DRS Technologies to Provide the New York City Fire Department with Integrated Rugged Mobile Solution for Emergency Patient Care

  DRS Technologies to Provide the New York City Fire Department with
  Integrated Rugged Mobile Solution for Emergency Patient Care

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- March 7, 2013

DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced today that the Fire
Department, City of New York (FDNY) will be using ARMOR™ Rugged Mobile
Solutions to better respond to emergencies and manage medical information
gathered at the scene. FDNY has placed an order with the award-winning leader
in the public safety industry for systems, including rugged tablet computers,
accessories, installation services and communication equipment. DRS and its
partners were selected after months of pilot testing where FDNY determined the
DRS solution best supports mission-critical tasks that require connectivity,
mobility, ease of use, and the durability to support all-weather operations.

“Public safety needs reliable equipment and technology to assist in patient
care. We’re excited to partner with one of the premier fire and EMS providers
in the world, and enable its personnel to efficiently service citizens in need
of medical care and protect critical data under all operating conditions and
weather,” said Mike Sarrica, president of DRS Network & Imaging Systems (NIS)
division.

FDNY is one of the largest combined fire and EMS providers in the world.
Exposure to water, heat and other elements are daily occurrences that can
compromise the delivery of vital information between hospitals and the
Department’s first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies,
and other disasters. Equipped with the ARMOR™ X10gx Rugged Tablet and the Edge
Velocity® Datapath Optimizer (EVDO) router, FDNY will be able to protect and
deliver data quickly and efficiently by providing a two-way channel between
the hospital and first responders on the scene. The solution also manages
electronic patient care reporting (EPCR) information and enables medical data
and guidance to flow from the hospital back to the scene.

The ARMOR™ X10gx is certified to MIL-STD-810G for extremes in temperature,
vibration, shock and drops, and carries an ingress protection (IP) rating of
65, which means it is fully protected against dust and water from all
directions. It features connectivity capabilities including Gobi™ Wireless
Broadband, Bluetooth® wireless, integrated GPS, and 802.11 a/g/n WiFi. The
ARMOR™ X10gx employs an advanced lightweight magnesium alloy chassis and
features a sunlight-readable touch-screen display. Other features include a
docking system, an Intel® Processor with up to 4GB RAM, and a user-replaceable
solid-state hard drive. Specifications, features, and benefits of the ARMOR™
X10gx are available at www.drsarmor.com/x10gx.

The FDNY EPCR program uses the Edge Velocity EVDO router to create robust,
secure mobile Wi-Fi hot spots. For this application, Edge Velocity customized
its Edge Interlock® software to enable the EVDO to support the unique
operational requirements of the FDNY EPCR program. With these architectural
changes in place, 100% of the configuration changes required to support the
FDNY EPCR program was made directly from the Edge Interlock graphical user
interface. These changes have enabled the EVDO routers to provide reliable
services even in highly signal-saturated environments.

About ARMOR™

ARMOR™ Rugged Mobile Solutions from DRS Technologies combine real-time
advanced computing and communications technology with MIL-STD durability and
reliability.Based on more than 25 years of experience developing military
computer systems and industrial tablets for the harshest real-life working
conditions and environments, ARMOR™ fully rugged tablets are certified to
survive the harmful effects of dust, sand, glare, moisture, impact,
temperature extremes, vibration, and more. They enhance the productivity of
mobile workers in field service, heavy industry, energy, manufacturing,
construction, transportation, public safety, homeland security, and the
military, among other industries. For more information, please visit
www.drsARMOR.com.

About DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and
support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors
worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA
(FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. For more
information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company’s website at
www.drs.com.

About Edge Velocity

Founded in 2004, Edge Velocity Corporation is a privately funded company that
designs, manufactures and markets Mobile IP (Internet Protocol) wireless mesh
equipment. Edge Velocity also offers customized integrated designs,
prototyping, manufacturing, software coding and test integration for
communications devices that interconnect with its core technology. Key markets
for its products include First Responder, Homeland Security and other Defense
and Municipal services as well as mission-critical commercial applications.
For more information about Edge Velocity, please visit www.edgevelocity.com.

Contact:

For DRS Technologies
Joseph Militano, 703-236-4659
Senior Vice President
Public Affairs and Communications
jmilitano@drs.com
or
For Edge Velocity:
David Glidden, 603-833-1343
Glidden Marketing
david@gliddenmarketing.com
 
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