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TMCnet Conferencing Week in Review

June 02, 2012

From Web chat to telemedicine, news kept coming from the VoIP driven conferencing sector. This past week, with help from Skype, chat software developer Chatwing extended its chat tool to Skype beginners who can find contacts through its versatile and user-friendly web chat app.

According to a report by Conferencing contributor Mini Swamy, installing the chat widget takes a very short time. Users need to register their blog domain names. When this is done, Chatwing can modify the appearance of the widget to synchronize with that of the theme, wrote Swamy.  The HTML code that is generated is embedded, and within seconds the widget can be used to chat.

“Using Chatwing, anyone can create a customizable live chat feature in a very short span of time and can use their social media accounts to connect. The latest version is also faster and can accommodate up to 600 active chatters,” wrote Swamy.

Another contributor, Nathesh reported that Saint Vincent Health System has built a telehealth network by using Polycom RealPresence video solutions and has assembled healthcare professionals and patients in virtual environments in over 26 centers in Pennsylvania. As per this report, Saint Vincent is a regional referral center committed to offering a comprehensive network of specialty medical care around the clock, and has integrated the most sophisticated specialties and specialists to ensure life is preserved with the utmost attention.

To help company executives attend meetings without travel and save money in the current economic conditions, two companies have partnered to offer a video conferencing solution across multiple platforms. Conferencing contributor, Katie Gatto reported that Easymeeting.net partnered with WhyGo Videoconferencing Ltd. to create more than 5,000 video conferencing rooms across the globe. And that number is growing exponentially as businesses look to utilize this great technology.    

“With our partnership customers can easily locate video conferencing rooms and those for rent across the world by simply visiting the easymeeting.net webpage,www.easymeeting.net,” said Evan J. Andriopoulos, CEO of Easymeeting.net.

Also in the news was Polycom with new corporate brand identity. Conferencing contributor Carolyn J. Dawson wrote that “the firm's gradual change into a major software company has been highlighted by the latest corporate brand, a testament to the company's swift advances in UC and video association.

Lastly, Conferencing contributor Deborah Hirsch reported on a study that finds virtual examining rooms may be the answer for people with chronic diseases living far from doctors and hospitals. The report said that  the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), meeting this week at the  21st Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, stressed the benefits of telemedicine in the examination and treatment of patients located in remote, rural areas.

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