4G LTE for Ambulance Services

Connecting Paramedics to what they need to best serve their patients.


4G LTE for Ambulance Services

Enabling your paramedics and ambulance fleet with connectivity on the road provides them with access to the information and capabilities they need, in any location, to improve the patient services they can deliver in the field.

With waiting times at an all time high, an in-vehicle networking solution from Westbase.io can leverage the benefits of 4G LTE for ambulance services, enabling them to respond more quickly and effectively. In addition, by connecting technologies such as body worn cameras it can also help to better protect your paramedic teams in the field, so they can do their jobs unhindered by abuse.

“Just knowing that the service is reliable, it’s always there and it’s flexible to meet our demands; it is really important to us. Being able to equip our vehicles with 4G technology that delivers real broadband will massively help us deliver what we know is going to happen tomorrow.”

– Steve Bowyer, Head of IM&T for East Midlands Ambulance Service.†


What about the Emergency Services Network?

The Emergency Services Network (ESN) will initially run alongside the existing TETRA network in the UK, and will leverage both commercial and dedicated 4G LTE networks to fulfil primary communication requirements. Westbase.io in-vehicle networking solutions for ambulance services are ESN-ready, with many solutions already deployed in recent years being field upgradable also. These devices are either currently undergoing the approval process or have otherwise already been approved by the Home Office (please call for details). Read more about how our solutions will work with the Emergency Services Network by following this link.


Customer Success

We’ve worked with over 40 emergency service teams across the UK and Europe to deliver in-vehicle networking – not to mention many other fleet and transportation customers. Check out how we did it and what they achieved by reading some of our case studies:

Connecting South Wales Police
South Wales Police
Connected police cars
Hertfordshire Constabulary


Westbase.io 4G LTE for Ambulance Service Solutions Can Better Connect…

Advanced Vehicle Location Services and Telematics for real-time analysis and support of your ambulance fleet. Built in GPS/GNSS and OBD-II integration enables simplified data retrieval, while flexible API integration allows this information to be easily fed into your chosen systems, enabling central teams to monitor vehicle health and provide route assistance for fastest response.

In-Vehicle and Body Worn Cameras to improve the security of your Paramedics. Westbase.io 4G LTE for ambulance service solutions enable elective retrieval of footage in real-time so that your central support teams can better assist Paramedics who are being abused as it happens.

Mobile Asset Tracking ensures that the right equipment is functional and available when it is needed. Using the 4G LTE in-vehicle solution, you can track when an item is removed and if it has been returned to ensure you always have what you need to treat patients in the field.

Mobile WiFi Hotspots for all of your handheld devices such as phones, tablets and laptops. Enable Paramedics to get online, so they can securely access patient records and update these with live information – allowing them to provide improved care in the field, and ensuring that emergency departments have the latest information to prepare their team and other departments for inbound patients.

Deployment of Specialist Technologies such as temperature monitoring for medical fridges, or other connected medical equipment, is enabled by providing the reliable, secure connectivity necessary to embrace these in the field.


Rapid Deployment Connectivity for Ambulance and Healthcare Services

Emergency Response Units: Emergency services, and other similar organisations, need to be able to serve the public as efficiently and effectively as possible, yet lack of connectivity at incident sites can be highly limiting. By using a 4G LTE rapid deployment connectivity solution in such cases though, you can get teams up and running in the field – not only improving on-the-ground operations but also collaboration between teams and services.

Temporary Healthcare Locations such as Field Hospitals and Mobile Medical Clinics: Whether responding to an emergency situation from a field hospital, or providing regular services from a mobile clinic, a pop-up networking solution can help you to establish secure, reliable communications quickly in any location.

4G LTE for Ambulance Services

Westbase.io 4G LTE for ambulance service solutions include advanced hardware options with built-in, vehicle-ready features for maximum impact and minimum infrastructure, plus cloud and software-defined services which enable you to easily secure and manage your in-vehicle network without the need for large IT resource.

We represent the leading vendors in this market. With extensive experience of deploying in-vehicle networks, having connected many 1000s of vehicles, we are the ideal distribution partner for you to address this opportunity. Work with Westbase.io for access to:

  • Extensive partner support across technical, sales, marketing and warehousing
  • Unparalleled solution knowledge and 30 years of vertical market expertise
  • The latest technology innovations in cellular and IoT networking
  • A full solution range combining hardware and cloud services, plus extended software and connectivity services via our sister-company Control



Find Out More and Solution Options.

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† Quote is courtesy of EE’s Connected Vehicle case study with East Midlands Ambulance Service, which leveraged the Cradlepoint COR IBR1100.