Matrox Graphics, Amara partner to bring products to China

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Amara International of Shenzhen, China, has become an authorized agent for Matrox Graphics’ Equinox and Onyx products in that country.

Chinese healthcare facilities can now equip their operating rooms with displays enabling OR staff to access PACS images and other patient data, without adding cable clutter, noise and heat related to placing a PC in the same room, the company said.

Each Matrox Equinox graphics extension unit drives two independent monitors (up to 4MP each), using fiber-optic cable to place these up to 250m away from the PC, according to the Montreal-based Matrox. Remote display control is possible from the PC location using an additional set of displays powered by the Matrox Onyx display controller board, or at the remote display location, using a variety of tools connected to the Equinox unit via USB 2.0 (e.g. keyboard, mouse).

Matrox said that improved monitoring of surgical procedures can also be done in a control room or educational theater by replicating display information in the areas.

“We are excited to work with Amara to supply Matrox Equinox and Onyx solutions fulfilling operating room design requirements in China,” said George Rigas, business development manager for medical imaging, Matrox Graphics.