Emergency and Health

Challenge

Emergencies can strike anywhere and that is why first responders need to be prepared to operate in any location. This is obvious for fire departments, ambulances, and emergency hospitals, but mobility is increasingly needed for non-emergency health services as well. Patient transports through various locations, mobile clinics, and visits to the patients’ homes. Even some of the caretakers might not operate from a traditional office or a hospital. This requires connectivity with extreme coverage.

At the same time the types of data transmitted over the connections is becoming more voluminous and complex. Doctors monitor patients’ vital signs and visual condition via video in real time and can direct the first responders immediately when specialist knowledge is needed. The location of assets and vehicles can be tracked in emergency dispatch. Even more administrative data flows from the emergency sites for central processing and management. In the future, the widespread use of augmented reality technology and machine learning diagnostics, will just add on to the needs for bandwidth, minimal latency and extreme reliability and coverage. Luckily, these same trends also enable efficiency gains to control the rising costs of healthcare.

Solution

Goodmill Systems providers multichannel routers to all vehicles such as fire trucks, command vehicles, ambulances with a rugged vehicle model and even to field hospitals and temporary headquarters with indoor and briefcase models. The routers combine several networks into a highly reliable logical connection. The remotely managed fleet of routers enables the mobile units to perform on a level that often surpasses even landline connections keeping the connections seamlessly alive even if a network faces a nation-wide crash. The router provides the connection to command centre programs and normal office connectivity applications like e-mail and sharing the connectivity through WiFi enables the whole emergency area to be covered with connectivity including both individuals and other less equipped vehicles. Data such as video and augmented reality information, patient health data and dispatch commands flow without interruption.

Key Benefits

  • Increased functionality of current vehicles
  • Highest possible network coverage and resilience
  • Ability to perform all back-office tasks in the vehicle saving driving and drive time
  • All data and applications even including Virtual Desktops available
  • Lead vehicle usage as a WiFi hotspot gives data connectivity to other vehicles, too.
  • Data Session Persistency while using different networks, enabling real time applications such as Video and VoiP, as well as keeping critical data sessions open all the time
  • Secure data communication through built-in VPN capabilities