Case study: Singapore General Hospital

Hurrairah bin Sohail explores the AV systems at Singapore General Hospital which allow content to be streamed to external locations helping it fulfi l its role as a teaching hospital.

Hospitals provide a unique challenge for AV professionals. Not only do they require standard AV solutions but they also challenge AV professionals to work and integrate specialised medical equipment into the deployed systems. Designing and implementing a cohesive AV system that meets the needs of a hospital is easier said than done.

Singapore General Hospital, established in 1821, is the oldest and largest hospital in Singapore. The hospital recently expanded its facilities and ESCO was engaged to provide the requisite AV systems for the space. The project commenced in May 2016 and was completed in September 2016 with an investment of SGD 950,000 [approximately USD 674,520].

Dennis Tan, head of engineering for Esco, talks about the scope of the project: “Esco was tasked to integrate surgical imaging solution with the entire audio visual system for the Ambulatory Endoscopy centre at Singapore General Hospital. Our solution had to ensure that video streaming and communication are able to be incorporated into the comprehensive audio visual solution and all of which are able to be controlled via a single customised touch panel by users.”

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