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Oceanside company renews NYC health device contract

American Medical Alert Corp. of Oceanside, a health care communications solutions provider, has renewed its annual contract to provide New York City's human resources administration with health monitoring devices for the elderly, the company said.

Under the program, qualified seniors get a package of AMAC devices, including a two-way voice console unit; a lightweight, wireless activator that can be worn around the neck, wrist or attached to a belt; a dedicated bathroom activator; and a monitored smoke detector, the company said.

When the system is activated the console unit immediately dials a toll-free number to AMAC's National 24/7 Response Center and opens a two-way voice link between the caller and trained monitoring personnel to identify the nature of the call and dispatch assistance, the company said.

Frederic Siegel, AMAC's executive vice president, said, "We are proud to continue servicing the City of New York to provide safety and security monitoring solutions to our most vulnerable senior population. This renewal affirms not only the need for these services but AMAC's service capabilities to support the City of New York with cost-effective technologies that encourage independent living."

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