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Saville AV installs emergency collaboration systems for NHS Trust

Saville AV has installed and configured two Smart Technologies collaboration systems in the emergency departments at Wakefield and Dewsbury hospitals in the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust.

The IT and emergency department teams had been looking for a new technology solution to help raise collaboration and knowledge sharing between the two sites.

After a consultation and subsequent live demo at their York headquarters, Saville AV was tasked with supplying an effective and cost effective solution.

During the initial consultations the Saville communications and collaboration team identified the need for the system to be user-friendly and easy to use. The system also had to allow high quality video calling alongside interactive content collaboration and sharing.

The solution selected is based around two Smart Room System installations at the emergency department seminar room at Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield and the emergency department resource room at Dewsbury hospital. Each features a single 70in interactive touchscreen, HD video camera, microphone and speakers and a control unit. Integration with the Trust’s existing Skype for Business infrastructure means users can easily arrange meetings and send invites, all from within Outlook.

David Enzor, CSS IT project manager at the Trust explained: “The Trust have worked closely with Saville AV in respect to the planning, installation, configuration and training for the systems. These will allow the emergency departments to utilise video links, presentations, meeting note capture and Skype messaging between sites, helping create more effective communications.”

When attendees enter the meeting room the Smart Room System automatically powers up allowing them to instantly select a pre-arranged meeting and start working immediately. When they leave the system will automatically clear content from the screens and power down providing data security and low operating costs.

David Willie, head of collaboration and communications at Saville commented: “Recent research has shown that 90% of users reported the value from collaboration solutions exceeded the value from other technology investments. The autonomous operation of the Smart Room System together with the innovative interface and ease of operation increases user confidence, raising adoption levels meaning the systems will achieve a faster return on investment.”

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