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Forty-one public safety agencies purchased software from Spillman Technologies for the first time during the second quarter of 2014, joining the more than 1,200 agencies in 40 states nationwide already using Spillman software. In addition to the new agencies, 72 agencies expanded their existing Spillman systems.
Tiburon, Inc., has announced the successful go-live and completion of a major law enforcement system upgrade project at Harris County, Texas.
Motion Computing, a leading global provider of mobile technology, announced that Acadian Ambulance, one of the largest private ambulance services in the US, is deploying F5t Rugged Tablet PCs across their fleet for mobile dispatch and electronic patient care recording. The Motion technology works seamlessly with Sansio HealthEMS software and Acadian's back-office systems to optimize EMT and paramedic field work.
Locution Systems, Inc., which offers an advanced fire station alerting and automated 9-1-1 dispatching system for fire and EMS departments, and Alert Public Safety Solutions, which offers Computer-Aided Dispatch, Mobile Dispatch, and Records Management for public safety departments, has completed a software interface between the Alert PSS RESPONDER CAD system and Locution Systems' fire station alerting and automated 9-1-1 dispatching system.
Alvarion partnered up with the City of Cleburne, Texas to Install Wireless Networks for Public Safety Connectivity... Currently, police vehicles patrolling the city use a laptop computer connected to the city's fiber network and information systems via a high speed wireless broadband card, such as an AirCard. The city decided to implement a private wireless network that would eliminate recurring charges and readily expand to other city services and public works as it continues to expand the...
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has announced the formation of its new Broadband Committee. The committee's primary function will be to review public safety broadband applications in use today and make solid recommendations to meet the ever changing need for mobile data and the future need for mission-critical voice capabilities.
Arbor Solution announces the introduction of the latest model in its line of Gladius rugged tablets: the Gladius 5 IoT (Internet of Things) tablet and smartphone. Designed for various applications such as public safety, field service, and transportation the 5.5" handheld device is powered by a quad-core CPU and uses the popular Android 4.2 operating system.
Early on in the investigation and search for the suspect the Baker County Undersheriff requested the response of the new Baker County 9-1-1 Dispatch Type II Mobile Communications Unit. It was enroute within four minutes of the request and was staffed by Chris Galiszewski our Communications Technician and Senior Incident Dispatcher Margaret Sackos.
A clear sign showing how dispatchers can support law enforcement more directly than before, and even help influence a safe outcome for police incidents, is the move to integrate CAD and RMS systems. Fueling this integration trend is a wide range of software offerings that simplify data entry, retrieval and storage between dispatchers and law enforcement officers.
blueHula Studios has announced an update to their iOS app Response Deck SBC - a first of its kind mobile dispatch and routing app for public safety providers in Santa Barbara County, CA. Developed initially to give Santa Barbara County Fire and EMS personnel immediate access to 9-1-1 dispatch information, Response Deck SBC is currently used by more than 1500 responders, and residents alike.
OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services, provided Boston EMS its new Web Services API (Application Programming Interface). Using the SafetyPAD API, Boston EMS is now automatically importing data for all patients transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) directly into their industry-leading electronic hospital management system.
Brenham (TX) Battles Heat, Crime, Mobility Challenges with Motion Rugged Tablets and In-Vehicle Solution
Motion Computing has announced that The City of Brenham has achieved a 30% cost savings by replacing its old mobile communications and data technology throughout its police and fire vehicles with Motionâ€™s Windows-based rugged tablets and RAM mounts.
C4i, Inc. recently debuted the sixth release of its award winning SwitchplusIP product, complete with newly upgraded features. C4i's SwitchplusIP family includes SwitchplusIP Command-Post, a communication system designed especially to cater for larger multiple or single agency emergency response applications in both fixed and transportable formats; SwitchplusIP Command-Center, which provides all the functionality required by a single or joint agency operations center to communicate with...
C4i goes to great heights to test durability of its Radio Interface Unit (RIU), not only for military, but for an array of other fields as well - including public safety, government, transportation, and utilities. C4i demonstrated this extreme durability with the successful completion of Mil Std-810 Altitude qualification testing for its Radio Interface Unit.
CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers, today announced that it worked in partnership with Accelera Solutions to equip the Newport News Police Department (VA) with fully ruggedized mobile technology and enable anytime, anywhere access to essential data and applications for officers in the field.
Chicago PD: What Modern Law Enforcement Agencies Need to Know About Modern Public Safety Technology Innovations
Law enforcement and fire departments around the country are leveraging new technologies to better inform their personnel, increase situational awareness, respond to emergencies, and protect citizens. The Chicago Police Department (CPD), recognized nationally as a technology innovator, is one such example.
Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, has announced that The Jackson (MS) Police Department is using the AutoVu License Plate Recognition (LPR) solution to help officers identify criminals and scofflaws and increase the safety of its citizens.
CODY Systems, a nationwide leader in public-safety software, has unveiled C.tac 5, the company’s latest cloud-ready addition to its market-proven C.O.B.R.A. real-time tactical information-sharing platform. C.tac 5 is a .NET, browser-based rich client that is already arming law enforcement agents with instant mobile and in-house access to real-time RMS information (including pictures) from across jurisdictions, regardless of RMS vendor.
The District of Columbia, Office of Unified Communications (OUC) handles almost two million 9-1-1 calls each year including call traffic from the DC Metro Police Department (MPDC), Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) and customer service operations. OUC needed a connectivity solution that offered a seamless transition between commercial mobile and secure Wi-Fi, as well as a platform for multiple operating systems for the MPDC. As the tenth largest police department in the nation, this...
An innovative in-car display has emerged which is vastly different from anything else because it was expressly designed for first responders. Over the last year, Data911, a leading integrated mobile solutions provider, has been working with a group of law enforcement and fire service agencies to beta test the next evolution to their M7 Display, the M7+ Multi-Touch Display.
OEM Micro Solutions, a leader in mobile electronic systems for public safety agencies, has announced a new multi-year agreement with the Detroit Police Department for their Mobile Tactical Computer, the MTC-3+. The Detroit Police Department, which has begun phasing in the MTC-3+, adopted the technology as the standard computing platform for all of its patrol vehicles.
DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, has announced that the Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) will be using ARMOR Rugged Mobile Solutions to better respond to emergencies and manage medical information gathered at the scene. FDNY has placed an order with the award-winning leader in the public safety industry for systems, including rugged tablet computers, accessories, installation services and communication equipment.
In Motion Technology, a leader in mobile networking technologies that efficiently connect and manage equipment, information and people in the field, has announced that El Paso County Enhanced 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District is deploying the onBoard Mobile Gateway as the single communications platform to support a county-wide initiative that will improve situational awareness.
Elektrobit introduces the EB Tough Mobile smartphone targeted for Mobile Security and Public Safety needs
Elektrobit (EB) is proud to present the new EB Tough Mobile smartphone, designed and built for demanding Mobile Security and Public Safety markets. The EB Tough Mobile is packed with innovative features tailored for professional users like government agencies, first responders, and other professionals with critical and secure communication needs.
Founded by a deputy fire chief with 26 years of first responder experience, ELERTS is building a smartphone/tablet-based emergency alert system that turns citizens into assets for first responders - and gives first responders vastly better tools with which to communicate.
Todayâ€™s new recruits most likely grew up with touchscreen technology, swiping and tapping between apps on smart phones and tablets like a jazz pianist taking a solo. There are scores of apps designed to streamline decision making for emergency personnel...
Emergency Technologies Deploys Multi-Department Fire Records System in San Antonio, Bexar County, and Schertz Fire Departments
Emergency Technologies, Inc. (ETI) proudly reports that that the Visual Fire system is live and operational within the city of San Antonio Fire Department, the city of Schertz Fire-Rescue, and throughout all of the Bexar County Fire Departments. ETI's Visual Fire solution allows these city and county fire departments to have an integrated public safety information system to help streamline information sharing between city and county agencies.
