Streaming from Matrox H.264 provides surgical training
SOUTH KOREA: In line with its recent steps to reform into a smart hospital, the department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Chonnam Nation University hospital has upgraded its video recording appliances to the Matrox Monarch HDX dual channel H.264.
Dr Song Sangyoon, a cardiac surgeon at the hospital, performs a high volume of operations and considers it essential to keep staff up-to-date on the latest techniques. He wanted a video recorder that was stable enough to live stream surgeries for viewing anywhere within the facility, while simultaneously recording video files for later use. It was also important that the technology be easy to operate by anyone, and be easily accessible. The facility previously used a celioscopy recorder, but this proved ineffective, stopping after twenty minutes and having a recording limit of two hours.
As part of the new upgrade, the DVI output of the endoscopic camera is converted to SDI and sent to the Monarch HDX, recording videos on a network drive and generating a live stream simultaneously. This can be viewed on a range of devices.
In addition, in order to stream surgeries, the product sends an RTSP stream over the LAN, providing staff the ability to watch operations live. The Monarch HDX also records surgeries by outputting video files that are saved onto network attached storage. The files are accessible throughout the hospital and staff can replay videos on demand.
It also boasts a file splitting feature, allowing staff to record videos in segments of a set length. The files are automatically saved with the time and date, allowing for easier managing of archived records.
‘Matrox HDX is so easy to use that whoever is assisting in the operation room can set it up and activate streaming and recording,’ commented Dr Sangyoon. The hospital hopes to install more units in other departments in the future.