RADVISION (Nasdaq: RVSN), a leading technology and end-to-end solution provider for unified visual communications announced today that GP Synergy, a leading provider of general practice education and training, delivering training across Sydney and northwest NSW, has implemented RADVISION’s premier video collaboration technology to further the reach of its educational training services.
GP Synergy is leveraging RADVISION’s high definition (HD) desktop video systems and infrastructure for administrative and board meetings. Participants can connect to calls hosted on a RADVISION SCOPIA MCU using customized GP Synergy-provided systems, comprised of a unique combination of RADVISION’s SCOPIA VC240 and SCOPIA Desktop systems. Additionally, remote participants can join the video calls using their laptops over a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.
Prior to choosing RADVISION for its end-to-end video solution, GP Synergy was using a different video system that proved cumbersome because the technology wasn’t intuitive and the video quality was poor due to spotty networks, thereby limiting caller participation. John Oldfield, chief executive officer for GP Synergy oversaw the video network deployment. No stranger to IT, Oldfield developed a firm grasp for visual communications technology, but he also recognized his medical educators, registrars and staff would not have the time or resources to invest in complex technologies.
“Our original video conferencing provider sold us on the HD experience, but HD video is not a reality here in Australia due to lack of broadband infrastructure,” said Oldfield. “At GP Synergy we have fantastic broadband, but we are the exception rather than the norm and our community of registrars, educators and clinicians can’t count on reliable connectivity.“We needed a solution that made the most of the network connection while at the same time allowed access through video or other communications modalities. And most importantly, it had to be easy for our staff, supervisors and students to connect to the calls.”