Monday, July 31, 2006

Emergency Responders Rely on Smartphones and Handhelds to Gain Quick Access to Reference Materials During Hazardous-Materials Incidents (Palm, Inc.)

Palm Products Offer Flexibility to Emergency Responders Through National Library of Medicine's WISER Mobile Application

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jul 26, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) today announced that the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the largest medical library in the world and an organization within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has created a free application for emergency responders called Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) that runs on Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones and handhelds. Emergency responders use Palm products paired with the WISER application as wireless or stand-alone reference tools for gathering information on hazardous substances and supporting comprehensive decision support. The solution serves as a reliable alternative to the current paper-based systems or outdated technology that emergency responders often contend with on a scene.