Taiwanese Hospital Deploys VoSKY Exchange to Connect Medical Staff to Nursing Trolley via Skype

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News
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TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Aug. 18 Taichung Veterans General Hospital (TVGH) has deployed VoSKY's PBX-to-Skype gateway to enable free Skype calling between its nursing station and its Mobility Nursing Trolley, cutting the costs of hospital phone bills and improving communications between medical staff.

Based in Taichung, Taiwan, TVGH installed the VoSKY Exchange Pro VIT1/E1 gateway to add voice communications to its Mobility Nursing Trolley enabling up to 600 medical staff to make high-quality free Internet-based Skype calls between its nursing station and Trolley. This innovative solution helps keep the hospital's overheads low while improving communications between medical staff when dealing with patient care.

As part of the deployment, the hospital also installed a Skype USB handset on each Trolley, which communicates over wi-fi with the VoSKY Exchange which is connected to the hospital PBX. A portable computer mounted on each Trolley lets nurses see their colleagues' Skype user status; this lets them know whether they are available should the nurses need to contact them.

Ching-Wen Yang, director of Computer Centers for Taichung Veterans General Hospital, said: "The great thing about the VoSKY gateway is that it was cost-effective, extremely easy to deploy and seamlessly integrated with our existing communications infrastructure. Previously, there was no way to make calls to and from the trolley, but with VoSKY Exchange and Skype, the doctors and the medical staff can now communicate with the nursing station."

The VoSKY Exchange Pro VIT1/E1 seamlessly integrates with an organisations' existing phone system, allowing them to take advantage of Internet Telephony without replacing their existing network infrastructure. With a VoSKY Exchange gateway, employees can make and receive Skype calls from their regular office phone - no Skype software, computers, or headsets are required. The scalable 1U rack-mountable appliance enables up to 30 concurrent Skype calls and is easy for telecom/IT managers to configure and manage.

"We are very pleased to be able to deliver a value-added solution to the hospital market," said David Tang, Global VP of marketing for VoSKY. "With VoSKY and Skype, the Taichung Veterans General Hospital is able to reduce its overheads, while improving the efficiency of its medical services."

About VoSKY

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, VoSKY is the global leader in empowering businesses to leverage Skype, the world's largest VoIP community. The company's proven, enterprise-grade solutions create new opportunities for small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) and enterprises to reduce communications costs and improve productivity. VoSKY Exchange, the company's flagship product, is an award-winning PBX-to-Skype application gateway that seamlessly integrates a company's phone system with Skype. This plug-and-play platform is compatible with any existing TDM or IP PBX phone system.

VoSKY is a wholly owned subsidiary of Actiontec Electronics. In addition to its headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, VoSKY maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Beijing, China; Bogota, Colombia; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information please visit the VoSKY website at www.vosky.com.


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