04.08.16

Sony buys operating room video over IP provider

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Sony Europe has completed the acquisition of eSATURNUS, a Belgium‐based provider of clinical Video over IP systems in the medical field.

Sony expects this acquisition to help further materialise Sony’s vision and strategy of providing new services and end‐to‐end clinical image workflow solutions for hospitals.

eSATURNUS's IP‐based video integration software enables processing, control and distribution of multiple image sources combined with medical information. Coupled with Sony’s imaging and AV/IT technologies in this field, the combined company expects to further develop a wide variety of smart clinical Video over IP systems for inside and outside operating rooms.

Sony’s acquisition of eSATURNUS includes all of eSATURNUS’s assets, covering intellectual property rights, as well as its technologies and software capabilities. Sony intends to expand the business first in Europe, with further international deployment to follow in the future.

No material impact is anticipated on Sony Corporation’s consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 as a result of this acquisition.

Adam Fry, VP, Sony Professional, Sony Europe, commented, “Over the past few years, we’ve seen the requirements within hospitals significantly change. There is a constant need to maximize the investment hospitals make in clinical equipment but with the advent of new technology and workflow solutions, it has never been more important to them to be able to invest in ‘future proofed’ installations, with a holistic and long‐range view. This means hospitals are looking for end‐to‐end and state‐of‐the‐art workflows that perform efficiently but that can also evolve over time. Together with eSATURNUS, Sony will aim to further develop smart, scalable and leading‐edge clinical Video over IP workflow solutions in digitally‐integrated operating room systems.”