Polycom's View- and SoundStations integrated into Stryker's educational telemedicine conferencing systems

Milpitas 06 March 2001Stryker Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stryker Corporation, will integrate the ViewStation products, developed by Polycom Inc., a specialist in broadband communication solutions, into its industry-leading line of medical conferencing systems. The company will also include Polycom's complete line of SoundStation conference phones and NetEngine integrated access devices in its other integrated solution offerings.

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Stryker Communications designs as well as engineers interactive medical broadcast sites and interactive medical theatres for educational purposes using two-way, broadcast-quality video and audio. Moving forward, Stryker Communications will integrate Polycom's entire line of ViewStation video communications products into its telemedicine systems, expanding Polycom's strong presence in the telemedicine field.

"Polycom is pleased to be aligned with Stryker Communications, a clear leader in the medical conferencing field", commented Craig Malloy, senior vice president and general manager of Polycom Video Communications. "Polycom's products will combine with Stryker's telemedicine solutions to provide powerful yet easy-to-use video systems for communication."

Polycom revolutionised the videoconferencing industry with the introduction of its ViewStation, the world's best-selling interactive video communications system, according to a Wainhouse Research report from March 2001. This delivers the quality and performance of high-end videoconferencing systems at a fraction of the cost.

Available in a broad product range, including the ViewStation FX, VS4000, ViewStation MP, ViewStation 128, the ViewStations SP128 and SP384, and ViewStation H.323, the product sets the standard for high-performance, affordable, and easy-to-use interactive video communications.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Stryker Communications engineers and manufactures tele-health solutions for voice, video as well as data communications to acute care facilities, medical universities, and medical offices on a worldwide basis.

These solutions include campus-wide and off-campus integrated medical conferencing systems which produce, direct, and broadcast educational programming from all areas of the hospital, including Stryker's Operating Room of the Future Endosuite surgical suites. These systems improve the delivery of real time medical education in order to assist in proctoring and the continuing education of specialised medical disciplines.

Located in California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Polycom Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets a full range of premium-quality, media-rich communication tools and network access solutions. Polycom's integrated communication solutions enable business users to immediately realise the benefits of video, voice, and data over rapidly growing converged networks.


Leslie Versweyveld

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