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Sony Europe Ltd.

The Heights, Brooklands , KT13 0XW Weybridge, Surrey
United Kingdom

medical@eu.sony.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 10 / H57
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MEDICA 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand H57

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MEDICA 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.02  Imaging proceedings
  • 01.02.05  X-ray devices and accessories

X-ray devices and accessories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.02  Imaging proceedings
  • 01.02.05  X-ray devices and accessories
  • 01.02.05.03  Video tape storage systems

Video tape storage systems

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.08  Surgery and Endoscopy
  • 01.08.02  Surgical instruments and products

Surgical instruments and products

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.08  Surgery and Endoscopy
  • 01.08.02  Surgical instruments and products
  • 01.08.02.28  Instruments and apparatus for abdominal and general surgery

Instruments and apparatus for abdominal and general surgery

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.08  Surgery and Endoscopy
  • 01.08.02  Surgical instruments and products
  • 01.08.02.30  Instruments and apparatus for cardiac and thoracic surgery

Instruments and apparatus for cardiac and thoracic surgery

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.08  Surgery and Endoscopy
  • 01.08.04  Endoscopes and accessories

Endoscopes and accessories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.08  Surgery and Endoscopy
  • 01.08.04  Endoscopes and accessories
  • 01.08.04.23  Video endoscopes, CCD cameras

Video endoscopes, CCD cameras

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.10  Furnishing
  • 01.10.01  Signposting systems for surgeries and hospitals

Signposting systems for surgeries and hospitals

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.10  Furnishing
  • 01.10.01  Signposting systems for surgeries and hospitals
  • 01.10.01.01  Information display panels

Information display panels

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.01  Archiving and documentation

Archiving and documentation

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.01  Archiving and documentation
  • 06.01.01  Systems for medical documentation, document management

Systems for medical documentation, document management

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.01  Archiving and documentation
  • 06.01.02  Image management systems

Image management systems

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.01  Archiving and documentation
  • 06.01.04  Data storage carriers, e.g. hard disks, additional external hard drives, CD ROM

Data storage carriers, e.g. hard disks, additional external hard drives, CD ROM

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.02  IT infrastructure / computer hardware / mHealth

IT infrastructure / computer hardware / mHealth

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.02  IT infrastructure / computer hardware / mHealth
  • 06.02.02  Communication server

Communication server

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.02  IT infrastructure / computer hardware / mHealth
  • 06.02.09  VDUs, monitors, touch screens, colour display systems

VDUs, monitors, touch screens, colour display systems

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.02  IT infrastructure / computer hardware / mHealth
  • 06.02.10  Printers

Printers

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.02  IT infrastructure / computer hardware / mHealth
  • 06.02.14  Wireless technologies, Bluetooth

Wireless technologies, Bluetooth

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.04  Administrative information systems / software

Administrative information systems / software

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.04  Administrative information systems / software
  • 06.04.18  Software for patient documentation and patient management

Software for patient documentation and patient management

  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.04  Administrative information systems / software
  • 06.04.19  Software for patient entertainment / patient infotainment

Software for patient entertainment / patient infotainment

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.05  In-patient and out-patient care

In-patient and out-patient care

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.05  In-patient and out-patient care
  • 07.05.02  Hospitals

Hospitals

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.07  Educational appliances

Educational appliances

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.07  Educational appliances
  • 07.07.05  Cameras for medical photography

Cameras for medical photography

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.07  Educational appliances
  • 07.07.06  Educational software

Educational software

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.07  Educational appliances
  • 07.07.09  Medical educational equipment

Medical educational equipment

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.07  Educational appliances
  • 07.07.20  Display and storage cabinets for microscopic preparations and slides

Display and storage cabinets for microscopic preparations and slides

Our products

Product category: Video tape storage systems

HVO-1000MD

Simple, powerful HD/SD video workflow for healthcare

Every aspect of the HVO-1000MD is aimed at optimising critical time during medical procedures while capturing outstanding video and images. It has simple controls and can record to multiple media formats simultaneously.

