In Motion Technology Inc.

In Motion Technology Inc.

July 19, 2005 07:00 ET

In Motion Technology Extends Mission-Critical Data Access to Mobile Emergency Response Teams with Reliable and Secure Wireless Gateway

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 19, 2005) - In Motion Technology Inc.

Cingular Wireless Certifies onBoard™ Mobile Gateway 1000 for use with Cingular Wireless WAN Connectivity Service; American Medical Response Among First Customers to Deploy oMG

In Motion Technology today announces the availability of its onBoard™ Mobile Gateway 1000 (oMG 1000), which provides mobile teams in the emergency response field a wireless connection to mission critical information in the field. The In Motion wireless gateway offers cost-effective, reliable and secure wireless wide area access to mission critical medical data in conjunction with Cingular's high-speed Wireless WAN Connectivity Service. American Medical Response (AMR), the nation's largest private medical transportation company, will be installing the oMG 1000 in its EMS vehicles to run an Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and in-car navigation application, and plans to add multiple applications, including Electronic Patient Care Reporting (EPCR) within the next 12 months.

Cingular's Wireless WAN Connectivity Service enables a seamless and secure means of extending Ethernet-based IT networking to the field for mobile enterprises and government agencies. The oMG system, with its integrated 802.11 connectivity, enables AMR personnel to readily work with their medical applications stored on the oMG 1000's 30GB hard drive as well as communicate with the hospital via Cingular's EDGE network, the largest and fastest national wireless data network in the U.S. The oMG is designed to rapidly enable connectivity for medical personnel.

"As the availability of high-speed wireless data networks such as the Cingular Wireless EDGE network increases, CIOs are looking for effective solutions to mobilize their organization's information and intelligence," comments Hamish Caldwell, executive director, Cingular Wireless Business Markets Group. "We've seen considerable interest in the Wireless WAN Connectivity Solution from a number of organizations who want to use a wireless gateway-enabled solution to provide secure and flexible mobile data communications infrastructure for their front line workgroups. They realize that this approach is cost-effective and can facilitate rapid deployment of multiple applications while providing a higher level of flexibility and manageability for their IT staff."

American Medical Response is among the Cingular customers that have already begun rolling out the Wireless WAN Connectivity Service for mobile workgroups using the oMG 1000 system. "Providing emergency medical transport to patients, it is crucial that we optimize our processes as much as possible. By deploying a secure wireless system to extend our back-office applications into the field, including our Electronic Patient Care Reporting system, we are meeting that need. It's vital as documenting patient information in a timely manner not only meets state and federal regulations, but also provides emergency personnel with accurate and legible medical records," says William Tara, CIO, American Medical Response. "The reliability, flexibility and security of the Cingular Wireless WAN Connectivity Service with the onBoard Mobile Gateway allows us to easily integrate our own applications and our existing Cisco-based VPN technology with the system as well as allow us to choose the types of devices and connectivity we wanted. We chose this wireless solution based on its flexibility and its security capabilities, including built in firewalls."

The onBoard™ Mobile Gateway 1000 (oMG 1000) is a ruggedized server and wireless gateway designed for use in harsh mobile and portable environments. It securely extends the convenience and simplicity of Ethernet networking to remote and mobile locations through the transparent use of high-speed wireless data networks such as Cingular's nationwide(i) EDGE network, which is available in 13,000 cities and towns and 42,000 miles of interstate highways across the U.S.

"In creating the onBoard Mobile Gateway we recognized the need for a robust, integral and flexible solution that complements current IT infrastructure spending to help bring mission critical data to the field," comments Kirk Moir, President and CEO, In Motion Technology. "Working with Cingular's Wireless WAN Connectivity Service, the solution provides a compelling approach to transparently and securely providing mission critical IP based data communications facilities to mobile workgroups."

(i) Not available in all areas

About American Medical Response

American Medical Response Inc., (www.amr.net) America's largest provider of medical transportation, is locally operated in 34 states. More than 17,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs and other professionals transport over four million patients nationwide each year in emergency, critical and non-emergency situations. Operating a fleet of Approximately 4,000 vehicles, AMR is headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO.

About In Motion Technology

In Motion Technology (In Motion) provides a mobile communications solution that enables enterprises and government agencies to seamlessly extend their information management resources to their increasingly mobile work forces using next generation wireless LAN and WAN technologies. In Motion's Seamless Enterprise Mobility Architecture (SEMA) applies to applications where mobile professionals need to access the information technology (IT) resources of the enterprise (public or private) to accomplish their mission. Details of the company are available at www.inmotiontechnology.com.


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