Why PERS Devices Should be Upgraded Before the 3G Network Shutdown


Did you know that Telstra is shutting down its 3G network? In 2024, the 3G sunset will commence making way for faster networks, and devices incompatible with 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) will cease to receive service.

What does this mean for the aged care sector that heavily relies on medical devices using 3G technology?

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) or PERS monitoring systems will be useless. Without it, thousands of elderly individuals living alone at home will be at risk of falls or other injuries if they won’t have access to technology that will allow them to alert emergency services.

But why upgrade now when 2024 is still two years away? Listed below are three reasons why you should act now:

#1: The demand for new devices is high.

There are currently 300,000 PERS devices that need to be upgraded. To upgrade all these devices before 2024, we need to upgrade 400 devices every day. As 2024 comes closer, suppliers might not have enough to keep up with the demand.

So, get your devices upgraded as early as possible.

#2: The sooner you provide your clients with access to newer technology, the better it is.

A PERS device usually works like a radio transmitter. It helps elderly individuals contact emergency services when they’ve had a fall and they have no one around to help them. That is only the beginning of what it can be.

Compared to the old 3G models, more advanced technology that relies on the 4G network, like the Talius™ Smart Care Platform which offers much more functionality. Users can be more independent, and their families can have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones have access to technology to improve their health and well-being.

Some of the Talius™ Software Features include:

Artificial Intelligence – Talius™ establishes an understanding of an individual’s routine to alert for anomalies.
Proactive Alerts – The system can alert for anomalies even before an incident has occurred.
Create Data-informed Care Plans – Use the gathered data to provide more personalised care to residents and clients.

#3: We’ll help you upgrade all your 3G PERS devices with no up-front costs.

Don’t put your clients at risk when the shutdown happens. As Aged Care Specialists, you can count on HSC Technology Group to upgrade your current devices to voice-activated, intelligent, and stylish devices without paying up-front fees. Find out if you are eligible for a no-up-front-cost upgrade to the next generation of PERS devices now.

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