Although primarily a high definition medical video recorder, the HVO-1000MD is also a multipurpose delivery device, capable of streaming video to conference rooms and lecture theatres, and distributing content on a wide range of recording formats - including Blu-ray.

The efficiency continues through the entire workflow, as media recorded on the HVO-1000MD is easily transferred to widely-used video editing systems such as Sony’s Vegas and Apple’s® Final Cut Pro.

The HVO-1000MD medical video recorder: simple-to-use HD recording for an efficient all-HD workflow.

High Quality HD (and SD) recording
This recorder offers quality recording from high and standard-definition sources. Multiple bit rates available to suit a variety of storage and delivery requirements. MPEG-4/H.264 AVC compression is used throughout, for extremely detailed images and compatibility with editing systems and playback devices.

Simple to use
Maximum usability through an extremely simple and accessible user interface.

Still image and video capture
The HVO-1000MD can record still and moving images.

Support for a wide range of media
While the HVO-1000MD records to its built-in hard drive, it can also record to a variety of optical media, including Blu-ray. USB storage peripherals are also supported.

Real Time distribution with streaming capability
Real-time streaming option in conjunction with Sony’s NSR network security video recorders.

Long recording time

With a choice of bitrates and storage media types, the HVO-1000MD is capable of extended recording times.

Recommended Media

For best Blu-ray disc compatibility and performance, we advise using the Sony branded discs listed below:

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Nov 17, 2016

Sony to showcase its smart end-to-end medical workflow innovations at MEDICA 2016

New workflow solutions for the Integrated OR support more efficient diagnosis, surgery and post-operative care in today’s networked hospital environment

Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Stand H57), 8 November 2016: Sony will be attending MEDICA 2016 from November 14th to 17th to showcase its latest end-to-end solutions that support more efficient diagnosis, surgery and post-operative care. MEDICA visitors will be able to experience how Sony’s innovations enable more efficient capture, sharing and display of high-quality video and still images in today’s networked hospital environment.

Smart Digital Operating Room workflow with NUCLeUS™

Bringing Sony’s end-to-end range of medical solutions to life, the MEDICA stand will include two interconnected Surgical Workflow areas. Showcasing a new generation of smart workflow solutions for the Integrated Operating Room, we will demonstrate how clinicians can capture, share and display images recorded during surgery across the hospital network in Full HD and 4K.

The Operating Room (OR) setup will be powered by NUCLeUS™, Sony’s new Video-over-IP platform, which delivers full IP communication. Enabled by the new NU-IP40S or NU-IP40D IP converters, the platform improves the surgical workflow through OR planning integration, pre-sets per surgeon and instant collaboration. Outside the OR, staff can view live surgical content and have access to an online video-on-demand platform so they can view the content they need, whenever they need it.

“By combining our vast knowledge and experience of imaging technology with the streamlined workflows offered by the recent acquisition of eSaturnus’ solutions, we’re revolutionising modern surgical workflows and further developing smart clinical Video over IP solutions for inside and outside operating rooms,” said Rolf Messmer, Strategic Marketing Manager AV/IT Healthcare Solutions at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “Sony continues to develop and deliver state-of-the-art medical solutions and services to customers, bringing a smart and flexible workflow solution to the digitally integrated OR. It enables not only the processing, control and distribution of multiple image sources, but allows clinical staff to view these images with outstanding visual quality.”

Enhanced visualisation for better decisions

As part of Sony’s commitment to deliver enhanced visualisation, it will be showcasing its latest surgical monitors at the show. The new LMD-X550MT (55”) and LMD-X310MT (31”) surgical monitors combine 4K and 3D for the first time, delivering high brightness, enhanced resolution and increased depth of field to help surgeons make more informed decisions and improve training. They’ll be joined by the new LMD-2735MD (27”) and LMD-2435MD (24”). Full HD monitors that offer superior image quality at an accessible price, designed for use with endoscopic camera systems during minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Delivering compelling images on any scale, Sony’s revolutionary CLEDIS™ Display solution will also be on show. The large-scale presentation solution combines multiple energy-efficient display modules to create flexible, super-sized displays for use in operating rooms, training suites or reception areas. The award-winning CLEDIS technology delivers impressively life-like images with a wide colour range, vivid brightness and contrast with a virtually 180 degree viewing angle.

