LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
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Lifeline Systems, Inc. provides personal response services and emergency call systems in the United States and Canada. It primarily offers personal emergency response services (PERS) that include emergency response assistance for seniors and disabled persons. The company's products and services consist principally of a home communicator connected to the telephone and a wireless personal help button which, when activated, initiates an automated digital telephone signal to one of its centralized monitoring facilities. It also offers a Lifeline emergency call system, which utilizes call button pendants; two-way voice or nonvoice communicators; and software for senior living customers. As of March 31, 2005, the company monitored approximately 433,000 PERS subscribers from its response centers in Massachusetts, Ontario, and Quebec. In addition, Lifeline Systems supplies emergency response equipment and services to owners and developers of independent living, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities in North America. Its customers primarily include community hospitals, health care providers, and other national organizations, as well as direct subscribers. The company was founded by Andrew Dibner and Susan Dibner in 1974 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.