TELESYNERGY® is a video-conferencing system with a variety of medical imaging devices attached. At the heart of the system, all TELESYNERGY® systems have the same basic components.

The core of each full TELESYNERGY® installation includes:

(Note: This is not a full list of components.)

TELESYNERGY® systems built around a Sun Workstation use NIH-developed software to control the digital viewboxes, conference camera, conference participants, and optional remote-controlled microscope. TELESYNERGY® systems built around a Windows Workstation use commercial off-the-shelf software for digital viewbox control.

Each non-computerized TELESYNERGY® installation uses:

Each institution may select any number of imaging and video devices to attach to their TELESYNERGY® system. The most common devices found at most TELESYNERGY® sites include:

Other optional medical devices used at some intitutions include:

In addition, all TELESYNERGY® systems have an auxiliary video connection (S-Video) to allow sites to temporarily attach other video devices to the telemedicine system.

TELESYERGY® systems can be configured with a variety of audio and video switches to connect patient exam rooms, other conference rooms, and auditoriums in the same building into the telemedicine conference.