Cost-Effective Comprehensive Point-of-Care Telemedicine

Apr 26, 2012

Vidyo APIs Allow Easy Integration of Diagnostic Medical Devices and Imaging Software with Video Conferencing and Collaboration

SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ATA 2012 Conference — Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, and AMD Global Telemedicine, a leading supplier of medical technology for clinical telemedicine, today announced a partnership that will integrate Vidyo’s award-winning software-based solution with AMD’s telemedicine platform. The combined solution complements the Vidyo for Healthcare(TM) line with AMD Global’s integrating software and medical devices that are essential for effective telemedicine. Healthcare providers will enjoy a new, simple, intuitive, and comprehensive point-of-care solution.

The companies have integrated Vidyo’s software-based video conferencing platform with AMD Global’s telemedicine platform. The comprehensive solution encompasses the market’s preeminent diagnostic medical devices, AGNES(TM) information aggregation system, and tConsult(TM) Encounter Management Software that is equipped with device management, case creation, work flow and archival tools. Vidyo for Healthcare is a rich and versatile video collaboration platform with APIs that allow companies such as AMD Global to provide healthcare professionals with easy access to high-quality, cost-effective video communications on a variety of off-the-shelf devices such as laptops, smartphones, desktops and tablets via the Internet, 3G/4G and other general IP networks. The integrated solution will simplify the work flow for physicians, providing them with a single user interface that integrates visual communication with information from medical devices and medical records. The combined solution will be demonstrated at this week’s ATA 2012 conference from April 29 — May 1 in San Jose, CA (AMD Global Booth #634 and Vidyo Booth #936).

“The clinical telemedicine market has long been in need of a solution that offered both access and mobility for physicians to use from wherever they happen to be, without sacrificing quality,” said Dan McCafferty, Vice President, Global Sales and Corporate Development, AMD Global Telemedicine. “Vidyo’s solution satisfies these criteria and offers an outstanding quality video component that is highly complementary to AMD’s Agnes(TM) software, which is quickly becoming an industry standard. We believe that this is a great marriage of innovation between our two companies.”

“There is an increasing demand for workflow integration that allows healthcare practitioners to have all of the tools they need — including a live, natural view of the patient – at their immediate disposal,” said Dr. Amnon Gavish, Vidyo’s Senior VP, Vertical Solutions. “The point-of-care solution that will result from the Vidyo-AMD Global partnership will not only improve the productivity of healthcare professionals but will also enable quicker and more informed diagnoses and decisions and allow visual communications — along with input from AMD Global’s medical devices, measurement of vital signs and access to medical records tools – to be part of examinations, making the experience much closer to an ‘in-person’ appointment.”

The Vidyo Difference

The Vidyo communication and collaboration platform is software-based, highly flexible and can be easily customized for individual enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs. The patented VidyoRouter(TM) architecture introduces Adaptive Video Layering(TM), 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 and 4G networks. The platform allows users to quickly leverage the latest hardware innovations and new consumer devices, making it uniquely attractive to partners. Vidyo has been active driving H.264 SVC and SIP videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since 2005.

About AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.

AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. is a Telemedicine Encounter Management Systems company (TEMS(TM)) and the worldwide leading supplier of telemedicine technology, devices, and application software for both live telemedicine and deferred consultations. AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. offers the market’s preeminent diagnostic medical devices, AGNES(TM) information aggregation, and tConsult(TM) Encounter Management Software that is equipped with device management, case creation, work flow and archival. AMD has over 6,800 installations in 84 countries and delivers solution design, turnkey installation, and training for telemedicine programs across the globe. For more information on AMD Global Telemedicine, please visit or call 866-440-2358.

About Vidyo for Healthcare

Vidyo for Healthcare focuses the power of the versatile, high-quality Vidyo solution on telemedicine, patient care, research and other health-related programs. Vidyo for Healthcare eliminates the access, performance and cost issues of traditional systems that require expensive MCU equipment and dedicated QoS. With its amazing quality, unmatched accessibility and market-shifting cost-efficiency,

Vidyo for Healthcare provides hospitals, specialized medical centers and physician clinics with low latency telepresence-quality video conferencing from any mobile, desktop or room-based endpoint over the Internet, WiFi, LTE, 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 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 enabling natural, HD multi-point video conferencing on tablets and smartphones, PCs and Macs, room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions. Request a free trial of Vidyo and learn more at , on the Blog or follow @vidyo on Twitter.

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