Sponsors

Care Messenger

Care Messenger® is an innovative communications company focused on reducing isolation and loneliness among the elderly. It does so through solutions that address their social and psychological well-being using technology that is familiar and that they can easily cope with. They have developed a simple, TV-based messaging platform which allows families, landlords, and healthcare professionals to send text, image and video messages or chat from a mobile device or computer, directly to a television screen, overlaying the content so messages can’t be missed! In 2019 Care Messenger established a partnership with global electronics giant LG Electronics who have embedded the application into their hospitality and healthcare TV range and are attracting increasing interest in the solution across Europe and in the US. COVID has accelerated this interest at a time where the elderly are even more isolated and vulnerable and need to connect and interact simply and independently without the stress of having to learn anything new.


LG

LG Electronics was founded in 1958 and was established in the aftermath of the Korean War to provide consumer electronics and home appliances. LG produced South Korea's first radios, TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners. Today it is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and is known for innovation in this market. LG is a global leader in technology with such products as Organic Light-emitting Diode (OLED) creating the perfect black. LG offers other products such as Digital Signage, Desktop Monitors, Air Conditioning, Fridges/Coolers, Home Appliances, Laptops, Smart Watches and vehicle components. LG has over 82,000 employees and over 119 local subsidiaries across the world.

 

LG is now working in partnership with Care Messenger to launch a uniquely ‘embedded’ TV version of the messaging application to the housing, social care, and healthcare market.


J Brand

J Brand was originally set up in 1933 by Joseph Brand as an electrical contracting and repair business in London’s Margaret Street. The company today still operates with the same guiding principle of Customer Service underpinning all of its many core activities. We remain committed to our fundamental philosophy of “My Customer My Responsibility” at all levels of the organisation. With Headquarters still based in Margaret Street, J Brand now directly employs over 120 staff providing a nationwide service for all of your installation & support needs. With the addition of a dedicated support desk facility, configuration centres in London and the North West of England and continued investment in personnel, J Brand is able to offer customers’ a total network solution for projects across technologies and market sectors.

 

J Brand is partnering with LG to provide a national one-stop installation and support service for the Care Messenger TV solution.


Plumis

Plumis is an innovative UK-based engineering company and the manufacturer of award-winning fire suppression misting technology Automist®. Suitable for retrofit in a wide range of properties, Automist® is an easy and cost-effective modern alternative to the traditional sprinkler. Connecting to the normal domestic water supply Auotomist® uses 90% less water and minimises consequential water damage. Automist® has saved lives in homes across the UK, offering increased protection particularly for residents who cannot escape easily Trusted in both the UK and US, Plumis has completed over 10,000 Automist® installations including with Lambeth Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

 

Honoured as Innovation Category winner in the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the system has also won the James Dyson Award and was selected by the British Library as one of the top 15 British inventions of the last decade. For more information, visit: plumis.co.uk/

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