Charlottesville, VA, February 11, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Status Solutions, provider of the Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA), announces the development and general availability of a one-of-a-kind location capability. SARA’s Positioning System (SPS) is patent pending (US Patent Application No. 12/690,443) technology that enables enhanced location support for mobile devices within the Inovonics EchoStream RF Infrastructure.
According to John Baird, Status Solutions Co-Founder and lead developer of this innovative capability, “SPS is the process of SARA automatically creating a multi-dimensional model of the EchoStream RF Infrastructure on the property. The model consists of both fixed devices such as pull cords, wall mounted pendants, smoke detectors, etc. and virtual points of interest within the community. When a resident activates their mobile device, SARA mathematically compares the location of the mobile resident in question to the model, and provides the closest positions.”
Through SPS (a vector mapping technology), SARA provides highly accurate location data. The location information provided to staff shows the proximity of the mobile user to a fixed device or virtual point of interest which can be as accurate as to the apartment. This level of accuracy is not available with traditional RF based systems, and has proven to help improve response times. For example, a community who already had a good average response time to their alarms was able to reduce it by 45 – 60 seconds when using SPS.
SARA with its SPS capability is currently deployed at Glenaire, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) which includes residential living - cottages and apartments, a Community Center with multiple dining venues, wellness center and other services, and a complete Health Care facility, located in Cary, NC. Sean Huyett, Executive Director at Glenaire, comments “We chose SARA because of the assurance the system will give us that our residents are safe and secure no matter where they are on our campus. In the event that a resident needs help, we will be able to locate them quickly and easily because of the SPS technology. We chose Status Solutions as a partner because of the innovative solutions they continue to make available to communities like Glenaire.”
Another facility taking advantage of SARA’s cutting edge positioning system is Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community located in Winston-Salem, NC. Arbor Acres offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing Care. LD Burton, Director of Facilities at Arbor Acres, states, “Through SARA’s new Positioning System we can increase the accuracy of the location information that is sent to our emergency responders. Programming a location into the system is as easy as depressing a pendant in any location and then assigning that location a name in the SARA system. This gives our residents and their families, and the staff, the peace of mind that Arbor Acres will be able to respond quickly and precisely in an emergency.”
About Status Solutions and SARA:
Status Solutions provides situational awareness solutions with expertise in vertical markets such as senior housing, healthcare, education and government. The Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA) is an automated alerting system and awareness engine that sends voice and text alerts via phone, email, etc. SARA provides a wireless sensor network, integration tools (to existing systems and devices) and broadcast communication in a single solution.
This rich set of capabilities resides on a single technology platform, allowing facilities to utilize one system to turn all of your alarms into managed alerts and seamlessly provide Life Safety Assurance, Security Monitoring, Environmental Awareness and Mass Notification.
With a combination of skills in computer telephony integration, as well as practical experience in the delivery of monitoring and notification tools, Status Solutions is a focused growing company, with customer satisfaction as their top priority.
Our mission is to keep people informed. With our innovative alerting solutions delivered by SARA, you can be aware of any situation occurring in your facility. Because right now matters most.
To learn how SARA can work for you, visit our website at www.statussolutions.com.