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The VidyoHealth suite includes VidyoDesktop software clients for Mac, Windows or Linux systems, VidyoClickk optional touch screen, single-button operated endpoints, the Intel x86-based VidyoPortal appliance for Web-based video conferencing management, the Intel x86-based VideoRouter appliance for multi-port call processing and routing, VidyoRoom systems with optional HIPAA-compliant mobile medical carts (manufactured by a third party), and VidyoGateway, which can enable connectivity between VidyoConferencing and other H.323 or SIP-based endpoints. The system can further integrate with a range of different medical IT devices, including medical cameras and videoscopes.
VidyoHealth is available starting this week to Vidyo partners, with packages starting at $17,000 for 25-user deployments. Vidyo expects the suite to compete with Cisco HealthPresence and other video conferencing packages from Polycom and Cisco-owned Tandberg.
"We are less than 10 percent the cost of competitive offerings," Hollander said. "Cisco is quality if you're willing to pay for it. But we've gone in the opposite direction from a cost point of view, and we want to make this available much more broadly. You don't need special purpose networks for this. We think this is a complete, game-changing solution and finally delivers for the telemedicine workers exactly what they want."
Apham Nnaji, vice president of Phenomenal Networks, a Minnetonka, Minn. solution provider, said there is "nothing comparable to Vidyo's VidyoHealth solution."
"Practitioners can connect with patients no matter where they are, since there's no need for any special networks to support the application," Nnaji said in a statement e-mailed to CRN.
Hollander said there'll be more from Vidyo in the way of vertical-specific versions of its core video conferencing offering, and Vidyo has also formed an internal group devoted to specific Vidyo deployments in health care, government and other key markets.
"There are plenty of features for each that role into the generic product," he said. "But each does require a certain set of considerations."