Pagers & Accessories
Despite the multitude of innovative medical applications for smartphones, iPads and the Internet, physicians and nurses still demand pagers. Pagers fill a need that mobile phone and smartphone technology fail to address adequately. Even though smartphones have become widespread, they pose multiple unique challenges in the health sector.
Why Hospitals use Pagers in the 21st century?
Transmission of critical or emergency messages must be reliable, yet cellular and Wi-Fi networks can become inoperable due to network congestion, coverage or technical issues. Recharging a mobile phone takes time and requires electricity, which may not be available in emergencies.
Messages on pagers are invariably regarded as critical. On mobile phones, critical messages share the same platform as social messages, thus degrading its importance of critical messages.
Benefits for the Health Industry
- Reliable networks, ensuring transmission of messages even in emergencies
- Designed solely for transmitting critical messages; a user does not have to sort out the critical messages from the texts, emails, and video content.
- Recharging is as simple as popping in another AA battery, which can last for months.
- Inexpensive, compared to mobile phones.
Paging infrastructure does not rely on mobile phones, internet, or two-way radio networks. The paging system is completely independent. Even when paging transmission towers are lost, the paging system will still operate due to the unique transmission protocol of paging systems.
Long lasting power
Pager batteries can last for months on end. The batteries are rechargeable or can be replaced by off-the-shelf batteries.
Fail safe system
Paging system solutions from Comtel Technologies have several failsafe options, including dual redundancy with automatic failover, to ensure reliability.
Reliable message transmission
Messages are typically broadcast with VHF radio signals (UHF also available). Using high-frequency radio means the signals reach further, need fewer transmitters, and suffer less from interfering obstacles than cell phone signals. You’re much more likely to receive a pager message in a remote area than a cell phone call or text message, where you may not even pick up a signal.
Contact the team at Comtel Technologies and let us help streamline your communication and messaging needs.