2017 - EIZO

Daisy Chaining or MST (multi-stream technology) is a method of connecting monitors together using a DisplayPort 1.2 input and output terminal. Rather than connecting each monitor to the graphics board of your computer, each monitor is connected to each other in a ‘daisy chain’ so that only one monitor needs to be connected to the computer.

There are many benefits of using a daisy chain in the reading room:

  • A reduced amount of cabling required to operate multiple monitors. This frees up space and reduces clutter.
  • Using short DisplayPort cables between monitors – as opposed to using multiple long cables – reduces the total length of wire, ultimately reducing the amount of PVC plastic required and thrown into landfills.
  • Monitor connection becomes quicker and easier for installers, especially if a computer is located in a confined area, as only one display cable needs to be connected to the PC.
  • Computer graphics boards only need to have a single DisplayPort output, rather than several, to be able to connect multiple monitors. This makes daisy chaining perfect for laptop and small-PC users, which often have limited outputs.
  • Cables can’t be accidentally pulled out like some other display cable types, as the DisplayPort cable has a clip that connects it to the terminal. This is important when viewing time sensitive information.
  • Excluding 5 megapixel monitors, daisy chaining doesn’t affect a monitor’s refresh rate – even on high performance monitors. This means that images will always be displayed as clearly as if they were directly connected to the PC.

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Daisy-Chain Requirements

DisplayPort 1.2 has a set bandwidth restriction, and can only support a limited amount of monitors depending on the resolution. The following graph shows the maximum number of same-resolution monitors that can be connected via a single DisplayPort 1.2 daisy chain, determined by resolution.

Display Resolution Maximum Number of Monitors
1200 x 1600 (2MP) 3
1536 x 2048 (3MP) 2
2048 x 2560 (5MP) 2
3280 x 2048 (6MP) 1
4096 x 2160 (8MP) 1

However, monitors of varying resolution can also be used together. For example in the above graph, although a maximum of two 1536 x 2048 monitors is listed, an additional 1920 x 1200 resolution monitor is also possible. There are numerous resolution combinations that can be connected. If using EIZO monitors, we recommend consulting our connection guide here.

Furthermore, although DisplayPort 1.2 may be able to support a certain amount of monitors, your computer may not. You can check the amount of monitors that your computer can support by viewing a computer’s GPU limitations.

Once you’re confident you know how many monitors your computer can safely support via DisplayPort 1.2, you will need monitors that are daisy chain compatible. Daisy chain compatible monitors contain at least one DisplayPort input and one output terminal.  The output terminal is what allows you to connect one monitor to the next. EIZO offers the following medically qualified monitors that are compatible with daisy chaining:

  • RadiForce GX550: A 5 megapixel, monochrome LCD monitor for breast imaging
  • RadiForce MX315W: An 8 megapixel, colour LCD monitor perfect for multi-modality use such as CT, MRI and ultrasound.
  • RadiForce RX660: A 6 megapixel, colour LCD monitor designed for viewing a variety of medical images such as CR, DR, CT, MRI and ultrasound.
  • RadiForce RX350: A 3 megapixel, colour LCD monitor for displaying both greyscale and colour images
  • RadiForce RX250: A 2 megapixel colour LCD monitor ideal for accurate display of both greyscale and colour images.

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As it can be difficult to determine how many monitors can be supported in one chain, EIZO offers a connection guide to help you use the daisy chain feature effectively following the DisplayPort 1.2 bandwidth restrictions.

Collaboration with The RadFlowSpace Group

EIZO is collaborating with The US-based RadFlowSpace Group on its research into multi-monitor workstations. RadFlowSpace™ and the RadFlowSpace Method™ are the creations of Dr. John Mukai.  He is developing and vetting ideas that will bring relief to practicing radiologists who have become inundated with image data, case loads and time pressure resulting from today’s healthcare industry. The RadFlowSpace Group has transitioned its initial research – the RadFlowSpace Cockpit™ – and is simultaneously supporting its industrial partners to deliver better products, and radiologists to understand that they must adapt and embrace new ideas.

Dr. Mukai is using EIZO monitors in his work, and said the following about daisy chaining for radiology. “We have initiated work with EIZO Corporation to continue researching large, multi-monitor visual horizons for practicing radiologists. One of the challenges we face in our 8-monitor workstations is cable management. We believe that EIZO’s daisy chain capability will be an important factor in streamlining large multi-monitor deployments.”

