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How can our smart app improve critical communications during the Coronavirus crisis?

Healthcare and medical services in the UK and across the world are facing unprecedented challenges as hospitals deal with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The ability to communicate immediately has become fraught with difficulty just as it assumes even greater importance. We are able to support…

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What can Multitone offer fire & rescue services?

Multitone’s technology is already used by around 85% of Fire & Rescue Services throughout the UK. This remarkable level of adoption is due to the reliability, adaptability and cost-effectiveness of our systems, as well as the UK-based expert technical support we provide. In a nutshell,…

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Blended technology the most robust choice for new Emergency Services Network

Integrated messaging specialist Multitone to exhibit the ‘most secure’ range of critical communications solutions at BAPCO, the UK’s largest public safety event One of the key conference themes for discussion at this year’s BAPCO Annual Conference & Exhibition in Coventry, is the delivery of the…

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Multitone appoints new CEO

Integrated messaging company Multitone Electronics, which specialises in life critical communication infrastructure deployment, has announced the exciting new appointment of Ed Paterson as CEO since 1st January 2020. Ed has taken over from Stephen Gentry who has made the decision to retire. Multitone has around…

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Out of hospital care technology expert to speak at NAHS conference

 Multitone to present critical messaging solutions for lone workers  at leading healthcare security conference Improving security and recognising excellence within the health service is the objective of the forthcoming NAHS conference in Birmingham, bringing together health and safety professionals working in the NHS and private…

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Investment in safety solutions needed to protect growing numbers of health and lone working staff

Increasing ‘out of hospital’ care and seeking greater integration between primary and community services is a key objective of the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January. New investment in multidisciplinary teams working with GP practices will facilitate the treatment of more patients at home…

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Pagers vs Smart Apps? Why everyone is asking the wrong question

This year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019 in Manchester attracted some 5,000 delegates from the NHS, social care and other sectors. Multitone, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of life-critical technologies for communications and asset management, was delighted to be present at this important…

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Protecting the Safety of Shoppers, Staff and Property at Canary Wharf Retail – Case Study

Background Canary Wharf in London is far more than just the world-renowned landmark of the One Canada Square tower. As well as housing numerous offices in this vibrant financial district, it also offers five shopping malls containing over 300 stores. These include high-end fashion outlets, banks,…

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Innovative bed tracking at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Brendan Crossey, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Analytics Limited, directs our thoughts to innovative bed tracking at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, one of five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland. The Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) is one of five…

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Protecting Lone Workers and Securing Vital Sustainable Technology – Case Study

Background The CIA (Chemical Industry Association) states that chemical industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing export sector with exports of nearly £50bn each year. Whether it is developing cleaner and more efficient emission control solutions or developing the batteries that will power vehicles and other…

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Secure Messaging Apps for Healthcare

Excellent communications are undoubtedly one of the cornerstones of providing effective healthcare services.  The proliferation of popular communication and collaboration platforms across smart devices means that many medical staff are now using the likes of WhatsApp to discuss patient needs and complex cases.  On the…

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Safeguarding staff and patients at Capio Maria Clinic – Case Study

Background Capio Maria Clinic in Stockholm, Sweden, is a drug and alcohol dependency treatment facility that offers both residential and day care services. Like any medical facility, excellent communications are vital for the successful operations of the clinic and due to the potentially challenging nature of…

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Enhancing Workflow and Patient Experience – Case Study

Background In 2015 the private GP surgeries market in the UK was estimated to be worth £550M. One provider in particular established a brand new state-of-the-art purpose-built facility in the UK and needed to source an integrated communications solution to support its complex patient interaction…

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Better Management of Majax Operations Using Unified Messaging

“Multitone’s messaging system was the only solution to not only address the Major Incident communications wish-list, but also exceed it” Effective and timely organisation of a Major Incident (Majax) is a key challenge for any NHS Trust. Multitone’s i-Message has been implemented at a large…

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EkoTek Protects Mental Healthcare Patients and Staff in Ireland

The challenge of providing high-quality mental healthcare in Ireland is shared across a complex system of Health Boards, religious institutions, day care centres and private hospitals. With a broad range of facilities, designs and ages, effective staff communications must be highly flexible, but also reliable…

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Tylney Hall – Case Study

“Multitone is the perfect communications partner, offering us its considerable expertise, support and technical know-how to ensure we implement exactly the solutions that fit our requirements, however they evolve.” – Samatha Harrington-Smith, Rooms Division Manager, Tylney Hall Tylney Hall is a luxury four-start hotel with gardens and…

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Why Paging Still Dominates Critical Communications

Most people know what a pager is, such is their level of ubiquity and long service history. These devices were sending dedicated text messages long before most other mobile devices were even invented, with the first telephone pager system patented in 1949 by Alfred J.…

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Multitone Staff Protection System Wins Coveted Building Better Healthcare Award 2017

Multitone Electronics is proud to announce its powerful EkoTek staff protection solution has won the coveted ‘Best Communications System’ award in the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2017. Mark Hickson, Marketing Manager at Multitone Electronics, commented: “We are delighted to have won this key category in these very well-respected awards.…

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The District Court Lübeck, improves staff safety

  Background Lübeck is a city in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, and one of its major ports. The District Court of Lübeck is responsible for a wide range of enforcement matters including serious criminal and civil cases, plus appeals and complaints from local district courts. The…

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University of Göttingen, Germany – Case Study

Göttingen University Medical Center protects waste management staff with the latest in personal protection communications” Multitone Electronics plc, a specialist in the design, manufacture and implementation of integrated communication systems, announces that it has supplied and installed its EkoSecure emergency signalling system to protect waste…

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Top 5 ways to Protect Staff with Effective Communications

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) states that ‘All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled’ and that ‘Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers.’ Safety requirements can vary…

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WhatsApp’s temporary global outage

On Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019 the Facebook owned WhatsApp suffered an issue with its services, leaving thousands of users in dismay. According to outage.report numerous users faced this outage and some still seem to be encountering issues sending and receiving messages. The reports have come…

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