EmergenSee Converts Smartphones Into Personal Safety Devices, sending data to 24/7 Monitoring Centers
EmergenSee is making college campuses safer by putting the power of live streaming video, audio and GPS data directly in the palm of students' hands. The Personal Security App leverages smartphone devices to provide a rich feature set and optional 24/7 professional monitoring. As the only app of its kind to offer live streaming video at the touch of a button, EmergenSee is reshaping how people view personal safety.
OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services, and FDM Software, a market leader in Public Safety enterprise solutions, have announced their formal partnership. The companies will collectively co-market and support each other's offerings to emergency services agencies through North and South America.
As the public safety community moves to deploy the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), mission-critical communications users now have the first Android-based ruggedized LTE smartphone designed for first responder field use. The InTouch RPC-200 by Harris Corporation operates on both commercial and private LTE networks, giving users mission-critical PTT voice, data, video, location, text-based information and other future applications.
Rave Mobile Safety, a trusted software partner for campus and public safety, has announced the first statewide deployment of SmartPrepare in Arkansas. The rapidly growing service allows citizens to create free, secure Safety Profiles online that contain vital details about their household. Public safety officials can quickly leverage the data in SmartPrepare to gain greater insight into their communities and identify potential challenges...
GammaTech has released the newest member of its Durabook line of rugged mobile computers - the semi-rugged S15H notebook. Designed to fill a need for 15" monitors in the marketplace, the S15H provides a cost-effective solution that eliminates the need and expense of modifying how legacy systems display. It is tested to Military 810G standards, which ensures it's drop, shock and spill resistant.
GammaTech Computer Corp., offers the Durabook R13C, an upgraded version of model R13S perfectly suited for a variety of applications, including law enforcement, military, homeland security, and mobile workers in any type of outdoor environment.
GammaTech Computer Corp., an international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, has added a new model to its cost-effective, high-performance rugged Durabook line. The notebook, U12Ci, quickly and easily transforms into a tablet with Ultrabook™ performance in a rugged platform for mission critical applications. Featuring Intel's new Ivy Bridge platform, it is designed to meet the unique needs of today's public safety professionals.
GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, will immediately begin supplying its rugged T7Q tablet PC to Victory Police Motorcycles for inclusion in its line of police/law enforcement bikes.
The Globe Police Department and Globe Fire Department have purchased new Records Management (RMS) and mobile software from Spillman Technologies. The two Arizona agencies selected Spillman for its timesaving computer-aided dispatching, field reporting, and data sharing capabilities and will join the shared, multi-agency system hosted by Gila County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
On April 10, 2014, fire and hazmat software developer ADASHI Systems will reveal a Google Glass prototype at FDIC, the largest firefighter conference in the world. Used in conjunction with the ADASHI first response and incident command software, firefighters wearing the Glass can view critical data such as building plans, aerial imagery, and electronic huddle diagramming.
Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, has announced the launch of its new rugged mobile device for field professionals: the Algiz 10X rugged tablet PC. The powerful Algiz 10X can withstand tough weather elements and harsh handling, and its large, 10.1-inch touchscreen provides the best screen visibility on the market.
Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has launched its brand-new NAUTIZ X8 rugged PDA. The NAUTIZ X8 is a handheld computer with superior processing power, screen performance and battery life. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in public safety, forestry, and other rugged mobile operations.
Havis latest innovation is the industry's first Toughbook Certified docking station for Panasonic's Semi-Rugged 53. In addition to keeping mobile workers safe, it provides intelligent port replication to reliably connect to peripherals, such as printers, keyboards and bar-code scanners, while minimizing the risk of accidental disconnects. An integrated power supply cord routed along the bottom prevents loss of power.
With wearables tied to Bluetooth Beacons and harnessing the power of GPS, responders will know the exact location of their team in a building or out in the field, enabling them to be more responsive during a crisis. More importantly, wearable technology will harness the abilities of WiFi mesh networks, Beacons and powerful communication applications to improve public safety and streamline tasks...
