US-based NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has launched ExpandOR, a multi-node, bi-directional HD video and audio streaming device developed for the healthcare environment.
The new device offers secure streaming to multiple destinations simultaneously. It is said to improve clinical staff efficiency through hospital communication with the operating room, as well as external targeted locations such as educational facilities.
ExpandOR streams imaging up to 1080p at 60Hz, helps to capture clinical video and still images, as well as data storage through a USB connection.
The secure multi-node functionality of the device allows the user to choose specific IP addresses and stream content to approved audiences only.
It also offers better control over audience selection, procedural data and patient privacy.
The device, suitable for full-duplex HD video / audio conferencing applications, provides a DVI-D input, DVI-D and S-video outputs, and supports RTSP / RTP and UDP streaming protocols.
It also provides an optional password protected login, as well as a privacy mode feature that allows staff in the operating room (OR) to prevent transmission of sensitive patient information at the touch of a button.
The company’s technologies helped re-define the modern surgical OR, radiology rooms, endoscopy suites and minimally invasive environments.
With a global presence in more than 35 countries, NDSsi provides HD visualisation and informatics products that allow the clinical imaging solutions of the future, driving constant improvements in collaborative medicine.
Image: ExpandOR multi-node video and audio streaming device. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire / NDS Surgical Imaging.