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NDS Surgical Imaging Receives FDA Clearance For ZeroWire Duo

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for ZeroWire Duo, a Class II medical-grade wireless Full HD video solution for minimally-invasive surgery, GI and interventional suites. With 510(k) clearance, NDSsi is able to offer the advanced technology, customizable solution that meets the video transmission challenges of the operating room to customers in the United States.

NDSsi said that the ZeroWire system provides reliable communication with less than 1 frame latency and the image quality required for multi-modality imaging environments, delivering full high-definition surgical video in real-time utilizing the UWB frequency spectrum. The wireless system has been developed to improve clinical efficacy and safety by eliminating downtime from disconnected or damaged cables and reducing the cleaning time between procedures.

Some of the features and benefits of the ZeroWire Duo HD Wireless Video Transmission System include: memory-enabled pairing system that makes installation quick and easy, medical grade image quality with full high-definition video (1080p60), ultra-low latency of less than 1 frame for real-time surgical video, designed and tested in accordance with applicable standards to not interfere with other equipment in the OR, signal reliability by virtue of UWB radio technology and interfaces with a wide range of image sources and surgical monitors in the OR.

NDSsi’s ZeroWire is a core platform within the company’s Medical Visualization Informatics (MVI) offering, which helps to drive procedural efficacy in the OR by offering the ability to connect the realms of PACS imaging, surgical video and medical informatics.

John Murphy, president and CEO of NDSsi, said: “With the announcement of FDA clearance, NDSsi couldn’t be more excited. We have received many requests for a reliable wireless HD product for the operating room. We are able to offer our customers in the US a wireless HD solution designed specifically for the operating room that has a unique ability to provide clinical efficiency and enhance safety in the OR.”

Jens Ruppert, vice president of surgical business unit at NDSsi, said: “With the increased demands on ORs, hospitals are continuously looking for reliable technology solutions that improve clinical efficacy while adding to the hospital’s bottom line. We are excited about being able to now offer ZeroWire in the US, as this product provides many benefits to the OR including lower installation costs, accelerated turn-around time, and greater flexibility during clinical procedures.”