IBM has announced i2 COPLINK Everywhere, a MobileFirst application that securely delivers access to police data to officers, analysts, and commanders when they are in the field. The new offering is an expansion of IBM's i2 COPLINK portfolio, which also includes office and patrol car applications.
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) has unveiled its new Mobile Tactical Receiver. This product is a ruggedized COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) diversity vehicle-mounted downlink receiver, which offers exceptional RF performance and durability with H.264 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 decoding
The Portland (Indiana) Police Department has chosen Spillman Technologies for its Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management (RMS), and mobile public safety software systems. The agency will join a shared Spillman system hosted by the Jay County Sheriff's Office, which will optimize resources and efficiency by allowing the agencies to share data seamlessly across jurisdictional lines.
We live in a mobile era of cell phones, text messaging, instant messaging, and email. Information is only ever one search away on a computer, MDC, Smart Phone, or other handheld device, so the question becomes, why didn't the First Responders dispatched to this domestic dispute call illustrated above have this mission-critical and potentially life-saving information at their finger tips?
Introducing IntelliSkin by RAM - A Complete Tablet Docking, Mounting & Protective Solution Revolutionizing Public Safety Mobile Computing
Introducing IntelliSkin with GDS technology by RAM for the Samsung Galaxy. IntelliSkin by RAM brings a global industry first to the public safety market setting a new standard in tablet and smartphone mounting and protection. The IntelliSkin offers swift one handed operation ideally suited for public safety professionals requiring quick and easy access on the move.
VisionAIR, provider of the integrated Public Safety Suite of software, announces its newest client, Iowa County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin. Located in Southwest Wisconsin, approximately 40 miles west of the capitol city of Madison, Iowa County covers 763 square miles. The integrated public safety system consists of products from VisionAIR's Public Safety Suite, including Computer-Aided Dispatch (VisionCAD), Records Management System (VisionRMS), Mobile Data application (VisionMOBILE) with...
The new Battery Saver Low Ripple HO, Model 091-195-12, introduced by Kussmaul Electronics, is a 20 amp, Low Ripple power supply with a load transfer relay. The relay automatically switches the load from the battery to the power supply when the A.C. line is applied. This unit is ideal for powering a mobile computer or MDT. It provides a low ripple regulated output and an anti-glitch feature which protects from losing power and causing a computer or sensitive electronics to reboot.
LA County Sheriff Selects Panasonic Toughbook Mobile Computers For Countywide Patrol Vehicle Deployment
Panasonic Solutions Company, a provider of rugged mobile technology solutions for the Public Sector, has announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), the largest Sheriff's department in the United States, has selected its Toughbook 31 and Toughbook CF-19 fully-rugged mobile computers for countywide vehicle deployment, as part of the LASD Mobile Digital Computer (MDC) project
Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced that the Las Vegas (NV) Metro PD has ordered 898 Getac rugged tablets for its police force. The order includes 778 Getac F110 rugged tablets to be installed in its patrol cruisers, while another 120 Getac T800 rugged tablets will be deployed by the department's Motor Division to support traffic control and citations.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions has announced an agreement to integrate eCrash, an electronic crash report management system, with CODY Systems' Records Anywhere Record Management System (RMS). With this announcement, CODY customers nationwide are now able to take advantage of this integrated solution.
The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office E9-1-1 Communications Center has been using the ledsSuite computer-aided dispatch, mapping, and mobile products, from Zuercher Technologies, LLC, for less than a year. With the many successes they have recognized using these products, they have decided to expand the software installation to include several more ledsSuite products.
RadioMobile has released its MCT8500 mobile computing terminal for vehicles with computing requirements. This processor is compatible with a variety of software systems and applications. It uses an industry standard high performance Intel processing and graphics chip set with a solid state hard drive. The use of commercial off-the-shelf components ensures easy upgrades and repair. Agencies can integrate the MCT8500 into their current mobile computing systems, allowing users to keep displays,...
In a crisis, coordinated communication is critical to establishing command and control, maintaining situational awareness and coordinating response efforts across agencies and jurisdictions. When an emergency of any kind strikes, first responders must have immediate access to real-time, situational information.
