New M1503 Personal Distress Capability Helps Improve Safety of 1st Responders and Hospital Personnel
Critical Response Systems (CRS), a provider of mission-critical dispatch and notification systems for public safety and hospitals, announced recently a new personal distress capability included in the latest M1503 firmware upgrade. When this feature is enabled by network operators, a M1503 user can hold down the red button for three (3) seconds to signal personal distress. This signal enables rapid initiation of appropriate department- or unit-level intervention and rescue procedures.
Weighing only 2.5 ounces, the M1503 response pager is roughly the size of a small stack of business cards. It is typically worn on the belt, enabling quick and easy access in the event of a personal safety issue. The M1503 is part of the CRS alerting/dispatch system, which uses high-power digital transmitters to deliver critical messages to all intended recipients within five seconds, and then tracks who receives the message, who reads it, and how they will respond. The CRS system removes uncertainty, improves efficiency, and meets all HIPAA guidelines, with strong AES-128 encryption.
“The safety of personnel using our technologies is our utmost concern, and we continually seek ways to improve the safety of their often hazardous work environment,” commented Brian Claise, CRS Vice President of Engineering. “We believe this enhancement has the potential to save lives.”
About Critical Response Systems, Inc.
Critical Response Systems manufactures leading-edge wireless data systems, focused 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.