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NMEDA Members Travel West for Annual Conference National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association NMEDA Mobility Makeover Facing the Forces of Change – by Michelle Hutton

No Comments 21 May 2010

Over 500 members and exhibitors will take part in the 15th Annual NMEDA Conference, February 8 – 11 in Long Beach, CA. (PRWEB) February 2, 2006 — Over 500 members and exhibitors will take part in the 15th Annual NMEDA Conference, February 8 – 11 in Long Beach, CA. Mobility is something we all take for granted until we don’t have it. Members involved in the mobility industry work hard to provide transportation solutions for people with mobility needs. These items include: hand controls, foot pedals, wheel chair ramps, wheel chair driver capabilities, and equipment storage. Mobility professionals will share ground-breaking ideas and valuable strategies in the mobility equipment industry. This conference creates a unique opportunity to obtain the latest industry-related information by networking with industry professionals in a locale providing a broad range of opportunities for educational and professional development. Exhibits allow the NMEDA members to view and learn about the latest state-of-the-art equipment for providing transportation solutions for people with disabilities. This also allows members to interact with the exhibitors, make new contacts with the industry’s leading manufacturers, and broaden their abilities to provide safe, quality transportation for their customers and clients. The mobility industry follows regulations from NHTSA, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, to ensure the safety of all modified vehicles by NMEDA MEMBERS. The Veterans Administration recognizes the NMEDA QAP; Quality Assurance Program, as a benchmark for vehicle modifications. Dealers will get to see the newly crash tested GM Savana van, hear from keynote Bill Brooks on “The New Science of Business: How Smart Companies Grow,” and learn about important industry issues. About NMEDA: The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is known internationally as an organization committed to ensuring quality and professionalism in the manufacturing and installation of safe and reliable mobility equipment in vehicles for drivers and passengers with disabilities. The organization promotes and supports individual members engaged in the modification of quality transportation for people with disabilities. With over 550 members the bulk of the membership located in the United States and Canada. NMEDA members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and to follow the NMEDA Guidelines NMEDA through its peer group process, annually updates the Guidelines, providing detailed recommended practices on equipment installation and modifications yearly. Every NMEDA member agrees to follow these Guidelines when they join the association. Transportation is the key to freedom, employment, and self-reliance, NMEDA is the key to quality transportation. National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association 3327 W. Bearss Ave. Tampa, FL 33618 Contact: Dana Roeling, Executive Director (813) 264-2697 Office Michelle Hutton, Communications Manager (813) 263-6828 Cell (813) 484-2389 Cell

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New Secure Mobility Report Explores Best Practices Uncovers Barriers – by Sharon Valencik

No Comments 19 May 2010

The Telecom Intelligence Group announces the launch of the Secure Mobility Report microsite ( ). Inaugural content on the site explores the best practices and technologies to support mobile devices, and it also explores the impact Wireless LAN security fear is having on enterprises, service providers and technology manufacturers. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 4, 2006 — The Telecom Intelligence Group announces the launch of the Secure Mobility Report microsite ( ). Inaugural content on the site explores the best practices and technologies to support mobile devices, and it also explores the impact Wireless LAN security fear is having on enterprises, service providers and technology manufacturers. “The increasingly mobile workforce is raising the ante on enterprise systems security. Organizations in the public and private sector are reevaluating what it means to secure critical information assets when they use wireless infrastructure inside and outside of their organizational boundaries,” says Mike O’Neill, vice president and group publisher at The Telecom Intelligence Group. “The mission of the secure mobility report is to provide practical insight into the strategic, operational, technical and financial considerations that advance secure mobility worldwide.” The Secure Mobility Report features exclusive research from TelecomWeb’s sister organization InfoTech, the premiere provider of market intelligence and analysis to the telecom industry. Jeanine Sterling, vice president and senior program director for InfoTech’s InfoTrack for Enterprise Mobility, will provide ongoing quantitative and qualitative research reports on security developments that are driving major decisions to support the global mobile infrastructure. Readers also will have access to news and analysis, case studies, exclusive white papers and Webinars. Current features on the site include: M-Commerce: The Next Big Disruptive Thing for the Secure Mobility Report Wireless carriers have the potential to become quasi-banks, slowly adding more financial functions as the market demands and slowly loosening the bonds between banks and their customers, says Tom Miezejeski, vice president of research at the Pelorus Group. Siemens Rolls Out HiPath 2000 Siemens Communications Inc. expanded its HiPath portfolio to include the new HiPath 2000, a new IP PBX that is “tailor-made” for small businesses with fewer than 30 employees. WLAN Security Fears Compounded By Lack of IT Planning It has been almost two years since the 802.11i security extension was ratified, and U.S. companies are still ranking “security concerns” as their Number One reason not to deploy a wireless LAN (WLAN). Even more eye-opening is the fact that respondents to InfoTech’;s most recent mobility survey expect security fears to continue to be, far and away, their top WLAN implementation barrier through 2008. Selling Broadband To First-Responders Municipal police departments are among the most voracious consumers of mobile broadband products and services. Warfighting And Ground Terminals: The Satellite Edge When it comes to delivering bandwidth in the battlefield, the U.S. military is in what is best described as rapid-recovery mode. Weekly Secure Mobility News Briefs * McAfee, SmartTrust Unveil Virus Solution * DoD Hires Wireless Security Evaluator * EMS Service Buys Cost-Cutting Vehicle Router System * Consumer Wi-Fi Needs User-Friendly Security * Columbitech Bolsters Symbian Support * CBBB Program Helps Secure Small-Biz Info The microsite is sponsored by secure mobility solutions provider Siemens Communications. “The mobility space has evolved at a frenetic pace during the last 18 months,” says Sterling. “Technologies, business strategies and best practices consequently have changed in response. Given this dynamic environment, it is important to stay abreast and understand the impact these rapidly unfolding developments have on the marketplace. This is why Siemens decided to support the production of exclusive research and independent analysis of this sector of business and technology,” according to Sterling. Visit the Secure Mobility report at About The Telecom Intelligence Group The Telecom Intelligence Group includes market intelligence provider InfoTech; TelecomWeb and TelecomWeb news break; newsletters Wireless Business Forecast, Broadband Business Forecast and Telecom Policy Report; tariff consultancy Tarifica; and the Web-based business-telephony-product database TelecomTactics. Contacts: Mike O’Neill vice president and group publisher moneill -at- Sharon Valencik marketing director svalencik -at- 800-610-3109 Debra Wayne TIG managing editor dwayne -at-

