Re­mote telemedicine & video con­fer­enc­ing ap­proved for use on Thu­raya satel­lite net­work

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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.

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