KARL STORZ turns up the heat with new autoclavable IMAGE 1 digital cameras

22/10/2004 | Empresa

CULVER CITY, Califorinia — KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., a leader in medical video imaging, announces the addition of Autoclavable Cameras to the IMAGE 1 Digital Imaging Platform. Although the new three- and single-chip digital camera heads can be sterilized by autoclaving, they provide the same levels of clarity and resolution available with previous IMAGE 1 cameras.
“IMAGE 1 is the only video camera system that instantly converts optical images to digital at the earliest possible moment: the CCD sensing chip. With one CCU for all camera heads, surgeons can use any IMAGE 1 camera head for any procedure, across every specialty,” said Carl Liebert, KARL STORZ’s group marketing manager. “The addition of autoclavable cameras to IMAGE 1 bears out our commitment to imaging advancement and investment protection. Autoclave sterilization saves both time and money by allowing for rapid reprocessing and faster turnaround between cases. It’s also important to emphasize that all new IMAGE 1 products are fully compatible with existing IMAGE 1 systems. Obsolescence protection is the foundation of
KARL STORZ video cameras. Surgeons can always be at the forefront of imaging technology because they get digital that remains current through the latest advances in the planned evolution of the IMAGE 1 platform.”
With parfocal optical zoom capabilities and digital fiberscope filtration, IMAGE 1 autoclavable cameras automatically optimize the view for all endoscopes. The lightweight, ergonomic camera head design enhances intuitive sterile field access and control of all camera operations at the press of a button. Moreover, IMAGE 1 has full SDI (Serial Digital Interface) video compatibility for high-resolution, high-fidelity images. SDI, the preferred signal routing, image capture and display method in today’s fully integrated OR, also ensures full compatibility with future digital technologies.