Audio/Video Integrations

Audio/Video Integrations for Hybrid Operating Rooms. Video & Audio signal routing for surgical displays, and patient imaging and vital signs information. Fiber optics, High-Definition, DVI, SDI, IP Routing. Philips, Siemens, GE, Toshiba. SKYTRON, Stryker, Maquet, Trumf, Steris. Black Diamond, ImageStream, Barco, NDS, Karl Storz, Sony. 

Integrated Operating Room for Hybrid Surgical Suites

By putting comprehensive patient data into one efficient platform that works in existing environments and across multiple disciplines, Operating Rooms Audio/Video integration systems can help hospitals around the world lighten the load on surgical teams, improve Hybrid Operating Room workflow and decrease OR downtime.

On the most basic level, an OR integration system provides standalone audio and video routing. Each OR operates as an isolated system and has the ability to route AV signals from 2 to 20 sources around the room to display monitors and other devices. Such devices in need of routing include endoscopic cameras, physiological monitors, PACS workstations, surgical site or headlight cameras, computers running clinical information systems, C-arms or ultrasound scanners, to name a few. 

While the concept behind such a system may seem simple, it is made complex by the fact that the sources don’t all utilize the same video format. Consequently, every Hybrid OR integration system must be uniquely configured to handle the differing outputs of each source, which may include 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, NTSC or EIA343. Additionally, a system must be able to accept any of the connector and cable formats that the facility’s video sources use, such as component, S-video, SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI or DVI. 

This complexity has led more than a few facilities seeking to integrate their ORs into design errors, mostly due lack of comprehensive planning of the selected system design. There are many aspects that need to be taken into consideration such as including additional inputs for future expansion, utilizing auto-detecting input plates, or even being able to send bi-directional audio/video outside of the Hybrid Operating Room for educational or consultation purposes. It is our recommendation to seek professional assistance as this process can be quite complicated and quite costly if not done correctly the first time around.



Audio/Video Integrations for Hybrid Surgical Suites


J.M. Keckler Medical Co. - Hybrid Operating Room Consultants

romanoff@kecklermedical.com - 925-588-9614


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