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Wright State University Selects Nefsis Cloud-Based Video Conferencing

June 20, 2011

Wright State University has selected Nefsis global, cloud-based HD video conferencing service to deploy its "Deaf Off Drugs and Alcohol" (DODA) long distance treatment counseling.

The Nefsis software and online services can get the customers started in minutes, not days or months. And they get to use Internet access, desktops and conference rooms they already have, according to officials.

With its high-definition video conferencing so they can see the signers on-screen, Nefsis online meetings connect counselors to patients, who are dispersed across the country. Helping covered entities like DODA comply with HIPAA, Nefsis automatically secures the video conference with end-to-end encryption. The Nefsis video conferencing cloud provides all the resources necessary for multipoint video mixing, firewall and proxy traversal for desktops, and live collaboration tools, with the ease-of-use of browsing the Web.

“One of the most important parts of treatment is communication. The DODA team chose Nefsis video conferencing for its ease of use, multi-user capabilities, and high-quality video, which deaf people rely on for effective communication with their treatment providers," said Susan Fraker, director of DODA in a company press release.

DODA uses Nefsis to offer weekly group counseling sessions with a counselor who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) for all of the Ohio patients in their program. Helping to keep them in their communities, patients are located about 140 miles away from the DODA center on average.  DODA also offers online peer mentoring in 12-step meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, with Nefsis video conferencing, the company stated in a press release.

Recently, the company added dual- and multi-monitor support to its video conferencing online service. With Nefsis, any combination of floating, picture-in-picture, or tiled videos and live data sharing on any monitor is possible. Giving an example, participants can have all the videos on one monitor, while all the presentation materials are on the other. Moreover, the Nefsis cloud provides all the technical capabilities that have been traditionally provided by multipoint video conferencing infrastructure.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves