Maintel signs video conferencing deal with PiC

Maintel signs video conferencing deal with PiC

Maintel has added to its burgeoning unfied comms operations by inking a SCOPIA video conferencing solution deal with mental health provider Partnerships in Care (PiC).

The Vodafone Gold Partner will leverage the experience of Datapoint, the firm it acquired last September, to provide the leading-edge video conferencing. PiC has 23 hospitals across the UK and 1,230 placements around the country.

The SCOPIA video conferencing will save time and money for PiC, as its seamless integration allows it to be operated via desktop computer, smartphone or tablet. Maintel was awarded Avaya Technical Partner of the year status last year after developing its cloud and hosted services.

PiC IT director David Ewing said: ‘As well as improving our patients care pathways, this vital technology solution will create significant savings for PiC as it greatly reduces the need for inter-site travel and the staffing resource required to transport patients.

‘SCOPIA will provide seamless communication between court room and our hospitals, as it integrates so easily with installed base solutions. The move to SCOPIA is a continuation of PiC’s investment in Avaya and thereby complements our existing technology strategy.’

Avaya UK MD Simon Culmer added: ‘Our SCOPIA video conferencing solution enables people to participate in high-quality video-calls, from either their desktop or mobile device.  Customers who are using SCOPIA report time and resource savings and Partnerships in Care will experience this too. In addition, for patients, the benefits of not having to travel to court are enormous.’

Maintel CEO Eddie Buxton (pictured) revealed that the company had been awarded the deal earlier this month.


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