|[January 18, 2014]
Face to Face: Honeywell HomMed's Genesis Touch™ v2.1 Features One-Touch Video, Enhanced Data Plan Options
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
Honeywell (News - Alert) (NYSE:HON) HomMed, a global leader in telehealth and
remote patient care, today unveiled the newest version of its wireless
remote patient monitor, the Genesis Touch™ 2.1, featuring new one-touch
video and larger data plan options.
The new Genesis Touch wireless remote patient monitoring device features one-touch video, which can connect a patient and their healthcare provider with up to 10 other people for "video visits." (Photo: Business Wire)
Providing quick and simple face-to-face interaction between a patient
and their healthcare provider, the new one-touch video feature on the
Genesis Touch allows patients to simply touch the "Video" button on the
tablet's screen to be linked into a scheduled video conference call with
up to 12 other parties.
"Face-to-face communication provides the depth and feel of a traditional
doctor's office visit, all from the comfort of the patient's own home -
and literally with the touch of one button," said John Bojanowski,
president of Honeywell HomMed. "Our new one-touch video functionality
gives patients and their care providers the ability to interact more
expansively, while including up to ten other people in the conversation."
In addition to the new simplified video capability which is powered by
FuzeBox, the industry's video conferencing leader, Honeywell HomMed is
now offering a <>4G cellular communications option for the Genesis
Touch. Customers who want to use the integrated 4G cellular radio can
purchase a 2G plan through Honeywell for less than the cost of a
traditional data plan.
Though the Genesis Touch operates on a 3G cellular network, and can
utilize its integrated Wi-Fi capabilities, the new 4G communications
option will enhance the clarity and reduce the latency of the device's
video technology and ensure patients have access to the technology
support they need, whether they are at home or on the go.
"The Genesis Touch has always featured integrated Wi-Fi, which can be
used to support the video functionality of the device," said Mr.
Bojanowksi. "The new optional data plans are for patients who do not
have Wi-Fi access in their homes, but want to utilize the benefits of
one-touch video, or for patients who want to take full advantage of the
portability that 4G radio networks provide."
As with all Genesis personal health devices, the Genesis Touch will be
supported on the healthcare provider side by the LifeStream Management
Suite, which seamlessly integrates the patient's device-collected
information and other point-of-care applications into a single
cloud-based platform, allowing patients, families and healthcare
providers easy, secure access to patient information via the Internet.
is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader,
serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services;
control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers;
and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's
shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.
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About Honeywell HomMed:
Honeywell HomMed is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control
Solutions business group, a global leader in providing product and
service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support
regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in
homes, buildings and industry.
For more information about Honeywell HomMed, please visit www.hommed.com.
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