Guilford County EMS Improves Pre-Hospital Care With Next Generation Wireless Network



    Vehicle Area Network From In Motion Technology Yields More Than 20
Percent Return on Investment in First Year

    VANCOUVER, B.C. & GREENSBORO, N.C., November 27 /CNW/ - In Motion
Technology, a leader in vehicle area networks for public safety organizations,
today announced that Guilford County EMS (GCEMS) in North Carolina has
deployed In Motion's onBoard(TM) Mobile Gateway and onBoard(TM) Mobility
Manager, and has achieved improvements in medical emergency operations,
response times and communications for the residents of Greensboro, High Point
and the surrounding areas.

    "We are very pleased with our new communications platform from In Motion
Technology. It has greatly enhanced our current operations, and it will enable
us to seamlessly adapt to future wireless technologies," said Guilford County
EMS System Administrator Jeff Boyers. "We now have an unparalleled ability to
communicate life-saving data and monitor our vehicles and equipment in a
manner that enables our crews to focus on patient care. This technology has
improved the service we provide to our community while reducing costs."

    Guilford County EMS, with nearly 40 vehicles, provides paramedic coverage
to 500,000 people who live and work in the 657 square miles of Guilford
County, including the cities of Greensboro and High Point. In Motion's
technology allows GCEMS to track vehicles throughout the county's rural, urban
and suburban areas, and diagnose potential equipment problems before they
happen.

    The Gateway also enables electronic information in the ambulance to be
communicated seamlessly and reliably to an operations center or hospital.
GCEMS uses the Gateway to transmit patient data from laptops, cardiac monitors
and other devices at the incident scene and while in transit.

    "EMS organizations are always looking for faster, more reliable mobile
communication solutions to support their applications," said In Motion
Technology CEO Kirk Moir. "We are pleased to provide this next generation
network that is helping Guilford County EMS improve patient care."

    The In Motion onBoard Mobile Gateway is a cognitive wireless system that
turns vehicles into secure local area networks that sense and select the best
available wireless network, enabling emergency medical technicians to access
and disseminate information from the field. The onBoard Mobility Manager
monitors the vehicle location and health of the mobile network, helping public
safety organizations improve response times.

    "We have seen process improvements tied to the consistent network access
provided by the Mobile Gateway, and have found that consolidating and sending
data with this technology is saving GCEMS about $24,000 each year," said
Boyers. "Most importantly, In Motion Technology's gateway enables us to keep
more vehicles in service, on the road and saving lives."

    About Guilford County EMS

    Guilford County EMS is the paramedic level provider of pre-hospital
services to the entire population of Guilford County. County paramedic
transport units are easily recognizable by their yellow and white paint
scheme. All County EMS units are staffed by at least one paramedic. Support
units are generally painted white with yellow striping to identify their role
on the scene of an emergency. Support units include "Medic" units that are
staffed with one or two personnel that respond to emergencies to assess and
treat patients while transport units are enroute. Disaster and rehabilitation
units are also considered support units. Guilford County EMS employs
approximately 250 personnel.

    About In Motion Technology

    In Motion Technology provides cognitive wireless systems that enable
public safety organizations to stay connected while in motion. The company's
complete vehicle area network solution ensures that any IP device can be
useful in the field immediately with no modification, connecting to
headquarters over the most reliable communications network available. In
Motion Technology solutions have been successfully deployed in
high-performance EMS, Police and Fire departments in the U.S. and Canada.
Founded in 2002, In Motion Technology is based in Vancouver, B.C.




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