Rig Safety Solutions (RSS) is a recently formed company spearheaded by Paul Kim Liker, a safety expert in the Energy field with considerable expertise (40+ years) in well site safety operations both in drilling and production. RSS was created to fill a significant need that currently exists for safety professionals as third party consultants to companies in both upstream and downstream operations. Important changes and demands in risk assessment deriving from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon event have challenged the industry to find improved ways to operate in an incident free environment. Additionally, RSS is committed to providing its clients with access to secure, accurate and real time compliance reviews, as well as security information upon entry to many remote sites, a commitment which is facilitated by using IDS Global’s GAT Class I, Div. II Tablet with the EDS unit which has, by design, built in Global communications capabilities specifically for remote site communication. RSS services include Board Certified Safety Professionals to develop safety and environmental management plans specific to the upstream and midstream oil and gas business including drilling, production, gathering, gas processing and pipeline operations; (API RP 75L). Additionally, Safety and Environmental support to implement and audit safety and environmental management plans and Security protocols and the means to measure continuous improvement; and Safety and Environmental support to audit performance and to make meaningful recommendations to improve performance.

Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing sectors in the delivery of medicine today. Designed to enable both individuals as well as small and/or remote clinics to access distant doctors and hospitals which will allow diagnosis by specialists on specific medical cases utilizing existing communications technologies as well as general medical concerns. Current hand-held self-diagnosis equipment can be connected via local landlines or the wireless communications, which further supports sending medical vitals, photos, and even advanced medical scanning to doctors many miles away.

One such advanced innovative tool, MedWand, was designed and built by Cypher Scientific, LLC under contract to MedWand Digital Health (which is also IDS’s chief design and engineering team member for the GAT/EGAT/EDS product suite). Cypher Scientific views IDS Global’s GAT and EDS as the most desired means to deliver MedWand to remote and isolated areas and proposes that the GAT and EDS be combined with their MedWand tool to provide a “Global Clinic” capability. The new and advanced technologies in the GAT and EDS allows for full daylight use of their ultra-high definition full color, none distortion screen. Other existing features of the GAT/EDS combination include a built in 4G LTE wireless communications technology, Bluetooth & WFI technology, multiple USB ports, an Ethernet port for satellite access and uplink transmissions. The EDS’s can be powered by 110/220 volt, 12-volt DC or a back-up internal battery pack, and included is a solar panel array and a recharge other mobile devices via connection to a charging USB port. IDSs technology uniquely supports the delivery of MedWand to its intended markets as a “Global Clinic.” MedWand has won several medical technologies awards and has proven its capabilities. For example, MedWand successfully conducted a complete medical exam on a person in Las Vegas from a live stage in London. This is an emerging and potentially significant market for IDS’s product suite.

In mid-2015, Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI), a highly successful Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) contractor, requested from IDS their EGAT tablet and EDS docking station on which IAI would install their precision Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting (ISR&T) software applications on for a demonstration of combined capabilities at a Naval Air Warfare Systems Weapons Division (NAWCWD) annual technology conference at China Lake, CA. The demonstration was well received and subsequently IAI approached IDS in a partnership with San Diego based associates Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI) and Information Systems Laboratory (ISL Inc.) to jointly from a business “team” to submit a response to a Naval Special Warfare Request for Proposal with an emphasis on rapid deployed mobile mission’s operation. The proposal was submitted in November 2015 and is under review. The US Navy has subsequently helped to identify additional applications for the EGAT tablet and EDS for expeditionary joint forces, amphibious warships and deployed mobile ISR&T mission operations. In order to meet DOD “mission readiness standards”, IDS further enhanced the EGAT capabilities to allow compatibility with Night Vision Goggles, infrared illuminators, and cameras. These enhancements allow US forces to transition seamlessly from fully daylight readable capability to night operations all on one ruggedized and submersible tablet. IDS has provided demonstrations to the British Special Air Service, US Navy SEALS, Navy Special Warfare Command, and USMC IMEF War Fighting Command. All expressed a need and application for these digital tools.   IAI is now in active discussions with IDS Global to integrate military secure communications capabilities into the EDS docking station. Another corporate member of IDS’s technology team, SANMINA, already has a communications delivery program with the US Army underway. Concurrently, the team is initiating market their combined technology to Specified Commands within the DOD to demonstrate their capabilities and seek interim R&D funding to expedite its technology transition. This includes considering options to establish a joint advanced development laboratory in IAI’s Carlsbad, CA., or in a partnership with NAWCWD China Lake, CA., to support demonstrations, testing and field evaluations of advanced ISR&T mission applications using IDS military grade tablets and docking station.

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