SAN FRANCISCO and PITTSBURGH and DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CrowdOptic today announced the debut of its Intelligent Live Streaming platform at National Bioskills Laboratories (NBL). The exclusive partnership makes NBL the first and only bioskills training center in the country to utilize the trademarked technology to interconnect training facilities nationally, transforming medical device training through improved educational outcomes for physicians and patients.

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National Bioskills Laboratories deployed CrowdOptic’s solution, including servers and access points from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), to interconnect dozens of cameras and displays throughout its facilities. CrowdOptic uses HPE servers to facilitate the processing of high definition video feeds locally while streaming compressed video to the cloud.

The combined platform provides interactive live streaming with touchscreen technology to allow remote audiences to not just view, but to self-direct any live training event. With CrowdOptic’s implementation, remote attendees drive their own viewing sessions from a selection of multiple angles and can replay certain portions of the live event for their individual purposes.

“CrowdOptic’s Intelligent Live Streaming solution has transformed the way we conduct live clinical training events,” commented Dr. Douglas Hampers, President and CEO of National Bioskills Laboratories. “This technology enables smarter remote training and unprecedented learning reinforcement, which means better outcomes for doctors and patients, all while helping to reduce the overall cost of clinical training for our medical clients throughout the country.”

CrowdOptic further announced today an alliance with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to integrate CrowdOptic’s Intelligent Live Streaming including patented engagement geometry with enterprise drones in order to direct flight patterns and automate visual engagement.

“HPE is pleased to have the innovative IoT solutions company, CrowdOptic, as a key member of our Edgeline Innovation Network ecosystem,” said Dr. Tom Bradicich, Vice President and General Manager for Servers and IoT Systems at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “CrowdOptic’s algorithms, coupled with HPE Edgeline systems, can unlock a new class of flight and visual engagement data for drones in many public sector and commercial applications.”

CrowdOptic’s implementations for both National Bioskills Laboratories and Hewlett Packard Enterprise utilize HPE’s IoT Gateway GL20 in conjunction with its own CrowdOptic Eye™ and software applications to deliver new forms of engagement geometry analytics and metadata. Jon Fisher, CrowdOptic’s CEO, is scheduled to speak at Intel’s upcoming Global IoT DevFest on November 7, 2017 (http://globaliotfest.withthebest.com/) and will demonstrate these deployments at that event.

National Bioskills Laboratories (NBL) is the nation’s only physician-founded, physician-focused bioskills laboratory offering full-service, wraparound training events nationwide. Founded on the passionate belief that the medical education experience directly impacts learning, adoption, and outcomes, NBL provides medical product companies and their physician guests with full-service planning and execution for training events, assuring relaxed and engaged physicians through a luxurious, professional, safe, and comfortable training environment with cutting-edge technology. NBL has locations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and a San Francisco location opening soon.

CrowdOptic is an enterprise software company that uses a scalable enterprise platform to live-stream video while analyzing sensor data from mobile and IoT broadcasting devices—including smartphones, wearables devices (e.g. smartglasses), drones, and fixed cameras. CrowdOptic can live-stream from any device while understanding analytically where devices are aimed in common (at fixed or moving targets). CrowdOptic works with leading global enterprise companies in field service, healthcare, sports & entertainment, and the public sector.

For information about CrowdOptic, please visit: www.crowdoptic.com.

Contact Information:
National Bioskills Laboratories
Karen Poirier, KeboWorks
karen@keboworks.com

CrowdOptic
Jim Kovach, VP Business Development
jkovach@crowdoptic.com

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President & CEO


Douglas A. Hampers, MD, MBA

Dr. Hampers is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He successfully created his own private practice, Reflex Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, in Greensburg, PA in 2009 and was named by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s readers as one the top three orthopedic surgeons by 2012. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as, his sports medicine fellowship under the tutelage of world-renowned surgeon Dr. Freddie Fu in 2004. He was the first person to be accepted into a combined MD/MBA program at Dartmouth College and completed it in 1998. Dr. Hampers was elected in 2012 to serve as a board member for Cardiac Assist (dba TandemLife), an international medical products company based in Pittsburgh, PA, which was acquired by LivaNova (LIVN) in March 2018 for $250 million.

