Extended Range Shield BLE - Released
Posted by Daniel Epstein on 14 May 2017 02:36 PM
November 1, 2017
Elpas Solutions, Ltd
Extended Range Shield BLE Released
Elpas is pleased to announce that we have significantly increased the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) range of the Elpas Shield by at least 50%. The outdoor BLE range between the Elpas Shield and smartphone is now 130ft/39m. This means that an apartment can be covered by a stationary smartphone or tablet much like a traditional Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) stationary unit. When out and about, duress alarms are processed by a pocketed smartphone even while the screen is off.
Advantages of Elpas Aging in Place solution:
Our Solution - the Elpas Shield
What is the Elpas Shield?
The Elpas Shield is a transmitter used by senior residents or staff members (that may be subject to attack) to signal an alert in the event of an emergency or to call for assistance. This solution allows seniors to "Age in Place," i.e., live out their lives at home and be continuously monitored without needing to move into an Assisted Living or Skilled Care Facility.
How is the Elpas Shield used?
The Elpas Shield is used in the home (with a stationary phone or tablet) or on the road with a standard Android phone. The Elpas Shield activates an alert by pushing a Bluetooth Low Energy signal to a phone even if it is in sleep mode and even if it is hidden in a purse or pocket. When the user enters a facility equiped with Elpas RF readers, alerts are sent via the facilities built-in RTLS Elpas and Eirs system network. The Elpas Shield can run for over a year between battery changes, uses the senior's existing phone, and requires no additional phone subscription. In addition, with the Eiris Server, a facility or enterprise may manage their own internal ARC without the cost of, or dependency on, a 3rd party response company.
How are alerts managed?
• When an event is initiated by the senior, a responder can open a voice or video link on EirisGo with the senior using the mic and camera on a home mobile device.
Elpas Shield Highlights:
3rd Party Developers
3rd parties that wish to integrate the Elpas Shield into their mobile apps are welcome to contact us via our helpdesk.
Eiris Software Highlights:
A world leader in RTLS technologies, Elpas provides turnkey safety and security solutions in the healthcare, correctional, and industrial market.
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