Personal Emergency Transmitter (PET) Product Launched by DataSoft
Tempe, Ariz., Mar. 19, 2019 – Personal Emergency Transmitter (PET), a wearable device designed to improve personal safety, was launched by DataSoft today. A short press of the PET button automatically sends emergency alert text messages to up to 30 pre-selected recipients. The text message includes the user’s personal information and their GPS location. The PET device resembles an ID badge or proximity card and can be worn on a lanyard. It connects over Bluetooth to an Android smartphone or iPhone through the PET app which is now available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
PET improves personal safety in a variety of scenarios when in a panic, under duress, and in a medical emergency. Any person that may encounter an emergency including students, security personnel, hospitality staff, night shift employees, ride-share drivers, and many other people now have an immediate and automated solution for obtaining help as soon as possible. PET users can quickly activate an emergency without fumbling with their phone and when their phone may not be within reach. With PET there are no recurring fees or third-party monitoring involved – the emergency notification goes directly to the phone recipients that the user has designated. PET will also continue sending location update messages to the recipients every time the user moves 30 feet or more.
The PET device is waterproof, has up to a 3 year battery life and automatically connects to the phone provided it is within 100 feet. With the PET app, the user enters the personal information they want to send and lists the phone numbers of the desired recipients. On Android smartphones, a voice number can be entered into the app so that the phone makes an automated call in addition to sending the text messages. For employers or agencies, the emergency recipients and PET user apps can be managed by an administrator through a web page interface.
DataSoft specializes in low-power, small form-factor wireless solutions involving SDRs, IoT devices, Situation Awareness apps, MANET management software, and IP-based networking. Our technology portfolio includes programmable RF designs, tactical radio accessories, software libraries, Information Security expertise, and rapid prototyping capability. We design, manufacture, integrate, and support real-time embedded solutions for defense, commercial, and industrial communications.