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Brainlab introduces new multi-touch surgical information hub

3 October, 2012  
Brainlab today announced the release of Buzz™ Digital OR, a major step forward in information integration for the surgical suite. Buzz encompasses a vast spectrum, from pure DICOM viewing to complete digital OR functionality, including video management and documentation — at the touch of a finger, or two.
IP-centric, software-centric, workflow-centric, and patient-centric, Buzz Digital OR bundles robust hardware and sophisticated software together in a sleek, modern design. At its core is a large 42″ display with an ultra-slim multi-touch interface that displays images in full HD. This computer- and IP-based system allows users to connect with a multitude of video signals and route content to multiple, full-HD displays.
“Buzz Digital OR is a highly advanced surgical device, tailored to meet the specific needs of the surgical environment,” said Stefan Vilsmeier, President and CEO, Brainlab. “We understand and embrace the trend of fusing medical devices and IT systems inside healthcare facilities, as this allows for intelligent, scalable, and flexible OR integration solutions; we  expect that hospitals and surgeons are going to reap untold benefits by installing Buzz systems, and will offer new possibilities in data flow and patient care.”
Buzz Digital OR effectively manages advanced OR workflow—facilitating planning, navigation and intra-operative imaging connectivity. The newly designed control concept for Buzz enables intuitive management of data sources and displays with drag and drop functionality. Fast and easy access to medical image data is provided through the integrated interactive DICOM viewer. Procedures can be conveniently documented with screenshots or dual channel recording.
“Buzz Digital OR has been designed from the ground up and incorporates key customer feedback based on the success of the Digital Lightbox,” said Stephan Holl, COO, Brainlab. “We can now offer intelligent software algorithms to create a system that can run any and all data across the hospital IP network. In addition, user experience is heightened with features like the practical touch interface, convenient home button, integrated sound system, webcam, microphone, and industrial grade components built to last.”
Buzz™ Digital OR is available in either ‘on-wall’ or ‘in-wall’ configurations. Buzz Digital OR is available now and first shipments are expected by November 2012. For more information, visit
Brainlab will exhibit Buzz for the first time in Europe at MEDICA in Düsseldorf
November 14 – 17
Hall 9, Booth no. 9B46