International SOS Launches Medical and Travel Security Mobile App to Help Protect International Business Travelers

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Built using the Pyxis Mobile Platform, the cross-device Membership App provides business travelers with instant access to latest medical and security alerts

International SOS, the world's leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance, and concierge services company, today announced the release of their new mobile application for members, which was built using Pyxis Mobile’s enterprise-grade mobile application development platform. The mobile app quickly connects business travelers to the extensive global response capabilities of International SOS, including a one-click dial for help from the nearest International SOS Alarm Center, instant access to the latest location-specific travel alerts, and real-time health and security advice.
The Membership App was developed to help organizations fulfill their duty of care: a company's obligation to protect its employees from risks. Safeguarding employees who travel abroad to high-risk locations on behalf of their employer is an increasingly complex task. Even in low-risk destinations, business travelers can be affected by medical conditions, accidents, natural disasters, or political unrest. This innovative mobile app enables companies to protect their business travelers from such threats by extending their travel risk management capabilities directly into the hands of their employees.
“International SOS has always led the way in delivering advanced assistance, counsel and support to our members, wherever they may be, and our new mobile application is another example of that focus,” said Tim Daniel, International SOS Group Executive Vice President. “Increasing your level of safety, comfort and efficiency when travelling starts with being informed and this app is a powerful medium for staying informed.”

Using the Pyxis Mobile platform, International SOS was able to rapidly build and deploy a robust mobile application that integrates with the company’s proprietary security and medical information systems, as well as its global alarm center network. Taking advantage of Pyxis Mobile’s cross-device capabilities, the app is supported on all leading smartphones, including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android.

“Our travelers have reported that they like having quicker and more up-to-date information readily available at their fingertips,” said Tim Brokmeier, a security advisor for a large financial services provider. “It gives them peace-of-mind that they can reach out for help so quickly in the time of need. Also, it gives those of us charged with their safety a better tool to keep our travelers healthy, safe and secure.”
Features include:

  •     The latest medical and security alerts according to location
  •     Quick dial for immediate assistance whenever help or advice is needed
  •     Access to existing membership online services
  •     Immediate retrieval of membership number for faster alarm center assistance
  •     Access to International SOS’s unrivalled global network of 68,000 professionals, including established providers; clinics; alarm centers; air ambulances; medical specialists; and security, aviation, or logistics personnel

“The International SOS app is one of the most innovative and exciting mobile applications built using the Pyxis Mobile platform to date, and we are thrilled to add International SOS to our growing list of customers,” said Steven Levy, CEO of Pyxis Mobile. “They are a prime example of how flexible and versatile our mobile application development platform truly is and how companies across virtually every industry are using our ‘do-it-yourself’ solution to build cross-device mobile apps. We expect this mobile application to change the way employees travel, and we’re looking forward to seeing future developments of the app.”
International SOS will be revealing the new cross-device membership app and demonstrating its advanced capabilities at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar in Orlando, Fla., September 19-22, 2011 in booth No. 2259.

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About Pyxis Mobile

Pyxis Mobile provides the only mobile application platform designed for today’s constantly changing needs. Using Pyxis Mobile’s innovative platform software, companies are able to build rich native client applications that run on the most widely used smart devices including BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Android tablets. The Pyxis Mobile platform allows non-developers to create rich, complex mobile apps without coding, dramatically reducing the time it takes customers to build and deploy mobile applications. The platform enables customers to update applications quickly and easily (no code recompilation or redeployment is required), integrate with unlimited data sources using a plug-in-based architecture, and implement enterprise-grade security. With pricing that is transparent and scales with your mobility needs, Pyxis Mobile is able to mobilize companies of all sizes across industry verticals. For over 10 years, Pyxis Mobile has powered mobile initiatives for customers around the globe, including companies such as Halliburton, Deloitte, Thomson Reuters and Audi. For more information, contact Pyxis Mobile at (781) 997-0300 or visit http://www.pyxismobile.com.

About International SOS

International SOS (http://www.internationalsos.com) is the world’s leading international travel, medical and security assistance and concierge services company. Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical, security, and customer care solutions to organizations with international operations. A global team of over 8,000 employees led by 970 full-time physicians and 200 security specialists provides services including planning, preventative programs, in-country expertise and emergency response to 66 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

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