Also new at MEDICA 2016 will be the launch the following new medical solutions:

Easy recording, quick sharing

Also on display for the first time in Europe, the HVO-3300MT is Sony’s latest 3D/2D HD video recorder. Smaller and lighter than the previous-generation HVO-1000MD and HVO-3000MT video recorders, it records images from 3D/2D endoscopic camera systems or surgical microscopes onto its high-capacity internal hard drive. Video can be stored simultaneously on up to two external media devices, including Blu-ray, DVD, USB memory or a hospital server for easy sharing, vital for improved collaboration in hospital environments. It’s also more user-friendly, with a built-in 3,5 inch (8,9 cm) LCD colour display for controlling input sources or reviewing images, and enhanced functions like two-channel recording to simultaneously capture images from a connected endoscope and an OR camera. The HVO-3300MT follows the launch of Sony´s first 4K surgical recorder, the HVO-4000MT, earlier this year, which works in tandem with Sony´s Content Management System to provide a complete 4K solution for medical professionals.

Wireless printing for streamlined diagnostics

Newly released at the show will be the space-saving UP-D898DC thermal printer. Ideal for use with digital ultrasound systems, it delivers high-quality black & white A6 prints in less than two seconds for quick diagnostics, and operates on a DC power source for convenient integration into a medical cart. The UPA-WU10* wireless printing system will also be on display, allowing cable-free connection between compatible Sony medical printers and surgical endoscopes, ultrasound systems and other imaging modalities. Replacing a conventional wired USB connection, it's ideal for busy clinical environments where modalities are constantly being moved between different OR and treatment rooms.

For further information about Sony’s innovations in the medical sector and the full range of products on display at MEDICA 2016, please visit, Hall 10, Stand H57 or www.pro.sony.eu

*As of November 2016, this system can be used in the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the United States, Canada, and Japan.

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Oct 17, 2016

Sony enhances its 4K medical workflow with the first 4K surgical recorder, opening a new era for surgical workflow solutions

Basingstoke – 10 March 2016: Sony Professional Solutions Europe is today announcing the launch of a Full 4K IP Solution for hospitals, allowing them to take advantage of the latest imaging technologies. The solution includes Sony’s new Medical 4K Recorder and Content Management System, which allow images to be viewed on-site, recorded, and managed over an Ethernet network using the recently announced and award-winning 4K surgical monitors (55” LMD-X550MD and 31” LMD-X310MD).

With technology advancing rapidly, the medical community increasingly requires high-quality visualisation solutions to support medical operations and other medical procedures. Delivering four times the resolution of HD, Sony’s 4K technology provides details when it matters most, and the new Medical 4K Recorder and Content Management System will be able to work in tandem to provide a fully 4K solution for medical professionals. Together the technologies offer a robust imaging system over IP, which is capable of supporting high-precision surgical procedures.

HVO-4000MT Medical 4K Recorder:

The new HVO-4000MT recorder is a 4K, 3D and 2D medical grade video recorder that's intended to record 4K video and still images from endoscopic and laparoscopic camera systems, surgical microscopes and other compatible imaging systems.

Images captured with the HVO-4000MT can be used for patient records, training or educational purposes. The compact, portable recorder is suitable for use in hospital operating rooms, medical imaging centres, surgical centres, clinics, doctors’ offices and similar healthcare environments.

The HVO-4000MT offers long-time recording on its internal hard disk drive. With an internal 4TB hard drive, it provides ample storage capacity even at 4K so that surgeons can record lengthy procedures without worrying about running out of disk space. Recorded videos can be exported to an external USB hard drive, flash memory or CIFS server via hospital networks for storage. Images can also be shared with other consultants and used for teaching purposes, and can be transported into the Content Management System.