Released last October, Intergraph's Mobile Responder, a new smart phone and tablet application for police, fire and emergency medical personnel, extends Intergraph's industry-leading computer-aided dispatch software, I/CAD, to iPhones, iPads and Android devices, a lower cost option for improving safety and productivity.
Motion Computing has announced the latest offering in their mobile technology portfolio - the Motion R12 Rugged Platform. Designed to empower the worker who moves from the field to the vehicle to the office, the R12 Platform includes a sleek and lightweight FHD 12.5" tablet along with a wide array of thoughtfully designed accessories including the SlateMate data acquisition module, EasyPair technology wireless keyboard and Secure Mobile vehicle dock.
Motion Upgrades Popular F5 and C5 Tablet Series with 4G XLTE and Intel's Latest Core-Series Processors
Motion Computing unveiled two powerful new tablet PCs - purpose-built for the needs of public safety, healthcare, utility, and other workforces. Within its iconic chassis design, Motion has packed in critical upgrades to connectivity, processing power, security, and image capture technology.
Motorola has introduced the MW810 Mobile Workstation 2.0, the most advanced fully-rugged fixed-mount computer on the road - now optimized for wireless communications in the harsh environments of mission-critical vehicles. The MW810 provides reliable, secure wireless connectivity and computing power for mission-critical applications.
Motorola Solutionsâ€™ New Purpose-Built LEX L10 Mission-Critical Handheld Redefines the LTE Experience for Public Safety
Motorola Solutions Inc. is expanding its Public Safety LTE device portfolio by introducing a new mission-critical handheld device. The LEX L10 features a new hardware and software platform that addresses the unique requirements of public safety personnel by providing greater durability, high performance audio and enhanced security features that are not available on consumer-grade smartphones.
MSDSonline Improves Hazardous Chemical Communication for Emergency First Responders with Plan1 Service
MSDSonline, the leading developer of cloud-based environmental, health and safety solutions has debuted its Plan1 first responder information sharing service, which allows companies to provide emergency response teams with quick and easy access to their unique site-based hazardous chemical inventory information. This streamlined sharing of information helps first responders better assess, plan and prepare for the potential risks associated with emergencies.
Mutualink, an interoperable communications technology company, introduces its Mobile Go Kit for first responders. In times of crisis, this easy-to-transport case for on-the-go interoperable communications enables public safety officials and emergency managers to establish secure command and control on the move, anywhere. The kit connects to 4G LTE/3G or hard-wired internet, bridging radio and telephone and enabling first responders to send and receive full motion video, files and text...
Mutualink, Inc. announces real-time multimedia interoperability for public safety using Google Glass utilizing Mutualink's advanced interoperable communications platform, selectively and securely sharing two-way voice and video between command and control, partner agencies, and officers in the field with Google Glass. The technology interfaces with a FirstNet 4G LTE wireless broadband connection, demonstrating how critical multimedia information can be shared between public safety personnel...
Mutualink, Inc. has announced the availability of a new mobile operations fusion kit (OFK) for use by military personnel and first responders in the field. The kit, known as OFK 2.0, enables users to connect anywhere and anytime with the most flexible, agile, and secure communications and interoperability "go kit" available on the market today. It enables secure voice, full-motion video, and information sharing on a global, real-time basis.
NetMotion Wireless & Panasonic Enhance Mobile Connections and Security for Toughbook and Toughpad Users
NetMotion Wireless and Panasonic have announced they are extending the availability of the NetMotion Mobility and Diagnostics software bundle for Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad tablet devices into the United States and Latin America market.
NetMotion Wireless, provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software, has announced a major new release of their NetMotion Mobility (formerly Mobility XE) mobile VPN software. For organizations that depend on their mobile field workers, this release includes important new features that enable Mobility to be the central control point from which public safety agencies and other users secure, manage, and optimize connectivity for critical field resources.
