Easy cloud-based integration and video quality optimization over the Internet enable new innovation in Telemedicine
PRNewswire – May 20, 2016 – Agora.io, a communications as a service (CaaS) provider optimizing global quality of experience for real-time video communications, today announced a disruptive cloud economic model for video in Telemedicine at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference and Trade Show (ATA2016) in Minneapolis.
Agora Video for Telemedicine is a cloud service that allows application and device developers to quickly integrate premium quality Internet-based multi-party video and voice communications into their mobile and web telemedicine solutions. Agora Video has no up-front licensing, capital expense or long-term commitments and provides free access for developers to SDKs and global communications services. Pricing is a simple pay-as-you-go model with 1 million global video minutes costing only $3,990.
“Agora Video lowers the cost basis for telemedicine by an order of magnitude compared with traditional video licensing models, that are typically user based with significant up-front commitments, complex software deployment requirements and ongoing staffing needs,” said Tony Zhao, founder and CEO of Agora.io. “Our experience at the ATA Conference is that there is a dramatic increase in innovative mobile and global telemedicine solutions that require a much simpler cloud-based video integration and economic model to support industry growth. As telemedicine is increasingly delivered over the public Internet to remote and mobile patients, solution providers will need our unique approach to ensure video quality over challenging network conditions,” he added.
Telemedicine solution providers can simply embed Agora.io SDKs for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and Web Browsers into their applications. The Agora.io global network, spanning over 70 data centers worldwide, then dynamically routes video traffic around Internet bottlenecks, and optimizes for “mobile last mile” across a broad range of mobile devices to ensure video quality of experience.
“I am impressed to see Agora.io introduce a disruptive video technology approach that will support the next generation of innovation in the telemedicine industry. Their cost effective cloud model for video was the cherry on top for me,” said ATA2016 conference attendee Raj Jhaveri, serial entrepreneur, rated as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Tech Innovators in 2014.
“Patients increasingly need support from healthcare practitioners in other regions or countries, and Agora.io is providing a cost-effective global cloud video service that makes cross-country medical consultations practical from mobile smartphones and tablets,” said Li ChunPeng, Chairman of global medical agency An Nuo Zhi Mei.
Agora Video for Telemedicine is available today for developers at www.agora.io.
Privately held and founded in 2014, Agora.io is a communications as a service (CaaS) provider delivering premium quality-of-experience video and voice communications across devices and networks globally. Agora.io enables software applications to support as many as 20,000 users in a single conference, and provides HD real-time video and voice communication services to organizations across industries, including: telemedicine, education, financial services, customer service, social media applications, and mobile gaming. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Agora.io is backed by venture capital firms Morningside, SIG, GGV Capital, ShunWei, and IDG. For more information visit www.agora.io.