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Motavo Venture Group Provides Funding and Services to Kids Mobility Network, Inc. – by Peter Kopp

No Comments 17 May 2010

Motavo Venture Group, LLC, a professional services and investment firm announced today that it has provided start-up funding and professional services for Kids Mobility Network, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing durable medical equipment to disabled children. (PRWEB) November 10, 2005 — Motavo Venture Group, LLC, a professional services and investment firm announced today that it has provided start-up funding and professional services for Kids Mobility Network, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing durable medical equipment to disabled children. “I am so proud for Motavo Venture Group be a part of starting Kids Mobility Network,” said Peter Kopp, founder of Motavo Venture Group. “We have been working on this quietly for a while and I am so pleased to see it coming together. It’s exciting to see so many well-known local and national organizations are behind this project.” Based in the Denver, Colorado metro area, Kids Mobility Network, Inc. is changing the lives of disabled children by providing durable medical equipment such as walkers and wheelchairs to children whose families are underinsured or uninsured. Children often outgrow this equipment long before its useful life is exhausted, so Kids Mobility Network is working to see that this equipment is put to use when the original child no longer has use for it. The organization accepts both equipment and financial donations from the community. After reconditioning donated equipment, the organization will then make the equipment available for appropriate children. “The goal of the organization is to utilize this equipment to provide greater safety, mobility and independence for children in their development years,” added Peter Kopp. “It is so important for children to have the necessary equipment that allows them to optimize interaction with their peers. It helps them to develop important relationships, social skills and self-confidence.” To donate to Kids Mobility Network, Inc. or to learn more about the organization, visit the organization’s website at About Motavo Venture Group Motavo Venture Group is a professional services and investment firm, assisting venture capital firms, angel investors, and entrepreneurs in launching their companies with maximum competitive advantage. For more information about Motavo Venture Group, please visit the Company’s website at CONTACT INFORMATION: Peter Kopp, Motavo Venture Group, LLC Phone: 303-346-6075 Email: e-mail protected from spam bots

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Mobiltiy Scooters – by Steve Greaves

No Comments 15 May 2010

Everything you should know before buying a mobility scooters business I have acquired a vast knowledge of what to look for when purchasing a Mobility scooters some of which are being imported into the UK and have no backup should things go wrong.

My first tip must be

DO NOT BY A Pride Mobility Scooter Products (Pride)

Roma Medical ( Shoprider)

Days Medical (Strider)

Sunrise Medical (Sterling)

The above is not a complete list of recognised Brand names but in my opinion it’s a very good guide to work by.

All the above companies have head offices in the UK and Dealers throughout the country all who offer a full back up service including spare parts.

Spare parts for mobility scooter that requires immediate attention.

Time to be aware

I have found that people usually sell their mobility scooter has been stood for a while the batteries tend to sulphate very quickly.

Due to the nature of these batteries, if they have been stood they are usually damaged beyond repair. Depending on the size of batteries needed the cost can be between £80 and £400 per pair.

mobility scooter has been used )or at least once a week if the mobility scooters and power chairs are controlled by the electronic controller and there is two common faults that go wrong with them if the machine has not been stored or used correctly.

