Norcross, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
Critical Response Systems (CRS), a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, announced recently that the company has developed a new solution to help prevent communication failures for first responders and emergency personnel during natural disasters or terrorist attacks. The solution, utilizing the company’s M1503 pager, is completely self-contained and does not rely on cellular towers, Internet coverage, external communication apps or email servers. Message recipients can reply instantly with just a touch of a button, confirming receipt and how they will react. Also, the 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.
News media around the country reported on the wide-spread failure of cell and smart phones during several recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
On 4/17/13, The Boston Globe reported the following little known fact: “Currently, wireless towers are designed to only handle a certain amount of their subscribers’ call volumes (it is estimated to be between 40 and 50 percent) and call blocking can occur when too many calls are made from a certain geographic location or via a certain network’s cell tower. This is exactly what happens during a disaster event.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Technology, 4/16/13 edition, reported:
“Toward the bottom of the list of disturbing aspects about Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon was this: Cellular networks in the area almost immediately slowed down and, for periods of time, appeared to stop working altogether. That frustrating scene has become familiar, evoking disasters from the Sept. 11th attacks in 2001 to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. We rely on cell phones to run our lives, but they tend to be useless -- or at least far from useful -- when we need them most.”
The new CRS communication tool is designed specifically for critical communications and provides efficient delivery of critical messages within five seconds to ALL applicable parties, removing the uncertainty of who responded by offering the ability for recipients to respond automatically to message receipt and how they will respond. There are no unexpected delays in message deliveries due to no cell coverage or Internet availability. Unlike cell and smart phones, there is also no sharing with millions of other users; critical message delivery and acknowledgement of receipt is all the CRS system is designed to do.
About Critical Response Systems
Critical Response Systems’ manufactures leading-edge wireless data systems, focused solely on critical messaging and alerting. 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 messages quickly, correctly and reliably. For more information, visit us at http://www.criticalresponse.com
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