To do our part, RealWear is working hand-in hand with Librestream to provide a hands-free remote collaboration offer to accelerate rescues and repairs

Search and rescue crews, strike teams, search convoys of ambulances and aircraft are racing to the Gulf Coast to prepare for the worst.

The Category 4 Storm is causing mass evacuations–including fear, panic and despair–in Southeast Texas and Louisiana.

In Lake Charles, the ruthless lashing is being seen in every part of the community, with reports of screaming winds, and aftermath images of damaged churches, tipped-over RVs, and a destroyed casino rooftops. Of course, adding to the complexity is COVID-19.

Doing Our Part.

First responders need both hands for rescue and recovery operations, but also need to safely communicate and remotely collaborate with experts at command and control in order to stay as nimble and connected.

To do our small part and to help accelerate real-time collaboration, we’re offering a donation of a number of HMT-1s to rapid response teams and emergency task forces.

The HMT-1 is ruggedized head-mounted, wearable, Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous job. With the right software it is a powerful hands-free remote collaboration tool.

Specifically:

  • We’re going to donate a number of HMT-1 devices to healthcare organizations, municipalities, and first responders within the affected region.
  • For new commercial customers who are based in high-impact zones based on zip codes, RealWear is offering devices at 25% off the list price for a limited time (until September 30).
  • All HMT-1s will be pre-configured and ready to seamlessly receive the free Librestream Onsight software via RealWear’s Foresight cloud provisioning system. The popular hands-free device will include two head-mount options: a RealWear Workband and hard hat mounting clips.

“We’re working hand in hand with Librestream to get our purpose-built HMT-1 devices to the first responders and front-line workers in hard-hit municipalities,” said Andrew Chrostowski, Chairman and CEO of RealWear.  “Our HMT-1 with Librestream’s remote collaboration software will empower and assist first line workers to quickly and safely assess damage, triage resources to most critical needs, and communicate safely with experts and medical personnel, even in difficult to reach places.”

Andrew Chrostowski, RealWear CEO

If you’ve followed RealWear or subscribe to our newsletter you wil know that first responders have already successfully used our devices for remote hands-free remote support. These devices shine bright in dark, hard to reach places where communication and collaboration are typically extremely difficult or impossible to do.

On top of that, our Friends at Librestream Are Providing a Powerful, Free Remote Collaboration Solution

For software, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Librestream, who announced this morning that it is offering its remote collaboration solution for free to assist on our device.

Here’s what Librestream said in its post:

Librestream will provide current customers with additional Onsight software licenses at no charge for regions affected by Hurricane Laura. For new customers, Librestream will provide a Remote Expert Accelerator package at no charge. This accelerator package includes the Onsight software and services required to immediately deploy this remote expert capability to key personnel within 24 hours. There is no commitment to purchase of any kind. In addition, Librestream is also offering no charge, virtual training sessions.

“The widespread need to safely inspect, assess damage and rebuild in the aftermath of a natural disaster puts significant pressure on response teams.” “The ability to virtually leverage expertise using remote expert software with hands-free devices like the RealWear HMT-1 can have a significant impact on the safety and timeliness of response. We feel it is important to offer our services to companies struggling with Hurricane Laura as well as a global pandemic.”

John Bishop, president and chief executive officer of Libresteam.

From 1980 to 2018 the total approximate cost of damages from weather disasters in the U.S. alone was $1.75 trillion, with $14 billion of disasters in 2018-2019.

If you are a first responder of Hurricane Laura, contact sales@realwear.com and we will coordinate directly with Librestream to assist you.