ORANGEBURG, N.Y., March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vision-Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSCI), a leading provider of unique flexible endoscopic products utilizing its proprietary sterile disposable EndoSheath ® technology, today announced the launch of the company's next-generation digital video processor. The 7000 Series Vision System ®, an integrated visualization endoscopy platform, will be introduced at the annual COSM (Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting) in Orlando, Florida, on April 10-14, 2013. Designed to provide users with a powerful, efficient, and easy-to-use system, the 7000 Series Vision System is the first endoscopy platform to include video, audio, archiving, and workflow enhancements in a single standalone unit. The all-in-one, plug-and-play platform provides vibrant, high-resolution imaging that can be effortlessly recorded for future assessment or on-the-spot review with the patient post-procedure, enhancing both the practice workflow and the patient experience. "The launch of our new video endoscopy platform builds on our patient-centric strategy, which is designed to provide expanded benefits across a broader spectrum of the healthcare system," stated Cynthia Ansari, President and Chief Executive Officer. "By providing high-performance imaging and new efficiency-driven features in an exceptionally versatile framework, the 7000 Series platform not only offers clinical and financial benefits to hospitals and practices, but also expands the opportunity for endoscopy in settings where large, expensive, conventional endoscopy towers are not practical." The 7000 Series includes a new, simplified user interface, programmable user preference controls, expanded on-screen notifications, and easy-to-maintain patient lists, all of which allow end-users to improve productivity and workflow by customizing the operation of the system to the day-to-day needs of the practice. Additionally, the system incorporates a "one-touch" integrated keyboard to ensure quick activation of functions, including full control of video playback options, such as frame-by-frame review or historical image comparison, both of which are ideal for patient progress review.