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Background: Beacon is a test message-based emergency medical dispatching software designed by Trek Medics International specifically for communities where advanced “911” dispatching technologies are inappropriate or unaffordable. Trek Medics makes Beacon available free-of-charge to eligible communities and organizations through a collaborative application process with potential partners.
Purpose: The Beacon Compatibility Test is used to evaluate Beacon’s compatibility in specific geographic locations and is required to partner with Trek Medics.
Objective: Successfully completing the compatibility test in 20-30 minutes will give us a clear understanding of the local infrastructure capacity, resource demands and activity costs needed to implement and launch a 6-month pilot program using our Beacon software.
Methods: The compatibility test consist of two parts: Part 1 - Beacon Website Administration
Part 2 - Beacon Dispatching
Both tests should take 20-30 minutes to complete for first-time users, though subsequent attempts shouldn’t take more than a few minutes if the instructions have been followed correctly and all user error has been eliminated.