Remote telemedicine & video conferencing approved for use on Thuraya satellite network
Thuraya IP, IP+ and maritime broadband customers,” said Randy Roberts, vice president of innovation at Thuraya. “This cost- effective communications solution will be made available through our extensive network of service partners globally for use across a variety of vertical markets including maritime, energy and humanitarian NGOs.” Well suited for maritime applications, and certified to work with Thuraya’s maritime broadband terminal, the system is currently being deployed on commercial ships for applications such as video conferencing, security, and ship- to- shore crew calling. D i g i G o n e ® ‘ s v i d e o communications system and software platform has been approved for use w i t h T h u r a y a ’ s I P terminals. “DigiGone is an important addition to our current service offerings and an ideal tool to enable videoconferencing for The software can be installed on most PCs, laptops, tablets or smart phones in just a few minutes. Optimised for narrowband satellite channels, DigiGone’s high- quality encrypted video and audio conferencing, video streaming, Voice over IP ( VoIP), IM Chat and file transfer uses a fraction of the bandwidth needed for other commercial video telecommunication solutions. The system can be customised, depending on users’ bandwidth speed requirements and choice of audio and video quality. The bandwidth can be raised or lowered by the user at any time during the call, to meet user requirements for image resolution. DigiGone has also formed a strategic relationship with Maritime Medical Access ( MMA) at George Washington University to offer subscription- based telemedicine for those at sea. The video link enables physicians to perform visual inspections of shipboard crew members to improve diagnosis and treatment. In many cases, this can avert the necessity of an expensive ship diversion or at- sea evacuation.