The HVO-4000MT is designed to comply with medical safety standards and is optimised for medical applications. This equipment can capture prolonged high-quality video from high-resolution cameras focused on the operating field. By connecting the recorder to a network, images can be uploaded and viewed by other medical personnel outside of the operating room as well.

CMDS-MS20MD Content Management System

The new CMDS-MS20MD 4K-capable Content Management System enables network-based searching and management of recorded 4K video data from medical 4K recorders and other recording devices. The new application efficiently streamlines the storage, management and archive of 4K /HD medical video and still image files.

With the growing availability of medical cameras and video devices, a key issue is the effective management of content from a range of these sources. The CMDS-MS20MD offers an ideal solution. It can manage video content created by medical recorders such as the Sony HVO-4000MT, as well as providing video editing functionality. Streamed video content can also be captured live directly from connected IP cameras and live encoders.

Integrating smoothly with modern hospital IT environments, including EMR (Electronic Medical Records), the CMDS-MS20MD scales readily to accommodate a large number of connected recorders and client terminals. The server application runs in a Windows environment, while the client application runs in popular web browsers. Since the CMS-MS20MD complies with HIPAA*, data is stored securely, with access granted only to authorised individuals. With this new range of products capable of supporting IP-based handling of 4K video, Sony is moving to address a wide range of imaging needs now emerging in the medical arena.

The new 4K Surgical Recorder and the CMDS-MS20MD Content Management System are now available in Europe.

* The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was enacted by the United States Congress.

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Oct 17, 2016

Sony unveils new affordable range of 24-inch and 27-inch LCD medical monitors with Full HD resolution

Basingstoke – 9th June 2016: Sony today announced it is enhancing its line up of surgical monitors with the launch of two new Full HD LCD medical monitors, the LMD-2735MD and LMD-2435MD. Both monitors, which are designed to meet the increasing demand for Full HD in the medical market, provide 2D colour video display of images from a surgical endoscope, laparoscopic camera systems and other compatible medical imaging systems. Their compact and user-friendly designs are ideal for modern medical environments including operating rooms, surgical centres, clinics and doctors offices.

The new models join Sony’s existing range of latest generation HD medical monitors, the LMD-2765MD and LMD-2760MD. The popular modern and compact design of these medical monitors has been kept, with 24-inch and 27-inch screen sizes to meet common space constraints at medical institutions. Extra considerations have also been given to improve the user’s experience, including a sleek flat display and full-screen protection allowing for easy cleaning and disinfection.

High picture quality, user-friendly features, Sony quality and reliability

Sony has kept in mind the wide variety of needs facing staff in various medical environments, and has addressed these in the design of the new medical monitors, including:

• Greater picture quality: Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) to support detailed viewing of endoscopic surgery and highly magnified images that are often required during microscopic surgery. Enhanced image reproduction is assisted by the monitors’ high contrast, fast response time and wide colour range, including the new colour temperature setting options of D56 in addition to D65 and D93.

• Variety of medical uses: Both monitors’ connector panels, recessed to avoid dust and dirt, have one input terminal per Composite video, S Video, Analog RGB/Component, HD (SD)-SDI, and DVI-D. Medical staff can easily loop image sources to other devices such as recorders or secondary monitors within hospital operating rooms as the DVI-D terminal is equipped with a thru/out function and the external control terminals (RS-232C and Ethernet) easily integrate with existing systems. In addition to this the rear connectors are vertical, which will allow for easier installation and access to cabling.

• Modern and compact design: Despite the large display sizes, the monitors’ modern designs are very compact, with both models having a depth of just 78mm. The ergonomic design also enables users to easily adjust the monitor position, to suit the task at hand.

• Mechanical design suitable for use in medical environments: Each monitor’s fan-less design enables silent operation and reduced air circulation, making the monitor easier to clean. In addition to the standard AC power supply, DC supply is available when using the optional AC adapter, AC-120MD. The flush front surface design is resistant to dirt accumulation and easy to wipe, aiding in a hygienic medical environment.

