Karl Storz has added autoclavable cameras to the Image One 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 One cameras.
"Image One 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 One camera head for any procedure, across every specialty," said Carl Liebert, Karl Storz's group marketing manager. "The addition of autoclavable cameras to Image One 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 One products are fully compatible with existing Image One 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 One platform."
With parfocal optical zoom capabilities and digital fiberscope filtration, Image One 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 One 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.
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