|[February 26, 2013]
Polycom® RealPresence® Practitioner Cart® 8000 Now Available on the GSA Schedule
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Polycom (News - Alert), Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced the
Polycom® RealPresence® Practitioner Cart® 8000, a new, ergonomic
telemedicine cart, is now available for purchase by U.S. government
agencies on the GSA (News - Alert) schedule.
The Polycom RealPresence Practitioner Cart 8000 is built upon Rubbermaid Healthcare's small and lightweight mobile cart platform. The durable frame protects internal electronics from spills, is easy to clean, and provides a superior level of maneuverability and flexibility. (Photo: Business Wire)
The RealPresence Practitioner Cart 8000 is available on the GS-34F-0511T
GSA vehicle through EC America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
The RealPresence Practitioner Cart helps address the need for government
agencies and healthcare providers to bring expert care to patients
quickly and cost-effectively, even if those patients are located far
away from a major medical center. By engaging live with patients and
on-site caregivers via secure high-definition (HD) video and audio,
including viewing and sharing HD content and audio, medical
professionals can improve remote consultations with patients to help
save lives, time, and money, even in locations that don't have
persistent access to high-speed bandwidth. The RealPresence Practitioner
Cart is one of a full set of solutions - powered by the Polycom®
RealPresence® Platform, the most interoperable and comprehensive UC&C
software infrastructure for universal video collaboration - that empower
medical experts and personnel to be where they are needed most, when
they are needed most.
"As one of the largest healthcare providers in the world, the U.S.
government is accelerating the adoption of telemedicine as it seeks to
deliver quality care to citizens, the military and veterans around the
world without the complexity and cost of transport to large medical
centers, or the complicated logistics and significant time drain of
sending specialists into the field," said Ron Emerson (News - Alert), global director
of healthcare, Polycom. "With the Polycom RealPresence Practitioner Cart
and the RealPresence Platform, healthcare providers can reach patients
around the world at lower costs, faster, with an enterprise-grade
solution that ties together virtually any type of video collaboration
device, from practitioner carts to tablets and PCs."
Equipped with a simple-to-use, Polycom® HDX® 8000 video system and
Polycom® EagleEye™ HD camera, the RealPresence Practitioner Cart enables
greater productivity with HD video technology for sharp, clear images.
Audio features such as Polycom StereoSurround&rade; and Polycom Music Mode™
technology more faithfully reproduces a broader range of frequencies for
natural and crisp conversations, even over lower bandwidth connections.
The new cart also satisfies the latest FDA Class I Medical Device Data
Systems (MDDS) requirement and utilizes the Polycom HDX 8000 codec
engine that is Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Approved
Product List (DoD UCAPL) certified, meeting the stringent security
requirements for some of the most secure networks in the world.
Additional features include:
Mobility and Ergonomics. With a small, sturdy base, users can
easily maneuver the cart in tight spaces and take full-stride steps
when transporting the cart. To ensure video participants maintain
eye-level contact, a powered electronic lift enables fast and easy
height adjustments. A battery power system allows users to operate the
cart anywhere network connectivity is available.
Medical Device Integration and Connection. Clinicians have a
host of input options for connecting laptops and third-party medical
peripheral devices, such as digital in-band stethoscopes and video
scopes through an integrated, extensive plug-and-play side connection
Security. The new cart protects patient data with AES
encryption to assist in the compliance of HIPAA requirements, and
secures contents with a keyless entry drawer and lockable storage bin.
With a DoD UCAPL certified codec engine, the cart also meets the
stringent security requirements for some of the most secure networks
in the world.
About Polycom Healthcare Solutions
Healthcare organizations the world over are turning to Polycom video
collaboration solutions to transform how they learn, teach, and deliver
care. Polycom solutions eliminate the distances between patients and
caregivers, between physicians and educators, and between medical
facilities. Eight of the top 10 U.S. hospitals and all of the top 13
pharmaceutical companies worldwide are Polycom customers, using Polycom
technology to reduce patient evaluation times, allow caregivers to treat
patients remotely, improve medical education, enhance caregiver
productivity and quality of life, streamline hospital operations, reduce
costs, and ultimately help save lives.
About Polycom Public Sector
Polycom's collaborative video and voice conferencing technologies
securely extend the reach of government, education and healthcare
services to improve performance and mission success so that Public
Sector organizations can thrive in the 21st century. Public Sector
organizations depend on Polycom to provide rich, interactive,
collaboration solutions that impact all facets of government, education
and healthcare so information can be shared, decisions accelerated, and
services delivered when and where they are needed most. Polycom's
interoperable solutions address the major certifications, security
requirements and regulations required to service Public Sector
organizations, including FIPS 140-2 validation, IPv6, Unified
Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certifications, FDA Medical
Device Data Systems (MDDS) Class 1 and Embedded Encryption Enabling
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video
collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world.
Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform,
comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate
with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud
applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over
7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that
deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability,
and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or
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learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
NOTE: The product plans, specifications, and descriptions herein are
provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and
are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Polycom
reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products
and related specifications referenced herein are not guaranteed and will
be delivered on a when and if available basis.
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