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Sony debuts new telemedicine system

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Sony debuts new telemedicine systemSony Electronics of Park Ridge, NJ, unveiled a new addition to its line of telemedicine systems at April's American Telemedicine Association show. Contact, the company's new set-top system, weighs about 6.5

Sony debuts new telemedicine system

Sony Electronics of Park Ridge, NJ, unveiled a new addition to its line of telemedicine systems at April's American Telemedicine Association show. Contact, the company's new set-top system, weighs about 6.5 pounds and can be used with any NTSC monitor. The unit has a dockable pan/tilt/zoom camera, as well as autotracking motion detection, automatic back light compensation, auto focus, a built-in 12x zoom lens, and resolution of more than 460 TV lines. Contact is H.320-compliant, and Sony plans to bring H.323 capability to the unit in October. The unit features an optional wireless document station, PCS-DS150. Sony will sell the system for under $5,000.

In other Sony news, the Park Ridge, NJ-based company has sold three TriniCom 5100 Plus telemedicine units to the Medical University of South Carolina, which the hospital plans to use to link hospitals in its program that provide services to newborns with congenital heart disease. The systems will be used by three South Carolina hospitals: Greenville Hospital Systems in Greenville, USC/Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, and Piedmont-McLeod Hospital in Florence.

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