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CEI Provides Critical Technology Support to Partnership Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine to Vulnerable Populations

Pittsburgh, PA (January 19, 2021) – Computer Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a provider of leading-edge consulting, technology, and digital solutions and an AWS Advanced Consulting partner, is proud to have implemented AWS IoT-based solutions that are enabling a safe distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine by the non-profit group Medical Teams International in partnership with Pro Refrigeration, a CEI client.

The non-profit Medical Teams International is committed to serving the most vulnerable populations by distributing the vaccine to its mobile health clinics in the Northwest. To enable this effort, Medical Teams partnered with Pro Refrigeration, Inc. which outfitted a Low-Temperature Lab Freezer donated to Medical Teams with PROElliot, a cutting-edge, remote freezer monitoring system developed in partnership with CEI.

“When we started working with Pro Refrigeration on PROElliott to enable real-time monitoring of the cold chain verification process for dairy applications, we never imagined that we would have the opportunity to play a role in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine,” says Brett Cocking, VP of AWS Business Services at CEI. “It is really exciting to see the promise offered by the capabilities of AWS IoT services, including Greengrass, come to life by providing sensor/connection verification, data filtering, and data storage for this critical application.”

“We are thrilled that the PROElliot can help Medical Teams handle and distribute these valuable vaccines,” said Jim VanderGiessen, Jr., CEO of Pro Refrigeration, Inc. “They needed a tool that provides real-time temperature monitoring, plus we can offer so much more with some trending analysis tools to alert and send alarms whenever potential issues are detected. The platform is cloud-based, connecting via cellular to our gateway that operates on the Edge from the customer’s site.”

Since June 2020, Medical Teams has been an official COVID-19 testing partner with the WA Department of Health and partnered with the Oregon Health Authority in September of 2020. Medical Teams have been deployed to COVID-19 hot spots in counties throughout WA and OR, providing free testing to more than 22,000 people at high risk.

About CEI

As a trusted strategic and technology partner since 1992, CEI delivers solutions that help our clients transform their businesses and achieve meaningful results. From strategy and custom application development through application management – our advisory, technology, and digital experience services are tailored to meet each unique need of our clients. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, CEI has regional offices across the US and global locations in Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. We are an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and an NMSDC Certified

Minority-Owned Business. For more information about our AWS IoT Solution capabilities, please contact Brett Cocking at

About Medical Teams International

Founded in 1979, Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. We care for the whole person— physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. Daring to love like Jesus, we serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. Learn more at and on social media using @medicalteams.

About PRORefrigeration, Inc.

Since 1990, PRORefrigeration has been applying innovation and technology to packaged refrigeration systems for standard industries that include; Dairy, Craft Beverage, Food Processing, and more. Pro operates from its Headquarters in Auburn, WA, and their Production Facility located in Mocksville, NC.

  • Medical Teams have been deployed to COVID-19 hot spots in counties throughout WA and OR
  • Free testing has been provided to more than 22,000 people at high risk