Optronics has announced the Vitom HD system, a new paradigm in extracorporeal visualization, imaging and documentation, designed for research and experimental microsurgery and microdissection. The system is a Karl Storz optical instrument coupled with a 1080-pixel full high definition (HD) camera system that creates an ergonomic HD research visualization system. It is an exoscope that uses extracorporeal magnification and full 1920 x 1080 imaging technology. Precision optics incorporate the Hopkins II rod-lens system, which combines rod lenses with multilayered antireflection coatings and integrated fiber optics to create a high-quality viewing experience through efficient light transmission. The optical design increases working distance to 25 to 60 cm and depth of field to 6 cm, surpassing those of traditional surgical and stereomicroscopes, according to the company.