Bangalore, India, 19-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, enterprise visualization expert Barco has announced the installation of a fleet of Nio Color 2MP diagnostic display systems for its radiology service at the Columbia Asia hospital in Bangalore, India. The new Nio Color 2MP is equipped with Barco’s patented Uniform Luminance Technology for LED displays (ULT-LED), attuned to its high-bright LED backlight, and a Nio front-of-screen sensor. Both new features further enhance image quality and diagnostic accuracy, and help reduce the total cost of ownership.
One of the most renowned hospital chains in Asia, Columbia Asia has a total of 25 medical facilities across India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Established in 1994 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the company is one of Asia’s leading hospital groups and is planning rapid expansion in India in the near future due.
To meet its self-imposed high-quality standards, Columbia Asia ensures its staff has access to the best-in-class medical equipment. At its flagship hospital in Bangalore, in India’s Karnataka region, Colombia Asia decided the Nio Color 2MP was the best strategic fit.
The current collaboration with Barco isn’t new for the staff at Bangalore. “We have been working with Barco medical display systems since 2009,” said Dr Harsha Chadaga, Head of Clinical Operations. “We have a fleet of medical displays ranging from the Nio 2MP, Nio 5MP and Eonis clinical displays. Never once have they let us down, so the decision to extend our collaboration with Barco was quite an obvious one.”
“Barco has shown tremendous engagement at all levels within the hospital,” added Dr Shalini Govil, Chief Radiologist & Quality Controller. “After witnessing a demo of the latest Nio Color 2MP diagnostic display, we immediately understood that Barco was the clear choice for us again.”
Dr Harsha Rajaram, Vice President, commented, “the very first display system we bought from Barco impressed us so much. Barco has done this again with the new Nio Color 2MP. In addition to performance, reliability and a low total cost of ownership, Barco meets all the regulatory requirements we need, which provides us with complete diagnostic confidence in the product and Barco.”
Reading productivity and diagnostic confidence
The Nio Color 2MP diagnostic display system is equipped with high-bright LED backlights, delivering leading industry brightness and more shades of gray to detect subtle details more quickly. Thanks to its unique front-of-screen sensor, consistent and precise images are guaranteed at all times, enabling confident diagnoses. Furthermore, the front-of-screen sensor works seamlessly with Barco’s online MediCal QAWeb solution for automated Quality Assurance and on-demand calibration. With these features, the Nio Color 2MP diagnostic displays fit perfectly with Columbia Asia’s strategy to increase productivity and quality of care while keeping costs as low as possible.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013.
About Columbia Asia
Columbia Asia is an international healthcare group operating a chain of modern hospitals across Asia. Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.is one of the first healthcare companies to enter India through 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) route. The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organizations and individual investors.
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