DRS, FDNY Team To Deliver Mobile Patient Care; Mike Sarrica Comments

DRS logoDRS Technologies will deploy its Armor rugged mobile products to help New York City firefighters respond to emergencies and manage information gathered at the scene.

The city’s fire department ordered DRS’ systems, rugged tablet computers, accessories, installation services and communication equipment following a series of pilot tests, DRS said Thursday.

FDNY will acquire an Armor X10gx rugged tablet and EVDO router to deliver data for managing patient care, with first responders reporting information and a hospital returning medical data back to the scene.

Armor X10gx has a sunlight-readable touchscreen display, an Intel processor with up to 4GB RAM, a user-replaceable solid-state hard drive and connectivity features.

The EVDO router is designed to create mobile Wi-Fi hotspots and contains Edge Interlock software intended to help the router work with FDNY’s electronic patient care reporting program.

“Public safety needs reliable equipment and technology to assist in patient care,” said Mike Sarrica, DRS president for network and imaging systems.

“We’re excited to partner with one of the premier fire (departments) and EMS providers in the world,” he added.

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