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IVCi Salutes Greg Farley for His Dedication and Service

  Take intelligence and mix it with a passion for physical exertion, a calling to serve, and a desire for challenge and you’ve got the basic ingredients of Greg Farley,…

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What is Call Control?

Call control is the communication process to connect, maintain, route and terminate connections between endpoints. From a video conferencing perspective, it provides intelligent traffic and routing and is required for…

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What is Latency?

Latency is the amount of time it takes for the video traffic sent to reach its final destination and is typically caused by network congestion. If it is taking awhile…

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What is Jitter?

Jitter is the difference in time it takes for data packets to reach their final destination and is usually caused by congestion on the network. Packets arrive with different timing…

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What is Packet Loss?

Packet loss is when one or more of the data packets being sent fail to reach their final destination and is usually caused by congestion on the network. Packets are…

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What is SVC?

Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is a form of compression technology that allows high definition video to be sent across networks in an efficient manner. It dynamically adjusts call quality in…

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What is H.323?

H.323 is a protocol to provide audio visual communication on a packet network and is the standard protocol for most major video conferencing manufacturers such as Polycom, Cisco, and LifeSize….

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What is SIP?

SIP is a protocol that enables the communication and connection of devices across networks. It is an older protocol designed for closed systems that would connect via gateways to other…

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What is Firewall Traversal?

A firewall is an added layer of security on private networks; it essentially keeps unwanted network traffic away by only allowing traffic that conforms to a set of predefined rules….

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What is AVC?

Advanced Video Coding (AVC) is a form of compression technology that allows high definition video to be sent across networks in an efficient manner. AVC compression sends video at a…

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What is Interoperability?

Interoperability is the ability to make systems and organizations work together; or in the video sense, the ability for two video conferencing systems to connect with each other. Systems that…

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What is WebRTC?

WebRTC is a browser-based standard that enables real-time audio and video in a web browser without the need for downloads or plugins. WebRTC is still being refined and has not…

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What is an MCU?

A Multipoint Control Unit (MCU), also known as a bridge, is a device that is used to bridge multiple video conferencing connections. Video conferencing systems can only make point-to-point calls…

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What are Medical Peripherals?

Medical devices that operate along with video conferencing technology, allowing a medical provider to analyze a patient from another location. The most commonly used medical peripheral is the Otoscope, which…

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What is the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA)?

Protects and provides standards and regulations for the security of patient health information. Return to Glossary

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What are Grand Rounds?

Another Continuing Medical Education process in which physicians provide education to other health care professionals by visiting patients and bringing new physicians or health care professionals. Return to Glossary

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What is Continuing Medical Education (CME)?

Health care professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists and advanced practice social workers are required to complete a number of education hours per year by the state…

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What is a Telehealth Site Coordinator?

A telehealth site coordinator is the person who acts on behalf of the doctor and operates the necessary equipment when needed at the site of the patient when the doctor…

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What is a Tumor Board?

During a Tumor Board, an oncologist selects a patient case to use to discuss and educate other health care professionals. Specific patient information is discussed, and video security is of…

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What is Telehealth/Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the concept of a virtual interaction via video collaboration between a health care provider and a patient. Can also be described as the method of transferring health care…

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