UCLA Medical Center specifies Linx 8x8 DVI Matrix Switcher
Dec 15, 2008
When the UCLA Medical Center designed their Neurological Operating Suite the mission requirement was for an all-digital HD path between sources and displays. High-tech medicine demands top quality video and graphics imaging. To route high resolution digital signals form sources to displays, Roderick Plummer, Chief Design Engineer at Karl Storz Endoscopy, specified a Linx™ 8x8 DVI Matrix Switcher. Sources include an Endoscopic Camera with a resolution of 1080p, a Room Overview camera at 1080i, a Surgical In-light camera, a Stereo Tactical Surgical Navigation system, and a PACs PC for medical images like patient x-rays. Content includes video, images from the medical cameras, computer images such as three-dimensional renderings of human anatomy. The equipment previously used had proven inconsistent in performance as well as difficult to use. One major issue was that the various signal sources presented a wide range of resolutions and EDID protocols. So a switcher with advanced EDID management capabilities was needed. The Linx's Total EDID Manager™ software tremendously simplified the operation. With the signals routed through the Linx to an RGB Spectrum Media Wall processor, it provides UCLA accurate, jitter-free images 24/7, 365 days a year. The new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center delivers world-class medical treatment using cutting-edge technology in a compassionate, patient-focused environment. This one million-plus square foot, 10-story structure (eight above ground) is located in Santa Monica, CA. The hospital encompasses the operations of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. The endoscopic equipment system integration was provided by Karl Storz, a leading manufacturer of surgical equipment and instrumentation. http://www.karlstorz.com/cps/rde/xchg/SID-11839CCA-F8393A65/karlstorz-en/hs.xsl/31.htm System installation was performed by AVI-SPL, a leading AV systems integrator involved in projects all over the globe. http://www.avispl.com RGB Spectrum® is a leading designer and manufacturer of videographic and multimedia hardware subsystems. Products include the View™ family of video windowing systems, the RGB/Videolink® line of scan converters, the Linx™ DVI Matrix Switchers, the DGy™ digital recording system, Quadra® DVI universal scaler and synchronizer, SynchroMaster® keyers and overlayers and ComputerWall® and MediaWall® multi-screen display controllers. RGB Spectrum is based in Alameda, California, and can be reached at 510-814-7000 and on the internet at http://www.rgb.com.