CULVER CITY, CA (March 16, 2007) – KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of its new Web site to familiarize customers with the use of HD technology in endoscopic surgery and to introduce the company’s Image 1® HD system. HD technology offers exciting possibilities for a range of surgical specialties and will be a focal point of the KARL STORZ Image 1® video imaging platform.
The new Web site, www.ksea-hd-endoscopy.com, offers detailed information on Image 1® HD, beginning with a discussion of the importance of the superior imaging standard established by Image 1® HD – 1080p60 in a 16:9 format for the best viewing experience. The site includes an overview of Image 1® HD product development. Information is also provided on various technology issues related to HD imaging, such as the differences between interlaced and progressive scanning formats, comparisons of aspect ratios, and HD resolution standards. Similarly, early low-end HD is compared with the “FULL HD” technology now offered by KARL STORZ.
The Web site emphasizes the benefits of Image 1® HD to endoscopic surgeons, including the advantages of the more natural 16:9 aspect ratio offered by KARL STORZ WideView™ monitors. The importance of backward and forward compatibility are emphasized, and the benefits of the Image 1® visualization and control hubs are also described.
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. is an affiliate of KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, an international leader for over 60 years in reusable endoscope technology, encompassing all endoscopic specialties. Based in Tuttlingen, Germany, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG is a family-owned company that designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship and clinical effectiveness.