IP Converter/Transmitter for NUCLeUS™

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Converts IP data streams to video for viewing on a medical monitor
The NU-IP3R receives IP data with high quality and low latency of less than 1 frame*1 through copper or fiber network interfaces from a NU-IP3T converter (transmitter). IP data comprising visually lossless video and control signals are converted to 4K*2, HD or SD*3 video signals for display on a connected medical monitor.

Converted video streams can be displayed in a variety of different formats for convenient viewing in the Operating Room. Preconfigured layouts include quad-view, PIP, and PAP that can be configured symmetrically or asymmetrically.

The NU-IP3R is complemented by the NU-IP3T that converts medical imaging sources to a low-latency of 1 frame IP data stream for networked transmission to NUCLeUS and other medical equipment.


Support of Different Network Architectures
The NU-IP3R can read any video stream from the NU-IP3T, IP converter transmitter or IP camera over CAT5e or higher copper cable, or fiber network cable. Copper cable can be used with existing network infrastructures under a relatively low network load outside the OR. Fibre can be used if necessary to reduce electromagnetic interference e.g. from electronic scalpels.
Large video format support*4
NU‐IP3R supports from HD, up to 4K*2 @60p 4:4:4*4 video output.
Data Safety
Data and command interfaces to the NU-IP3R are encrypted using SSL. Bandwidth optimized streams are always secured with AES128 encryption used with a GCM rolling key scheme. This prevents third-party eavesdropping, spoofing and other tampering to ensure the integrity of data between the transmitter, receiver and server.
Multiple Display Layouts
The NU-IP3R can receive additional HD proxy streams (max 4 streams in total) on top of the 4K native stream*5 and can display these in different layouts. A set of preconfigured layouts include quad-view*6, PIP, and PAP, and these can be configured symmetrically or asymmetrically. Typically used for boom-mounted surgical monitors, the receiver can be `invisibly’ mounted between the boom and the display or as a larger (in-wall) overview screen.
Primary cabling
If IP transmission is interrupted, the receiver's safety mechanism can automatically switch the display input to a primary video signal cable via RS-232.
User Feedback
The NU-IP3T provides valuable visual feedback for clinical teams in the Operating Room. A status LED confirms power and correct system operation, while blinking patterns indicate loss of network connection or absence of an IP address.
Compliance with medical standards
This product is distributed to the US and EU as a medical device and satisfies product safety standards (e.g. IEC 60601-1). For more details, please contact your nearest Sony sales office or an authorized dealer.
*1. This is for native stream. Based on Sony internal testing. Latency varies and depends on usage conditions.
*2. Optional license is required for 4K.
*3. SD video is sent as HD with black bars around.
*4. Please contact your nearest Sony dealer.
*5. NU-IP3R can receive 4K or HD native stream. Resolution depends upon the image source.
*6. Optional license is necessary for quad-view functionality.


Video Specifications
Native and proxy streams
Up to 4K*1 @60 fps 4:4:4*2
USB Type A (Reserved for future use) (2)
Control and Data
SFP+ (Ethernet network)*3 (2)
RJ-45 (Ethernet network) (1)
RJ-45 (for serial control) (1)
Video Connectors (out)
3G-SDI (4), Display Port 1.2 (1), HDMI 2.0 (1)
DVI*4 / VGA*4 / Component*4 / YC*4 / Composite video*4
Medical grade power supply (AC-82MD) is optional
Display Control
RS-232 (RJ-45) serial interface for control to other devices and configuring the connected display*5
SSL + AES128 with GCM rolling key scheme*6
Power Requirements
+24 V DC
Input Current
2 A
Operating Temperature
0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity
30% to 85% (No condensation allowed)
Operating Pressure
700 hPa to 1,060 hPa
Storage and Transport Temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C, -4 °F to 140 °F
Storage and Transport Humidity
20% to 90%
Storage and Transport Pressure
700 hPa to 1,060 hPa
Noise Level
28 dBA (20 °C (68 °F), 1 m)
1.2 kg (2 lb 10 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D (excluding projection))
approx. 189 x 47 x 157 mm (approx. 7 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 6 1/4 inch)
Supplied Accessories
HDMI Cable Clamper (1)
Before Using This Unit (1)
CD-ROM (1)
Service Contact List (1)
*1. Optional license is required for 4K.
*2. Support signal type, resolution and frequency are limited.
*3. Optional SFP+ module is required.
*4. Exchange adaptor is required.
*5. Serial control is only supported on selected surgical display models. Contact nearest Sony dealer for details.
*6. For proxy stream only.