Samsung and TeleHealth Services Partner to Introduce LCD TVs Designed Exclusively for Hospitals New Partnership Combines Innovative Technologies to Bring the Comforts of Home to the Hospital

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. and RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, and TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of healthcare grade televisions and interactive patient education systems, today announced the availability of two new UL-approved LCD TVs designed specifically for hospitals.  The new line of healthcare televisions, the Samsung LCD 458 Series, integrates hospital-specific features to provide education and entertainment solutions that optimize operational efficiency, promote patient satisfaction and improve sustainability.

"Patients expect more from healthcare facilities and increasingly want access to modern conveniences when they are away from home. Samsung is excited to partner with TeleHealth Services to deliver solutions that help hospitals enhance the patient experience," said Jonas Tanenbaum, vice president of LCD HDTV marketing at Samsung Electronics America Inc. "These new products demonstrate our continued commitment to bringing premium entertainment experiences to consumers no matter where they are."

"As the leading provider of patient education and entertainment solutions for the healthcare market, we are proud to be partnering with Samsung to provide this cutting edge technology to make the patient experience more enjoyable," said George Fleming, president and CEO of TeleHealth Services.   "This is an exciting time for healthcare technology as these new healthcare LCD models combine the best entertainment features with the latest in healthcare television technology. TeleHealth Services is proud to be Samsung's partner as we provide hospitals with the ultimate patient television experience."

Superior Entertainment Experience Without Compromise

Samsung and TeleHealth Services have partnered to bring the comfort of an at-home entertainment experience into hospitals with these new LCD TVs, available in 26 inches and 32 inches. Featuring a full HD display with Wide Color Enhancer technology, the new models deliver superior picture quality through sharp, detailed images and smooth motion. The LCD TVs also include Dolby Digital Plus and bottom firing speakers to extend the HD excitement beyond the screen.

One of the main features of the new LCD TVs is the integration of TeleHealth Services' proprietary TIGR patient education system, which makes an entire library of educational videos available on-demand in hospital rooms. Educational programs can be accessed at any time, day or night directly from the patient's bedside using a hospital's telephone system. In addition, both models offer USB autosensing side inputs and an interchangeable pillow speaker interface. The USB autosensing side inputs enable patients to easily access content, such as music, movies, videos, games and more by allowing patients to connect external entertainment devices to the television via a USB port. Hospitals benefit from the interchangeable pillow speaker interface that enables inter-compatibility between multiple pillow speaker brands and pin sets.

Outstanding Operational Efficiency

The Samsung line of healthcare LCD TVs, featuring technology from TeleHealth Services, offers a number of key features that improve operational efficiency.  The new line of healthcare LCD TVs is UL-listed for hospital use and meets the more stringent requirements for use in hospital environments.  To assist in the ease of installation, the Samsung healthcare LCD TVs also feature USB cloning technology, making it easy for administrators to quickly customize and deploy the sets across the facility.  Combined with TeleHealth's experience in the healthcare setting and added value services, including TeleHealth's T.I.P.S. program, hospitals are able to receive the full patient entertainment solution. The new Samsung healthcare LCD TVs also offer a slim form factor to minimize the television's footprint within the room while still providing the ultimate entertainment experience.

Sustainability

Samsung and TeleHealth Services are committed to delivering technologies and products that reduce environmental impact without sacrificing quality or efficiency. The new Samsung healthcare televisions are the most energy efficient sets in the healthcare market when in normal mode, and they also feature four Energy Saving modes that can reduce power consumption by up to 70 percent.

For more information about Samsung, including press releases, video content and product images, please visit: http://www.samsung.com/newsroom.  

For more information about TeleHealth Services, including healthcare television product information, specifications and accessories please visit: http://www.telehealth.com.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines.  A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S.  Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

About TeleHealth Services

With more than 2,500 healthcare clients across the country, TeleHealth Services is the nation's leading provider of integrated technology and communications solutions for the healthcare market. With 50+ years of healthcare expertise and partnerships with industry leading manufacturers, TeleHealth Services is uniquely positioned to offer a full suite of hospital technology solutions that includes:


Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, TeleHealth Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation, which was founded in 1957. Telerent is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc., a U.S. company based in New York City and Global 500 Corporation.  For more information on TeleHealth, call 800-733-8610, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com/.

SOURCE TeleHealth Services



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