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CrowdOptic Signs Software Deal With ProTransport-1 to Install Google Glass in Ambulances

Companies Aim to Enhance Emergency Medical Services Using Google Glass

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 17, 2014) - CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions, and ProTransport-1, Northern California's premier medical transport provider, today announced a software sales agreement under which ProTransport-1 will deploy the CrowdOptic Google Glass broadcasting solution in its ambulances and mobile medicine units.

ProTransport-1 will use Google Glass to broadcast real-time video evaluations of patients from ambulances during transport to the receiving healthcare institutions. This technology solution will aim to improve documentation and expand medical consultative opportunities for patients en route. 

"CrowdOptic's see-what-I-see technology allows paramedics and nurses on our ambulances to broadcast the live view of complex cases to medical teams at the hospital", said Glenn Leland, Chief Strategy Officer for ProTransport-1. "We additionally envision a variety of dispatch, navigation, documentation and operational processes will migrate to CrowdOptic and Google Glass over time" Leland added.

ProTransport-1, which in 2012 pioneered an award winning "connected ambulance" solution that advance-forwarded patient medical data such as vital signs to hospitals, is once again at the leading edge of using technology for emergency medical response. "We are pleased to be working with a visionary partner in ProTransport-1," said Jim Kovach, M.D., vice president of business development for CrowdOptic, "and to be developing a solution that can eventually improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs on a wide scale across large fleets of thousands of ambulances." 

ProTransport-1 also plans to use CrowdOptic's technology to enhance the mobile medical setting, where it can enable a live, two-way educational forum between a patient in their home and the healthcare provider.

About ProTransport-1
ProTransport-1 is an established trendsetter in the interfacility transportation market, one it helped create in the San Francisco Bay Area more than a decade ago. The company's ardent patient advocacy and unique approach to technology integration have made it a sought after industry advisor. ProTransport-1 has made Inc. Magazine's list of "The Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America," known as the Inc. 5000, four consecutive years.

About CrowdOptic
CrowdOptic software produces breathtaking crowdsourced content for live broadcasts and unique context-aware applications that engage fans and live audiences. Also an advanced platform for mobile and wearable intelligence and analytics, CrowdOptic uses patented algorithms to obtain unparalleled insight into device engagement. CrowdOptic's software detects significant broadcast events and then sources the live video feeds in real time to and from any broadcast media or device. CrowdOptic analyzes the best views and footage, obtained through devices such as Google Glass, then streams the live feeds directly to arena video boards, and even allows fans to inherit each other's views. CrowdOptic is used worldwide by leading enterprises in the sports, entertainment, security/building controls, and medical industries. CrowdOptic is the recipient of the 2014 Frost and Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its pioneering achievements in Focus-Based Services. www.crowdoptic.com

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