VSee New Release 1001 – Synced Chats

VSee update releaseEveryone at VSee is excited to announce the latest release. Here are all the updates and new features. Make sure you have this VSee update:

  • Mac version: 2.7 (19442)
  • Windows version: 14.0.0.1001
  • iPad, iPhone, Android – to be submitted

Special thanks to John and Ruozhen for the new VSee Windows chat UX!

Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Windows:
Syncing chat messages across devices

Windows:

  1. New user interface for chat: all chat goes into the same window, separated by tabs.Fixed aux cam isn’t closed on end call
  2. Added PTZ support for Minrray camera
  3. Fixed startup issue for Surface Pro 3 front camera
  4. Disable Windows screensaver during a call
  5. Fixed camera connectivity during AV setup:- UI hang during AV setup
    – Unable to connect to camera

Mac:

  1. Fixed crash when redisplay a group on address book
  2. Fixed remote video window which can be left open after a group call
  3. Added pushing all windows to foreground if a VSee window is active
  4. Various UI improvements for chat window

We hope you find the new VSee experience better than ever.

VSee Telemedicine in the Amazon Rainforest with Dr. Yogi

In July, a team of professionals from the University of Sao Paolo returned to the Amazon rainforest to support the populations of the Amazon rainforest. Led by Dr. Milton Yogi, an ophthalmic surgeon based in San Paolo, they have done this every year for the past 10 year. Dividing into nine strategic groups, they set out to meet the needs of 44 locations deep in the rainforest, including the tiny community of Santa Caterina. This year, 69 volunteers came, and they brought an innovation to the Amazon: VSee telemedicine.

With VSee, the volunteers had 24-hour access to a broadband satellite system, which connected them to doctors far away. Thanks to this new technology, it was possible for the first time to perform telemedicine in the rainforest by means of a webcam linked to nine doctors in Sao Paulo.

They created a use case that details their experiences using VSee telemedicine (2:17). Watch the video (in Portuguese) here:

5 Best Video Collaboration Tools To Ride Out the BART Strike

BART Strike line 2013The BART strike hit Bay Area’s 400K daily commuters this morning with a slap in the face. Oakland ferry lines were stretching around the corner and the Bay Bridge has been backed up since 5:30 a.m. KTVU-TV’s @sal_castaneda tweets:

In 1997 [the last BART strike] most people couldn’t work from home using a high speed internet connection. Will today’s tech help during this #BARTstrike?

The answer is a resounding, “Yes!”

In fact, BART officials’ top 2 suggestions for dealing with the strike are “adjusting work hours” and “telecommuting.” If you want to carry on business as usual with these commuting alternatives, there are a gazillion new apps and tools to help you connect and collaborate with coworkers wherever you are. Here are our favorite video collaboration tools to help you stay connected. Also check out our video conference product reviews page:

1. VSee (of course!) – VSee is a super simple tool for getting work done like you’re face-to-face. VSee group video calls are always free and its signature one-click screen share (paid if >1 share) makes collaboration easy.  It also uses ultra low-bandwidth to allow you to work with coworkers on crowded wifi hubs and 3G networks. You can even integrate VSee into your own app with the VSee API.

2. Cisco WebEx – This is a full blown presentation tool with all the bells and whistles you need – moderation control, meeting scheduling, whiteboard, PSTN dial-in…you name it, it has it. It’s a great product, especially for large webinar presentations, but rather clunky for simple, quick check-ins and staying connected throughout the day.

3. Google+ Hangouts and Skype – A lot of people in the freebie crowd use these in conjunction: Skype for free 1-on-1 video calls and Google Hangouts for group meetings. However, neither of these will fly if you have concerns about privacy or security, and neither can’t beat VSee for low-bandwidth.

4. Zoom – Walt Mossberg did a rave review of Zoom when it first came out last year. It supports a lot of the same functions as WebEx with the focus on video.  Thus it has pretty good quality video, and it allows meetings for up to 25 participants. It also support iOS and Android mobile platforms.

5. Vidyo – We really have to hand it to Vidyo for doing a great job on video quality. It offers a wide range of products from desktop to room-based video conference and has been giving Polycom and Cisco Tandberg a run for their money with its software-based video conference at a quarter of the cost. But like WebEx, it’s designed more for formal meetings and presentation than lightweight collaborations.

What are your favorite video collaboration tools? Tell us in our comments.

photo courtesy: @ChrisFilippi via Twitter

VSee and MDLIVE at the AHIP Conference

VSee MDLIVE telehealth portal staff

VSee and MDLIVE teamed up at the AHIP Institute 2013 last week to help spread word of the exciting things that are happening in this rapidly transforming health care marketplace.

For the VSee and MDLIVE partnership, this means showing off our awesome telehealth platform to deliver a seamless and complete healthcare experience to patients: VSee provides the easy-to-use, high quality video engine, and MDLIVE brings an extensive physician network with doctors who are available around the clock.

Check out this video to see how VSee-powered MDLIVE works.

Why VSee Video Chat?

Based on Stanford human factors research, VSee is super user friendly and designed for the non-tech savvy.  It lets doctors focus on caring for patients instead of spending valuable time learning to use the technology.  There is no complicated infrastructure, no admin install, and it crosses all firewalls.  This makes it extremely scalable and simple to deploy. VSee is also rich in interactive features such as one-click EMR sharing and medical device streaming so patients can feel like they’re seeing a doctor face to face.  VSee is HIPAA-compliant and FDA-registered.

Easily create your own telehealth platform with VSee’s simple API. It supports complex medical work flows such as virtual waiting room and triage care.  Learn more about VSee API here.

VSee telemedicine EHR-sharing

VSee hack saves the day! The laptop pictured above is sitting on 4 glasses because Milton’s laptop overheated, and we were able to get it working again by sitting the laptop on 4 glasses of ice :) (Btw, Milton believes the CEO should get the worst computer on the VSee team.)

VSee MDLIVE telehealth portal

VSee MDLIVE booth crowds

VSee Selected for TATA Tech Innovation Forum

TCS Innovation Forum 2013

VSee is one of 15 companies chosen to be a part of this year’s In-Radar Tech Startup Showcase at the TATA Innovation Forum 2013 in Santa Clara. The Innovation Forum brings together some of the best and brightest minds from renowned companies, academia, and innovative startups in North America for an exciting time of brainstorming and discussion on the newest solutions, ideas and best practices addressing our common problems.

Join VSee and other emerging tech companies on Wednesday, June 26 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.for a showcase of the latest products and solutions that are changing the way we live, do business, learn, and receive healthcare.

Venue: Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, California
Date: June 25-26, 2013

Twitter Hashtag:  #TCSInnovation

VSee is the ideal tool for remote healthcare with its simple, secure medical video chat, real-time Electronic Health Records sharing, and medical device streaming. It is the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the American Telemedicine Association Video Contest, where its low bandwidth feature enables remote healthcare delivery in developing nations.