Sony’s new 3D display and recorder solution offers easy integration with da Vinci S and SI robotic surgical systems

PARK RIDGE, NJ USA (Press Release) - May 1, 2013 -

New Products Will Be Showcased at 2013 American Urological Association Annual Meeting

Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is unveiling new 3D viewing and recording products that can give urology surgeons and their teams the benefits of added depth and enhanced visualization. Combining medical displays and a recorder, the advanced Sony 3D solution is designed for easy integration with da Vinci® S and SI robotic surgical systems that are widely used throughout the medical industry. Sony will demonstrate this technology at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, May 4-8, 2013, in San Diego (Sony booth #18050).

“Robotic surgery relies on the cohesiveness of the entire surgical team, and the Sony 3D solution has unequivocally improved the workflow in the O.R. when using the da Vinci system,” said Dr. John Valvo, attending physician at Rochester General Hospital and Executive Director of the Polissini Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. “By having the 3D monitor in the O.R., the assisting surgeon can now see exactly what the primary surgeon is viewing on the console, allowing the assisting surgeon to further anticipate what is needed during the procedure. In addition, the entire O.R. staff can also benefit by seeing this view.”

Sony’s new 3D products include: the LMD-2451MT 24-inch medical grade 3D display, LMD-4251TD 42-inch 3D display for reference, training and education, and the HVO-3000MT 3D medical grade recorder. The Sony displays delivers superb image quality for both 2D and 3D applications, while the HVO-3000MT video recorder allows users to capture 2D and 3D video from the robotic system for post-op review and for use in training and education. Users can record up to 31 hours of high-quality images onto the system’s internal hard drive and to a variety of removable media including Blu-ray™ disk, DVD disk, USB removable hard disk, and USB flash memory – all from the da Vinci S or Si systems. Completing Sony’s 3D total solution is OPSIGATE, a comprehensive web-based content management and delivery system that enables easy and secure access to shared surgical video, stills and documents throughout a hospital network.

“We plan on growing our teaching process in the O.R. and tele-mentoring in the future with our sister hospital – all with the intention to include the rest of the room and their assistants,” said Dr. Valvo. “I confidently endorse this to my colleagues using the da Vinci Surgical System, as it will enhance the overall procedure.”

Sony’s full portfolio of 3D surgical solutions will be showcased at AUA including the MCC-3000MT 3D camera, the HD UP-DR80MD printer and the OPSIGATE comprehensive web-based content management and delivery system.

For more details on Sony’s 3D solutions please visit

Tom Di Nome
Sony Electronics

Holly Jespersen
KNB Communications
203-504-8230 x132

Sony Electronics, Inc.