ESI, a leading manufacturer of digital and IP-based business telephone systems, has donated a high-tech communications system to MediSend International, to help the Dallas-based humanitarian organization more efficiently provide aid to vulnerable populations worldwide.
The donation of the new phone system is part of ESI’s “Success With Significance” program, which promotes social responsibility. ESI has developed a number of programs in which the company, its employees, and its customers donate time, money, and ESI products to organizations such as MediSend. ESI employees are encouraged to “give back to the community,” and volunteerism is encouraged and fostered as an integral part of the company’s corporate culture.
ESI first partnered with MediSend to send disaster relief to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka in 2005, and again to those devastated by the earthquakes in Pakistan in 2006.
“ESI is proud to assist MediSend with its communication needs,” said Eric Suder, ESI’s founder and CEO. “Knowing our donation today will assist MediSend in directly impacting the lives of others drives everyone at ESI to continue to develop industry-leading products.”
Because MediSend stores and ships medical equipment and supplies, often including valuable biomedical equipment, security is paramount. The security component of the system donated by ESI utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to provide building access for MediSend employees, and to control access to restricted areas such as medical supply and equipment rooms.
MediSend is also using ESI TimeLine, an ESI software application that allows the tracking of employee time cards. Employees use their key fobs to gain access to the building. The times when they enter and leave are recorded automatically, and may be exported from ESI TimeLine into common payroll applications. In addition, ESI provided MediSend with ESI Digital Cordless Handsets. These enable the staff to stay connected while moving about the immense MediSend facility.
“The multiple aspects of the ESI system are indispensable for MediSend,” said Nick Halleck, President and CEO of MediSend. “It handles communications and security. There are never enough hands, so we view the system as additional staff.”
Halleck added, “The donation of the communications system is an example of how businesses can creatively assist humanitarian organizations like MediSend. ESI has helped MediSend more efficiently and effectively accomplish our mission, ‘Sending Hope and Saving Lives.’”
About MediSend International
MediSend International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, humanitarian organization that provides medical aid and education to people in need in developing countries worldwide. MediSend’s global mission includes the distribution of medical supplies and equipment in long-term medical aid programs, disaster-emergency medical relief campaigns, and educational programs in Biomedical Equipment Repair and Healthcare Management. MediSend International has distributed more than 590 shipments of medical supplies and equipment valued at over $72,000,000 to needy communities in 93 developing countries. More information on MediSend International is available at www.medisend.org .
ESI (Estech Systems, Inc.) designs and manufactures telephone systems and components for businesses. ESI’s systems offer advanced technological design and extreme ease of use, yet are very cost-competitive. The product line includes ESI’s family of Communications Servers, which support both digital and IP technologies in any desired combination. ESI’s business phone systems are sold through hundreds of factory-trained Certified Resellers. Founded in 1987, ESI is a rapidly growing, privately held corporation with headquarters in Plano, Texas. Any registered trademarks or trade names mentioned herein are the property of their products’ or services’ respective owners. ESI phone systems are protected by various U.S. Patents, granted and pending. Product details are subject to change without notice. For more information about ESI and its products, see www.esi-estech.com .