Other Key Considerations
From 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD), which is four times the resolution of full HD, to XGA, there are quite a few resolutions to choose from. A key consideration is how much HD video content you plan to show.
Remote management is helpful in a classroom environment, especially if there are several classrooms. With remote management, lamp-based projectors can be powered off using a program timer built into the control software in order to conserve bulb life.
Video picture quality varies a lot depending on make and model of the projector. That is because scalar chips and video processors in the projectors are not created equally. This is important because audience expectations are getting higher due to the amount of HD content available.
Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts
- Don’t try to get by with a “floating” projector that goes from room to room
- Don’t plan on turning out the lights. Dimly lit rooms, at times, reduce the audience’s attention. The brightness of the projector needs to be high enough to overcome lighting
- Don’t worry about LCD versus DLP vs. laser phosphor vs. LED light engines – they all perform well
- Do assess whatever multimedia sources and computer sources your presenters will want to connect to the projectors, and map that to available connectors before buying a specific projector model
- Do talk to presenters about how they can integrate more multimedia to get them thinking about improving classroom techniques
- Do look for models with “eco-mode” that will conserve power and bulb life for lamp-based projectors
- Do select projectors that have the compatibility with newer video signal protocols and higher brightness to suit your evolving needs over time
- Do examine your mounting challenges prior to buying mounts and projectors
- Go with a good brand name – it will generally equate to longer product life and better product reliability
- Do ask an expert for advice about your unique circumstances
A Better Facility
Projectors have a big impact on the image your organization sends. You want to make presentations a memorable experience for parishioners, guests and administrators. There are many different options out there for hardware, and up-front planning is the best way to ensure you are happy with your selection. If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to a noticeably better facility.
Healthcare costs are rising, our population is aging, and there are far too few doctors and providers for a patient base that is widely distributed and frequently far from health care facilities and medical expertise.
SpaceCoast AV Communications helps close distance barriers by connecting patients, practitioners, specialists, and case managers utilizing collaborative standards-based video solutions for PCs and Tablets. Our team of technology specialists connects the entire healthcare team so that they can communicate over video from anywhere to support patient centered care.
For telemedicine encounters, the Polycom Practitioner Cart HDX mobile healthcare solution, for patient side, sends live high definition video, audio, and PC images to a specialist. The specialist can connect to the cart from a distance using a standards based video conferencing system like desktop or mobile video solutions. With Polycom the specialist can control the far end camera, and share their PC content or browser-based applications with the patient.
You can grow very large telehealth networks with the RealPresence Platform which utilizes a standards based, scalable, open system approach. In addition to live point to point and multi-point video calls, it supports recording, archiving and web based video educational sessions for network members, and provides the resiliency and reliability needed in large video network deployments.
- Reduce unnecessary re-hospitalizations utilizing collaborative solutions from Polycom for case management, discharge planning and support of patients with chronic disease
- Enable live video collaboration between community health centers, hospitals, primary care physicians, specialists and patients
- Support Patient Centered Medical Home
- Deliver expertise at a distance for specialty services like TeleStroke, TeleMental Health, and Primary Care
- Support experts on the go with mobility solutions that bring video to their tablets, and iPhones.
- Utilize collaborative video for correctional telemedicine to avoid costly, unnecessary and risky prisoner transports to hospital
- Support multi-disciplinary teams over live video to deliberate, and confer on patient cases
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In previous posts on the Public Sector View, we’ve looked at the benefits that video teleconferencing (VTC) solutions could deliver to patients in rural areas that may be unable to receive certain healthcare services due to convenience and distance. However, what happens when more than distance separates a patient from the healthcare that they need? What if it’s the thick walls of a correctional facility?
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there were more than 740,000 people incarcerated in America’s county and city prisons at midyear in 2012. Like every other American, these individuals suffer from sickness, chronic conditions and other medical problems. Unlike the rest of America, these individuals can’t simply drive to their family physician or a specialist to receive treatment.
Getting medical attention for prison inmates can be a difficult and expensive process for many state and local governments. Inmates in need of healthcare services from a specialist often require transportation from their correctional facility to hospitals. Transporting inmates presents the largest opportunity for escape, which means that inmates leaving correctional facilities have to do so securely, with guards. This travel and utilization of a prison guard comes at a cost to the state.
And this problem and cost is only increasing. America’s prison population remains relatively steady, but did increase by 1.2 percent (approximately 9,000 inmates) last year. And inmate populations are also aging, leading to an increase in the amount of medical attention they require.
The use of telemedicine solutions in these implementations helps to overcome two major challenges that are facing states. First, telemedicine is helping to provide access to a broader range of healthcare services to prison inmates. Second, telemedicine solutions eliminate the need to transport inmates, decreasing the time and money spent transporting inmates to medical facilities.
It’s for this reason that American correctional institutions are embracing telemedicine as a way to get patients the healthcare services they need. According to a recent article in Government Computer News, states such as Colorado, Louisiana and Wyoming are turning to VTC solutions to deliver medical professionals to prisons.
According to the article, the Colorado Department of Corrections is launching a pilot program that will provide rheumatology, infectious disease, orthopedics and general surgery services to inmates. The Wyoming Department of Prison Health Services conducted approximately 2,000 physician visits via VTC in 2011. Also, the Louisiana Department of Corrections is expected to increase telemedicine access for inmates by nearly 600 percent. This growth is a testament to the benefits that telemedicine delivers to both inmates and the state.
Telemedicine solutions are capable of delivering quality healthcare services to those that previously didn’t have access to them – whether they’re simply geographically isolated or incarcerated. In today’s difficult budget environment, it makes sense to utilize these solutions in prisons to not only bring a broad range of healthcare services to inmates, but also reduce the cost that used to be associated with getting inmates the medical attention they required.
Medical resources can be available immediately which can result in better healthcare results.
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