Lincor selects Kasenna VOD solution for major National Health Service patient power project roll-out

London 21 November 2005Kasenna has been chosen by Lincor Solutions, a specialist in the delivery and management of integrated digital on-demand entertainment and communication services for the health care sector, to provide its IP video streaming solutions for Lincor's MEDIVista solution. The MEDIVista product, in conjunction with Lincor's exclusive UK partner Premier Telesolutions, is set to make on-demand services for patient entertainment and clinical services available directly to patient's beds in British National Health Service (NHS) hospitals where Premier operates services.

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The initial implementation of over 6000 bedside terminals in around 15 hospitals around the United Kingdom is complete and is being undertaken as part of the British government's Patient Power project to update and modernise the NHS. By completion of this planned phase of the project, scheduled for mid-2006, a total of 10.000 patient beds will be provided with the new technologically advanced services known as "Premier Bedside".

Lincor's MEDIVista solution is designed to provide entertainment services, including IP telephony, IPTV, e-mail, movies-on-demand, networked games and hospital-specific content direct to a patient's bedside. The television-based solution also gives medical staff secure access to electronic patient records (EPR) at the point of care.

MEDIVista will use Kasenna media servers, incorporating Kasenna MediaBase XMP 8.0 video delivery software, to stream self-service video content direct to patient bedsides. Kasenna's Stream Cluster Manager technology will enable full scalability of video delivery capacity and provide a reliable and scalable platform to support future anticipated service growth throughout 2006 and 2007.

"This project represents the start of a significant new era for patient care", stated Richard Cooke, CEO at Lincor. "One of the largest roll-outs of digital communications within the NHS to date, it's set to revolutionise the patient experience at all hospitals."

"We are delighted to have been chosen by Lincor for this important project", added Mark Gray, CEO and Chairman at Kasenna. "Based on open standards, our media servers and video-on-demand platform combine high performance, broad operability, and full service network management for efficient delivery of IPTV video services today's and well into the future. With Lincor's experience in the health care market and our scalable, extensible platform, the collaboration gives Premier the ideal solution for the NHS."

Lincor has also announced further hospitals in the United States are at present piloting the MEDIVista solution with Lincor's United States partner Telehealth Services, with a roll-out of systems anticipated for 2006 in that country. Additional hospitals in Ireland and Europe are currently undertaking trials as well.

Kasenna Inc. is a provider of next-generation platforms for video content and service delivery. Kasenna's carrier-class solutions enable telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and other industries to maximize their profit by offering new video entertainment services that redefine and enhance the subscriber experience. With its acquisition of ViewNow, Kasenna offers network operators the industry's only turnkey source of IP video infrastructure, applications, and VOD programming. Kasenna's patented software technology, built on open standards and an intelligent management infrastructure, has been proven with thousands of successful and profitable telco, cable, and enterprise deployments worldwide. Kasenna is privately held with headquarters in Mountain View, California, and office locations worldwide.

Lincor Solutions develops and markets integrated solutions for the delivery and management of interactive digital media services in the health care and self-service markets. Lincor developed its MEDIVista solution for the provision of entertainment services and to enable secure access at the point-of-care to electronic patient records for medical staff. Operating internationally from technology centres in Dublin and Cork, Ireland MEDIVista is provided via a network of country channels in Europe and the Americas.


Leslie Versweyveld

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