LG Enters Medical Monitor Market (Updated)

Hot on the heels of the news that NEC is no longer developing new products for medical diagnostics, LG Electronics has jumped into the medical market with two new monitors to be shown at the RSNA in Chicago. Both are based on 27″ IPS panels with sRGB support (99%) and 10 bit colour.

The LG 8MP (27HJ712C-W) is a new Clinical Review Monitor based on an UltraHD IPS panel and with support for Dicom display. The contrast is 1,000:1 with 14ms response time (on/off) and 5ms (grey to grey). The monitor can be calibrated and has stabilisation technology. There are special modes including ‘Dynamic sync mode’ which reduces input lag (only on 60Hz input), and Flicker-free and Reader Modes for users working long shifts. The monitor has 350 cd/m² of output and can be set for gamma from 1.8 to 2.6 or to match the Dicom mode. Colour support is said to be 99% of sRGB. Colour temperature can be set from 5K to 10K (three presets). The monitor is factory calibrated to a Delta E of <2.0.

Inputs are HDMI (2.0) and DisplayPort, while there is a two port hub.

The company also has the LG 8MP Surgical Monitor (27HJ710S-W8MP) for operating theatres. Brightness of the IPS set is said to be 800 cd/m², with the same contrast, gamut, gamma options and response as the review version, although the gamut is listed as 99% of sRGB (deep red). The panel is fitted with a bonded anti-reflective panel (1.3T Anti-fingerprint). Inputs are different, with DVI-D, 3G-SDI for video, a single HDMI and DisplayPort (with loopthrough). There is a single USB port for calibration.

The surgical monitor has IP35 rating on the front and IP25 on the back.

Both monitors have three year warranties.

Analyst Comment

We updated this article when we got more details from LG. (BR)