Avaya Video Solutions Aid Early Cancer Detection Research Collaboration

05 Oct 2011
  • Canary Foundation connects multi-disciplinary team in distant offices, classrooms, labs and auditoriums via Avaya Video Conferencing Solutions
  • Researchers and Foundation staff see demos, charts and slides side-by-side with presenter and engage in real-time discussion from their primary location
  • High-quality, easy-to-use video conferencing saves staff time, broadens reach and helps support grant compliance
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, today announced that Canary Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the goal of identifying cancer early, is facilitating research collaboration spanning disciplines and institutions with the help of Avaya Video Conferencing Solutions (AVCS).

Avaya videoconferencing endpoints at Canary Foundation and the Stanford University School of Medicine run off of Avaya Aura® unified communications core platform. The system’s High Definition (HD) video helps team members collaborate better by providing clear visuals of presenters and detailed research images and demonstrations.

The Avaya Video Conferencing Solution (AVCS) enables researchers at Canary Foundation and Canary Center at Stanford broaden their research network, reduce travel, expand real-time discussion, and facilitate visual presentations of cancer research results. Canary Foundation receives numerous grants that require monthly or bi-monthly reviews and inspections, and the Avaya Video Conferencing Solution (AVCS) allows members of the Canary Center at Stanford to meet grant compliance requirements efficiently and protect funding for critical research.

The organization is working with Avaya and others to enable additional researchers and institutions to participate in sessions using videoconferencing clients, desktop units and room-based systems from multiple videoconferencing system manufacturers.
     
The Avaya Video Conferencing Solution (AVCS) consists of a suite of software, hardware, user endpoints, collaboration applications and backend infrastructure. AVCS helps improve collaboration by providing HD video for a wide variety of uses across the enterprise, including traditional room systems as well as employees at their desk or away from the office. Avaya Video Conferencing Solution (AVCS) is designed with open standards and bandwidth efficiency and offers advanced administrative capabilities to optimize deployment, management and monitoring of voice and video applications.

Supporting Quotes: 
"Canary Foundation has set 2015 as the date by when we aim to deliver on our vision of simple, effective early detection cancer tests. The faster and more cost-effective the means that we can share research with our broad-based team, the closer we get to our goal. Avaya's video solutions help Canary Foundation and our research team save precious time and money and provide the quality we need to see minute detail in video formats." 
Don Listwin, founder, Canary Foundation
 
"We view a lot of imaging presentations in our research. It's important for the collaborators to be able to see the details while the presenter points out critical areas. The video quality is great and the system is very easy to use – even for a novice like me."
Sharon Pitteri, PHD, Canary Center at Stanford
 
Additional Resources:
Avaya Video Conferencing Solutions Brochure: http://bit.ly/nLXmRD
Avaya Unified Communications http://bit.ly/oyHdme
 
Tags: Avaya, unified communications, collaboration, videoconferencing, video communications, enterprise, business communications
 
About the Canary Foundation
Canary Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the goal of identifying cancer early through a simple blood test and then isolating it with imaging. Since 2004, Canary has raised over $42 million to support early detection research. Its collaborative research programs span multiple disciplines and institutions. One hundred percent of donations go to early detection research activities. For more information, please visit www.canaryfoundation.org.
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

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Deb Kline, Media Relations

Avaya

908-953-6179

klined@avaya.com

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