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Medical Director


Yeshvant Navalgund, MD

Dr. Navalgund has extensive experience in advancing medical device education and technique. He is a Board-Certified physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Department of Anesthesiology, and Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Anesthesia. He is the author of many publications and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neuromodulation and is a Founding Member of the Pennsylvania Pain Society. He is also President & CEO of DNA Pain, and a Lecturer and Instructor for numerous national and international companies and societies. His hands-on knowledge of devices and experience as a peer-to-peer educator have helped to develop and customize the wraparound services offered by National Bioskills Laboratories.

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Vice President of Operations


James P. Funkhouser

Funkhouser@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 701

An experienced manager and leader with an early career background in nuclear medicine, Jim Funkhouser oversees the day to day operations and management of our three national facilities and our highly experienced staff. A former Executive Director of the Tomayko Group, his experience with clinical staffing and recruiting means National Bioskills Laboratories hires only the best candidates who excel at providing outstanding service and event planning to our clients. An active Councilman in his local community, Jim’s leadership and organizational skills lend depth to the NBL leadership team.

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Chief Financial Officer


Kerry Rice, CPA

Rice@nationalbioskills.com

With an academic background in Accounting and Economics, Kerry Rice brings more than 20 years of financial experience to National Bioskills. His early experience in accounting and auditing gave him a solid background in the fundamental ways a successful company should operate, after which Kerry went on to work as a research analyst in investment banking. There he strengthened his understanding of how businesses should operate to maximize their full potential, leveraging his knowledge of revenue and spending patterns to develop detailed forecasts. Kerry serves as National Bioskills’ Chief Financial Officer and heads up the company’s financial team.

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Facility Manager, Pittsburgh


Kaelin Wiser

wiser@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 704

With a background in radiology, Kaelin ensures that clients and their physician guests are treated the way they want to be treated: From making sure that specimens and equipment are on-site and training labs are prepped, to ensuring the facilities are sparklingly clean, to assisting guests with event and travel arrangements, Kaelin is responsible for the total comfort, luxury, and safety of attendees, creating a happy, relaxed atmosphere so physician attendees are primed for education and more receptive to learning, leading to better retention, adoption, and patient outcomes.

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Facility Manager, Dallas


Kenneth Thomas

thomas@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 706

High-energy and talented at providing excellent event planning services while overseeing the many details of our busy Dallas facility, Kenneth ensures efficient, orderly, and successful training events for all Dallas area bookings. In addition to providing NBL’s signature wraparound event planning and customer service, Kenneth applies his background in specimen handling to a passionate commitment to ensuring top-tier standards of safety and credentials for NBL and all its clients, employees, and stakeholders.

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Sales Representative


Cary Roussel

Roussel@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 700

In her recent professional experience with healthcare networks and wellness program management, Cary energetically developed and implemented new nationwide programs, managing network-provider relationships and fostering win-win outcomes for care providers and patients. With an academic background in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Cary is a lifelong athlete, learner, and health and wellness advocate, passionate about the life-changing potential of medical devices. With specialized training in sports medicine, Cary brings a comprehensive understanding of the products and procedures involved in shoulder repair, meniscal repair, ACL reconstruction and orthobiologic products. In her early career, Cary garnered experience as an exercise physiologist with a focus on strength and conditioning, wellness coaching, and cardiac rehabilitation.

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Operations Manager


Erin Hall

Erin brings extensive background as a surgical technology expert to her role as Operations Manager at National Bioskills. A native of Colorado, Erin holds a degree in Surgical Technology and worked for more than 10 years as a surgical technician, a bioskills laboratory manager, and a lab services coordinator before assuming her current position at National Bioskills. Working closely with the Facility Managers, Erin uses her technological expertise to anticipate client needs and to ensure that every lab runs smoothly. Providing respectful, detail-focused customer service to clients and physicians is Erin’s hallmark and passion.

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Sales Representative


Cary Roussel

Roussel@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 700

In her recent professional experience with healthcare networks and wellness program management, Cary energetically developed and implemented new nationwide programs, managing network-provider relationships and fostering win-win outcomes for care providers and patients. With an academic background in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Cary is a lifelong athlete, learner, and health and wellness advocate, passionate about the life-changing potential of medical devices. With specialized training in sports medicine, Cary brings a comprehensive understanding of the products and procedures involved in shoulder repair, meniscal repair, ACL reconstruction and orthobiologic products. In her early career, Cary garnered experience as an exercise physiologist with a focus on strength and conditioning, wellness coaching, and cardiac rehabilitation.

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