• User friendly and rich display functions: A guided User Interface control panel is located in the lower front panel of the monitor, which uses backlit buttons to guide the operator to the next available option. A variety of display modes useful for different medical applications, such as Rotated and Mirror Images and Picture-in-Picture, can be selected.

The LMD-2735MD and LMD-2435MD are available from June 2016.

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Oct 17, 2016

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital supports surgeons and smiles with Sony solutions for new facility

Background

Alder Hey is one of Europe's largest children's hospitals, caring for 275,000 young people and their families every year. Following its centenary in 2014, the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust began planning a move to what will become one of the UK’s most digitally advanced hospitals. The aim is to continue delivering world class children’s healthcare for years to come, and build a facility from the ground up with technology at its core.

In October 2015 the hospital moved to its new state-of-the-art facility – Alder Hey in the Park. The new site boasts 270 beds in total, including those for Intensive Care, High Dependency, and Burns patients, as well as 16 operating theatres, 13 of which are fitted with the latest Sony surgical monitor and room camera technology.

The Challenge

In the new Operating Theatres Alder Hey needed to create an environment that used the latest digital technologies to both aid clinicians in the Operating Room (OR) and enhance overall patient care, ensuring a holistic approach to healthcare and wellbeing.

In the OR’s, this meant a visual solution that would provide exceptional image quality for surgeons during all types of procedures, helping to ensure each operation’s safety and success. The hospital also needed a way to live-stream surgeries and record them for future educational opportunities.

Throughout the wards, the hospital wanted to continue its all-encompassing approach to the wellbeing of its patients, drawing on the latest technologies to relax and distract its patients.. This required entertainment solutions that would help to reduce anxiety in both parents and children alike.

Together, the new solutions needed to support patient care and further the hospital’s ambitious goal of becoming a world class healthcare campus.

The Sony solution

Supporting surgical teams during a wide range of procedures, thirteen of the hospital’s new OR’s are now equipped with a pair of Sony’s 27-inch LMD-2765MD surgical monitors on a boom arm. Designed with endoscopic surgery, ophthalmology, surgical microscopy, neurology and open surgery in mind, the monitors have been installed to provide surgeons with clear, full HD images while operating. Each OR also features a 43-inch professional BRAVIA display, as an additional visual aid to all those working in these integrated theatres.

In order to provide a complete overview of every operation, the OR’s also include a Sony SRG-300SE pan-tilt-zoom video camera mounted to the ceiling. Sony’s View-DR technology means that the cameras benefit from an expanded dynamic range, helping to ensure high quality images even in the harsh lighting of a surgical environment. Thanks to the camera’s Full HD imaging capabilities and 12x digital zoom, procedures can be reviewed afterwards, clearly and in close detail.

Any footage captured in OR’s - either by an SRG-300SE or endoscopic camera - can also be shown in other areas of the hospital via the hospital network, thanks to a third party system called Nucleus. The system allows the captured video to be showed on any required monitor or display within any OR – creating an opportunity for surgeons to consult their colleagues during complicated procedures in a seamless and timely manner. This solution also allows footage to be broadcast live to lecture rooms both inside and outside the hospital, or stored for future reference, to support educational training.

With the goal of reducing anxiety in pre-surgery patients and parents, the day surgery waiting room now features the first digital aquarium in any hospital in the world and the first installation anywhere outside of Japan. Using three 75” BRAVIA Professional Displays, and supported by innovative touch-screen technology from Sony PLC Inc, the aquarium allows children to colour their own fish, then watch it swim around the screen.

After surgery, every child in the hospital can also keep in touch with friends and family or surf the web on the Sony Xperia Tablet provided to each ward, or watch television in the TV in their own private room.

The Result

During surgical procedures, the exceptional contrast levels, accurate colour reproduction, and high resolution of the 27-inch BRAVIA displays provide surgeons with a detail-rich view of the surgical area, helping them to successfully perform a variety of intricate procedures.

