Verizon and In Motion Technology are teaming up to turn your car into a mobile hotspot on wheels. Using In Motion's onBoard system, a vehicle is turned into a Mobile Gateway that can handle 4G LTE calls securely. A network management system checks on the health of the network while a mobile-optimized VPN server provides for secure communications.
In Motion Technology sees the Mobile Gateway being used for mission-critical customers like emergency responders including ambulances. Patient's vital signs and other diagnostic results can be sent quickly and securely over Verizon's 4G LTE pipeline. Kirk Moir, president and chief operating officer for In
Motion Technology said,"We believe that 4G LTE will
revolutionize mobile-centric businesses by enabling improved real-time
collaboration. In the case of EMS, 4G LTE provides real-time sharing of
video, voice and data that can have a dramatic impact on patient
It's all part of Verizon's Innovation Program designed to find non-traditional uses for its network by working with diverse companies. The carrier has an LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass. and an Applications Innovation Center in San Francisco. In Motion Technology has been working with Verizon at the Innovation Center to display how powerful Big Red's LTE network is for voice and video use in a mobile ER environment.