Necessary service connections (AC power, CO2 and vacuum, imaging and communications) come from the table, not to the table. The clutter of wires, tubes, and hoses is significantly reduced within the surgical area of focus.
Equipment (e.g. electro-cautery devices) no longer needs to be arrayed around the surgical area. They can be suspended under the operating table, out of the way of the surgical staff, and controlled through the Optimus iPad user interface rather than from the device itself.