Eizo has a new monitor in its CuratOR range for surgical use. The EX3141-3D is a 31.1″ UltraHD IPS monitor with 450 cd/m² of output and supports 3D operation for use in 3D endoscopy. The contrast is 1,300:1 and response time is 20ms. The monitor uses Eizo’s proprietary image sharpening technology Smart Resolution with Sparse Coding (S.R.S.C.), fullHD images shot by conventional surgical and endoscopy cameras are displayed in high-definition UltraHD resolution ‘without any lag’. The images are also optimised for colour and contrast.
The 3D is supported using fogless polarised glasses and three sets of glasses are supplied with the monitor.
The monitor is designed with safety and hygiene in mind. It features rounded corners to prevent injury when moved around the operating room, and it also features a fully flat design which has protection against foreign material and splashes to a level of IP45 on the front and IP32 in entirety. Cleaning and disinfection can be done without damaging the monitor. It can also contain cables in the supplied cable cover for safe and hygienic use.
The EX3141-3D is Eizo’s first surgical monitor to feature 12G-SDI (BNC). Standard 3G-SDI requires four cables to transmit 4K UHD resolution, however with 12G-SDI, 4K UHD resolution can be transmitted at 60 frames per second via a single cable. This fast transmission is also possible with DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI. Typically HDMI cables cannot be locked into a terminal but this monitor contains a specialized locking mechanism on its side specifically for HDMI. This ensures all cables can be locked onto the monitor for consistent and stable connection. With the 12G-SDI (BNC), stable transmission is possible even over long distances of 30 metres.
Eizo will be demonstrating the CuratOR EX3141-3D in Hall 10/ H41 at Medica 2018 from November 12 to 15 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
It’s some time since we saw a report of a passive 3D system on a monitor. In this kind of application there is enough money to justify the cost of a line by line polariser. (BR)