In addition, the 43-inch BRAVIA displays then provide further visual aid, allowing the surgical team to closely track the operation’s progress.

The combination of SRG-300 cameras and the Nucleus system mean that clinicians anywhere in the world can either view procedures in real time or watch recordings at a later date, helping to cement the hospital’s position as a leading educational facility.

The digital aquarium draws on a combination of exceptional display technology and touch screen capability to provide a one-of-a-kind patient distraction solution in Europe. The result is an interactive experience that provides an entertaining distraction and helps to alleviate some of the stress that both children and parents experience prior to their procedures.

Similarly, the Xperia Tablets and BRAVIA TVs help children and their families to feel more at home and relax, a vital part of the healing process.

Why Sony Was Chosen

Sony’s rich heritage in innovative audio visual technologies and technology workflows for highly specific professional environments meant that it was uniquely placed to support the Trust’s plans and help them achieve their goals with the move. Taking into account Alder Hey’s dual aims of providing world-class treatment and pioneering in the field of training and research, Sony recognised that providing them with cutting edge technology is the first step in a process of transformation and future innovation for not only this hospital but the medical field as a whole.

In the future, Alder Hey, through its Innovation Hub – led by Iain Hennessey, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation at Alder Hey – will continue to measure the impact projects like the Digital Aquarium have on patient distraction whilst exploring additional technologies with Sony, including 4K imaging in surgery, wearable devices, and advanced presentation solutions for education.

Quotes

Iain Hennessey, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation at Alder Hey, commented: “At Alder Hey we are open to exploring new ideas and technologies to improve the care of our patients. We have created an innovative hospital and it is fitting that within that we have made space for a research and innovation hub where our scientists and clinicians can freely collaborate with external experts and companies to incubate new ideas, develop and test them and then share the results. Our ongoing work with Sony is really stimulating for everyone involved, and our co-location within a busy hospital means that we can constantly gain input from our key customers; the children and young people.”

Ludger Philippsen, head of Sony Healthcare Solutions Europe, commented: “Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has long been a centre of excellence for paediatric healthcare, and the move to this facility marks the beginning of a new and even more innovative chapter in its story. Sony has a broad range of experience and technologies, and we were proud to provide imaging solutions that would both assist clinical work and help to lift the spirits of the hospital’s young patients and their families for years to come. The operating facility is now one of the most technologically advanced medical environments globally, and will stand apart as a trailblazer for next-generation paediatric care. We are looking forward to future collaboration opportunities as we continue to work with the hospital”

Products list

In the Operating Rooms:
• 26 x LMD-2765MD 27” surgical monitors
• 13 x SRG-300SE pan-tilt-zoom cameras
• 13 x FW-43X8370C 43” BRAVIA

Around the hospital:
• 20 x 65” 4K B2B Displays in their Atrium
• 20 x 32” Sony BRAVIA Consumer TVs around the hospital
• 300 x 43” Sony screens
• 3 x 75” BRAVIA Professional Displays for their digital aquarium

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Oct 17, 2016

Sony Europe Ltd. acquires eSATURNUS NV, one of the world’s foremost Operating Room Video over IP solution providers

Basingstoke, Aug 2nd 2016- Sony Europe Ltd. (“Sony”) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of eSATURNUS NV (“eSATURNUS”), a Belgium-based company that provides leading clinical Video over IP solutions in the medical field. Sony expects this acquisition to help further materialize Sony’s vision and strategy of providing new services and end-to-end clinical image workflow solutions for hospitals. eSATURNUS's deep know-how of hospital operating room workflows, as well as IP-based video integration software, enables processing, control and distribution of multiple image sources combined with medical information. Coupled with Sony’s leading imaging and AV/IT technologies in this field, the combined company expects to further develop a wide variety of smart clinical Video over IP solutions for inside and outside operating rooms.

