5th October 2023, Weybridge UK – Sony has today announced the LMD-XH550MD, a new high quality 4K HDR 55-inch Surgical Monitor. The LMD-XH550MD is a medical grade monitor with high peak brightness, high contrast ratio and wide colour gamut and can display very high quality 4K HDR colour video images in 2D. 4K imaging offers four times the resolution of full HD providing a greater level of detail suitable for use in hospital operating theatres, surgical centres and classrooms for education.
Superb Picture Quality
The LMD-XH550MD is equipped with high quality, 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) large 55-inch screen and uses Sony’s Local Dimming Panel Technology that allows the monitor to achieve a peak brightness of more than 1,5000 cd/m2 and contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. The LMD-XH550MD is HDR capable when receiving the HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) signals, allowing the monitor to reproduce the images more realistically and in greater detail, capture the highlights and dark areas, leaving no detail undiscovered.
The new model’s advanced LCD panel and signal processing technology support a wide colour gamut (which conforms to the ITU-R recommendation BT.2020) which allows for accurate colour reproduction and realistic visualisation. The LMD-XH550MD is also designed to minimise reflective glare even in brightly lit ORs, providing clear, high-contrast images for seamless viewing experiences for surgeons.
The LMD-XH550MD uses Sony’s unique A.I.M.E.™ (Advanced Image Multiple Enhancer) technology that enhances the display image by adjusting the colour, contrast and visibility of shadow areas for a more comfortable viewing. The new monitor has a clone-output connector feature that clones the image on display to a secondary display or external recorders, even with advanced settings like A.I.M.E. or PIP (Picture-in-picture). The resolution of the output image can be selected between 4K or HD which can be up or downscaled at the user’s choice to adapt to the capability of the secondary display or recorder. There is now the choice of being able to connect a remote control such as a footswitch via stereo mini, permitting hands free menu switching.
Easy Installation and Use
The LMD-XH550MD features a smooth surface and streamlined back design for users to easily wipe liquid and gels off the LCD panel, control buttons, and the rear cover, ensuring a high standard of disinfection and cleanliness. To further the accessibility of the monitor, all connectors face downwards to insure organised and seamless cable connection.
“We know that working as surgeon or in an OR can be stressful enough and technology can be unpredictable and that is why we make our surgical monitors that ensure a streamlined operation by using the best technology and with surgeons’ needs in mind.” said Ludger Philippsen, Head of Healthcare at Healthcare Solutions Europe, Sony. “The LMD-XH550MD offers excellent visual experience to help aid surgeons, from Sony’s unique A.I.M.E. technology to the 4K picture quality.”