It is the future of medical technology: interoperable communication between medical devices in the OR and hospitals. The ISO/IEEE 11073 (“Service-oriented Device Connectivity/SDC“) family of standards provides numerous benefits for patients and physicians. Information in different systems from different manufacturers can be exchanged. This means that important data are always accessible, while patient safety is significantly increased. The family of standards is being developed and expanded step by step. Our latest white paper summarises the current state of the art, presents pilot projects and takes a look into the future: What next for SDC?