EIZO would like to thank The RadFlowSpace Group for providing us with information on their RadFlowSpace Method™.


Benenden Hospital is an independent hospital based in the heart of Kent, UK.  A subsidiary of Benenden Healthcare Society it aims to provide first-class healthcare for private patients, Benenden members and NHS patients.

2017 sees a large redevelopment to the hospital which originally dates back to 1907.  Along with the modern refurbishment of the hospital, an update to the hospitals equipment will also be rolled out.  Already an existing customer of EIZO’s RadiForce diagnostic monitors, the team at Benenden Hospital are now purchasing from the FlexScan range – the everyday monitors from EIZO.

 

What was the need? 

In the past, the hospital had experienced both poor reliability and user experience with its existing general office application desktop monitors.  A recurring issue meant monitors would blow the capacitors and fail following the monthly generator test which resulted in the monitors needing to be replaced each time.  Coupled with rising costs, the team started to look at other manufacturers for a reliable, general office monitor solution.

The EIZO Solution

Having been introduced to the EIZO FlexScan range the team at Benenden have chosen the EIZO FlexScan EV2216 and EV2450 desktop monitors to be used across the hospital within the general offices, consulting rooms,theatres etc. Approximately 50 monitors have been installed to date, with a planned roll out of over 300 this coming year.

FlexScan monitors are the ideal choice for any office within a hospital.  With an industry leading 5-year warranty as standard they have slim attractive bezels, versatile stands and numerous connectors to fit onto any desk space.  They have been specifically designed to have leading energy saving features to help reduce running costs and are designed to make working at a PC more comfortable.  All of these features were attractive to the team at Benenden.

 

 Why EIZO? 

Dave Turner, IT Service Desk Team Leader, Benenden Hospital comments “The competitive price against our previous monitor along with the longer 5-year warranty was a definite advantage of the EIZO FlexScan and as a result they have reduced the initial purchasing costs for the trust.  The improved reliability and more robust design has also drastically reduced the number of faulty monitors on site.

“For the user, their experience is greatly improved which is appreciated by the staff.  They are noticeably brighter, clearer and wider than the previous well known manufacturer’s screens and are proving to be a stylish choice for our user.  They have also been 100% reliable during our monthly generator tests whereas our previous screens used to blow the capacitors.

The FlexScan monitors have fast became our monitor of choice for the hospital and everywhere they have been deployed the users are happy.”

If you would like to know how EIZO FlexScan monitors can be used in your hospital, please contact ukhealthcarevisual@eizo.com today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EIZO Limited today announced the introduction of a new line of surgical monitors for displaying endoscopy and operating microscope feeds. The first two models are the CuratOR EX3220-3D and EX2620-3D – 31.5-inch and 26-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) surgical monitors implementing EIZO’s first 3D imaging technology.

 

In July 2016, EIZO acquired Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.’s surgical and endoscopic monitor business. EIZO has developed its own advanced surgical monitors that combine the technologies of both companies in this new line of products.

 

3D technology has revolutionised work in the operating room, allowing surgical teams to view organs and tissue structures with a natural-looking 3D effect. With EIZO’s new innovative 3D technology, these monitors assist surgeons in today’s sophisticated medical procedures. The EX3220-3D and EX2620-3D faithfully reproduce 3D images with high definition, brightness and contrast. The EX3220-3D has a maximum brightness of 650 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1400:1, and the EX2620-3D has a maximum brightness of 580 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1400:1.

 

Due to the way monitors are built, many have an air gap between the LCD panel and outer layer of protective glass which creates reflections due to differences in refractive indices. However, the EX3220-3D and EX2620-3D offer EIZO’s own optical bonding which fills the gap with resin, reducing reflections and improving visibility and durability.

 

Additionally, the monitors are designed with safety and hygiene in mind. They feature rounded corners to prevent injury when moving monitors around the operating room, and they also feature a fully flat design which is dustproof and waterproof (Front: IP45; Whole Monitor: IP32). Furthermore, because they are fan-less, there are no ventilation holes, meaning that cleaning and disinfection can be done safely and efficiently without damaging the monitors. They can also contain cables neatly in the supplied cable cover for safe and hygienic use.

