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Aerotel Medical Systems and GEBOA SA Introduce Advanced Personal Safety Solutions in Switzerland

02-09-2009 05:35 PM CET | Health & Medicine

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AlarmTouch GPS - personal safety phone with GPS location

AlarmTouch GPS - personal safety phone with GPS location

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 6, 2009 - Aerotel Medical Systems, a world leading manufacturer of modular, mobile and home-based telemedicine and telecare solutions and GEBOA SA, a leading distributor of interactive easy to use reliable, and innovative mobile solutions and services for security, location and communication, have launched Aerotel’s GeoSKeeper™ personal safety and location system in Switzerland under the brand name AlarmTouch™ GPS.

AlarmTouch™ GPS is a GPS-based personal telecare safety device, intended for seniors, children and lone workers. AlarmTouch™ GPS is distributed in Switzerland by GEBOA and is available in phone outlets and through some response centers across the country. The companies plan to introduce the products in France as well as in other markets in Europe.

“AlarmTouch™ GPS is taking Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and social alarm systems, to the next level," said Ofer Atzmon, vice president for business development at Aerotel Medical Systems, "it can activate a warning signal or initiate a voice call in case of need, identifying the caller’s location and enabling him or her to get immediate assistance.” He added, “Our long-term cooperation with GEBOA has been most successful and we are very excited with the successful launch of our personal safety solutions in Switzerland.”

“AlarmTouch™ and AlarmTouch™ GPS are innovative products suited for replacing the standard fixed systems installed in Switzerland, allowing mobility and localization of seniors people,” said Dr. Georges Bongi, CEO of GEBOA. “We are very enthusiastic to work with Aerotel which is bringing such second-to-none solutions on the market at a very attractive price/performance point.”

On 19th January, 2009 AlarmTouch™ GPS was presented on the “Nouvo” show on TSR Télévision Suisse (Swiss French TV channel). The presentation is available for viewing at http://www.nouvo.ch/161-1. On 27th January the product was presented on Euronews and is available for viewing in multiple languages at http://www.euronews.net/en/article/27/01/2009/gadgets-for-grandparents/.

AlarmTouch Wireless Personal Safety and Tracking Solutions include:

AlarmTouch™ - wearable personal safety phone. AlarmTouch™ (which is sold under the brand name SKeeper™ outside of Switzerland) is a wearable emergency alarm and cellular communicator device, SKeeper™ enables elderly people, children or lone workers to be in close contacts with their relatives or caregivers and get immediate help in case of need from a tele-assistance center with 24X7 human responses. It enables two-way voice calls and text messages with an advanced alerting system for enhanced personal security. The product is fully programmable over the air via a user-friendly Web-based interface.

AlarmTouch™ GPS - personal safety phone with GPS location. AlarmTouch™ GPS (which is sold under the brand name GeoSKeeper™ outside of Switzerland) Is a new addition to Aerotel’s successful SKeeper™ family, offering a new level of safety using its embedded quad-band GSM/GPRS module, built-in speakerphone and active GPS receiver. With its geofencing feature, the device enables accurate location of users in need. When the wearer wanders outside a specified zone (e.g. neighborhood or school area), the system can send a short message (SMS) alert to a monitoring center and/or to a relative or caregiver.

About Aerotel Medical Systems
Aerotel Medical Systems is a world leader in cost-effective, high quality, user-friendly, medical diagnostic systems and devices for home care, eHealth and telemedicine as well as telecare and personal safety. The company provides a complete disease management package; including transtelephonic devices designed for a variety of remote diagnostic, emergency services and monitoring applications, hardware and software platforms for remote monitoring call centers, as well as phone and web-based monitoring software.

Aerotel enables patients to conduct tests comfortably while leading normal, mobile lives. With a client base in over 45 countries around the globe, Aerotel has been recently awarded the prestigious “Innovation and Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year Award 2007” by Frost & Sullivan.

Aerotel Medical Systems will be present at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2009 in Barcelona (16-19 February, 2009), at Hall 4, Level 1 (at the Israel Mobile Association pavilion).

For further information please visit Aerotel Medical Systems website at www.aerotel.com.

About GEBOA SA
GEBOA'S is integrating and distributing in some European countries to residential customers and enterprises, Interactive Mobile Solutions and Services that are simple, reliable, and innovative, offering the best value for money in the segments of Security, Geolocalisation and Communication.

For further information please visit GEBOA website at www.geboa.com.

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Aerotel Medical Systems - Company Contact: Ofer Atzmon, VP Business Development, Aerotel Medical Systems, 5 Hazoref Street, Holon 58856, ISRAEL, Tel: +972-3-5593222 x109, Mobile: +972-52-2451771, E-mail: info@aerotel.com.

GEBOA SA - Company Contact: Dr Georges H. Bongi, Chief Executive Officer, GEBOA SA, 41, rue du Valentin, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland, Mobile: +41 78 842 06 06, Office: +41 21 648 44 24, Fax: +41 21 646 09 55, E-mail: georgesb@geboa.ch.

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