Endoscopy-America Inc. has announced that the Karl Storz C-Hub II Control Unit was recognized as a 2015 Innovation of the Year by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). Recipients of this year’s honors were announced during Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, SLS Annual Meeting & Endo Expo in New York City.

The Karl Storz C-Hub II Control Unit represents a cost-effective yet comprehensive solution that offers true plug-and-play functionality in integrated ORs as well as in office environments. The unit links C-MAC Airway Management components with external monitors as well as with existing computer systems for real-time viewing, video transfers, documentation and more. Additionally, the unit enables simultaneous viewing of the intubation and surgical endoscopic procedures, which helps streamline workflow.

karlDesigned for integration in larger installations, the C-Hub II unit offers control of white balance at the touch of a button. A video editor function is used to display, record and further process endoscopic images. Connections can be made to existing systems, using USB 2.0, HDMI and S-Video connections. A wireless signal reaches over 30 feet between boom- or tower-mounted transmitters and a receiver-equipped monitor for convenient video transfers. Added monitors need only be equipped with an additional receiver unit.

The C-HUB II provides an interface for video image routing among various devices, including medical and commercial video monitors, OR1 integrated operating rooms, and other systems.