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Brainlab Introduces New Multi-Touch Surgical Information Hub

Munich, Germany, October 3, 2012 – Brainlab today announced the release of Buzz Digital OR, a major step forward in information integration for the surgical suite. Buzz Digital OR 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 intraoperative 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 the United States at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Chicago, Oct. 8-10; booth #1220) and at the OR Manager Conference (Las Vegas, Oct 24-26; booth #430).

About Brainlab

Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that supports targeted, less-invasive treatment. Core products are image-guided systems and software that provide real-time information used for surgical navigation and radiosurgical planning and delivery.

Brainlab technology drives collaboration between hospitals and clinicians from a wide variety of subspecialties—from neurosurgery and oncology to orthopedics, ENT, CMF and spine & trauma. This integration delivers better access to improved and more efficient treatment. Founded in 1989, privately held Brainlab group has about 5,000 systems installed in about 80 countries. Based in Munich, Germany, Brainlab employs 1,070 people in 17 offices worldwide.

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