As medical equipment proliferates in the operating room (OR), surgical teams need advanced monitoring and control systems that can integrate data from many sources and display it in on multiple high-resolution screens. Such centralization of information is critical to surgical precision, decision making, and patient outcomes.
Formerly located in control rooms monitored by technicians, surgical monitoring and control systems are increasingly moving into the OR where they can be operated directly by the surgical team. This places new demands on these systems, requiring them to be more compact and quiet. At the same time, these systems need excellent performance to handle multiple high-resolution data streams, along with top-notch reliability.
In this article, we show how you can meet these challenges with the high-performance, space-saving NEXCOM ICES 670 COM Express Type 6 Module. We demonstrate how the ICES 670's triple-display capabilities and ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K resolution enables detailed views on multiple screens. We additionally consider how the ICES 670 helps maintain security, regulatory compliance, and reliable operation.
Finally, we show how the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family enables all of these capabilities. We examine how these processors provide excellent compute and graphics performance at low power, and how they enhance reliability through hardware-assisted security features.
The print edition of this article was published in the 10th edition of Intel's Embedded Innovator Magazine.