Indiana-based King Systems, a manufacturer of airway management, anesthesia, and respiratory medical supplies and devices, has introduced their KingVISION video laryngoscope system at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting, currently convening in Chicago. The laryngoscope consists of a reusable lightweight, modular, 2.4″ non-glare, scratch-resistant QVGA color OLED display powered by standard AAA batteries mated to disposable, rigid polycarbonate/ABS standard or channeled MAC 3 blades with self-contained VGA CMOS camera optics and a white LED light source. The standard blade fits in mouth openings as small as 13mm while the channeled blade (used to facilitate advancement of an endotracheal tube through the glottis) fits mouth openings as small as 18mm, which should accommodate the majority of adult airways.
Other benefits of the KingVISION system include having no moving parts or joints that may become a point of failure between electronic contacts, and the entire system is inexpensive relative to most other portable self-contained video laryngoscopes on the market today.
King Systems has also launched a website with specifications and more information..