The term “4K/UHD” refers to Ultra-High Definition, and the number of pixels that define the video resolution that makes up the image on the screen.
A 4K UHD display has nearly 4,000 pixels across (horizontal resolution), hence the term “4K”. The number of lines (vertical resolution) is nearly 2,000. When the horizontal and vertical resolutions are multiplied the net defines how many megapixels (millions of pixels) makes up an image.
How much better is 4K than HD?
At just over 8 megapixels, 4K/UHD is 4 times the resolution of 1080p full HD, and 24 times that of a DVD movie. This provides a significantly higher level of detail and sharpness because there are more dots (pixels) making up the image that one views. In addition to vastly improved resolution, 4K/UHD displays have a wider range of displayable colors (wider color gamut).
With 4x the resolution of HD, the 4K/UHD display significantly improves visual performance which also can potentially reduce the procedure times during endoscopic procedures.
NDS Radiance Ultra 4K UHD 32”
Introduced at MEDICA 2015, the Radiance Ultra 4K UHD 32” is one of the first medical-grade 4K/UHD displays to be developed specifically for endoscopic applications. Engineered to optimize both HD and UHD endoscopy cameras, the Radiance Ultra 4K UHD display supports 4x3G-SDI, DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, while having an industry leading brightness level, a calibrated ultra-wide color gamut, and an edge-to-edge glass front with a 10-year scratch-resistance guarantee.