Ferno launches UK first ambulance performance monitoring technology

Thursday, 14 June, 2012

Ferno, the world's leading manufacturer of medical equipment to the emergency services, has launched ACETECH, a fully integrated vehicle performance monitoring and control system for ambulances and other emergency response vehicles.

The ACETECH technology expands Ferno's commitment to providing innovative solutions that enhance the safety and performance of emergency medical services and personnel, and those they serve.

The ACETECH system is the first of its kind for UK emergency medical vehicles and provides system wide, on-board intelligence to improve ambulance vehicle efficiency and safety, while reducing an ambulance service's operating and fuel costs.

The system inter-connects four key modules that provide customised monitoring and control of all vehicle electronics - driving, driver restraint systems, GPS-based monitoring and control of fleet vehicle assets in the field.

ACETECH also integrates Radio Frequency Identification-based tracking and security for all vehicle equipment assets as well as ECO-Run monitoring and control of fuel consumption idling. The system is available for new vehicle builds and can be easily retrofitted on older vehicles.

Jon Ellis, managing director at Ferno, said: "For more than 40 years, our customers have relied on Ferno for best-in-class professional emergency and healthcare products that increase efficiency and enhance safety for patients and personnel.

"ACETECH's technology is a natural fit for our product line. It's the only fully-integrated efficiency optimization solution. The savings in fuel costs alone are considerable. But when combined with increased personnel productivity, the return on investment for fleet owners is significant. We're delighted to offer this industry-first technology to our customers."

The full ACETECH system provides constant, real-time, actionable information on a wide range of data points including vehicle status and location; equipment location; driving behavior with event status and duration; occupant restraint status, engine status and fuel consumption. Using this data as a whole allows emergency fleet managers to take full control of asset placement in the field, increase emergency vehicle driver and occupant safety, and reduce operational and fuel costs.

For more details visit the Ferno ACETECH website at fernoacetech.com

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