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Robotic Telemedicine Case Study

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Hello Telemedicine & Healthcare Professionals!

Today we wanted to review an important case study sweeping the healthcare industry. That’s right Telehealth aka Telemedicine. Wikipedia defines Telehealth as ” the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Telehealth could be as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over the telephone or as sophisticated as doing robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe.”

Mobile Robotic Teleheath System

Mobile Robotic Teleheath System

Pertexa Healthcare Technologies, Inc, the California-based telemedicine organization reports they have chosen PTZOptics mechanical PTZ cameras for their primary telehealth soltuion RITA (Remote Intelligent TeleHealth Assistant). These telemedicine robots use cutting edge advancements in telehealth technology to take full PTZ camera control remotely from their secure telemedicine software. The specialties will include dermatology, cardiology, pain management ,OB/GYN , orthopedic and primary care.

PTZOptics USB camera line provides UVC control permitting Pertexa to control the automated PTZ controls through a straightforward USB connection with RITA. This permits specialists working remotely to intertact progressively with patients while zooming into specific regions of interest for telemedicine professionals.

RITA permits specialists to remotely assess the seriousness of a sickness or harm and focus the best game-plan for healthcare professionals. Doctors control the camera to analyze patients remotely and have prompt access to electronic well being records, EKG results, circulatory strain and oxygen readings, and other gear used to therapeutically analyze a damage or disease.

Pertexa, Inc. is a cutting edge telehealth organization headquartered in Ridgecrest, California fostering the innovation which created R.I.T.A. (Remote Intelligent TeleHealth Assistant) and Radekal, the country’s driving Physician’s Productivity Tool. Pertexa has been perceived as a standout amongst the most creative medicinal innovation organizations in America and works with driving restorative offices in California to enhance and progress country social insurance.

About Pertexa:

Pertexa, Inc. based in Ridgecrest, California (PRNewsFoto/Pertexa, Inc.)

Pertexa, Inc. based in Ridgecrest, California (PRNewsFoto/Pertexa, Inc.)

Pertexa, Inc. is a next-generation medical technology company headquartered in Ridgecrest, California that creates and distributes advanced technology including RITA and RADEKAL, the nationʼs leading Physicianʼs Productivity Tool, which has been shown to increase productivity by 30%. By combining both hardware and app development for worldwide medical use, Pertexa is an innovative brain trust, advancing disruptive transformational technologies for an evolving healthcare environment.

All about Camera Control

By | Broadcast, Far End Camera Control, Healthcare, House of Worship, RS-232 Control, UVC Control, VISCA Control | No Comments

Hello PTZOptics Fans!

Today we are going to review the various you can control a PTZOptics camera. We are proud to say we have some of the industries most advanced camera control software, along with industry standards that are used in countless deployment strategies. Let’s start by outlining the control protocols PTZOptics supports:

VISCA Camera Control Cabling

  • VISCA Control
    1. Pioneered by SONY, this control protocol allows for advanced camera control with 100’s of options
    2. Commonly accessed over RS-232

UVC Camera Control Cabling

  • UVC Control
    1. UVC control is a protocol used for computers to control USB devices. Because PTZOptics offers USB and supports UVC we can now control the cameras PTZ just over one USB connection.

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Remote Pan Tilt Zoom with VSee UVC Control

Far End Camera Control using VSee

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Hello PTZOptics Followers!

Today we were able to integrate the PTZOptics USB cameras with VSee PTZ camera control for both near and far end operators. This is highly useful in TeleMedicine applications giving a doctors the ability to zoom in and examine medical situations from the far end. PTZOptics USB Cameras support UVC control (Both Relative and Absolute) for Pan Tilt and Zoom operation of the cameras. In the video below, Paul Richards, reviews the PTZ camera controls built into VSee. We are using the latest version of VSee to accomplish this remote pan tilt and zoom controls for VSee. If you do not have the latest version of VSee which is compatible with the PTZOptics camera line please contact VSee at:


ONVIF & UVC Converging

By | H.264 Cameras, IP Camera Control, IP Streaming, ONVIF, open source, UVC Control | No Comments

Hello AV & IT Pro’s,

The convergence between network video, usually used for video surveillance and web video conferencing, predominately used for online meetings, are benefiting organizations in some pretty cool new ways. The first time I saw these technologies come together was with the first time I used a regular USB webcam as a security camera with USB motion recording software. That was back in 2012 and a lot has changed.

Now PTZOptics offers cameras with built in UVC control, a camera control protocol for web conferencing software providers like GoToMeeting and Zoom.US, & ONVIF control, a camera control protocol used for surveillance video software like Axis, ExacqVision and Milestone, all built into just one camera! This means AV professionals can install 1 camera that that takes care of HD video conferencing and video surveillance all in one solution. Most video surveillance systems such as: Milestone, ExacqVision and Axis warmly accept H.264 IP streams with ONVIF control. Since the PTZOptics line also has USB 3.0 you can use the same camera with almost any web conferencing provider from Google Hangouts to WebEX. So now the high end board room users and facilities managers can finally agree on a win win camera solution!


What is ONVIF?ONVIF_Control

ONVIF stands for Open Network Video Interface and wikipedia says “ONVIF is a global and open industry forum with the goal to facilitate the development and use of a global open standard for the interface of physical IP-based security products.” Bascially this standard is used for video surveillance software to interact with the Pan Tilt Zoom controls of a network IP camera.

UVC_USB_camera_ControlWhat is UVC Control?

UVC stands for “USB Video Class” Control software which is mainly used by web video conferencing software providers like GoToMeeting and Zoom.US. This control protocol allows web conferencing software to build in Pan Tilt Zoom control through the USB connection of a capable camera.

Here are just a few cameras that support UVC Control:

  • Logitech CC3000e
  • HuddleCam 12X
  • HuddleCam 18X
  • PTZOptics 12X-USB
  • PTZOptics 20X-USB

Local Network vs the Cloud?

Most IT departments will prefer local network control for cameras when possible. In this case IP control is ideal because it’s low bandwidth and the users never have to leave the network. For cloud conferencing software providers like VSee, Zoom.US and GoToMeeting UVC control is preferred. I personally always prefer local control in a web-browser but UVC control has been getting better in recent history and it is nice to have everything managed in one app. In the future most control will come delivered right through UVC controllable cameras and software.

How can open source camera control help?

If you have made it this far in our technical blog post you might also be interested in PTZOptics open source control platform. PTZOptics offers a completely open source IP control software to software developers with a HTML and Javascript know-how. Software developers can integrate the open source code into custom projects as simple as a custom web browser and as complex as existing web conferencing software. With open source UVC, UDP and TCP protocols PTZOptics offers something for any programmer.

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I’m not that tech savvy:
That’s okay don’t worry. The PTZOptics cameras come with a stock IP control software GUI. Plus you can download a free Android app to control the camera over your network. Customizing the software is only something experienced programmers work with. But you may still be able to benefit from the community of programmers on GitHub trading ideas and offering improved scripts.

I’m more of a Crestron/AMX/Extron Programmer
Cool! That’s the world we live in. You can download our pre-written modules for Crestron or VISCA command modules that will work with AMX/Extron. We can help you integrate your control system with RS-232 so your programmers can spend more time on the project where they need to!

Download the Crestron/Extron Programming Codes

I just want to learn more:

If you just want to learn more maybe the PTZOptics Academy is the right place for you! The PTZOptics Academy offers free training available 24/7 for online classes. You can log in and start taking interactive Audio Visual classes to get up to speed quickly and easily.

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