WALLINGFORD, Conn. – November 16, 2005 – VBrick Systems, Inc. (www.VBrick.com), an industry leader in affordable video over IP network solutions, today announced that the University of Toronto’s medical teaching hospital, the University Health Network, is using VBrick’s EtherneTV to empower its students to digitally record and critique their simulated patient exams, and seamlessly incorporate DVD-quality video into the classroom.
University Health Network’s Paul B. Helliwell Centre for Medical Education is expanding traditional classroom and standardized (simulated) patient exams by enabling its students to record, replay, and critique these exams at their convenience. New digital video capabilities provide additional methods of teaching students important superior patient care nuances that are often difficult to replicate from medical texts and patient observations.
“The Helliwell Centre’s new, robust video capabilities provide an added dimension to traditional classroom and training sessions,” said Dr. John Bradley, director of the
VBrick’s EtherneTV Media Distribution System captures, delivers, stores, and manages video over IP networks, including the Internet. EtherneTV’s web-based management portal centrally configures, secures, and controls video assets and operations. The video-on-demand servers store and distribute recorded video across the network anytime. EtherneTV supports MPEG-1, 2, 4, and Windows Media standards for high- and low-bandwidth network connections.
As part of the Helliwell Centre’s renovation process, University Health Network officials selected EtherneTV based on performance, reliability,