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Dictionary results for: lifeline
life•line [lahyf-lahyn]

1. a line, fired across a ship or boat, by means of which a hawser for a breeches buoy may be hauled aboard.
2. a line or rope for saving life, as one attached to a lifeboat.
3. any of various lines running above the decks, spars, etc., of a ship or boat to give sailors something to grasp when there is danger of falling or being washed away.
4. a wire safety rope supported by stanchions along the edge of the deck of a yacht.
5. the line by which a diver is lowered and raised.
6. any of several anchored lines used by swimmers for support.
7. a route or means of transportation or communication for receiving or delivering food, medicine, or assistance: This road is the town's lifeline and must be kept open despite the snow.
8. assistance at a critical time.

Lifeline Management Systems origins are in the complex wireless communications industry. Patrick McMaster, Lifeline’s former CEO/President is the author and designer of the original MCM Public Safety Asset Management System first deployed in Tampa and Seattle in 2001, following an example from his brothers and father, who designed and developed the first two-way wireless radio service and accounting software package first sold in 1980.

Mr. McMaster, in 2007, sold his interest in his preceding company and took the 2-Way portion of the software to begin Lifeline Management Systems, which is currently the largest provider of 2-Way Wireless and Communications Systems in the World, managing an excess of 100 locations in the United States and Canada.

LMS has, since its beginnings in 2007, dedicated the majority of the company’s time into furthering the development of software in order to keep up with the constant advancing technologies. The LIFELINE Real Time™ Enterprise Systems is the first and only software solution to fully integrate Government and Public Safety Asset Lifecycle, bar-coding, paging, activation, billing, inventory, service, sales and accounting functions into one software system.

By the end of 2010, LMS began its venture back into the Public Safety and Mission Critical Market while also continuing to sell to the Wireless and Two Way Communication Market. This progression has continued into 2011 and LMS, presently, is continuing to sell and develop its software and expand its market drastically. LMS has chosen to approach this industry uniquely can make a positive difference in your business lives and those of your staff members. LMS is committed to establishing a great rapport with its customers that will last and be beneficial to us all for years to come.

On August 10, 2012, Mr. McMaster sold Lifeline Management Systems to Combined Technologies Incorporated (CTI) of Cincinnati, Ohio. CTI is the parent company of Mobilcomm, CTI Products, Pageplus and now Lifeline Management Systems, LLC.

“Combined Technologies Inc. companies have a very impressive engineering and software development team with the infrastructure in place to strengthen the design, development service and support of the dealer families we serve. The decision I had to make personally was that I could not bring every facet of the company to world class. I am so fortunate to have found the Management team that has the men and women to take the RealTime™ users to their maximum potential” notes Mr. Patrick McMaster.

Lifeline Managements Systems, LLC is now led by Mr. Greg Conrad.  Mr. Conrad is known in wireless communications circles for innovations in wireless IP video 8774ipvideo.com, broadband data and digital radio through CTI Products' TurboVUi platform.