An interesting IP VPN application

Stereotaxis will be using Global Crossing’s IP VPN service for their the Stereotaxis Odyssey Network. Now that in itself is not that interesting, however the IP VPN application is a good example of how this technology can benefit us all.

Bevil Hogg, CEO of Stereotaxis, stated, “Odyssey(TM) brings together all the different diagnostic information sources in an interventional electrophysiology lab, ranging from x-ray fluoroscopy, mapping systems and heart-rate monitoring systems, into a single display and networked user interface. This is the culmination of our drive to fully integrate our systems with the diagnostic information they rely on, while at the same time enabling remotely networked clinical support and training. We believe our vision for a fully integrated, automated, and networked electrophysiology lab has the potential to be adopted worldwide as the standard of care for the interventional treatment of arrhythmias.”

Odyssey installations will be connected through Global Crossing’s  worldwide IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service to a remote Clinical Services Center, located at Stereotaxis Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. The Clinical Services Center will enable Stereotaxis to remotely support clinical procedures, providing customers with on demand technical support and training at the touch of a button from their lab. For the very first time, diagnostic and imaging information will be available remotely, enabling Stereotaxis to deliver unprecedented levels of customer support. In combination, the Odyssey(TM) consolidated visual display, private network, and remote Clinical Services Center are expected to uniquely position Stereotaxis to provide a comprehensively integrated solution to hospitals, potentially improving the efficacy and efficiency of their interventional labs. Plans are under way to expand the network to other territories around the world over the next year.

“We’re proud to be an integral part of Stereotaxis’ pioneering achievements in the field of remote medical training,” said Dan Wagner, Global Crossing’s executive vice president for enterprise services. “Our flagship IP VPN service delivers the global reach Stereotaxis needs to support their groundbreaking software that is literally saving lives around the world.”

Global Crossing’s IP VPN service is available in more than 600 cities in 60 countries on six continents. It provides customers with extensive network coverage to keep remote employees connected to the information they need to successfully conduct business.

Global Crossing provides customers or enterprises one of the highest performing and versatile IP VPN solutions, transported over the company’s secure, privately owned and operated MPLS-based IP backbone. It offers truly global reach, scalable connectivity, greater security, multiple access options and flexible billing options that simplify the customer experience by allowing customers to focus on core business objectives rather than network management.

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