Intelligent camera head

  • US 7,821,530 B2
  • Filed: 10/14/2008
  • Issued: 10/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A video imaging system comprising:

  • a camera head including an imager generating a stream of video data, at least one digital driver, a processor, and a memory device, accessible by said processor, containing camera head information;

    a cable; and

    a camera control unit coupled to said camera head via said cable and having at least one digital receiver;

    said camera control unit processing a stream of digital video data;

    wherein a plurality of camera heads are attachable to and controlled by said camera control unit.

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