SONY Introduces Two New LCD Medical Monitors -- Available from Scientific Vision Systems

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Scientific Vision Systems introduces two new LCD Monitors by Sony, the LMD-1950MD and the LMD-1420MD. The LMD-1420MD provides a replacement for Sony's discontinued CRT monitors. The high-resolution LMD-1950MD is completely sealed for protection so bacteria and germs have no place to hide. The LMD-1950MD features the highest resolution available in the industry and includes 10-Bit processor that provides accurate color reproduction and consistent color temperature throughout the gray scale.

Scientific Vision Systems (SVS), one of the leading distributors of medical and professional video equipment, today announced introduction of two new SONY LCD Medical-Grade Monitors – the LMD-1420MD, a 14 inch (diagonal) flat panel display and the LMD-1950MD, a 19.1 inch (diagonal) flat panel display.

The LMD-1420MD flat panel display is the welcomed follow-up product to the PVM-14L2MD CRT monitor, which was discontinued by Sony last year. The LMD 1420MD offers excellent imaging quality, underscan mode for ultrasound applications, and an attractive price point. This monitor is ideal for use in the operating room and for reviewing medical images in treatment rooms. Ideal for entry-level medical applications, the LMD-1420MD is also suitable for use as a secondary monitor in medical offices.

Compact and lightweight, the LMD-1420MD features a 640 x 480 VGA resolution, a built-in stand, and robust Anti-Reflective (AR) coated protection panel. The panel displays bright, high-contrast images even in dark areas of the picture. The monitor features a full range of input options so users can monitor images from diverse sources. An available option, the BKM-320D, is an SDI input adaptor, which can be used with other Sony professional LCD monitors. This option provides a single, uncompressed Serial Digital video input for high quality standard definition images.

The other new Sony Medical Monitor, the LMD-1950MD, features a high-quality 1280 x 1024 flat panel LCD display with 700+ lines of video resolution for detailed images. The display incorporates new 10-bit DSP (digital signal processing) that provides accurate color reproduction and consistent color temperature throughout the gray scale. By comparison, traditional 8-bit LCD monitors exhibit color shifts and inconsistent color temperature. The LMD-1950MD offers considerably higher resolution than the Sony LMD-2140MD. It also features a remote low voltage power supply facilitates installation in ceiling mounted surgical booms.

The LMD-1950MD was designed to provide a competitive viewing advantage vs. the higher-priced National Display Systems, which until the introduction of the LMD-1950, provided users with the highest resolution monitor. Unlike competitive products, the LMD-1950 is designed without air vents and is completely sealed, thus giving harmful bacteria no hiding places. In a similar vein, the front panel incorporates membrane switches, which makes it easy to clean and disinfect the display.

Sony applied its original X-Algorithm technology to both of the new monitors. The X-Algorithm combines the pixels above, below, and diagonally of the moving image and then inserts a natural pixel to create absent lines, which results in smooth image reproduction from either moving or static image inputs. Additional features include:

  •     Flicker free performance and near perfect reproduction from either video or computer inputs.
  •     No magnetic interference when used in the same environment as other medical equipment.
  •     Increased reliability and longer operational lifetime.
  •     Allows up to 20 users to store their individual picture settings with the User Memory Function.
  •     Meets all U.S. and CE medical grade standards.
  •     Both products have a full three (3) year warranty based on time of purchase. Competitive manufacturers provide only a limited warranty based on hours of usage.

For complete details about either of the new Sony products, contact Scientific Vision Systems at (760) 929-8133 or download the brochure on the “Monitors” section of the company’s website,


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