Vigil Monitoring, co-founded by Sir Ray Avery and Alan Brannigan, has announced it will change its name to Jupl, effective immediately. The company says the name change is part of the preparation for its next major growth phase and will allow it to present a consistent brand in international markets.
Commenting on the name change, Alan Brannigan, CEO of Vigil Monitoring, says that it is simply an evolutionary step for the company.
“The Vigil Monitoring name is well regarded locally and we have already enjoyed great success here and in Australia with foundation customers like BUPA and St John. However, we feel the name is simply too limiting for our wider international growth plans in that it doesn’t truly encompass everything we do. We are more than just monitoring – we connect carers, family and friends with their loved ones by providing personal biometric data in real- time.”
“Effectively we are now really a data and communications company. We want a name that doesn’t limit our evolution as a company, because the geographic markets we operate in are rapidly growing, and this has already seen us open an office in Australia. The Jupl name is one we can use around the world – this is especially important as we accelerate our entry into new countries and work with new providers and partners,” says Brannigan.
Vigil Monitoring has developed an innovative solution for the Personal Emergency Response Systems market, which is predicted to grow at double digit rates for the foreseeable future.
Brannigan says the World Health Organisation predicts that globally the number of people who are expected to live past 65 will reach a staggering 1.5bn by 2050. Combine an ageing population with rising health costs worldwide and the result is steadily increasing demand for home healthcare services, of which Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) is a key component.
“As the ageing population trend is predicted to accelerate, we are well placed to be a key player in this market. Jupl has the ability to sync with commercial medical equipment as well as consumer product applications, which has already opened the door to some exciting international partnerships, which we will be announcing later this year,” says Brannigan.
Brannigan says that although the PERS market will remain a core focus, the company’s unique technology is also opening up other market opportunities.
“The beauty of our solution is that it can be rapidly adapted to other remote social and health data environments, while the sophisticated two-way data capabilities mean the only real limitation is our imagination,” says Brannigan.