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June 28, 2002
The World's First Integrated Video System for Use in
Both Endosurgery in Operating Rooms and Endoscopy in Offices

VISERA Video System Launched Globally
VISERA Video System
VISERA Video System
Top center :  the Video System Center
Left : Endoscopic camera heads
Right : Videoscope
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. ( President : Tsuyoshi Kikukawa ) is pleased to announce the new VISERA Video System. The world's first * integrated system for use in endosurgery in operating rooms and endoscopy in offices was developed in response to the needs of many doctors, nurses and other staff members who use endoscopes and have long been looking for high performance, multi-function, ease of use, and easy maintenance. It was also designed to improve operational efficiency in hospitals. Starting in the Japanese market, sales of the VISERA Video System will sequentially be extended to North American, European, and other markets.
* As of May 21, 2002.
Main Features
1.Integrated video system for use in both endosurgery in operating rooms and endoscopy in offices.
2.Digital still image recording and digital movie output are available.
3.A variety of autoclavable camera heads.
4.Extensive lineup of endoscopic camera heads and videoscopes.
5.System functions upgradeable after purchase.
Background to Market Launch
Amidst growing calls for reductions in medical expenses, the efficiency of hospital management has come increasingly into the spotlight in recent years. To date, it has been difficult to manage endoscope and its ancillary equipment used in operating rooms and offices efficiently because they belong to individual clinical fields and are often incompatible. Seeing the need for greater operational efficiency in hospitals, Olympus Optical decided to develop the VISERA Video System as an endoscopic video system that can be shared among several clinical fields. To allow enhancements of functionality and ease of use, Olympus adopted a system whereby functions can be upgraded to match the needs of medical staff such as doctors and nurses by simply changing or adding Build On Demand ( BOD ) units ( circuit boards ) even after the unit has been purchased and installed. VISERA Video System includes autoclavability of camera heads that has been well accepted by the market since the launch of the earlier OTV-S6 video system. Autoclave sterilization shortens the operation time, and reduces the running cost of medical devices. Since still and moving images can be recorded and output digitally, high-quality images can be stored as-is with minimal degradation. The system therefore supports the digitization of medical information by allowing images to be appended to patients' electronic medical records, sharing medical information within hospitals, and image data transmissions to remote locations. Moreover, a full range of videoscopes ( laparo-thoracic, cysto and rhino-laryngologic ) can be connected directly to the VISERA Video System Center to enable one processor to be used for both endosurgery and endoscopy.
Details of Main Features
1. Integrated video system for use in both endosurgery in operating rooms and endoscopy in offices.
  Since rigid endoscopes, fiberscopes, and videoscopes can be connected to one processor, a much wider variety of operations and examinations is possible. Olympus has prepared a powerful lineup of 14 types of camera heads and three types of videoscopes to cope with a larger range of applications and operations.

2. Digital still image recording and digital moving image output are available.
  Vast amounts of high-quality graphical data can be recorded-still image data on smart media via a PC card, and moving data on DVC ( digital video cassette ) from an interface conforming to the IEEE1394 international standard. VISERA maximizes the advantages of digitization, such as editing the image data using a PC, integrated management and efficient retrieval/transmission of images using a server/network.

3. Full range of autoclavable camera heads.
  Autoclave sterilization offers greater efficiency and economy because the use of high-pressure steam leaves no toxicity in sterilized materials and lowers running costs. Since it only takes 10 to 60 minutes to autoclave, equipment usage rates can be raised substantially, allowing two surgeries per day instead of the conventional one, for example.

4. Extensive lineup of camera heads and videoscopes.
  Not only can the entire spectrum of Olympus telescopes and videoscopes ( laparo-thoracic, cysto and rhino-laryngologic ) be connected, but Olympus also aims to steadily expand its product lineup to increase the range of procedures and surgeries in which the system can be used.

5. System functions upgradeable after purchase.
  Even users who initially buy the standard Video System Center may upgrade its functions later by adding or replacing BOD units ( circuit boards ) *.

* Local sales subsidiaries in each country are responsible for adding and replacing BOD units. BOD units may not be added or replaced in the case of products built to Japanese specifications.
Digital still image recording, P-in-P display, Rotated or mirrored image display, Digital moving image output and Multi-freeze photography may be added or replaced according to users' needs.
Camera Heads
Camera Heads
CYF TYPE VA Cystovideoscope
"CYF TYPE VA" Cystovideoscope
LTF TYPE V3 Laparo-Thoraco Videoscope
"LTF TYPE V3" Laparo-Thoraco Videoscope
CLV-S40 VISERA Xenon Light Source ( Bottom photograph )
CLV-S40 VISERA Xenon Light Source ( Bottom photograph )
( Upper photograph : Video System Center )
Specifications of
Video System Center
100V - 240V AC
50 / 60Hz
Electric Power
W295 x H87 x D370 mm
6.1 kg - 6.6 kg
Television System
Video Signal Output
V.B.S : 1, Y/C : 3, RGB : 1
DV * ( IEEE1394 Digital Video Output Signal ) : 1

*;DV output depends on the model or the installed BOD unit.
Video Signal Input
V.B.S : 1
Others Patient Data Input Patient data can be entered.
Shutter Shutter is set to ON / OFF.
PC Card * Still image can be recorded to or played back from SmartMedia.
Picture In Picture * The external image from the video input terminal can be shown on the same video monitor as the main or sub image.
Reverse Image * Mirrored or rotated ( 180 degrees ) images can be displayed on the video monitor.
Multi Freeze Multi freeze image can be displayed on the video monitor. ( when the applicable BOD unit is installed. )
User Presets Up to 7 setups can be preset and recalled as desired.
DV Remote
Control *
Remote control of DV recording possible by connecting the optional IEEE1394 cable.
( Electromagnetic
Compatibility )
This device complies with IEC60601-1-2 when used in combination with devices complying with applicable EMC requirements.
Emission : ClassB ( CISPR11 )
* It depends on the model or the installed BOD unit.
Camera Head
Pickup System
Interline type CCD solid-state image pickup
Picture elements 410,000 ( NTSC ) 470,000 ( PAL )
( at center )
Horizontal : over 640 lines
1.3 times higher than the OTV-S6 under the same condition.
Greater than 48 dB
Flexible Videoscope

Pickup System
Simultaneous-Multicolor CCD
Field of View
90 degrees
Depth of Field
15 - 100mm
Distal End Outer Diameter
φ10 mm
Rigid Portion Outer Diameter
φ10 mm
Bending Section
Up / Down
100 degrees
Right / Left
60 degrees
Working Length
330 mm
Pickup System
Simultaneous-Multicolor CCD
Field of View
120 degrees
Depth of Field
3 - 50mm
Distal End Outer Diameter
φ16.2 Fr. ( 3Fr. = 1mm )
Rigid Portion Outer Diameter
φ5.4 mm
Channel Inner Diameter
φ2.2 mm
Bending Section Up 210 degrees
120 degrees
Working Length
380 mm
Electrosurgical Treatment Available
Suction Function
Available ( Only CYF-VA )
Pickup System
Simultaneous-Multicolor CCD
Field of View
90 degrees
Depth of Field
5 - 50mm
Distal End Outer Diameter
φ3.9 mm
Rigid Portion Outer Diameter
φ3.9 mm
Bending Section Up 130 degrees
130 degrees
Working Length
365 mm
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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