The new ARMORT X10gx rugged tablet enhances the efficiency and productivity of an increasingly mobile workforce. It offers AT&T wireless certification and optional integrated GobiT 2000 mobile broadband to keep the user connected on multiple wireless networks. The ARMORT X10gx also is equipped with standard 802.11n Wireless LAN connectivity and BluetoothR v2.0 + EDR (Class 2), as well as integrated GPS. Standard routing of GPS and WLAN to two RF ports allows switching between internal...
DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced today that its Tactical Systems Group has recently unveiled its newest ARMOR rugged mobile computer, the ARMOR X7 compact tablet. This all-new small mobile computer is specifically-designed for those mission-critical tasks that require connectivity, hand-held mobility, ease of use and the durability to support all-weather operations.
New FBI CJIS Security Policy Provides Method for Tiburon Clients Using iPad and Other Tablet Devices to Perform NCIC Queries
Tiburon, Inc., a leading provider of public safety software solutions, has announced that the recent version 5.2 update to the FBI CJIS Security Policy now provides an approved method for the Company's iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet users to conduct queries of criminal justice information (e.g., NCIC queries) in accordance with FBI Policy.
Havis Inc., a leading manufacturer of mobile office solutions for public safety, public works, government agencies and mobile professionals, will introduce a new lightweight touch screen display that mounts directly to a vehicle’s dash panel. The new space-saving display functions as an external monitor and provides the option of docking and mounting computing devices in the trunk to maximize space and create a comfortable work environment inside the cabin
New Mexico Police Department Deploys Columbitech Mobile VPN to Improve Officers' Safety and Connectivity in Remote Areas
Columbitech Inc., a leading mobile VPN security provider, has announced that the New Mexico State Police has deployed the FIPS 140-2 certified Columbitech Mobile VPN on laptops used in more than 500 police cars across the state. The Columbitech Mobile VPN improves officers' safety by providing secure, uninterrupted access to mission-critical applications such as vehicle registration and warrant databases as officers move in and out of coverage and connects via 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi and satellite.
Until recently, access to database systems has been limited to mobile data terminals in officer’s cars. But now, officers are able to access information from anywhere in the field - either on their RIM BlackBerry smartphones with PocketCop or their laptops with InterAct Mobile. This eliminates the added time of going through a dispatcher from the car radio. PocketCop on a smartphone has the added advantage of being accessible when the officer is outside of the vehicle.
New Public Safety Experience from Motorola Solutions Gives First Responders the Right Information at Their Fingertips
The Public Safety Experience (PSX) from Motorola Solutions allows personnel to monitor multiple data feeds that adapt to the high-stress situations often faced by first responders. It reacts to the current situation and officer status to enable rapid access to vital information without distracting from the mission. The home screen presents relevant data from the most used applications such as mapping, messaging and search engines.
Using iPad mobile devices, emergency preparedness officials and first responders participating last month in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE-11) were able, for the first time, to make use of a new, science-based software tool from Sandia that allows them to view and modify accurate models of building damage and other post-event disaster effects.
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has been using the Risk-Based Inspection System (RBIS), an Oracle-based program with data-mining capabilities, to better anticipate where fires may spark. - via emergencymgmt.com
Nokia Siemens Networks, Cisco, Harris first to complete initial phase 3 testing of public safety LTE broadband network
Nokia Siemens Networks, Cisco and Harris Corporation have successfully completed the initial section of the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program phase 3 Long-Term Evolution (LTE) Demonstration Network Test Plan. The public safety LTE test plan is an important step in facilitating secure, real-time, video, voice and data communication between emergency service personnel.
North Shore-LIJ Deploys Mutualink's Emergency Communications Platform in 15 Hospitals to Enhance Security and Collaboration
North Shore-LIJ, one of the largest health care systems in the United States, has deployed Mutualink's secure communications platform in 15 hospitals and one mobile unit. Mutualink's Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) enables North Shore-LIJ's hospitals to share voice, video, data and text communications in real time within the health system, as well as with police, fire, EMS, Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and other entities in emergency situations.
