An IQ Test for Smartphones and Response Pagers
No matter how smart the best brands make their smartphones, they are simply just not smart enough to satisfy the requirements needed for dedicated critical messaging in healthcare, public safety and in other areas where messaging is critical. To begin with, there are security glitches. Consider Apple’s most recent bad press for its iconic iPhone. Apple acknowledged there are “critical vulnerabilities” that if exploited correctly, would make secure communications extremely vulnerable if in the wrong hands. With handheld devices being used to transmit all kinds of secure data from healthcare information, first responder notifications and the factory floor, “critical vulnerabilities” simply cannot be an option.
Coverage usually is the main concern with cellular device, having massive limitations and being prone to dead spots and poor reception in several areas. With response papers, using two-way radio signals, not only is privacy ensured via a closed network, but coverage is instantly enhanced with radio transmissions providing excellent reception, wide coverage AND options to work even in times of a natural disaster or emergency.
The list goes on and on for why Smartphones are made with only one customer in mind — a single end- user that falls within a certain demographic with minimal needs (music, video, apps, Internet access) with equally minimal expectations when it comes to support, breakage, warranty, coverage, upgrades, durability, cost control, etc.
Response paging systems are the “true smart way” to communicate and are designed to meet the true needs of all healthcare providers, public safety professionals and other organization who need critical messaging capabilities. In addition, with response paging systems you always know – who received your critical message, when it was received and when they will be responding.
Paging systems are effective in high noise environments, offers long life cycle support, increased efficiency, have built-in safety features, and are rugged for real-life impact — and best yet, save money.