Innovation by Bell and AudiSoft Technologies improves wound management through teleassistance for RUIS

SHERBROOKE, February 17, 2010 – Bell today announced the implementation of a mobile teleassistance
system enabling healthcare workers at the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé (RUIS) de l'Université de
Sherbrooke to obtain real-time assistance from specialists for wound management throughout its large

The introduction of this teleassistance program will help facilitate early detection of infection, the
development of effective and personalized local treatment plans and screening for new risk factors. Patients
can also receive faster specialized care in their region and even avoid expensive transfers to major centres.

The wireless teleassistance system allows the on-site healthcare professional to treat patients with both
hands during teleconsultation. During the transmission, the remote specialist can see the wound by
controlling the camera’s zoom, while speaking with the on-site healthcare personnel to decide on the best

Called Frontline Communicator, the product is provided in partnership with by AudiSoft Technologies of
Longueuil, Québec. In the next 20 months, 73 of these systems will be deployed at 65 RUIS sites of
Université de Sherbrooke.

Marie Lapalme, President and CEO of AudiSoft, said remote wound care is just one application for the
technology: “The mobility and flexibility offered by Frontline Communicator enables medical professionals to
consider new approaches to remote medical care.”

“This is about providing patients the best possible healthcare no matter where they live,” said Stéphane
Boisvert, President of Bell Business Markets. “It makes work easier for healthcare practitioners who can
now consult with leading experts simply and quickly, and helps confront staffing and cost challenges within
the healthcare sector.”

Teleassistance systems like this are an essential component of the healthcare system, promoting
information sharing among caregivers and enhancing teletraining, telementoring, research and

Bell and partners Tandberg, CBCI and AudiSoft have been approved by the Ministère de la Santé et des
Services sociaux du Québec (MSSS) as the official providers and integrators of telehealthcare solutions
benefiting the Québec healthcare network.

About AudiSoft Technologies

Established in 1997, AudiSoft Technologies develops, manufactures and markets high-end audio-video
communication systems. Its lightweight and portable solutions provide complete mobility to users. AudiSoft
Technologies has been awarded many prestigious international prizes for innovation, design and quality,
recognizing the company’s breakthrough technologies and achievements. Its products are available
worldwide through a network of authorized distributors, resellers and VARs. For more information, call us or
visit our Web site at

About Bell

Headquartered in Montréal, Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell
Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home Phone local and long distance phone
services, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to
be a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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SOURCE Enterprise