Sunday, February 21, 2010

Japan's Kyushu University Streams Live Surgery in HD Video

Japan's Kyushu University has partnered with OKI Networks to successfully stream live HD-resolution video of a surgical procedure to Seoul National University Bundang Hospital in Seoul, Korea, and to the Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital, in Kyoto, Japan. The video was also streamed to the 29th Asia-Pacific Advanced Network Conference, which was held in Sydney, Australia earlier this month.

The experimental system compressed the surgical videos to H.264/AVC using an HVE9100 high-performance hardware encoder from NTT Electronics. The encoder was located at Kyushu University hospital, thereby enabling concurrent streaming through an "OKI MediaServer" to multiple domestic and international sites. Standard PCs running the "OKI Player" software were used at the receiving ends.

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