U.S. based Tizbi signs up for Compodium’s virtual meeting services

The U.S. based software development company Tizbi Inc. signs up to use Compodium’s virtual meeting services – Compodium ACCOUNT.

-We intend to use the Compodium services as an addition to our Video Learning Channel, to provide our users the functionality of face-to-face learning, says Alexander Birger – CEO at Tizbi.

He continues to say it is a nice addition to traditional distance education classes, requested by multiple customers. It allows the students who have made certain progress in the self-paced training to add personal training, and to work interactively with subject matter experts to solidify the knowledge.

-This is definitely the direction computerized education is moving today, and Compodium provides a great facility with superb user experience, which is critical in learning markets, he concludes.

About Tizbi
Tizbi leverages over ten years of experience in large scale web site applications and custom software development to provide its customers with reliable, efficient an affordable solutions that resolve a range of business challenges.

By | 2017-08-23T14:01:59+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Categories: business, education, news, virtual meetings|Tags: |Comments Off on U.S. based Tizbi signs up for Compodium’s virtual meeting services

Live surgery in Almedalen

Almedalen, the unique politicians week

The 2014 activities in Almedalen draws a record crowd. In front of a packed remote seminar audience representatives from the Karolinska University Hospital and the County Council of Västerbotten told about their experiences of distance medical care and how telemedicine and e-health contributes to higher efficiency, lower costs and a better care for patients, both within rural and metropolitan areas. During the seminar Compodium assisted with quality assurance of connections and video technology from the live surgery performed at Huddinge Hospital.

-Everything worked perfectly and the audience got to see an impressive display in practical telemedicine at it’s best, says Thomas Molén, strategist within distance care at the County Council of Västerbotten.

The unique Almedalen week: The Almedals week has been held on the island of Gotland in over forty years. It all started in 1968 when the then Education Minister Olof Palme spoke from a truck at the gunpowder tower in Almedalen.

The early years of political speech has evolved to become the largest political meeting place, with participants from all political parties and corporate Sweden. Through democracy and openness this is the week everyone want to debate political platforms and social issues. The openness and accessibility during Almedals week is unique both for Sweden and the world. All events during the week are free and open to everyone.

The political parties in Parliament are the core of Almedals Week. Their participation in seminars, press conferences and speeches from Almedalen form the foundation of the week, but other events are just as important.

Illustration: In upper left corner of the picture we can see the audience, the operating room at Huddinge Hospital is below that and specialist doctor Urban Arnelo giving support to the medical team in the operating room via video link is located in the upper right corner as well as a clinical live video feed of both X-ray and endoscopy (in the lower part of the screen shot).

Information: The ERCP procedure (Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography) that was demonstrated is an effective and merciful examination method where a narrow and maneuverable tube (an endoscope) is inserted via the mouth down to the stomach and duodenum. This examination method is mostly used for investigation purposes but also in order to remove gallstones as well as to enlarge suppressed ducts

By | 2017-08-22T20:49:58+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, education, eHealth, healthcare, news, secure video conferencing, technologies, virtual meetings, web tv|Tags: , |Comments Off on Live surgery in Almedalen

X-border Art Biennial 2013 has ended

X-border Art Biennial 2013 has ended, the worlds most Northern international art biennial, which has allowed artists to explore and illustrate issues like borders, identities, cultural diversity and knowledge.

Compodium has during the spring, summer and autumn carried out video communication, recordings and reruns from the three locations, Luleå Sweden, Finnish Rovaniemi and Severomorsk in Russia.

The individual art galleries could see and interact with visitors in the other locations, one could also visit the exhibitions virtually and participate in discussions with both the artists and other visitors as well as follow guided tours being held locally. During these the guide carried a tablet computer and the remote visitors could follow the tours via its built-in web camera and microphone.

Both artists and visitors has also been able to successfully participate in different work shops and spontaneous discussions, all using the virtual meeting services from Compodium.

Press conference June 10
“Artists talk” June 18
Opening Ceremony June 19

X-border Art Biennial
A joint project between the University of Lappland in Rovaniemi Finland, the Centre for socio cultural technologies in Sevoromorsk Russia and Luleå Art Biennial & the Kilen Art Group in Luleå Sweden. The biennial is a part of New Horizon lead by the Norrbotten County Council.

By | 2017-08-23T15:17:08+00:00 October 6th, 2013|Categories: Blog, distributed events, education, web tv|Tags: |Comments Off on X-border Art Biennial 2013 has ended

Project – Strengthening Small Schools in Sweden

Wednesday, 20 February was a unique day. It was almost certainly the first time in Sweden as so many units of smartphones, ipads, interactive smart board and large-screenTV’s have been connected with webcams from several different locations in Sweden.
Key persons were 30 teachers from the schools involved in the Swedish project “Small schools in development”.
The project aim is to support the small schools’ efforts to develop new teaching methods related to information technology, and to develop and strengthen the role of schools in the development of the region.
The project’s main goal is a number of well-functioning and efficient pilot schools in remote and rural areas, where each one through a strong network serves as a good example for other schools. Show what is in the way of small schools’ success. Make new pedagogical methods visible and sought after. School and district should strengthen their ties. Affected areas will be strengthened by the school’s participation.

By | 2017-08-22T21:06:06+00:00 March 1st, 2013|Categories: Blog, education, technologies, virtual meetings|Comments Off on Project – Strengthening Small Schools in Sweden

Seminar as a distributed event – one million swedish kronor saved

—I have calculated that we saved a million Swedish kronor, says Sven Hyllienmark, project manager at the National Psychiatric centers in Västerbotten. He got hold of a star lecturer at Skellefteå, wanted the lecture to reach more people including those working in Lapland. But to let every one travel to the lecture would be too expensive.
The solution was to let Compodium arrange a distributed event of the entire lecture. This allowed an additional 50 employees to take part of the star lecturer.
—This is well worth repeating, says Sven Hyllienmark who is very pleased with the results. Fifty instead of five makes a big difference. When he brings out the calculator and checks he thinks it would have costed about a million swedish kronor to take all to Skelleftea – travel cost, travel time and labor time included. Now it was much cheaper.
In a theater in Lycksele an audience could see and interact with the lecturer. The seminar was also received via broadband to two locations in Umeå.

By | 2017-08-22T21:18:18+00:00 October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Blog, distributed events, education, secure video conferencing, technologies, virtual meetings, web tv|Comments Off on Seminar as a distributed event – one million swedish kronor saved