 

EIZO will continue to expand on this new line of surgical monitors with varying resolutions and sizes such as 4K3D, to respond to the diversifying needs of the healthcare industry.

 

Availability

Date of availability varies by country.

Please contact Clare Hillman (Clare.Hillman@EIZO.com) for UK specific details.

 

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For press information please contact: Hayley Osborne, Marketing Manager, EIZO Limited (Hayley.Osborne@EIZO.com)

About EIZO

EIZO (TSE:6737), which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO integrates hardware and software technologies with consulting, web hosting, and other services to help customers in business, graphics, gaming, medicine, maritime, and other fields work more comfortably, efficiently, and creatively. Headquartered in Hakusan, Japan, EIZO has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Germany, and the US, and representation in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit www.eizoglobal.com.

 

All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. CuratOR is a trademark and EIZO is a registered trademark of EIZO Corporation.

EIZO will be exhibiting its full line of display solutions for security and surveillance at IFSEC International 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

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Date:  June 20 – 22, 2017
Location: ExCel London,
Booth: E475

With over 45 years of technical expertise, EIZO is dedicated to developing innovative and high quality visual display solutions for a wide range of markets, including mission-critical fields such as maritime, medical, and air traffic control. Our unique in-house production model, quality control, and extensive customisation allow us to meet the diverse requirements of any installation.

EIZO booth

Security and Surveillance Solutions for Any Application

EIZO’s line of security and surveillance monitors is developed to support a range of applications. Many are built for 24-hour use to provide reliability and peace of mind for various environments including transportation hubs, medical facilities, businesses, government offices, and more.

IP Decoding Monitors

DuraVision FDF2304W-IPCome see EIZO’s 23-inch and 46-inch IP decoding monitors at the booth. With hassle-free installation, efficient video management, and exceptional visibility, these full HD (1920 x 1080) monitors are built specifically for IP security camera connection and management.

  • Displays video feed from up to 16 IP cameras
  • No PC or software required for operation
  • Decoding technology built-in
  • Support for ONVIF Profile S and Axis (VAPIX) protocols
  • Web API which supports customizable integration with the local VMS

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Case Study: Walibi Holland

 

Visibility Enhancement Monitor

EIZO’s visibility enhancement monitor is full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) and equipped with unique technology called Visibility Optimiser for improving the clarity of security footage.

  • The Defog function enhances images that are affected by fog or snow.
  • Low-Light Correction enhances areas of the screen that are too dark to see clearly.
  • Outline Enhancer ensures noise is not accentuated while correcting blurred areas.
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Defog Low-Light Correction Outline Enhancer

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Slim-Bezel Monitors for Multi-Monitor Configurations

EIZO’s monitors with ultra-slim bezels combine reduced power consumption and improved visual ergonomics inside an extremely compact cabinet for multi-monitor environments.
FlexScan EV Series

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Innovative 4K IP Technology

EIZO will also be presenting a sample of a new 32-inch 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) IP decoding monitor only at IFSEC. Visit the booth to see an exclusive demonstration.
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We look forward to seeing you!

 Visit us at Booth E475

 

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EIZO Limited today announced the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 – a 31.1-inch reference monitor with DCI-4K resolution (4096 x 2160) for the professional HDR post production

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HDR (high dynamic range) approximates the human perception of colour and light as content is shown on a display device. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 is able to correctly show both very bright and very dark areas on the screen without sacrificing the integrity of either – a process which cannot be achieved with SDR (standard dynamic range) monitors. The monitor achieves the 1000 cd/m2 (typical) high brightness level needed for HDR content display as well as a typical contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 for displaying true blacks.

This professional colour-grading monitor is the first to overcome the severe drawbacks of other HDR technologies that are available in the market today – ABL and local dimming. ABL (Auto Brightness Limiter) is equipped in other HDR OLED monitors and limits the monitor’s ability to display lighter scenes with tones over a specific range in order to prolong the device’s lifetime. This causes those light areas to appear dimmer and the colour duller as a result. Local dimming uses an area control backlight system which adjusts the brightness in sections of the screen depending on the content displayed. However, when an object on the screen falls outside of the area of the backlight that is adjusted, a “halo” effect appears, making it impossible to achieve full colour accuracy in smaller details. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 achieves a true HDR visual experience without ABL or the “halo” effect to ensure users always see accurate colours and brightness in every pixel.

