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Battlefield diagnoses with no carbon footprint

July 8, 2009
at 9:46 pm PST

Video conferencing is helping out in the battlefield these days by giving doctors access to specialists and facilities that may be thousands of miles away. I shared a few examples with Washington Technology Magazine recently about how video conferencing is so clear now that a doctor can look right at a patient’s pupil to see if there’s an immediate problem.

Along with reading X-rays by video conferencing, this helps doctors diagnose brain injuries and allows the Veterans Administration, the Army Medical Information Technology Center and others to get treatment to soldiers faster. Other agencies, such as the Department of Defense, are attracted to TANDBERG because of our JITC and IPv6 certifications, which ensure that we are secure and interoperable with other equipment.

Security, interoperability and enhanced collaboration are the reasons that federal agencies rely heavily on this technology. Use is growing, and, as a bonus, agencies are reducing their carbon footprints and lowering communication costs. The agency wins, the environment wins and the warfighter wins. That’s good news all around.

Joel Brunson, President, TANDBERG public sector

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