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February 14, 2012

Glowpoint and Stryker Sign Partnership Agreement

Glowpoint, Inc., a global provider of cloud managed video services, recently announced that it will provide its Virtual Video Room (VVR), a cloud-based ‘meet-me’ service for SIP and H.323 based videoconferencing systems, for IP video platform of Stryker Communications, a division of Stryker, and a designer and integrator of operating rooms.

The VVR services from Glowpoint will be integrated to Stryker’s ConnectSuite IP Video platform, enabling medical professionals to make multiple high definition video calls from operating rooms. The integration will eliminate the need of on-network video infrastructure and support for the hospitals.

“We chose Glowpoint as a key partner for our IP video platform because we needed a fully cloud-hosted service with the capability to connect many different types of videoconferencing systems across different networks,” said Chad Croasdale, general manager of Stryker Communications, in a press release. “We also needed a service that would provide the highest quality, reliable video experience for medical professionals, and we are confident that Glowpoint will deliver this with their OpenVideo cloud. This partnership will enable us to make operating rooms even more accessible for in-procedure consulting, teaching and remote monitoring.”

Also, the integrated solution will allow the medical professionals to make video calls directly from a control panel in the OR. With Glowpoint’s video webcasting capabilities, the medical professionals will also be able to share live broadcast with other viewers across the globe on various devices.

“Clinical education and access to remote specialists is a critical need for hospitals, physicians and patients,” said Stephen Vobbe, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at Glowpoint, in a statement. “We are excited to be working with the worldwide leader of OR technology and communications to provide hospitals with a simple, high-quality visual collaboration tool.”

Rahul Arora is a HealthTechZone contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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