Remote Communication Technology Used in Emergency Medical Notifications

by | Aug 21, 2012 | Communications

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Remote communication technology, such as GPS tracking devices, have many uses for both personal and business applications. A GPS tracking device can be pre-recorded with a message and delivered to a recipient. This has an important medical use for emergency medical notification and assistance.

If you find yourself in a medical emergency, the remote communication technology of a GPS tracking system can notify medical personnel of your exact location so they can deliver life-saving medical assistance to you. If you are in North America, the GPS tracking system will respond to the 9-1-1 emergency number; whereas, in Europe, communications are routed to the Europe emergency number of 1-1-2.

The GPS tracking system will continue to send out an emergency notification every five minutes, based upon your location, until cancelled. This allows emergency responders within your local area; such as police, fire department, and ambulance services, to be notified. Your emergency contact person will also receive a notification of your medical emergency.

If you have elderly relatives, think of the piece of mind a GPS tracking device could give you. You know that if your loved one should encounter an emergency medical situation, help will only be a few minutes away. It could be the one thing that saves someone’s life in an emergency situation.

One company specializing in remote communication devices is Globalstar. They offer the SPOT Messenger GPS Tracking Device. With the SPOT device, you are assured of the reliability of the equipment as SPOT runs a self-diagnostic test every time the unit is powered on. A separate power button helps to lengthen battery life as well as avoiding messages being sent out in error.

This GPS SPOT Messenger Tracking Device by Globalstar is reliable, easy to use, and operates practically anywhere in the world you may travel. The unit is waterproof for depths up to 1 meter for at least 30 minutes and is certified by FCC standards for safety requirements. The unit is tested for durability by being dropped on all sides from a height of one meter onto a hard surface. All of these measurements for durability and safety help give you peace of mind in knowing that the GPS system will function as designed when you or your loved ones need it in an emergency medical situation.

For more information about how GPS tracking devices and other remote communications products operate; and for information on how to make a purchase, you should contact a satellite communications provider where a communications specialist can answer your questions.

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