The medical platform that will be deployed is based on TeleInViVo, a research project funded by the European commission. TeleInViVo encompasses a portable ultrasound device and a mobile laptop computer and provides various communication links for medical data exchange. Presently the application is enriched with a teleconference tool providing physicians with a real-time face-to-face communication. The software on the mobile computer is capable of acquiring medical ultrasound images from the ultrasound device and storing them in the local medical database.
The application offers DICOM viewer and communication functionality over TCP/IP networks. Within the project ultrasound images are the main application addition, however there is no restriction to use it with any other digital image or file transfer.
Connectivity between sites will be provided by means of AmerHis system, the first regenerative DVB-RCS satellite platform. It was designed as a response to cover the growing demand in multimedia broadband services and the adaptation of real-time services to the satellite world. AmerHis permits direct meshed communication between four coverage areas (Europe, South America, North America and Brazil), and also broadcast and multicast transmission, for example from one to all beams, thanks to its on-board packet replication capacity.
AmerHis DVB-RCS user terminals can transmit up to 4 Mbps and receive up to 8 Mbps allowing the deployment of any IP application (for example Internet/Intranet Access and Virtual Private Networks between terminals) and is interoperable with the terrestrial networks. The architecture of the system is based on different dynamic QoS classes to differentiate the traffic and to be able to offer different SLAs to customers.