Critical Response Systems Announces SPARKGAP™ Hospital Acknowledgement Paging System

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New paging system confirms who, when and how recipients will respond

Critical Response Systems, a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, announces the SPARKGAP™ Acknowledgement Paging System. This innovative solution delivers critical alerts to personnel within five seconds, confirms delivery and tracks responses, thus overcoming shortcomings of current cell phone and pager-based systems.

“While cell phones and smart phones are good solutions for voice communications and web apps, they are not appropriate for critical alerting,” explained Brian Claise, CTO of Critical Response Systems. “Phones rely on cellular service and the Internet, both of which are subject to dropped calls and other momentary outages. This is just not acceptable for life-critical situations. Additionally, cellular devices can be turned off, and they invite personal usage that hinders productivity.”

SPARKGAP is a dedicated system for critical alerting, combining the best possible performance and reliability with low cost of ownership and rapid ROI. A single rooftop antenna delivers urgent and critical messages to staff within dense hospital facilities as well up to 20 square miles of surrounding area. It can also be used to cost-effectively communicate lower-priority messages to and from housekeeping, engineering and other service departments.

SPARKGAP is completely self-contained and does not rely on cellular towers, Internet coverage, external communication apps or email servers. Message recipients reply instantly with just a touch of a button, confirming receipt and how they will react. Also, the SPARKGAP system is easily managed and administered from a central location. All system maintenance, address additions, encryption keys, pager settings, etc. are automatically programmed into pagers over the air.

About Critical Response Systems
Critical Response Systems’ mission is the development, support, and advancement of leading-edge alerting and wireless data systems. We are focused solely on critical messaging. We know that every response starts with an alert, and our systems use the latest technology to ensure that first responders and clinical personnel get their alerts quickly, correctly and reliably. For more information, visit us at


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