Vehicle Area Network from In Motion Technology Improves Emergency
Responses, Communications and Patient Care in La Crosse Area
LA CROSSE, WIS., November 19 /CNW/ - In Motion Technology, a leader in
wireless networks for public safety organizations, today announced that
Tri-State Ambulance, Inc. headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has deployed
In Motion's onBoard(TM) Mobile Gateway and has achieved improvements in
medical emergency operations, communications and response times for its
medical transportation services for the residents of western Wisconsin,
southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa.
"We needed a mobile wireless network that would allow our devices to talk
to one another in the field and while in transit, and one that would be ready
today for future medical communications technologies," Matt Zavadsky, Director
of Tri-State Ambulance. "Since deploying the onBoard Mobile Gateway, we have
seen significant improvements in our response times and operations."
Since 1970, Tri-State Ambulance, a non-profit organization, has served as
the sole 9-1-1 advanced life support provider for the greater Coulee Region.
Covering nearly 2,200 square miles and serving a population of approximately
250,000, Tri-State Ambulance offers area residents unsurpassed pre-hospital
care, and is the first ambulance service in the region to adopt In Motion's
The onBoard(TM) Mobile Gateway is used by first responders in more than
70 communities nationwide, and provides emergency vehicles with mobile,
secure, wireless local area networks, called "vehicle area networks." The
Gateway senses and selects the best available wireless network, enabling first
responders to access and disseminate critical information from the field.
The Gateway also enables all electronic information, including
computer-aided dispatch, ECG results and electronic patient records to be
communicated seamlessly to an operations center or hospital.
"Customers like Tri-State Ambulance across the country are experiencing
improved response times and operations by deploying this technology," said In
Motion Technology CEO Kirk Moir. "Their choice of In Motion Technology for
vehicle communications will improve emergency communications, operations and
life-saving patient care."
Zavadsky said that Tri-State crews' access to an array of real-time
information in the field has improved with the Gateway, and that its GPS
functionality allows dispatchers to find the closest unit and provide
turn-by-turn directions to patient locations, saving minutes at critical times
for patients. Because of the Gateway's open architecture, Tri-State mobile
emergency equipment is also easily upgradeable to keep pace with advances in
medical technologies that will improve patient care.
"These features have improved our emergency response times and patient
care, and enable a more efficient use of our paramedics time while in the
field and awaiting another call," said Zavadsky. "By launching In Motion
Technology's onBoard(TM) Mobile Gateway we have equipped our fleet with the
type of technology to best serve our patients."
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 US and Canada.
Founded in 2002, In Motion Technology is based in Vancouver, BC. For more
information visit www.inmotiontechnology.com.
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