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TVR Communications and Tely Labs Combine To Let You Make Video Calls from Your Hospital Bed



For a long time, I was commuting between Austin and my job in California.  Which, quite frankly, sucked, was hard on Sami, and was really hard on my kids.  But then the iPhone 4 came out, with FaceTime, and The Boy and I could talk, free of charge via wifi, from our own phones wherever we were.  I would carry him with me into the kitchen while I made dinner, and he would show me whatever projects he was working on.  It wasn’t a substitute, but boy did it help.

Now a couple of communications companies are teaming up to bring that capability, via HDTV no less, to hospital rooms.  Sick of driving, dealing with traffic, restrictive visiting hours, and the like to visit your sick relative or friend?  Or maybe you’re, say, just in a completely different part of the country?  Boy, would this be a help, eh?  Here’s what they say: Read More+

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TVRC, Tely Labs team for new hospital tech allowing Skype video sharing of infants’ first moments



At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday (where else, this week?), TVR Communications (TVRC) and Tely Labs announced a partnership which will bring Tely Labs' telyHD video calling system into the delivery room.

TVRC already delivers patient entertainment and communication services to hospitals, and with telyHD, friends and family the ability to connect face-to-face with patients from any Skype-enabled device. The first set of deployments for the new technology will be in hospital newborn facilities, allowing new parents to "share" their newborns to friends and loved ones, instantly. Read More+

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Tely Labs telyHD Android-powered Skype webcam hands-on pictures




Tely Labs' Android-powered Skype webcam was revealed shortly before CES 2012, but we got a hands-on with this interesting new gadget today. The Kinect-looking webcam is unique, thanks to the fact it's powered by Android and simply plugs into any existing TV with a HDMI port. TelyHD's hardware features a Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, USB port, wired and wireless connectivity, and an SD slot. Read More+

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New hospital tech to allow Skype video sharing of infants’ first moments



At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday (where else, this week?), TVR Communications (TVRC) and Tely Labs announced a partnership which will bring Tely Labs' telyHD video calling system into the delivery room.

TVRC already delivers patient entertainment and communication services to hospitals, and with telyHD, friends and family the ability to connect face-to-face with patients from any Skype-enabled device. The first set of deployments for the new technology will be in hospital newborn facilities, allowing new parents to "share" their newborns to friends and loved ones, instantly. Read More+

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The Tech-pert: TelyHD Brings Skype-Powered Video Calling to Your HDTV



In addition to basic 720p video calling, the TelyHD includes video voicemail features and can even share photos via an SD card or USB drive. A small, Roku-style remote operates a simplistic onscreen interface.

I can see this as a great way to communicate with, say, distant relatives. I'm thinking in particular of my parents, who say they miss their kids and grandkids terribly but still choose to winter over in Florida. (Kidding, Mom and Dad, kidding! Don't blame you one bit...) A TV-size video call isn't quite as good as being together, but it definitely beats an ordinary phone call. Read More+

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TelyHD: Conferencing Device Brings Skype to Your Living Room



Although Skype video chat has become a popular tool for people seeking face-time communication on computers, the webcams on PCs don't really lend themselves to group chat--if you've ever tried to crowd several family members around a PC, you know it's tough to get everyone in the frame. The TelyHD from Tely Labs addresses the search for family-friendly videoconferencing with a Skype-enabled, Android-based network device that doesn't use a PC at all: Instead, it takes advantage of your HDTV's big screen and bundles a webcam (with a microphone and speaker) that can capture high-definition images of several people seated on a living-room sofa. Read More+

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TelyHD Review: Conferencing Device Brings Skype to Your Living Room



Although Skype video chat has become a popular tool for people seeking face-time communication on computers, the webcams on PCs don’t really lend themselves to group chat--if you’ve ever tried to crowd several family members around a PC, you know it’s tough to get everyone in the frame. Read More+

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Top technology for 2012



GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - If you're a fan of the tech world and always on the lookout for the next gizmo you can't live without, then you should head to Las Vegas this week.

The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Read More+

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Say hello to TelyHD, an Android-based Skype video phone for your TV



The $ 249 TelyHD, which attaches to the top of your TV, runs on Android and includes a skinned version of Skype.

In advance of CES, the folks from Tely Labs recently came by our offices in New York to demo the fledgling company’s new $ 249 consumer video-conferencing solution for TVs–the TelyHD–that combines an Android-based HD video camera with a heavily skinned version of Skype.  Read More+

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Make Skype calls on your TV with Tely HD



At CES 2012, Bridget Carey takes a look at the Tely HD, which lets you make Skype calls on your television. Read More+

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