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WKMG Channel 6 News Orlando
"What we do is we connect these unmanned vehicles to LTE cell networks so it's the same network that your cellphone talks over," Folkes said. Using that signal, 911 operators can pinpoint the location of the caller and simultaneously alert first responders, and deploy a drone carrying lifesaving medical equipment….”
WTSP Channel 10 News Tampa/Sarasota
"We've seen companies test drones to deliver packages and even restaurant chains test out drone delivery service. But now, drones are being tested and used to get medical equipment to those in need during a cardiac emergency...."
First Coast news St. John's County
"ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- We've heard of drones doing all kinds of things such as shooting video and even delivering packages for Amazon. Now, one Florida company named Archer says its drones can deliver defibrillators to people having heart attacks. The business was debuted in St. Johns County Thursday..."
Orlando Business Journal
Orlando-based Archer First Response Systems is using modified drones to deliver automated external defibrillators (AED) anywhere within 8 square miles in a community whenever someone’s heart stops beating.
The Florida Times Union
" Drones are getting into the lifesaving business. Archer First Response Systems demonstrated its 4-foot-wide commercial drone that carried a defibrillator and CPR mask that can be dropped near the site of an emergency health situation involving cardiac arrest. Commercial drone use has been pushing the limits of technology with retail delivery, scientific exploration, real estate, industrial inspections, news gathering and now into civilian life-saving..."
Jacksonville Magazine (page 62)
It's a bird... it's a plane.. nope, its a Drone. In the event of a Heart Attack (*Cardiac Arrest*), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) may be the one device that keeps a victim alive. AEDs are proven emergency lifesavers- but only if one is relatively near. Now some master planned communities are helping ensure that their residence have quick access to the device by use of drones..."
WOFL Fox 35
" Every day in the U.S., the hearts of more than 1,000 people just stop beating. It's called sudden cardiac arrest, and the key to survival is shocking the heart back to life in less than five minutes. A Winter Park, Florida man says he has a way to save more sudden heart attack victims using drones, through the Archer First Response System. The idea is to deploy the system to large planned communities and deliver Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, by drone..."
Drone Borg (translated)
"Archer First Response Systems Inc. (*LLC*) to develop drone system to deliver AED..."
"A local medical device firm is finding a new way to use drones to help saves lives. Orlando-based Archer First Response Systems is using modified drones to deliver automated external defibrillators (AED) anywhere within 8 square miles in a community whenever someone’s heart stops beating. Gordon Folkes III, founder and CEO of Archer First Response Systems, said the business solves the problem.."
"Archer First Response Systems, an automated AED drone delivery defibrillator system for cardiac arrest victims and other life-threatening emergencies, hosted its soft launch event and live demonstration..."