Schölly Fiberoptic out of Denzlingen, Germany is releasing a new video bronchoscope with CMOS “chip-in-the-tip” and bright LED technology. The device is going to be unveiled at MEDICA 2009 next week in Düsseldorf.
The controller unit is plug-and-play with easy start-up. Its compact size saves table space and the simple controls eliminate the need for lengthy training. The controller is completely silent since it does not require a cooling fan. All video settings are preprogrammed, so no complicated and time consuming set-up is necessary. A single cable leads from the controller to the ergonomic handpiece. The handpiece includes the tip deflection lever, working channel port, suction valve, and buttons for taking photos and illumination adjustment. High-powered LEDs are incorporated inside the handpiece. These LEDs eliminate the need for costly replacement bulbs.