Richard Wolf USA And MAQUET
Launch OR Integration Sales
Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation
(RWMIC) and MAQUET have formally launched a
non-exclusive sales partnership in the United States.
This partnership allows both companies to offer complete, high-quality OR integration solutions in the
Both Richard Wolf and MAQUET command considerable market share in their respective areas of
expertise. Richard Wolf is one of the world's foremost
manufacturers of endoscopic systems, providing best-in-class integrated solutions for minimally invasive
surgery for all major surgical disciplines. MAQUET
offers a full range of products for the OR from tables,
lights and ceiling supply units to intraoperative media
The modern OR is a highly technical environment
consisting of many complex devices that must seamlessly work together to allow the OR staff to perform
safe, high-quality surgery. Furthermore, ORs are part
of the larger hospital IT landscape where exchanging
data in and out of hospital networks, such as clinical
information and picture archiving, is of increasing
importance. The Richard Wolf and MAQUET partnership address these challenges by providing an
integrated system that makes device management and
information routing user friendly and efficient.
The launch of this partnership introduces the integration of Richard Wolf's endoscopy video platform,
including the device control solution CORE control,
into MAQUET's TEGRIS system for OR integration.
This combined solution will significantly improve
intraoperative efficiency by streamlining device control
and overall OR management thus potentially decreasing procedure time and providing a safer setting by
allowing the OR staff to focus on their primary tasks.
"This new partnership allows us to extend our
leadership in the operating theater by providing our
customers with a complete, high-quality, turnkey OR
integration solution for the endoscopy market," said
Raoul Quintero, President of MAQUET Medical
"We believe this combined solution will significantly improve intraoperative efficiency by streamlining
device integration and overall OR management, thus
potentially decreasing procedure time and providing a
safer setting by allowing the OR staff to focus on their
primary tasks," he adds.
Surgical Products readers selected NDS Surgical Imaging's ScaleOR
as the Reader's Choice product for the January/February issue.
Q: ScaleOR from NDSsi is a product that is designed to provide
video conversion. Does it accommodate both analog and digital
A: ScaleOR provides a bridge between analog and digital video signals, as well as
standard definition and high definition.
Q: What are some features of this product that stand out to your
A: ScaleOR gives the user flexibility to choose the input modules according to their
specific needs. It simplifies the challenge of juggling different types of video formats.
Users can easily connect both new and older legacy equipment with incompatible
inputs and outputs to get images onto the display quickly. ScaleOR is controlled
using an on-screen-display menu. Users can choose from different input modules
including: DVI, VGA/SOG, S-video/Composite, 3G-SDI. The device offers three
simultaneous output formats: 3G-SDI, DVI-D, DVI over single fiber.
Q: How much control does the user have over various video
features (such as contrast and zoom)?
A: ScaleOR has a “Menu Button” that allows the user to make various video
adjustments including Sharpness, Color Adjustments, Zoom, Input Formats, and
Q: In what ways does ScaleOR differ from other video
A: ScaleOR is the first video scaling and conversion device designed specifically for
the surgical environment.
Q: What sets it apart from these other products?
A: It is a medical-grade appliance (tested to be compatible with most equipment in
the operating room), with a compact design to save space in the OR. Multiple video
conversion and formatting tasks can now be performed by a single device. It has glob-
al approval for use in patient vicinity in the OR.