT in healthcare.”

Ariel Sobelman, President, HDBaseT Alliance 

“Simplifying connectivity complexities in the operating room, while delivering more visualization data and control performance through a single cable is another example of NDS innovation for endoscopy applications.  HDBaseT technology is enabling us to further our goal to provide OEM partners integrated OR technologies that offer surgeons and nurses uncompromised integration quality and flexibility.”

Karim Khadr, President and General Manager, NDS

About the HDBaseT Alliance
The HDBaseT Alliance advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high-definition, digital connectivity. Since its founding in 2010 by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens, the Alliance has brought together the leading names in the consumer electronics, professional AV, industrial and automotive sectors, and it counts today with more than 190 members and thousands of products.

About NDS

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, NDS is a global leader in designing and manufacturing endoscopy visualization, video processing, and wireless imaging systems. NDS technology solutions have led the way in re-defining modern operating rooms and endoscopy suites. At the forefront of innovation in medical imaging technology, NDS delivers HD visualization products that enable the clinical imaging solutions of the future, and drive constant improvements in collaborative medicine. NDS, a Novanta Company, has US-based R&D and manufacturing facilities, and a global presence in more than 35 countries.


Sandra Welfeld


HDBaseT Alliance

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