Tablets Demonstrate Benefits of Real-Time Connectivity at Guardian Centers Event
PERRY, GA—(Marketwired - October 01, 2015) - During a national-level disaster training event this week, Aegex Technologies is demonstrating that utilizing intrinsically safe tablets in highly explosive areas of emergency situations enhances first responders’ performance.
Aegex tablets are being used by teams of first responders at the Guardian Centers training facility, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, to capture and transmit real-time data, even from explosive zones where traditional mobile devices cannot be used due to risk of spark. Unlike most mobile communications technologies, Aegex tablets are intrinsically safe, meaning they are incapable of producing a spark that could ignite a fire or explosion.
“We are taking the same technology that we use for hazardous locations in the oil and gas industry and providing it to individuals charged with protecting the public in times of disaster,” said Thomas Ventulett, CEO of Aegex. “We are proving that intrinsically safe tablets can allow for distributed incident command and greater access to information in critical situations. The Aegex tablets are enhancing situational awareness, providing remote support for people in the field, and improving triage.”
During the exercises, first responder teams are using Aegex tablets to:
Other uses of Aegex tablets include streaming live video by Dreamhammer Drones in simulated disaster zones, such as flooded houses and streets where first responders practice rescuing actor victims.
Aegex tablets are also running health monitoring software by Global Emergency Resources (GER) that records actor victims’ vital signs and other health data and reports it in real time to a command and control center. Aegex is working with GER on creating an emergency deployable network, which will provide Internet service for the tablets and other communications technology when normal service has been damaged or destroyed in a disaster. This network allows for real-time communication across the entire disaster training facility.
Additionally, Aegex tablets are bringing COBRA incident command software from the command center into the hands of first responders in the field for on-the-ground, real-time management of each step of disaster response.
Aegex intrinsically safe tablets run Windows 10 and other customizable enterprise-grade applications. They are fully configurable for public safety teams and include embedded applications such as man-down emergency alert and personnel tracking.
Purpose-built for hazardous location environments, such as disaster scenarios, Aegex tablets are universally certified for C1D1, ATEX Zone 1, and IECEx Zone 1 HazLoc areas. The 10.1-inch Aegex 10 Intrinsically Safe tablets can be deployed in multiple zones of hazardous locations, where high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or dusts are present. Aegex tablets are customizable for any team member in a hazardous location operation, from personnel in the most explosive zones to their managers who are off-site.
Guardian Centers is an 830-acre disaster preparedness campus in Perry, Ga., built to train first responders from different agencies to test their crisis response plans, teams and equipment during simulated emergency situations.
About Aegex Technologies, LLC
Aegex Technologies provides intrinsically safe mobile communications solutions for hazardous locations in the public safety, oil and gas, petrochemical and utilities markets. Aegex’s unified mobile platform enables organizations to customize our Windows 10 intrinsically safe 10.1-inch tablets with enterprise-class software and industry-specific applications to meet the mobility needs of all personnel in multiple zones of hazardous locations.