Sony has completed its acquisition of eSATURNUS NV, with the purchase set to bolster Sony’s Medical AV offering.

eSATURNUS NV is one of the leading clinical Video over IP solution providers, with the company having an in-depth insight into hospital operating room workflows, as well as IP-based video integration software. Sony believes that it will be able to leverage that knowledge to bolster its holding in the medical market – with the company already offering several product ranges specifically designed for clinical applications.

Sony says that the combined company will be capable of further developing a wide variety of smart clinical Video over IP solutions for inside and outside operating rooms.

Sony’s acquisition of eSATURNUS includes all of eSATURNUS’s assets, covering intellectual property rights, as well as its technologies and software solution capabilities. As part of the acquisition, Sony has committed to expanding the business throughout Europe, with further international deployment set to follow in the future.

Adam Fry, vice president, Sony Professional, Sony Europe, notes: “Over the past few years, we’ve seen the requirements within hospitals significantly change. There is a constant need to maximise the investment hospitals make in clinical equipment but with the advent of new technology and workflow solutions, it has never been more important to them to be able to invest in ‘future proofed’ installations, with a holistic and long-range view.

“This means hospitals are looking for end-to-end and state-of-the-art workflows that perform efficiently but that can also evolve over time. Together with eSATURNUS, Sony will aim to further develop smart, scalable and leading-edge clinical Video over IP workflow solutions in digitally-integrated operating room systems.”

Thomas Koninckx, CEO & co-founder, eSATURNUS NV, adds: “The integration of eSATURNUS within Sony will make us part of an incredible organisation and provide access to Sony’s leading technology platform.

“The aligned vision of eSATURNUS and Sony means that existing and prospective customers can expect even faster technological evolution in the future and excellent global service.

“We are pleased to be able to deliver new smart solutions in digitally integrated operating rooms. The motto ‘Better Healthcare through Smart Innovation’ will be more alive than ever and we plan to keep delivering solutions for better and safer clinical care. We believe the best is yet to come….”

Toru Katsumoto, president of the medical business unit, business executive of Sony Corporation concludes: “The acquisition of eSATURNUS is an important milestone toward the mid-range growth of Sony Corporation, where the medical business is positioned as one of Sony’s core growth drivers.

“Sony and eSATURNUS plan to harness their respective strengths in hardware and software to develop and deliver state-of-the-art medical solutions and services to customers. Sony aims to become a major contributor to the future of medical industry.”

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