Archive for the ‘Wireless & Safety’ Category
By using fleet management wirelessly, Sprint Director of Environmental Initiatives Darren Beck discusses how it helps other companies reduce their fleet vehicles’ fuel use and environmental impact.
When we say mobility can help change lives, we mean it. I am so excited by our Foundation’s important work to support the PulsePoint CPR and PulsePoint AED (Automated External Defibrillator) apps. If a cardiac emergency occurs in a public place, this location-aware app alerts nearby CPR-trained users while simultaneously dispatching professional first responders to [...]
After the FCC’s August Open Meeting, I said: “CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers, including the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired communities, can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. This record was demonstrated by the successful voluntary commitment made over [...]
Your cellphone, smartphone and/or tablet can be an invaluable tool for you and your family during an emergency. Here are some steps you can take to make sure that your wireless devices are ready when needed: Add emergency numbers on every device: By adding those numbers to other devices, you’ll still have access to those [...]
While on the road with her young daughter, NaToshya Reed started to suffer an asthma attack, limiting her ability to talk and breathe. Utilizing the OnStar service in her car as well as her personal device, she communicated with emergency responders for quick assistance.
We all know how quickly life can change. In just a matter of seconds, a series of circumstances plays out and by good fortune, design or both, a potentially disastrous situation is averted and the despair of what might have been is replaced with the absolute joy of what did happen. That’s exactly what occurred [...]
Last night, The Wireless Foundation marked the 20th Annual VITA Achievement Awards Dinner by recognizing individuals and organizations creating a positive impact in their communities with wireless technology. The evening’s award winners were: Leadership Honoree: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler From 1992 to 2004, Chairman Wheeler served as President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association. During [...]
I’m pleased to report that yesterday the four nationwide wireless providers met their voluntary commitment deadline to make text-to-911 capability available to public safety answering points (PSAPs) that request, and are capable of supporting, the service. This marked a milestone in the wireless industry’s ongoing effort to enhance public safety by helping consumers access 911 [...]