Sony’s acquisition of eSATURNUS includes all of eSATURNUS’s assets, covering intellectual property rights, as well as its technologies and software solution capabilities. Sony intends to expand the business first in Europe, with further international deployment to follow in the future.

No material impact is anticipated on Sony Corporation’s consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 as a result of this acquisition.

Adam Fry, Vice President, Sony Professional, Sony Europe, commented, “Over the past few years, we’ve seen the requirements within hospitals significantly change. There is a constant need to maximize the investment hospitals make in clinical equipment but with the advent of new technology and workflow solutions, it has never been more important to them to be able to invest in ‘future proofed’ installations, with a holistic and long-range view. This means hospitals are looking for end-to-end and state-of-the-art workflows that perform efficiently but that can also evolve over time. Together with eSATURNUS, Sony will aim to further develop smart, scalable and leading-edge clinical Video over IP workflow solutions in digitally-integrated operating room systems.”

Thomas Koninckx, CEO & Co-Founder, eSATURNUS NV, added, “The integration of eSATURNUS within Sony will make us part of an incredible organization, and provide access to Sony’s leading technology platform. The aligned vision of eSATURNUS and Sony means that existing and prospective customers can expect even faster technological evolution in the future, and excellent global service. We are pleased to be able to deliver new smart solutions in digitally integrated operating rooms. The motto ‘Better Healthcare through Smart Innovation’ will be more alive than ever, and we plan to keep delivering solutions for better and safer clinical care. We believe the best is yet to come….”

Toru Katsumoto, President of the Medical Business Unit, Business Executive of Sony Corporation commented: “The acquisition of eSATURNUS is an important milestone toward the mid-range growth of Sony Corporation, where the medical business is positioned as one of Sony’s core growth drivers. Sony and eSATURNUS plan to harness their respective strengths in hardware and software to develop and deliver state-of-the-art medical solutions and services to customers. Sony aims to become a major contributor to the future of medical industry.”

To learn more about eSATURNUS, please visit http://www.esaturnus.com.

To learn more about Sony Professional solutions and services, please visit www.pro.sony.eu.

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Beyond Definition
Smart OR workflow and innovation
Join us at Medica 2016, hall 10, stand H57
 
Throughout the stand, Sony will demonstrate the power and impact visual solutions can have in the world of medicine. Sony supports today’s medical workflow from diagnosis to surgical intervention and beyond to help and improve clinical decision making, learning and research.

Innovation across the imaging workflow

From leading 4K and 3D technologies to the very latest in IP conversion capabilities, Sony offer a total video management platform, for inside and outside the Operating Room as well as a wide range of medical devices to capture, store, share and display medical images. Built on many years of experiences in medical field, our solutions, cameras, recorders, monitors and printers are dedicated and specifically developed to support radiologists, surgeons, consultants, assistant staff and students to get, store, display and manage more precise images.
 
This year at Medica,  Sony will showcase a large number of new solutions and products:

IP based Video routing solutions including Nucleus systems, Medical IP Converters  and Network System Management

World’s first 4K 3D surgical monitors

Newly launched surgical 24”and 27” monitors,  LDM-xx35series, which offer stylish design and  high image quality for an affordable price

A new 2D and 3D Full HD recorder

The state of art of  4K Recording with  HVO-4000MT

New DC Printer, UP-D898DC

New wireless printing solution
 
Sony will also share with you our vision of developing 4K technology with its increased resolution for use in the world of medicine and how we hope to simplify the distribution of 4K imaging over IP. Learn more about the use of 4K for medical purposes from this hub, and from our specialists on the stand.

Reflecting the increasing trend to 3D imaging, Sony now helps surgeons capture and view high-resolution stereoscopic images during minimally invasive surgery using, laparoscopic or microscopic surgery. Sony’s 3D OR workflow now spans solutions for capturing, recording, viewing and sharing High Definition stereoscopic images acquired with any 3D microscopy or endoscopy camera – see these in use first hand on the stand.

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Number of employees

> 5000

Area of business

Commodities and Consumer Good for Surgeries and Hospitals