Mobile County EMS Reduces Response Times by 30% with In Motion Technology
In Motion Technology’s Patented Mobile Hot Spot System ensures seamless, secure communications with paramedics across rural service area
Vancouver, BC, Canada and Mobile, Alabama, February 23, 2010 – In Motion Technology, the leader in mobile networking technologies that efficiently connect and manage equipment, information and people in the field, today announced that Mobile County EMS has deployed the company’s patented mobile networking solution to provide advanced wireless communications and vehicle tracking across southeast Alabama.
“With In Motion Technology’s onBoard Mobile Gateways in our vehicles, we know the exact location of our ambulances and can stay connected with our crews at all times,” said Tracy Wilson, Communications Manager for Mobile County EMS, whose employees respond to approximately 1,200 calls each month, many in remote areas. “This level of connectivity and control has allowed us to reach people in need of emergency care up to 4 minutes faster than we were before deploying the technology.”
Mobile County EMS has deployed In Motion’s onBoard Mobile Gateway throughout its fleet of advanced life support vehicles. At the heart of the Gateway is the company’s patented “Wireless Mobile Hot Spot System” which provides reliable, secure connectivity for laptops, PDAs, heart monitors, and other wired and wireless devices in and around the vehicle. The Gateway consolidates all the data in the vehicle, and equipped with up to 4 network cards, it can then route it dynamically over the best available network connection – 3G, 700 MHz, 4.9GHz, 4G WiMAX, and soon – LTE. The Gateway is also equipped with GPS technology, so dispatchers can reliably pinpoint vehicle locations at any time.
With In Motion Technology, headquarters staff can dispatch the emergency vehicle nearest to the scene, track it with satellite-guided precision, and reroute the vehicle around traffic, construction and other potential delays. At the scene, medics can send and receive lifesaving information including ECG data and patient care records. While en route to the hospital, the Gateway can roam across wireless networks to ensure that ER staff is armed with the information they need to administer care as soon as the patient arrives.
“We spent more than a year researching mobile networking solutions, and our homework paid off,” said Wilson. “The onBoard Mobile Gateway allows us to connect and dispatch our fleet like never before, and the people of Mobile County are safer because of it.” With the onBoard Mobile Gateways now in place, Mobile County EMS has a platform that will allow them in the future to send diagnostic-quality ECG information to doctors, stream live video to operations, and monitor vehicle diagnostics in real time.
“People in rural areas deserve the same emergency medical services as those in more densely populated regions,” said Tony Morris, In Motion Technology’s VP Sales and Marketing. “We are pleased to work with agencies like Mobile County EMS to shorten response times and provide the residents of rural Alabama the best possible care.”