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.
*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.