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Advantech and Technolution Bring Video Streaming to Digital OR

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 10 Feb 2017
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Image: The SigmaXG system offers a video streaming solution for the digital OR (Photo courtesy of Advantech).
Image: The SigmaXG system offers a video streaming solution for the digital OR (Photo courtesy of Advantech).
Advantech, a provider of medical computing systems for digital healthcare applications, has joined hands with Technolution, which develops high-tech electronics products and systems, to bring the SigmaXG system, a video streaming solution for the digital operating room (OR).

Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, and automation products, for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare. Technolution develops products and systems in a wide range of domains, ranging from traffic management systems to high-tech electronics.

SigmaXG, a product of Technolution, is an easy to use, fast and flexible switching system for video over IP. Advantech has now adopted Technolution’s SigmaXG NDcoder 10G to deliver a complete solution along with its medical grade panel PCs, medical displays (with integrated NDcoder), and mobile solutions for digital OR integration.

SigmaXG is based on any one product and one cable infrastructure, and an NDcoder is an encoder and decoder in one single product. All signals (video, audio, USB and more) are transported via a 10 GB optical fiber, with high quality video switched instantaneously and streamed with very low latencies. Since no compression is applied, video is distributed without any loss of information. The API can be used for easy integration in applications and systems. The SigmaXG system is scalable and easy to extend, requiring an extra NDcoder to be simply plugged in. Since the system works with standard IP, it is compatible with a wide range of off-the-shelf network components. The Advantech-branded products will become available from February 2017 onwards.

“We are delighted to expand our hardware portfolio with the SigmaXG NDcoder. It complements our range of medical computer hardware for integrating in digital operating rooms. OR specialists get more flexibility with all the medical imaging devices to switch video to the direction they want. The video over IP NDcoders from SigmaXG will result in accurate and efficient work method in a hospital,” said Paul Jaspers, Product Sales Manager at Advantech.

“It is great to have Advantech as a partner to bring SigmaXG to the market. The sales and marketing power of Advantech and their ability to support their clients worldwide creates a huge opportunity for SigmaXG. We are impressed by the drive of Advantech to bring a new product to the market. Combined with their strong brand and partner network in the healthcare domain the conditions for success are there,” said Jacco Wesselius, Director of Products at Technolution.

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