A prototype modular medical monitor from Eizo, which we saw at UKRC this year (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 24), is now available worldwide.
The RadiForce EX270W is a 27″ LCD model, with a removable interface panel to future-proof the unit. Available panels include DVI-D (supplied as standard), TDL and M12 connections. Eizo intends to simplify system design and reduce stocking volume with the introduction of this monitor. The same modules can be reused with different monitors – the company promises that they will also be compatible with future models.
Because it is intended for use in operating theatres, the EX270W features edge-to-edge cover glass for easy cleaning. Physically, the unit’s frame has rounded edges for safety, while also minimising light ingress from the rear. The encapsulated housing is IP65 rated on the front and IP42 on the rear.
Factory calibrated, the monitor offers five internal look-up tables. It has a gamma of 2.2 and is compliant with DICOM standards. An internal backlight sensor automatically stabilises the unit’s brightness when it is turned on. Screen mirroring, in both horizontal and vertical modes, enables users to show an inverse image on another monitor.
An IPS panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution provides the EX270W with 178 deg viewing angles, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 8ms response time. The monitor shows 8-bit colour and has 600 cd/m