Ten hospitals in Belgium and the Netherlands have signed a contract for the installation of Nexxis from Barco, Gardena, Calif. Nexxis will form a part of their new digital operating room (OR) infrastructure. Barco’s IP-centric solution for video and image management and distribution is active in several operating rooms already.

Traditional operating room integration solutions use audio/visual systems to connect devices like endoscopy cameras, computers, scanners, and surgical displays. But Nexxis uses a high bandwidth 10-Gbps IP network to integrate surgical equipment. This approach ensures high-quality imaging and enables a smooth distribution of uncompressed medical video, graphics, audio, and computer data throughout the OR with near-zero latency.