There are two gamma curves used for HDR video creation – HLG (hybrid log-gamma)1 and PQ (perceptual quantization) curve. HLG is suitable for live television broadcasting and the PQ curve approximates the human visual system in terms of color and light perception, making it ideal for films, streaming, and other video content. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 supports these gamma curves so professional creators can rely on a monitor compliant with industry standards for HDR video.

ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 supports various video formats including HDMI input compatible with 10-bit 4:2:2 at 50/60p. The DisplayPort input supports up to 10-bit 4:4:4 at 50/60p.

Additional Features

  • DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, EBU, and SMPTE-C, and Adobe RGB modes
  • Smooth gradations with 10-bit display from a 24-bit LUT (look-up-table)2
  • Optional light-shielding hood

HDR Gamma Support for Current ColorEdge Products

In addition to the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 HDR reference monitor, EIZO now offers optional HLG and PQ curves for many of its current CG Series monitors. The optimised gamma curves render images to appear more true to how the human eye perceives the real world compared to SDR. This HDR gamma support is available as an option for ColorEdge CG318-4K, CG248-4K, CG277, and CG247X. Both gamma curves were standardised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as ITU-R BT.2100. In addition, the PQ curve was standardised by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as ST-2084.

With the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 monitor and HDR gamma support for a range of other monitors, EIZO now offers a wide selection of solutions to cover HDR video creation, VFX, compositing, colour grading, and more.

EIZO will be showing the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 and its line of HDR gamma-supported monitors at the NAB Show 2017 in Las Vegas, USA from April 24 – 27. Visit Booth SL13916 to see the products in a specially designed booth.

Availability

The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 will begin shipping in late 2017. Select ColorEdge CG Series monitors are now eligible for HLG and PQ curve gamma support.

 

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For more information please contact Hayley Osborne, Marketing Manager, EIZO Limited, Hayley.Osborne@EIZO.com

 

About EIZO

Established in 1968, EIZO has been developing visual display products since the early days of television. Originally manufacturing components for televisions and later developing screens for the games industry, including one of the 20th century’s most recognisable arcade games: Space Invaders, EIZO has continually been at the forefront of display innovation. Now designing and manufacturing specialised products for a range of highly technical industry sectors, including; Medical, Aerospace, Air Traffic Control and the Creative Industries, EIZO is a world leader in visually accurate, colour correct monitors and display systems. EIZO’s products can be found in the labs, offices and studios of the world’s leading businesses and professionals who are working at the cutting edge of their industries.

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1 System gamma 1.0. 2A graphics board and software which support 10-bit output are also necessary for 10-bit display. 

All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. EIZO and ColorEdge are registered trademarks of EIZO Corporation.

Exhibition: The Photography Show 2018

Date : 17th-18th March 2018

Location:NEC, Birmingham

Exhibits: EIZO ColorEdge

EIZO Limited today announced the release of the RadiForce MX315W, an 8 megapixel, 31.1-inch monitor with a slim, lightweight design in EIZO’s line of clinical review monitors.

The RadiForce MX315W is the first 8 megapixel monitor in the RadiForce MX Series. With a resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels over the 31.1-inch screen, a large amount of information can be viewed at once. This allows the monitor to be used in cooperation with various systems such as electronic health record systems, and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), so that multiple applications and windows can be displayed at once on the same monitor. By utilising the MX315W’s increased viewing space and freedom of layout, it is possible to display various inspection images side by side, such as CT and MRI images in tiled format. This will allow for the comparison of old and current scans, ultimately improving efficiency.

The MX315W also offers the highest brightness in the RadiForce MX Series at 450 cd/m2. EIZO guarantees 3 years or 10,000 hours of use at the recommended 270 cd/m2 brightness level, ensuring optimal brightness stability over a long period of use. A built-in brightness-sensor ensures the brightness of the monitor will stay consistent over time. Additionally, the monitor supports DICOM Part 14* standard calibration.

The monitor has a new slim design to minimise clutter at the workspace. It is only 225 mm deep and 11.7 kg in weight, meaning that less space is used and installation is a breeze. Furthermore, the monitor has a built-in power supply so the workspace is free of bulky power supply bricks.

