A new technology will make telemedicine more effective by giving physicians a way to get visually closer to patients.

AMD Global Telemedicine, a company dedicated to developing clinical telemedicine and providing personalized telemedicine technology, developed the first universal pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) controls for video cameras.

(Photo: amdtelemedicine.com)
(Photo: amdtelemedicine.com)

These PTZ controls come standard inside AMD’s AGNES Interactive telemedicine platform–a Web-based software allowing providers to share data, exchange images, and participate in a live video conference. Within the AGNES platform, either the patient or the provider can control the PTZ function during exams.

“Remote PTZ camera control for clinicians has been a challenge in this market for some time. Increased usage of Web-based software video conferencing solutions, and new lower cost entries into the camera market further exacerbated the issue. This new development by our engineering team finally solves the problem for the majority of our users,” said Dan McCafferty, vice president of global sales and corporate development at AMD Global Telemedicine.

The camera controls can be used with multiple cameras and video conferencing applications. “The new universal pan-tilt-zoom controls have been tested with software-based video conferencing solutions including Vidyo Desktop, VidyoWeb, Polycom RealPresence, Zoom, and BlueJeans. Cameras that have also been tested and produced consistent quality and functionality include: Logitech, Vaddio, Sony, and Minrray,” said McCafferty.

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