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【Emergency Fleet】Emergency Services in Action with Rugged Tablet PWS-770

2013/07/19

Introduction

Firemen scramble over the devastation left behind by fires, typhoons, floods or other rescue operations. The effectiveness of their response can be measured in seconds. So any improvement in response times can help save lives and property. Traditionally, emergency response teams make use of mobile phones, paper, and a lot of manual work. These methods are time-consuming and can also lead to inaccurate or missing information.

System

How can emergency service personnel best solve the problem of providing the quickest response possible? A good start is by using a rugged designed tablet PC. It needs to be dust-proof, waterproof, shockproof and supply information such as GIS, Google maps, hydrant location, dispatch, and the location of ambulances in the area onto an integrated screen. Rescue personnel must be able to easily operate and carry the device at the disaster site, use the internet, check security systems, fire rescue databases and have access back to a central command center.

Solution

Advantech provides an ideal solution, the PWS-770 semi-rugged tablet computer. It assists rescue workers, firefighters and other emergency service personnel in their jobs and performs flawlessly in high-temperature, dusty, windy and rainy environments. The PWS-770 features:

  • Sunlight readable touch panel
  • IP54 rating, both dustproof and waterproof
  • 4ft drop resistant
  • Wide temperature operating range: -10~50° C (0~40° C charge)

At an affected site, PWS-770 provides complete and efficient wireless connectivity using:


  • WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n
  • BT 4.0
  • GPS
  • WWAN 3.75G

The PWS-770comes with a complete set of accessories for specific needs that improve workflow as well as increasing operating comfort and mobility. Accessories include hand straps, shoulder straps, a desk cradle, and a vehicle dock. The carry bag and hand-strap allow rescuers to comfortably carry the PWS-770, while the cradle and dock make it easy to use in vehicle or on the desktop. A second battery is hot-swappable to provide long-lasting operation of up to 8 hours at a time. When personnel go back to the fire truck or rescue vehicle, the system can be docked at the vehicle where it remains in operation while charging the battery.

Benefits

PWS-770 Helps Back-end Operations:

  • Makes it easy to monitor on-site status
  • Reduces time to make decisions
  • Allocates human and related equipment resource efficiency
  • And PWS-770 Helps Operations in the Field Too:
  • Replaces time-intensive, error-prone paper records and manual entry processes
  • Increases Efficiency of Emergency Processes
  • Savings cost and time by aggregating all information and helping personnel complete the mission

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