EIZO will be demonstrating the RadiForce MX315W at the European Society of Radiology 2017 (ECR 2017) from March 2 – 5 in Vienna, Austria.

 

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For more information please contact Hayley Osborne, Marketing Manager EIZO Limited. Hayley.Osborne@eizo.com

Availability

The RadiForce MX315W will begin shipping in June, 2017, please contact us for more details.

 

EIZO (TSE:6737), which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO integrates hardware and software technologies with consulting, web hosting, and other services to help customers in business, graphics, gaming, medicine, maritime, and other fields work more comfortably, efficiently, and creatively. Headquartered in Hakusan, Japan, EIZO has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Germany, and the US, and representation in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit www.eizoglobal.com.

 

*DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is an international network standard established by the American College of Radiation (ACR) and the National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) for consistency between medical image data and manufacturer medical imaging devices. The standardized display function for grayscale images is specified in Part 14 of the contents.

 

All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. EIZO and RadiForce are registered trademarks of EIZO Corporation.

Project Site:

University Hospital of Wales is a major 1000-bed hospital in the Heath district of Cardiff, Wales. UHW is a teaching hospital of Cardiff University School of Medicine. Construction started in 1963 with the official opening in 1971. It was Europe’s first fully integrated hospital and medical school at a cost of £22 million. The hospital is the third largest University Hospital in the UK and the largest hospital in Wales.

 

Project Brief:

The brief was to replace an old RDP all-in-one unit which was no longer supported and had reached its end of life. The required units had to be used in a variety of surgical specialities to display a range of medical images during surgery and needed to have an integrated PC for input of patient data by the theatre team. Housing had to be sealed, easy to clean and to be able to be mounted on the existing mounts on the theatre walls. The systems were to be purchased alongside a hardware refresh with University Hospital Wales’ PACS provider, AGFA.

EIZO’s solution:

EIZO designed and offered a dual 21inch all in one CuratOR solution containing a pair of EIZO RadiForce MX215 displays with an integrated PC specially designed lightweight housing to enable easy mounting on existing displays. The MX215 was chosen as a monitor ideal for viewing MRI and CT medical images in clinical review environments. The units also had included integrated fully sealed keyboard, mouse and dual USB ports which replicated the previous setup and provided a familiar user friendly system.

The units were also designed so if any parts fail during their lifetime they can be replaced on a component basis and replacement components can be exchanged without removing the units from the wall, unlike the sites previous model.

Customer feedback:

“The EIZO units are robust having been specifically designed for the theatre environment and provide excellent image quality.  The product design facilitates quick access for repair should it be required.

We have been very pleased with both the units themselves and the excellent service provided by the team at EIZO during the project.”

Tom Henderson – PACS Manager, University Hospital of Wales.

Marinequip AS is a Norwegian supplier and manufacturer of ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and lighting and monitoring systems for above and below water. The system integrator’s products are specially designed to meet the needs of aquaculture, wellboat fishing, and the process industry.

Marinequip relies entirely on EIZO for its marine-certified monitor solutions of up to 46 inches for use on ship bridges. This is because the Japanese monitor manufacturer offers a whole range of products (the FDS1904W, FDU2603W, and DV4624 models) with the corresponding certificates (IEC 61174, IEC 62288, and IEC 62388) and also fulfils all of the Norwegian company’s expectations for a reliable partner.

When asked why he decided on EIZO, Trond Johansen, Sales Manager at Marinequip, responded: “EIZO is a well-known brand that represents excellent quality, proven service, and the best possible technical support.”

Marinequip integrated both 26- and 46-inch EIZO models into its matrix solution for a customer from the fishing and aquaculture industry. Six of the monitors assembled on the bridge for this solution are used for navigation, ECDIS, radar, ship PC, automation, and CCTV system applications. An additional monitor is also used in the engine control room for CCTV applications.

 

Trond Johansen sees many advantages to cooperating with EIZO: “I particularly appreciate EIZO’s very strong support and reliable consulting. I know that I’ll always get an answer and sufficient information on the offer and project status.”

FIME Show

Exhibition: ehi Live 2017

Date : 31st Oct – 1st Nov 2017

Location:NEC, Birmingham

Exhibits: EIZO RadiForce & CuratOR

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