Public Safety

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Aegex intrinsically safe solutions are trusted by public safety organizations to connect first responders and other emergency personnel during times of disaster and everyday operations. Emergency response teams need a fail-proof mobile communications solution for mission-critical operations in HazMat (hazardous materials) environments, including chemical spills, earthquakes, and other disasters.

aegex10TM Intrinsically Safe tablets can capture data at a ground-zero site where explosive materials might be present. The devices also have emergency response and man-down functionality that notify designated team members and authorities of the exact GPS coordinates where immediate help is needed. Even biometrics or thermal imagery can be transmitted to the appropriate recipients in real time using extra accessories that attach to Aegex tablets. The aegex10TM IS is customizable for all personnel and command centers involved in emergency operations.

Aegex tablets run Windows 10 OS and various emergency management software. First responder teams can use Aegex tablets to:

  • Enhance situational awareness with GIS-based data collection and transmission
  • Improve incident response with first responder health monitoring
  • Organize real-time triage for dynamic care
  • Manage hazardous material and safety plans

Because they are certified intrinsically safe, or incapable of igniting flammable materials that may be present in hazardous environments, they are the ideal solution for public safety.


Aegex at Guardian Centers Disaster Training Facility

The Guardian Centers of Georgia, one of the largest disaster preparedness training facilities in the United States, invited Aegex to demo its Aegex 10 Intrinsically Safe Tablets with more than 400 first responders during a disaster training event, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2015. See Case Study below.

Case Study

Disaster response teams from across the U.S., including the New York Fire Department’s All Hazard Incident Management Team, Georgia Search and Rescue, and a specialized United States Marine Corps unit, among others, came to the Guardian Centers to practice disaster response plans and skills during a multi-agency, realistic disaster training event. The teams, comprised of more than 400 firefighters, EMS rescue personnel, and other first responders, needed a mobile communications system to collaborate in real time. Personnel in the field required intrinsically safe devices that could enter hazardous environments, plus run a uniform platform that included Windows 10, to seamlessly connect to their command centers and all other groups and users.

They found their solution in the aegexTM10 Intrinsically Safe Tablet. The first responders and their command centers used Aegex tablets to communicate and manage data in real time. Teams utilized various disaster response software on the tablets, including: First responder apps by Global Emergency Resources (GER) A multi-platform emergency management solution by the COBRA Division of Defense Group Inc. A remote video collaboration tool by HelpLightning An emergency alert tracking device and app by WheribleGPS Deploying these and other emergency management applications, Aegex tablets provided a full mobile disaster preparedness and response solution for the Guardian Centers training event.