Ikegami Introduces MKC-X800 Ultra-Compact 4K-UHD HDR Medical Camera and Latest Medical Monitors to European Distributors
Representatives from Ikegami's European medical equipment distributors attended a two-day networking event at the headquarters of Ikegami Electronics (Europe) GmbH in Neuss. September 23rd and 24th. Primary focus of the event was the European launch of the MKC-X800 4K-UHD medical camera and latest-generation medical monitors.
Senior staff from eight Ikegami distribution companies were present at the event. With some dealers specialising primarily in imaging devices and others in monitor displays, the meeting provided useful opportunities for discussions and experience sharing.
The MKC-X800 ultra-compact camera sets higher than ever standards of imaging quality to capture the precise colour and image detail of surgical operations. Weighing only 100 g, it can be mounted on a lightweight support stand or boom. With its 4K-native sensor and advanced signal processing, the MKC-X800 delivers outstandingly precise detail (1800 TV lines horizontal resolution), high dynamic range and low picture noise. Stereoscopic configurations for heads-up surgery can be deployed quickly by assigning two cameras as master and slave. The slave camera automatically follows any change in master camera control setting.
Also shown was a new 27 inch 4K-UHD medical monitor. Designed to reveal the smallest details of life, the MLW-2750UHD is an 800 cd/m2 high-brightness wide-dynamic-range display fully optimised for use in operating rooms. Images from two separate sources can be displayed in picture-beside-picture or picture-in-picture mode. The monitor's IP35-rated front and IP32-rated rear panels combined with low heat generation (fanless) ensure protection against dust and water ingress during operations and post-surgery cleaning.
Ikegami also announced that it has applied for ISO-13485 compliance certification at ist Neuss HQ. ISO-13485 is a new standard relating to medical equipment production and maintenance, taking effort from May 2020. The audit is expected to take place during the current month of October.
Two annual awards for Best Ikegami Medical Products Dealer were presented by Ikegami Europe President Kenzo Ishizuka. The award for fiscal year 2018 was received by Oliver Horn on behalf of Bildsysteme HORN, based in Aalen, Germany. The award for fiscal year 2019 was received by Silvio Colombaro on behalf of iARVOMED S.r.L., based in Alessandria, Italy.