Planar Systems has introduced a new dual-mode version of its VitalScreen high-reolution flat-panel display platform for medical equipment applications
The new VitalScreen platform is the first medical monitor that is
designed to interface with both digital and analogue equipment.
It features a 15-inch (38 cm) active matrix liquid crystal
display (AMLCD), which offers high-resolution colour in a
medical-grade package that is certified for patient proximity.
The unit is a fraction of the size and weight of a standard CRT
monitor, and is specifically designed for use in harsh medical
A rugged acrylic cover protects it from rough
handling and frequent cleanings.
In developing the VitalScreen
platform, Planar has drawn from experience partnering with the
top OEM companies in the medical equipment industry to design
solutions to suit their customers.
The VitalScreen platform is
engineered in such a way that it can be customised to meet
specific manufacturers' requirements, and also excels as a
stand-alone monitor for use in hospitals and clinics.
Planar team conducted extensive market research into the specific
needs of medical equipment manufacturers, and we've
developed a solution that suits a wide range of
applications', comments Rick Phillips, vice president of
Planar's Medical Business Unit: 'OEMs can rely on this
system to optimise their time to market, count on our ability to
customise the display for additional performance requirements,
and rely on Planar's commitment to support the long product
life-cycles and certification requirements of medical