MEXICO, D.F. MEXICO, D.F.--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2003--Soluciones de Localizacion Satelital, S. de R.L. de C.V. (SOLUSAT), an advanced technology company and exclusive representative of Applied Digital Solutions, Inc (Nasdaq: ADSX) in Mexico, today announced the launch of SOLUSAT MEDICA, as part of its marketing strategy for the advanced technology product VERICHIP(TM).
SOLUSAT MEDICA is an application aimed at the general public, which allows VERICHIP users to provide paramedics and doctors with basic medical information in an emergency situation, enabling them to take fast and effective decisions, regardless of the physical condition of the patient at the time of an emergency. The type of information provided does not compromise either the condition of the user or his privacy, since this information is used exclusively for medical purposes to assist doctors in the event of an emergency.
The above-mentioned information basically refers to blood type, known allergies, prescribed drugs, a description of the patient's aliments and the name and telephone of the head physician, etc.
SOLUSAT MEDICA is a database containing medical information pertaining to VERICHIP users, which can be accessed via the Internet. Associated hospitals and emergency services will have access to this information for consultation purposes, while users can consult and update their data via the Internet or by calling our customer service department's toll-free number. To guarantee the confidentiality of this information associates and users will be furnished with a user name and password that affords them access to the database.
According to Antonio Aceves, Director General of SOLUSAT, "Without a shadow of a doubt, this application will give VERICHIP users confidence and peace of mind. In a matter of seconds, it provides extremely important information in the event of an emergency and regardless of the condition of the patient, information that could mean the difference between life and death. It also notifies the patient's physician and relatives immediately of his whereabouts. And it doesn't matter if the patient has a prior medical condition or not, because we're all susceptible to accidents and health crises," he said.
The VERICHIP costs $150.00 dollars plus V.A.T. and can be implanted at any VERICHIP (CIV) Implant Center in participating medical centers. SOLUSAT MEDICA users will be charged an annual fee of $500.00 pesos. Access to associated hospitals is free of charge.
The infrastructure required by associated physicians does not imply any great expenditure, because all that is needed is a scanner connected to a computer with Internet access. In addition to marketing the VERICHIP for SOLUSAT MEDICA, SOLUSAT is working in conjunction with private and state-run hospitals and health-care institutions throughout the country, with a view to ensuring that the infrastructure required for reading the VERICHIP is available on the mass market. In fact, we have already initiated a campaign for the donation of scanning equipment to institutions such as the Red Cross, the Mexican Alzheimer Association and several other public organizations.
During the press conference, VERICHIP users whose medical data is available on SOLUSAT MEDICA gave testimonies regarding the product. These users included Manuel Rosillo, a musician with a heart complaint, Francisco Pujano, a 32-year-old salesman who suffered a cerebral aneurysm at the age of 28, Luis Valdez, a bio-chemical engineer with Type I diabetes and Marcos Escandon, who has been involved in a couple of motorbike accidents.
"I have been in situations where a lack of information has put my life at risk. I once suffered a diabetes attack in the street while visiting another city. I practically dropped down dead in a diabetic coma. Fortunately, the paramedics didn't hook me up to a glucose drip, as that would have cost me my life. This technology gives me peace of mind and confidence, because it provides information about who I am, what is wrong with me and who to contact in a similar situation," said Luis Valdez.
"Fortunately, I don't have any medical ailments, but I've been unlucky enough to be involved in a couple of serious accidents that have landed me in an emergency room. I didn't think twice about having a VERICHIP implanted, after witnessing the distress caused to my family when they couldn't find me, plus the risk of being attended to by a doctor who doesn't know whether I have a medical condition or not. This way I'll always be sure to have my identity and my medical data on me," said Marcos Escandon.
"I used to lead a normal, active life and although I suffered from a lot of work-related stress, I never imagined I'd have a health problem as serious as this at my age. So far, I've suffered two heart attacks that have put my life at risk. I've undergone heart surgery and I'm under permanent treatment and medical supervision, which makes VERICHIP an extremely useful product for me," said Manuel Rosillo.
SOLUSAT LAUNCHES ITS FIRST MASS APLLICATION FOR VERICHIP(TM) - SOLUSAT MEDICA According to Francisco Pujana, "I was extremely interested in having a VERICHIP implant after suffering a cerebral aneurysm. When I have an attack, I don't remember where I am or understand what's happening around me, and it can sometimes last for a long time, so for safety reasons, I opted for VERICHIP.
VERICHIP is a minute radio-frequency device implanted for personal identification purposes. It has a wide variety of applications, such as personal safety and identification, providing general medical information on the user in the event of accident or emergency, and since it has restricted access, confidentiality is guaranteed, making it suitable for financial applications, too. Each VERICHIP contains a unique, confidential 16-digit number for verification purposes, which is inputted by the user. The implant procedure takes approximately five to seven seconds.
Soluciones de Localizacion Satelital, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Solusat) is a 100% Mexican company of world-class standard, which was founded in October, 2002 as the exclusive marketer and distributor in Mexico of the advanced identification and localization implant and other technology products developed by Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (ADS), whose headquarters are in Palm Beach, Florida. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.solusat.com.mx
About Applied Digital Solutions, Inc.
Applied Digital Solutions is an advanced development company focused on a range of personal protection technologies, including preventive warning systems, miniature power sources and security monitoring systems, combined with the management systems required for the use of these technologies.
Through its Advanced Technology Group, the company has specialized in security-related data collection systems containing smart information with added value and complex information systems for a wide variety of final users, including businesses, government agencies and the general public.
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