|Barcoview's Nio Line of Affordable DICOM Compatable Display Systems.|
A refreshing approach to medical viewing|
In today's medical facilities, radiology plays a crucial role in the diagnostic process. Because of this, high-quality medical imaging is more important than ever before. Barco understands this need for flexible and reliable high-quality medical solutions. Building upon its wide expertise in medical imaging, Barco has developed a unique and innovative range of professional medical display systems.
Industry standard medical display system
For general, day-to-day medical viewing, Barco now launches Nio®, an innovative line of industry standard grayscale display systems. Nio® offers medical professionals a flexible and cost effective solution for a multitude of medical imaging applications, including PACS, CT, MRI, angiography... Barco's Nio® line is available in 2MP, 3MP and 5MP resolutions.
Why opt for Nio®?
Industry standard flat panel display system
Nio® display systems are available in 2MP, 3MP and 5MP configuratons Their high-brightness, combined with image crispness and excellent viewing angle, makes Nio® display stations an ideal solution for a multitude of medical applications and environments.
All Nio® systems have a solid and handy tilt and swivel base to provide users with optimum viewing comfort in portrait as well as landscape mode. Users are free to use their Nio® system as a portrait or landscape viewing station, thanks to
|the embedded rotator function.|
The slim and energy-efficient Nio® display systems come in single- or dual-head configurations.
Long-term image confidence
Thanks to the display's high luminance, combined with Backlight Output Stabilization (BLOS®), Nio® is the ideal solution for a wide range of medical viewing applications. BLOS® technology guarantees fast power-up and continuously stabilizes the luminance output of the LCD's backlight. This significantly improves the overall optical efficiency of all Nio® display systems and provides long-term image confidence.
Optional MediCal® Pro QA software
For advanced QA functionality, operators can rely on Barco's optional MediCal® Pro software. Medical® Pro works with a customized sensor for accurate measurements on LCDs and offers an advanced solution to maintain image conformance and consistency. The package allows users to carry out customized QA checks, combining a variety of visual checks and measurements, perform automated calibration and consult their system's history.
DICOM-compliant out of the box
Nio® display systems are fully DICOM-compliant out of the box, thus providing a truly plug and play solution.
For local finetuning, Nio® features NioWatch®, a user-friendly software tool, allowing users to optimize their display system in accordance with DICOM part 14 in a few easy steps. As a result, Nio® flat panel displays are perceptually linearized, ensuring an accurate image representation at all times.
When combined with MediCal® Administrator, NioWatch® offers a networking functionality for display fleet management purposes.
High-speed image rendering
|Nio® display systems are driven by high-speed BarcoMed® display controllers. The 8-bit display controllers produce 256
simultaneous shades of gray out of a palette of 1024. In addition, the dual-head imaging boards, featuring Barco's
proprietary AURA technology, offer ultra-fast image loading and realistic image representation. All Nio® display
controllers are compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.|
Technical specifications Nio® display controller
Bus: PCI 2.1 & 2.2, universal signaling
Bus clock speed: 33 Mhz
Bus width: 32 bit
Power consumption: < 15 watt
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP
Platforms: Pentium class and up
Display configuration: Single- or dual-head, portrait or landscape
Graphics processor: Proprietary AURA technology
Display memory: 32MB
VGA: Integrated VGA controller
Pixel clock rate: 120 - 200 MHz
Look-up table: 8 bits in / 10 bits out
Electrical standard: Dual DVI complying to VESA DVI Rev. 1.0 spec.
Supported resolution/refresh rates: 1600x1200 @ 60Hz, 1536x 2048 @ 60Hz, 2048x1536 @ 60Hz
Connectors: Two DVI connectors (one per head)
Temperature: Operational +10 to +60 deg.C / Storage -40 to +85 deg.C
Humidity: Operational 80% / Storage 100%