In Motion Technology Provides Advanced Wireless Communications to Rowan County’s Emergency Services

Enhanced communications platform provides mobile hotspot on-scene to respond to 911, manmade or natural disasters


 
 

| Monday, November 28, 2011


 In Motion Technology, the leader in flexible, secure and enduring wireless systems that improve organization’s ability to communicate on the move, announced today that

Rowan County's Emergency Services, serving North Carolina residents, has deployed In Motion Technology’s onBoard™ system to manage advanced wireless communications in response to 911, manmade or natural disasters in the county.

 Rowan County's Emergency Services department is comprised of three divisions:  Emergency Medical (EMS), Fire, and Emergency Management/Homeland Security, each providing unique and specialized levels of public safety services.  The department is charged with coordinating emergency activities with the County's Enhanced 9-1-1 Telecommunications Center, the Rowan County Rescue Squad, and with other public or private allied agencies providing emergency services within the county. 
 
Frank Thomason, ENP, Chief of Emergency Services, says “in an emergency management response, we have been able to convert our incident command center into a mobile hotspot with the onBoard Mobile Gateway, allowing other emergency responders to share a Wi-Fi connection on-scene, as well as providing an invaluable back-up communications for our 911 center.”
 
In Motion Technology’s onBoard™ Mobile Gateway turns Rowan County emergency service vehicles into wireless hotspots, providing seamless, secure connectivity to laptops, tablets, EKG, Electronic Patient Care Reporting (EPCR), Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), GPS and vehicle diagnostic systems. The onBoard™ Mobility Manager provides Rowan County with the ability to analyze information from Gateways in the field via a dashboard which shows emergency medical vehicle locations, and monitors vehicle diagnostics, devices and networks.  Equipped with the latest GPS technology, the Gateway allows county staff to know the precise location, direction and speed of vehicles at all times and dispatch the closest vehicle to the scene. 
 
Rowan County’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) division is a countywide paramedic level EMS organization and operates from six station locations in various geographic regions within the county.
 
“The onBoard Mobile Gateway has been instrumental for us to transmit 12-Lead EKGs directly to the emergency room’s cardiologist, lowering the time to activate the cath lab and saving critical minutes for this subset of patients,” said Lennie Cooper, Emergency Medical Services Division Chief.
 
"In Motion Technology is proud to provide Rowan County with the mobile communications platform to equip their emergency vehicles for emergency management responses", said Tony Morris, In Motion Technology’s vice president of sales and marketing.

About Rowan County's Emergency Services
The Rowan County's Emergency Services department is comprised of three divisions:  Emergency Medical (EMS), Fire, and Emergency Management/Homeland Security, each providing unique and specialized levels of public safety services to the citizens of Rowan County & it's municipalities.  In addition, the department is charged with coordinating emergency activities with the County's Enhanced 9-1-1 Telecommunications Center, the Rowan County Rescue Squad, and with other public or private allied agencies providing emergency services within the county.  The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) division is a countywide paramedic level EMS organization and operates from six station locations in various geographic regions within the county, employing some fifty full time (50) and over 45 part time paramedics and emergency medical technicians.  For more information, please visit Rowan County at http://www.rowancountync.gov.


About In Motion Technology Inc.
In Motion Technology is the leader in flexible, enduring and secure wireless systems to improve organization’s ability to communicate on the move.  For EMS, In Motion Technology securely and reliably connects medics with the ER and operations which improves response times and patient outcomes. The company’s patented “Mobile Wireless Hot Spot System” (US Patent #7,382,771) turns ambulances into mobile ERs by creating a mobile wireless hotspot which connects wired and wireless devices like tablets, laptops, 12-Lead ECGs, video cameras, scanners, and printers to the hospital over any wireless network. The onBoard Mobility Manager enables IT administrators to remotely manage the mobile network, view the location of the fleet and be alerted of communications issues in real time. The onBoard Connection Manager enables EMS agencies to cost-effectively secure data through the system using any wireless network, without the need for software on each device.  Today, In Motion’s solutions are used by more than 350 municipal, healthcare, public safety, transportation and utility organizations worldwide. For more information, please call Stephanie Hughes-White at 604.523.2371 ext.541 or visit In Motion Technology at www.inmotiontechnology.com or www.twitter.com/inmotion_tech and www.facebook.com/inmotiontechnology.

 




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