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MobileHelp® Medical Alert System Leverages u-blox GPS and 2G/3G
Thalwil, Switzerland and Boca Raton, FL - December 12, 2012 - u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen for global positioning and embedded 2G/3G wireless technologies by MobileHelp, America's leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology. Based on u-blox’ LISA 2G/3G wireless modem and MAX GPS modules, the comprehensive system includes compact, portable alert devices that function in and around the home, and while travelling.
“As the population ages, more and more people are choosing to remain independent for as long as possible”, said Robert Flippo, President of MobileHelp, “With the help of u-blox’ reliable, low-power positioning and wireless technologies, our MobileHelp medical alert systems are giving a whole generation of people the freedom to live in their homes and travel independently knowing that simple and fast emergency assistance is just a push-button away.”
Unlike traditional 911 direct dial services, MobileHelp devices deliver instant positional information as well as personalized medical data to an emergency response center at the touch of a button. The system is integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and satellite GPS technology to provide real-time medical monitoring services, location tracking, and instant voice contact with trained emergency response operators. MobileHelp also offers Caregiver Tools, an innovative event notification and online tracking platform that keeps families and caregivers informed of an emergency event. With AT&T as connectivity partner,the devices work in 97% of the inhabited areas of the USA.
MobileHelp comes in three configurations, “CLASSIC” for home-monitoring over fixed line telephone, “SOLO” for travelling and at homes without a fixed line telephone connection, and “DUO”, for travelling and at homes that have a fixed line telephone connection.
MobileHelp’s innovative alert products have been developed together with Singapore-based Daviscomms, a leading design and manufacturing partner providing advanced engineering services to customers in the consumer and industrial markets worldwide.
For more information about MobileHelp medical alert products, visit www.mobilehelpnow.com
For an overview of u-blox’ family of wireless modems and GPS receivers visit www.u-blox.com
For details about Daviscomms engineering and manufacturing services, visit www.daviscomms.com.sg
Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is the global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative personal, professional and M2M solutions quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.
MobileHelp is America's leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, MobileHelp services clients in all 50 states. MobileHelp develops and distributes market leading products such as DUO, the first fully integrated medical alert system with GSM/GPS technology, SOLO, an innovative alert solution for people without home telephone lines and Classic Help, a traditional Medical Alert System. MobileHelp's M-PERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice and data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical monitoring services and location tracking for expedited personal emergency assistance. MobileHelp also offers Caregiver Tools, an innovative event notification and online tracking platform for families and caregivers. MobileHelp, has built a reputation for quality and affordable solutions for personal protection and peace-of-mind in or away from your home. http://www.mobilehelpnow.com
Daviscomms Pte Ltd was established in Jan 2000 and is in the business of providing contract design and manufacturing services for a wide range of high quality consumer and industrial wireless telecommunication products. This includes pagers and paging systems, telemetry modules, mobile phones, 433MHz/2.4GHz/3G/GSM/GPRS/GPS based tracking devices as well as printed circuit board assemblies. Our design center is located in Singapore with a team of engineers serving global customers needs for qualified and experienced product design expertise to bring their great product ideas and concepts to life. Our factory, located in Penang, Malaysia, is ISO 9001:2008 certified with a 4000 square meter state-of-the-art manufacturing facility utilizing world class manufacturing systems and processes. www.daviscomms.com.sg