REACH Health Adopts Vidyo Platform: Vidyo APIs Allow Video Integration into Robust Telemedicine Infrastructure Platform

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, Feb 21, 2012 -

Medical Consultations Using Vidyo-Enabled REACH System to be Demonstrated at HIMSS 2012 

Hackensack, NJ – February 21, 2012 – Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced its collaboration with REACH Health, a technology company specializing in developing and providing interactive physician-to-patient access.  REACH Health has integrated Vidyo technology into its proprietary software platform that offers multidiscipline acute care telemedicine capabilities such as workflow, enhanced diagnostic assistance and automated documentation capabilities, in addition to video. Vidyo offers the industry’s richest and most versatile video collaboration platform with APIs that allow companies such as REACH to provide high-quality video communications to medical practitioners.  The Vidyo-enabled REACH Health solution will be demonstrated at this week’s HIMSS 2012 conference from February 20 – 24, 2012 in Las Vegas, in Metro-Emerson’s Booth # 1329.

“We needed to enable multi-party synchronized audio/video within our platform and Vidyo was able to meet critical requirements  –  exceptional quality of video, reliability of connection, cost and ability to integrate via APIs with the other applications in our platform,” said Cory Hall, Executive VP of Medical Informatics at REACH Health.  “Our platform is unique in that it was developed by physicians and we are committed to leveraging new and evolving technologies, such as Vidyo’s, to provide the best access to medical care.”

“Telehealth is a critically important, rapidly growing field for which Vidyo’s capabilities are uniquely suited, “said Dr. Amnon Gavish, Vidyo’s Senior VP, Vertical Solutions.  ”No other video communication solution is able to offer the level of quality and ease-of-integration that Vidyo can provide with its APIs.  Since REACH Health services many environments that have limited network bandwidth and communications capabilities, they needed to integrate a video communication solution that would connect with smaller, rural facilities with limited connection capabilities.  Only Vidyo was able to meet this requirement.”

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™ architecture introduces 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 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 REACH Health

REACH Health is a healthcare technology company with a specialized focus on telemedicine solutions. Our technology overcomes traditional obstacles of time and distance to connect specialty physicians and patients for live consultations using comprehensive patient data in tandem with real-time audio/video interaction. REACH’s multidiscipline solutions benefit numerous clinical environments including emergency rooms, ICUs and patient rooms for pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry and stroke applications.

REACH technology is expanding patient care options by extending hospitals’ REACH to specialist expertise while simultaneously enabling a better way to manage limited specialty resources intelligently and efficiently.

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 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 or follow @vidyo on Twitter.

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