Nexxis is Barco’s established video-over-IP solution, a flexible system that enables sharing uncompressed, high-resolution video (and audio) in and between operating rooms, or even remotely, with near to no transmission delay. The system is network-based and therefore, digital security has always been one of its major attention pillars. Today, version 1.18 is released that raises the bar in cybersecurity significantly.
Nexxis as a medical device
Nexxis is registered as a medical device by the CE and FDA, which means that just like any other medical equipment, it needs to comply with medical regulations, independently of the IP network on which it runs.
Davide Nocentini, VP of Surgical Imaging at Barco, elaborates: “Nexxis 1.18 is a firm answer to the European Medical Device Regulation, that will come into force in May 2021. But on top of this, it is also an opportunity that we have taken to further reinforce and update the cybersecurity profile of the overall Nexxis solution. We are proud to present its new version well in advance, with the highest security embedded, and as usual we confirm our commitment to support our customers transitioning to this new standard in due time.”
What does the Nexxis update entail?
Nexxis 1.18 includes:
- Immediate full compliance with the MDR regulation (in force as of May 2021)
- An update of Barco’s Nexxis network switches portfolio
- The most recent set of functionalities that Nexxis has to offer
Another advantage of Nexxis 1.18 is that it incorporates the benefits of previous releases, along with putting the new regulations in place. For instance, it also supports features that were only recently released, such as flexible transmission of 3D and 4K imaging. In other words, Barco is again raising the bar in boosting the digital operating rooms’ security, as well as ensuring the highest degree of flexibility and adaptability – all in one go.
Ready to help
The Nexxis team is all set to support hospitals and customers with this update. Everybody is invited to reach out to their contact person at Barco, so we can help them in finding the best transition plan, personalized to each organization’s situation and needs. Additionally, Barco has developed and recently launched service plans that offer partners and customers the best support for this and future updates.
Continuous improvement at Barco
Closely following the maturity and growing complexity of the digital space, Barco keeps striving to lead the way in continuous security improvement. Barco is ISO27001 certified and has a Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) that continuously monitors privacy and security risks on our products.
For Nexxis, too, Barco adheres to the highest quality and regulatory standards, and beyond. Nexxis’ 1.18 update offers a significant improvement in digital security, which is why Barco has decided to denominate this version as default version and strongly recommends it to all existing and future users.
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