Capturing the action

Brandon Medical has launched a new range of video camera systems for the operating theatre using Sony Professional technology.

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The cameras, with a new remote control unit, have an 18x optical zoom ideal for intricate procedures. They can be mounted on their own individual ceiling arm or inside a Galaxy Ultra lamp head. When given their own arm, the cameras are easy to position and offer 360º head rotation, achieved by running all connectors directly up through the arm.

By incorporating the camera into the lamp head it can be pointed at the area where the light beam is most focused, removing the need to position the camera separately. This is a popular option used in conjunction with a flatscreen monitor, which can be mounted to the same ceiling fixing as the lamp head. This creates a single integrated lighting/recording/display unit.
‘Cameras are becoming central to modern surgical practices,’ said Graeme Hall, Brandon Medical’s Managing Director. ‘But until now they have often been too expensive for some of the smaller hospitals. With our new design, we have made camera systems available to everyone.’

14.11.2006

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