FCC Opens High-Power RF Channels to Hospitals
Policy improvements enable more hospitals to reliably deliver clinical alarms to responding personnel
Norcross, GA — Critical Response Systems (CRS), a provider of mission-critical communication systems, announced today important regulatory changes that enable U.S. hospitals to improve patient safety.
The FCC has issued an order making high-power send/receive channels in the 935-940MHz band available to hospitals. CRS uses these channels to reliably deliver messages to responding personnel within 5 seconds, and to confirm that each message is received and read. High-power channels eliminate the dangerous delays, complexity, and dead spots endemic to low-power, unlicensed Wi-Fi and commercial cellular services. When used for clinical alarm notification, high-power systems reach responding personnel more quickly and reliably, reduce workflow disruption and mitigate alarm fatigue. These advantages improve patient safety and increase hospital efficiency.
This FCC action makes CRS solutions (as well as other advanced high-power systems) simpler to deploy and more available to hospitals. Additionally, high-power solutions are now available to other commercial and non-commercial enterprises in the utility, energy, transportation, education, industry, and security sectors.
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.