1. The brake can seize up due to the damp air that can be found in many sheds and garages in the UK.

The average price of a mag break is £100 and that’s before someone has diagnosed the fault and charged you for the fitting of it.

The main controllers are full of components that you are likely to find in the back of your TV set. So the question you must ask yourself here is If you left your TV set in a shed for 6 Months


I think we might agree on the answer here.

A main controller for an average Mobility Scooters come in all shapes and sizes and it is very important that you choose the right one.

Some mobility scooter must be capable of a top speed of 8 mph and must have a speed control switch that allows the speed to be halved instantly when being driven on the pavements.

It must also have Lights, (front and rear) traffic signal indicators, Hazard warning lights and an audible horn. If the vehicle is to be driven on or across a dual carriageway it must also be fitted with a flashing beacon that stands 6foot in height.

Rear view mirrors are also essential.

A class 2 machine will only be allowed to drive on the pavements and cross minor roads where traffic control is in operation.

Many Class 2 machines now have lights and indicators fitted to them as standard and it is important that you do not get confused between the two classes of machine.

The latest craze seems to be for fold up scooters

This is where things can get tricky.

I have seen many portable mobility scooters.

Don’t get me wrong here. I am not against these products, on the contrary I really think they are a valuable addition to the mobility scooter is fitted with 12 amp/hour batteries as so many are and they are carrying a person of average weight in average conditions. It is likely that from new they will only have a range of 6 to 8 miles. As they get older you will be lucky to get to the end of your street without having problems.

Portable mobility scooters is they nearly all have solid tyres, plastic seats and no suspension.

Some of these mobility scooters are designed for indoor and outdoor use.

If you want something that will be effective for both uses you should be looking at a powerchair / Electric wheelchair

3 wheeled mobility scooters are also very handy if you have long legs or large feet as they have much more leg room.

Always try and match your size and weight before you buy.

A mobility scooters is purely psychological.

I find that all mobility scooter that has 2×50 amp hour batteries as standard that has a maximum load weight of only 18 Stone

And yet there is also some portable lightweight Mobility Products.

What I do have though is a vast knowledge of

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Mobility Scooters: An Introduction – by Staff

No Comments 13 May 2010

Mobility scooters are designed for people who have some mobility but are challenged by slopes or distances. A wide variety of mobility scooters, in various price ranges, are available to fit your needs from leading manufacturers such as Invacare, Pride, Sunrise Medical and Drive Medical. Mobility scooters come in a number of styles which can accommodate a wide range of user needs. When selecting a mobility scooter one should consider where the scooter will primarily be used (indoor, outdoor or both), how often the scooter be transported in a car and any specific seating/accessory needs.

Most mobility scooters are defined by four features which separate them from power wheelchairs: Scooters are directed by a tiller at the front of the base that can steers the front wheel. This arm can be tilted and locked allowing a safe and comfortable ride for all users. Forward and reverse motion is controlled by two thumb levers. The seat of scooters is usually mounted on a stem, allowing many scooter seats to rotate from side to side. Finally, scooters have a base board instead of footrests. Scooters are steered using a tiller, you need sufficient arm strength to drive it and thumb mobility to use the controls.

Below is a brief outline of the three types of mobility scooters generally available. If you are not sure where to begin or if you need help picking the right scooter for you, please consult a mobility professional.

Foldable Mobility Scooters: Easily folded and ready for transport, these scooters are perfect for the active person who likes to travel. Additionally, foldable scooters, often called travel scooters, disassemble into light parts that are easy to lift into the trunk of most cars. Sealed batteries make these travel scooters airline safe; make sure to check with your carrier booking your flight.

3 Wheel Mobility Scooters: Looking for a full featured scooter with excellent maneuverability? You should consider a three wheel mobility scooters. Three wheeled scooters offer full-size comfort and are ideal for both indoor maneuverability and outdoor durability. Scooters in this category offer a wide array of features including: swivel seats, arms rests, storage baskets and more. And, with a maximum weight capacity of 300 to 400 lbs even larger framed users can be accommodated.

4 Wheel Mobility Scooters: A fourth wheel and a wider wheel base create the most stable platform within the mobility scooter category. Four wheel mobility scooters are designed for maximum stability and built specifically for outdoor use. Some larger models have knobby tires and high ground clearance; these scooters are a great choice for even rugged terrain. Some models offer a range of 25+ miles per charge and a top speed of 10 mph! The wide wheel base, which makes the 4 wheel mobility scooters great for outdoor use, often makes the turning radius wide as well. Indoor users with tight living spaces should keep this in mind.

Make sure to a mobility scooter is right for you. Consult with a doctor and mobility professional prior to purchase

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