WAS – Wietmarscher Ambulanz und Sonderfahrzeug GmbH – originally set itself the challenge of turning regular vehicles into something special. This starting point eventually helped make WAS what it is today – one of the leading manufacturers of special vehicles and ambulances. It has achieved this by using innovative technology, customized ergonomics, the high-quality finish that German manufacturing is renowned for, and, last but not least, the expertise of its workforce. A WAS vehicle aims to give rescuers added fighting force and to streamline emergency operations. At INTERSCHUTZ 2015 in Hannover, WAS is now going one step further along this path. The WAS Smart Check that the specialist from Lower Saxony is showcasing at INTERSCHUTZ is the first equipment inspection system to use RFID technology.
WAS Smart Check significantly speeds up and simplifies the inspection of equipment that is on board ambulances and specialist vehicles, in storage boxes and in emergency backpacks. Instead of laboriously examining equipment by hand, which has been the norm till now, radio waves perform the normally time-consuming task instead – almost entirely automatically and in just a fraction of the time it takes to complete a manual inspection. An emergency medical backpack, for instance, can be checked this way in one to two minutes, and without even having to open it up. The system works online and offline, synchronizing and recording the data, so that both rescuers and fleet management are regularly updated on the condition of their equipment. Ultimately, WAS Smart Check offers a double bonus to rescue services – more time for the task at hand and the sure knowledge that equipment is in top condition.
Wietmarscher Ambulanz und Sonderfahrzeug GmbH (49835 Wietmarschen, Germany), Hall 26, Stand E12