We chose Dubai as the host city for VOIC
2008 for a number of good reasons," he said.
2008 is supported by Interval International, a leading provider of exchange, travel, and leisure services to resort developers and vacationers worldwide.
VOIC is the result of a partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and BellSouth.
VOIC has deployed the high-speed data and imaging technology in two clinics in Nashville, and intends to expand to other clinics around the nation, with the goal of eventually making the service available internationally, said Clinton Colmenares, a spokesman for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The BellSouth networking technology enables doctors in outlying clinics to take detailed, high-resolution images of patients' retinas and use a high-speed DSL or frame relay data connection to send the digital images directly to the VOIC.
By leveraging the scale and coverage of BellSouth's high-speed metro data network infrastructure, remote clinics in either urban or rural areas can connect directly to the VOIC in Nashville.
We decided to attend VOIC
to acquaint ourselves with the vacation ownership business, and show the industry's players what we can do and how it can benefit the upper market resorts under development," said Werner Baumgartner, Managing Director, Swarovski Middle East.
The new 8-pin LAP package devices from Atmel can directly replace existing OTP (one-time programmable) 8-pin SOIC and 8-pin VOIC
packages offered by other FPGA vendors.
Concerns were voics ed about pay budgets failing to deliver improved performance, with staff complaining that bonuses and other incentives were unfair and did not motivate workers.