Hammersmith Imperial College

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The Cardiology department at Imperial College London, Hammersmith hospital location, had a requirement to implement a remote MDT solution to communicate with hospitals in both Bournemouth and Sussex, as well as an increasing number of District General Hospitals in and around London. With Bournemouth already using the MDT solution to link to Southampton and the Sussex network already very well established, the MDT solution was chosen to facilitate this requirement.

The MDT unit, audio processor unit, network switch and 8×8 HDMI matrix switcher were housed in a wooden mobile cabinet, matching the existing furniture in the room.

The PTZ camera was wall mounted and the dual speakers and surround microphone were installed in the suspended ceiling.

The systems dual 10″ touch screen control units were situated, one on the controllers desk with the other on the conference table. This enabled full control of the system from either location.

All the four existing medical computers were connected to the HDMI matrix switcher with the addition of an HDMI laptop input, the control system allowing selection of any input to display on either of the existing projectors.

The room location was an existing seminar room within the Cardiology department at the Hammersmith hospital, already running a dual projector display system.

Encrypted VPN tunnels were set up over the NHS N3 network between each of the locations.