Sigtec awarded new contract for the trial of the In Vehicle Information System with Ambulance Tasmania (AT).
July 2012 - News Article
The Sigtec Group today announced the successful selection as the Prime Contractor for the trial and subsequent roll out of the In Vehicle Information System (IVIS) over the next 12 months for the Ambulance Tasmania (AT)
The system is aimed primarily to support operational staff with management of patient care, improved duress capability over the 3G network, as well as providing an increased level of operational information to the State Communications Centre as part of an automated process. It is planned that IVIS will be established in new vehicles as well as retro-fitted to other vehicles before the end of 2013.
The contract has been funded by the Australian Federal Government and will include a number of key benefits for Ambulance Tasmania. The rollout will include an In Vehicle Computer with the ability to download all call taking information from the Medical Priority Dispatch System including vital safety information. Additionally this system will include Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) to the Communications Centre via a routable database, where the closest crew can be identified from the time it takes to travel on the road.
Sigtec's Managing Director, John Thompson, commented "We are looking forward to the new rollout of the IVIS project and we wish to develop a strong business relationship with Ambulance Tasmania. The new contract shows the commitment of the two parties to work together to achieve an In Vehicle Information System that is world's best practice and one that AT will be proud to use."
Ambulance Tasmania Chief Executive Officer, Mr Dominic Morgan commented 'This project is a significant step for our organisation, not only moving us in line with our other state counterparts, but, on many instances, moving ahead in the technology that will be accessible to our crews to improve patient care', he said.
Sigtec is a leading international developer of intelligent transport systems for the public safety and public transport markets. Our public safety solutions allow ambulance, fire and police services to respond quickly to emergencies, and keep pedestrians safe with solutions that alert drivers as they approach pedestrian crossings. Our public transport solutions
help people move efficiently around their communities, on all forms of public transport including buses, trams, rail, ferries and taxis.
Further information on Sigtec is available at www.sigtec.com.
About Ambulance Tasmania
Ambulance Tasmania provides emergency ambulance care and a non-emergency patient transport service through a network of stations across the Tasmania as well as medical retrieval services using fixed wing aircraft..
Further information on AT is available at www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/ambulance.