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Barco launches diagnostic high-bright color display with 2MP resolution

Diagnostic Display Systems

Kortrijk, Belgium, 11 October 2011 “ Healthcare imaging specialist Barco is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new Nio Color 2MP HB, a 2 MegaPixel high-bright display system for dependable diagnostic viewing of color or grayscale images. With this new display, Barco expands its industry-leading Nio family of high-performance diagnostic display systems.
Danny Deroo, Product Manager for Diagnostic Display Systems at Barco Healthcare, explains: The Nio Color 2MP HB expands our Nio product line and brings our high-bright color technology to the 2 MegaPixel market. Featuring a color display with increased luminance, the new Nio is optimized for diagnostic imaging at a 2 MegaPixel resolution. The display is perfectly suited for color and grayscale modalities like 3D PACS, 3D echo, ultrasound, orthopedic imaging, MR, CR, CAD, image fusion, nuclear medicine and PET.


The Nio Color 2MP HB offers a high-bright LCD panel with a 1600×1200 resolution. Boasting a DICOM calibrated luminance of 400 cd/m² throughout its entire life time, the new display system is fit for multi-modality diagnostic imaging. The Nio Color 2MP HB offers unrivalled color accuracy, accurate grayscales, a high contrast ratio (1050:1) and a 176° viewing angle to ensure confident image reading. As part of the Nio family, the new 2MP color display comes with integrated Backlight Output Stabilization technology, ensuring fast power-up and long-term luminance stability.

Additionally, the Nio Color 2MP HB is compatible with Barco’s latest generation of high-performance MXRT display controllers, ensuring higher bandwidth, easy installation and fast communication. Featuring the latest AMD FireProâ„ technology for high-speed image rendering, MXRT display controllers support the latest 3D CT, MR and PET applications. Full compatibility with Microsoft Windows® XP and Windows® 7 is ensured.

Barco’s Nio Color 2MP HB is bundled with the industry’s leading QA solution – MediCal QAWeb solution. This online solution guarantees continuous diagnostic quality of the display by providing automated DICOM calibration, Quality Assurance, asset management, issue solving and advanced reporting. Furthermore, the Nio Color 2MP HB complies with all currently available international QA standards and guidelines.


To protect the high-bright LCD panel against damage from intensive use in clinical environments, the Nio Color 2MP HB features a protective front cover. Its non-reflective coating reduces reflections, improving the overall diagnostic experience. As for all other Barco diagnostic displays, the Nio Color 2MP HB comes with a 5-year warranty.

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