Live Trial of GPS Satellite Location Equipment Pronounced Fit For Purpose by Argyll

Following his recent attendance at the Scottish Tele-Healthcare summit, held within Aldourie Castle in Inverness and hosted by Highlands & the Islands Enterprise, Tom Morton, CEO of Argyll, realised that whilst there was a clear appetite within clinicians and care providers for the exploration and possible adoption of new mobile technology to improve and extend the quality and levels of care being delivered to service users, there was no real appetite for the risks associated in trialling such equipment.

Consequently Tom decided to conduct a trial himself by travelling the length of the new Hadrians Wall National Trail that runs from Wallsend in North Tyneside and Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria, a distance of approximately 84 miles and that follows the original path of the Roman wall built between AD100 and AD160 through city streets, suburban residential areas, small rural villages and the open countryside.

Tom (46) was accompanied on the trip by Michael Johnson (60), a long-standing family friend. The duo set off at 2pm on Friday 6th August with an aim to complete the trail within 4 days. A Smartcare GPS device, containing a mobile phone, global positioning system (GPS), fall detection sensor and an SOS button to summons assistance placed inside each of their rucksacks. Both devices were linked to a 24/7 monitoring facility to handle any alarms raised. In order to test the mobile phone coverage, one device was connected to O2 and the other to Orange/Everywhere.

Both devices were configured to use GPS to trace positions over a maximum of 16 hours each day between 0600 and 2200 hours and to plot their exact positions at intervals of 10 minutes. Individual device ‘wake up’ times were also staggered to commence their reporting 5 minutes apart. Position reports were displayed, via the internet, on a familiar Google® map where friends, family and colleagues were able to visit the Argyll company website and view the intrepid duo’s progress.

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Snapjackwireless.com is Changing the Game in Online Sales of Wireless Devices

Snapjack Wireless today announced the launch of snapjackwireless.com, an online store that provides cell phone users with a better way to purchase used and refurbished mobile phones and new accessories. Customers enjoy significant savings on quality brand-name devices without the requirement of lengthy cell phone contracts.

“With the growing number of cell phones that are being discarded and reprocessed each year – and the long-term carrier contracts that users are tied into, we knew there was an opportunity to meet consumers’ needs while also helping the environment.” said Brent Oliver, president of Snapjack Wireless.

SnapjackWireless.com immediately becomes an essential online resource for consumers looking to purchase mobile devices and accessories. From their initial visit to Snapjackwireless.com, customers will find brand-name devices, competitive pricing, and a high-quality user experience. The site enables consumers to replace their cellular phone or other wireless device without signing an extended or new long-term contract. The new accessories offered by Snapjack Wireless include everything from cases and chargers to batteries and headsets – and everything in between.

The game-changing user experience found at Snapjackwireless.com was designed by Grand River Interactive and is built using the Magento ecommerce platform. In addition to user experience and site build, Grand River produced all creative elements for the site as well as designing promotional marketing materials.

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Firstnumber Encourages Edinburgh Festival Fringe Performers Not To Create A Drama Over Sky High Phone Bills

With over 400,000 performers and tourists having descended on Scotland’s capital city for Fringe season, cheap call provider Firstnumber is encouraging Edinburgh’s international visitors not to mar memories of their vacation with costly phone bills.

With visitors of all nationalities soaking up the festival atmosphere, the chances of racking up sky high phone bills is often unavoidable when calling friends and family out with the UK.

Cheap call provider – firstnumber.co.uk – is doing its bit to put an end to this by providing a wide range of discount rates to landlines and mobiles right across the globe from 1p a minute; perfect for those of us who like to call loved ones and let them know how the holiday’s going.

Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber’s competitive and affordable service will help leave consumers with a little extra spare at the bureau de change:

“Edinburgh Fringe Festival is quite literally one of the greatest shows on earth but no-one wants to return home only to have had the cost of their phone bill go through the roof.

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