The hai1020 systems installed at the Louvain-en-Woluwe campus near Brussels support bi-directional delivery of HD video with latency under 70 milliseconds, enabling visiting surgeons to interact with doctors in the operating room as they demonstrate surgical techniques.
In addition to using the hai1020 units to support on-campus training, the hospital extended its HD video delivery via dedicated Internet link to a second university campus located 27km away at Louvain-La-Neuve.
Philippe Meurrens, head of the audio-visual centre at Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, praised the "intuitive interface" of the HaiVision system and the MAKO-HD H.264 codec. He added: "The 'plug-and-play' logic of the HaiVision video delivery system is ideal for this application, making it easy to set up and transmit video between sites over IP. The company's solutions have worked very well for us so far, and we find the future possibilities for this solution to be very exciting."
In another recent high-profile development, the hai1020 system and MAKO-HD H.264 codec were implemented in the HyperMirror project, which was developed at Osaka University's graduate school of human sciences in Japan. To read II's coverage, click here.