Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 4, 2009
Advanced Automation, a leader in comprehensive IT solutions and support, recently partnered with PracticeWorks, exclusive manufacturer of the Kodak line of dental systems, in designing a state-of-the-art training facility in Atlanta that showcases the latest in digital x-ray integration and dental technology. PracticeWorks came to Advanced Automation to plan and implement the IT infrastructure for the digital imaging demonstration and training center. The facility, which just opened, presents an opportunity for dentists to see up close the newest technology available, both in terms of dental imaging equipment and IT systems built specifically for dental practices.
Advanced Automation saw this project as an opportunity to implement on a grand scale the type of efficient, elegant practice management integration solution that they provide every day for individual dental practices. "The latest in dental technology needs solid information technology to support it," says John Moore, President and Founder of Advanced Automation. "The dentists who visit this training facility will experience the Kodak products via a cost effective and attractive custom network that delivers database, training, and imaging applications."
The facility features Internet-Protocol-integrated components such as an IP projector that can show every monitor in the facility, a high-resolution remote control IP camera powerful enough to bring teeth into focus from across the room, a dual-monitor simulated treatment area, and a 42" ceiling-mounted, touch-screen digital display. The pre-existing voice-over-IP phone system is used to make training conferences a fully interactive experience. Advanced Automation also provided streamlined space management in which computers remain in a central location; this design is becoming popular among dental practices looking for ways to clear up space in treatment areas. "This facility is an example of both an aesthetically clean deployment and a convergence story," says Moore. "IP devices--devices that operate on computer networks--are generally more feature-rich and cost-effective than traditional alternatives. Also, cabling for these is usually less expensive, and remote management by trained professionals becomes easier. As when we design systems for practices, we used existing technology wherever possible. We were fortunate that PracticeWorks already had the IP-capable projector and phone system."
The Atlanta facility is open for business: PracticeWorks now has a showcase for their cutting-edge digital x-ray equipment, and dentists have the opportunity to learn about this new technology while receiving continuing education credit. In fact, thanks to Advanced Automation's IP setup, the next step will be to provide training to remote audiences via the Internet. "Advanced Automation was able to design exactly what we called for," says Nathan Paldrmann, Kodak Dental Imaging Representative. "We are receiving very positive responses from the dental professionals that have visited this state-of-the-art training facility for continuing education."
About Advanced Automation
Since the 1994, Advanced Automation has deployed and managed complete dental IT solutions for over 2100 dental practices in the Southeast. Advanced Automation makes offices more reliable, and more profitable, from digital charting and radiography to video surveillance and paperless systems. We can help you affordably empower the practice you've always wanted--with streamlined, automated, and efficient technology. Contact us today to learn how at: http://www.aautomate.com.