Boy Scouts of America, based in Irving, Texas, celebrates its 100th Anniversary this week at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. Using Dallas-based AT&T Wi-Fi, the jamboree's 20 fully staffed medical centers and hundreds of roving EMTs can access an electronic medical record system that, with a simple scan of a jamboree ID card, delivers almost instant wireless access to a patient's medical record and enables medical staff to record treatments electronically and track public health trends. In addition, a text messaging system has been deployed to communicate important alerts directly to Scout leaders, staff, youth, or visitors, and an emergency notification system is in place to broadcast directly to scouts, scouters, and their families.
All of the nearly 45,000 scouts in attendance, staff, and visitors will have access to AT&T Wi-Fi for a wireless connection on their Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, laptops, netbooks, or other wireless devices. And, AT&T set up six Connection Zones throughout the jamboree. There, scouts can tap into the latest high-tech tools, including AT&T netbooks and wireless devices to send e-mails and make free phone calls back home.
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