La Crosse-Based Tri-State Ambulance Deploys Next Generation Wireless Communications Network

Vehicle Area Network from In Motion Technology Improves Emergency Responses, Communications and Patient Care in La Crosse Area

LA CROSSE, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In Motion Technology, a leader in wireless networks for public safety organizations, today announced that Tri-State Ambulance, Inc. headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has deployed In Motions onBoardTM Mobile Gateway and has achieved improvements in medical emergency operations, communications and response times for its medical transportation services for the residents of western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa.

We needed a mobile wireless network that would allow our devices to talk to one another in the field and while in transit, and one that would be ready today for future medical communications technologies, Matt Zavadsky, Director of Tri-State Ambulance. Since deploying the onBoard Mobile Gateway, we have seen significant improvements in our response times and operations.

Since 1970, Tri-State Ambulance, a non-profit organization, has served as the sole 9-1-1 advanced life support provider for the greater Coulee Region. Covering nearly 2,200 square miles and serving a population of approximately 250,000, Tri-State Ambulance offers area residents unsurpassed pre-hospital care, and is the first ambulance service in the region to adopt In Motions leading-edge technology.

The onBoardTM Mobile Gateway is used by first responders in more than 70 communities nationwide, and provides emergency vehicles with mobile, secure, wireless local area networks, called vehicle area networks. The Gateway senses and selects the best available wireless network, enabling first responders to access and disseminate critical information from the field.

The Gateway also enables all electronic information, including computer-aided dispatch, ECG results and electronic patient records to be communicated seamlessly to an operations center or hospital.

Customers like Tri-State Ambulance across the country are experiencing improved response times and operations by deploying this technology, said In Motion Technology CEO Kirk Moir. Their choice of In Motion Technology for vehicle communications will improve emergency communications, operations and life-saving patient care.

Zavadsky said that Tri-State crews access to an array of real-time information in the field has improved with the Gateway, and that its GPS functionality allows dispatchers to find the closest unit and provide turn-by-turn directions to patient locations, saving minutes at critical times for patients. Because of the Gateways open architecture, Tri-State mobile emergency equipment is also easily upgradeable to keep pace with advances in medical technologies that will improve patient care.

These features have improved our emergency response times and patient care, and enable a more efficient use of our paramedics time while in the field and awaiting another call, said Zavadsky. By launching In Motion Technologys onBoardTM Mobile Gateway we have equipped our fleet with the type of technology to best serve our patients.

About In Motion Technology

In Motion Technology provides cognitive wireless systems that enable public safety organizations to stay connected while in motion. The company’s complete vehicle area network solution ensures that any IP device can be useful in the field immediately with no modification, connecting to headquarters over the most reliable communications network available. In Motion Technology solutions have been successfully deployed in high-performance EMS, Police and Fire departments in the US and Canada. Founded in 2002, In Motion Technology is based in Vancouver, BC. For more information visit