|[January 08, 2013]
Vidyo Selected by HealthSpot as Exclusive Video Conferencing Partner at CES 2013
HACKENSACK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Vidyo (News - Alert), Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today
announced its collaboration with HealthSpot™, a pioneer in patient and
provider driven healthcare technology. HealthSpot has integrated Vidyo
technology into its cutting-edge telehealth system that provides
high-quality medical diagnostics to acute care patients anytime,
anywhere. Anchoring the telehealth system is the HealthSpot™ Station, a
private, walk-in kiosk that offers patient access to diagnosis and
treatment by board-certified doctors, via Vidyo-powered HD
videoconferencing and interactive digital medical devices. HealthSpot
will demonstrate the Vidyo-enabled HealthSpot
Station in the Grand Lobby (booth 3) at this week's Consumer
Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Vidyo offers the industry's richest and most versatile software video
collaboration platform with APIs that allow companies such as HealthSpot
to easily integrate high-quality video communications into innovative
telehealth applications. Vidyo's Adaptive Video Layering™ architecture
and scalable video codec, provides HealthSpot with optimal and
consistent video and audio quality for the most natural
physician-patient interaction, even in low bandwidth environments.
The HealthSpot Station redefines access to healthcare through digital
technology including a desktop with a touch screen, audio system, and a
two-way high-definition video screen. The kiosk, enabled by Vidyo's
flexible and easily integrated APIs, provides Vidyo-based HD audio and
video communications that brings patients a face-to-face experience with
a board-certified doctor who could be miles away. Each station is
supported by a certified medical attendant who facilitates check-in,
helps patients with devices as needed, and sanitizes the kiosk after
"Our four criteria for a video conferencing solution included reliable
quality, scalability,ease of use and smooth integration; and Vidyo has
proven to consistently deliver the best interactive video experience,"
said Dave Sebenoler, Chief Information Officer at HealthSpot. "The
HealthSpot Station provides a true-to-life audio and video solution that
brings patients a first class, face-to-face experience with a
board-certified doctor who is miles away in an office."
"HealthSpot needs to be able to deliver these important healthcare
services to virtually any location with an Internet connection-in
hospitals, retail pharmacies, airports, school campuses, work sites and
shopping malls in urban or rural areas," said Amnon Gavish, Vidyo's SVP
Vertical Solutions. "They need to be confident that their kiosk can be
installed in any location and offer reliable and high-quality video
communication using ordinary wired or wireless IP networks. Only Vidyo's
platform can satisfy that critical requirement."
"The high quality of video and audio in the HealthSpot Station is key to
establishing a good doctor-patient relationship," said Dr. Robert Stone,
one of the doctors who had early and extensive experience with the
HealthSpot Station. "Without the level of video conferencing quality
that Vidyo provides, the interaction would be uncomfortable and
unproductive. Particularly in encounters where the doctor and patient
are meeting for the first time, it could compromise the relationship and
the patient's confidence in both the healthcare encounter and treatment
The Vidyo Difference for Healthcare
Vidyo provides a highly flexible software communication and
collaboration platform that can be easily customized for healthcare
needs and integrated into other healthcare solutions. The patented VidyoRouter™
architecture delivers Adaptive
Video Layering™, which dynamically optimizes the video for each
endpoint leveraging H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based compression
technology and Vidyo's IP. Adaptive Video Layering eliminates the MCU
and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency rate matching
thus enabling natural, affordable, high-quality video to work over the
Internet, LTE (News - Alert) and 4G networks.
Vidyo delivers end-to-end encryption, provides HIPAA-compliant security,
and easily integrates into existing healthcare environments with support
for a variety of medical devices and seamless interoperability with
existing conferencing infrastructure. The Vidyo
for Healthcare solution includes the industry's richest and most
versatile video collaboration platform with an Application Programming
Interface (API) to video-enable third party medical applications and for
easy integration into the medical workflow.
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence (News - Alert) enabling natural, HD
multi-point videoconferences on tablets and smart phones, PCs and Macs,
room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints,
telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions.
Learn more at www.vidyo.com,
on the Blog
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