Real-world emergency response, real-time data needs creating shift in mobility strategies - learn how to build a cohesive end-to-end mobile solution with these simple steps - without having to abandon all of your current hardware or software in the process
The Village of Oakwood Hills, Illinois was looking for an alternative to using standard personal notebooks to meet their needs, that wasn't as costly as some fully ruggedized laptops for law enforcement or military use. Police Commander Peter Goldman said, "In law enforcement, ruggedized laptops need to be the perfect blend of durability and meeting the budgetary constraints that this economy has put every village under." That is why they chose the Rugged Notebooks Eagle. It has the...
New mobile data computers (MDCs) for emergency response vehicles have allowed the City of Oceanside, Calif., to match computer lifecycle to police and fire vehiclesâ€™ lifecycles. The Data911 MDCs are now installed in 65 police vehicles and 25 fire department vehicles, which are used to answer nearly 100,000 emergency calls per year.
Outerlink Global Solutions Integrates with Golden Hour to Provide Communications Tracking Capabilities
Outerlink Global Solutions, the leading satellite tracking and first-responder communications provider for mixed air and ground fleets, has integrated its all-in-one communications system with Golden Hour, the only patented, integrated solution for the emergency medical transportation industry, to provide one-way communications tracking capabilities for EMS first responders.
Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, has announced upgrades to the Panasonic Toughbook 19, its best-selling rugged convertible tablet PC... With these upgrades, the reliable Toughbook 19 continues to be the ideal investment for a broad spectrum of demanding work environments, including in police and emergency services vehicles...
Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, has announced upgrades to the Panasonic Toughbook 31, its best-selling fully-rugged laptop PC, including a faster processor, expanded storage, a more responsive touchscreen and other improvements. The Toughbook 31 is the gold standard for mission-critical mobile workers - including public safety first responders, military personnel, and field service workers - requiring exceptional performance in extreme environments.
Imagine you are home alone when you hear a very heated argument from the couple who live next door. You become very concerned when you start to hear items breaking; and then, the wife starts screaming. You make the 9-1-1 call to the police, hoping that within minutes, she will be safe.
Professional Ambulance Service (Pro EMS) of Cambridge (MA) has integrated the onBoard Mobile Gateway from In Motion Technology. This rugged in-vehicle mobile router and onBoard Mobility Manager will provide greater interoperability for recent EMS technological advances.
As businesses take stock of the past year and consider what 2016 has in store for them, one thing that is unlikely to change is the risk of emergencies. Whatever the event, there is a constant need for vigilance and effective communication during a crisis, within and between organizations as well as from the private sector to the public safety community. What can change from year to year; however, are trends within the emergency communication industry that can impact how organizations prepare...
RAM Mounts and GammaTech Computer Corp. have teamed up to provide vehicle mounts to securely hold a variety of Durabook units in patrol cars and other police vehicles. RAM's Tough-Tray universal laptop tray perfectly adapts to GammaTech Durabook's rugged convertible U12C models, rugged S15C and D14RM, and fully rugged convertible R13S.
Raytheon Company has announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) vehicles equipped with new mobile data computer systems (MDCS) are now rolling out on the streets, protecting residents. LASD patrol cars, motorcycles, prisoner transport vehicles and SUVs outfitted with the Raytheon-integrated computer systems are now on patrol in L A County.
Raytheon Company has begun equipping the motorcycle fleet of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) with computers that provide a new level of public safety and efficiency capabilities. Approximately 100 motorcycles will carry the new, lightweight computers in saddle bags by the fall.
Celebrating FirstWatch's 12th year anniversary is the Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA). Twelve years ago RAA became the first EMS agency in the world to implement the commercial version of the FirstWatch biosurveillance system. To gain perspective on how far RAA has come as both an agency and a FirstWatch customer over the past 12 years, RAA Chief Operating Officer Rob Lawrence shares his views.
Officers at the Rosenberg Police Department in Texas will gain access to records and images and have the ability to search for data, view dispatched information, and receive call assignments from the field using the new Spillman Touch application.
The next level in public safety: SafeCityGIS is the next step in technological advancements in public safety departments. SafeCity's GIS software, combined with Esri applications, empowers employees with improved analytics and data analysis.
OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of software products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, has been selected by the North Central EMS Cooperative (NCEMSC) as a preferred vendor for electronic patient care reporting services.
Handheld, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, had announced a new offering from business partner, Ascent Rugged Mobile. The SAIFE Sentry combines Cummings Engineering's SAIFE encryption software with Handheld's Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone, for a tough and secure mobile solution.
The Sonim XP7 was put to the test during four major events in San Diego including ComicCon and the Rock N' Roll Half Marathon. Equipped with custom software developed by US Digital Design and CommandWear Systems Inc., the XP7 devices provided real time GPS updates so the command center had full visibility of where personnel were at all times, which improved overall effectiveness and responsiveness.
The San Jose Police Department (SJPD) has ordered an additional 400 Getac B300 G5 ultra rugged notebook computers to replenish its fleet of squad cars, after first purchasing in 2009. They chose the Getac B300 again because it has consistently reduced equipment downtime and maintenance costs while improving productivity in the field.
Mission planning requires detailed, mission-specific, accurate data for a successful mission response. The precise details of each mission, and the specific data used, should all be tightly integrated into a unified mission response plan. Incident Commander Pro's comprehensive planning data provides an essential collection of pre-plans and data, fully integrated and ready to use, within it's highly focused Mission Plans.
The Bermuda Police Service has long used the Memex intelligence platform for its Intelligence Unit. The BPS recently rebuilt its Custody facilities and environment as it furthers its PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) compliance. BPS explored an enterprise solution for its entire booking and case management process, and selected SAS' Memex product line. BPS officials had a chance to observe a similar system being deployed at the Surrey (UK) Police Force before its decision.
Logic Supply, a leading provider of specialized systems for industrial and embedded applications, is happy to announce the release of the LGX MK100 1U Automotive Rackmount Case. Designed with broadcasters and emergency medical service providers in mind, this rackmount case is built to be compact and adaptable to a variety of mobile applications, including mobile command centers.
In Motion Technology and Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc. have announced that Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service has deployed the onBoard Mobile Gateway and MARVLIS (Mobile Area Routing and Vehicle Location Information System) to improve communications and increase efficiency in its emergency dispatch, routing, and operations, improving response times and patient outcomes.
Most people would agree that communications within a Police Department is critical to the daily and safe operation of any community. An unfortunate trend has caught on, though, perhaps in response to tight municipal budgets and officer layoffs... Recognizing that a more effective and safe solution would significantly increase the speed and accuracy of communications from the field, PDV took the lead by creating an application called SkyMail, which allows police officers to quickly and...
Smith Micro & In Motion Technology Partner to Provide End-to-End Connection Management for Public Safety
Smith Micro Software, Inc. has announced a partnership with In Motion Technology to deliver secure, reliable wireless connectivity for both in-vehicle and hand-held mobile devices used by public safety agencies. The combination of Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobility connection management software and In Motion's onBoard Connection Manager software will provide first responders with timely access to critical information.
Smith Micro and Panasonic Partner to Improve Mobility Management for Enterprises, Public Sector, and M2M Environments
Smith Micro Software, Inc. has announced a partnership with Panasonic to address mobility management challenges for customers. Panasonic will team with Smith Micro to offer enhanced wireless security, connectivity, data traffic and device management solutions to a variety of enterprise, M2M and public sector markets.
Smith Micro Delivers Android & Windows 8.1 Connectivity and Security Solutions for Enterprise & Public Sector
Smith Micro Software, Inc. has released two new QuickLink Mobility solutions targeted for enterprises and public safety agencies. The QuickLink Mobile VPN software for Android and QuickLink Unified Connection & Security Manager for Windows 8.1 will provide flexibility and control to expand mobile security and connectivity to a variety of mobile devices beyond legacy Windows-based platforms.
In 2010, the State of Georgia received a grant to bring mobile connectivity to approximately 100 EMS agencies statewide. For Southside Fire and other EMS services, a mobile broadband solution would allow teams in the field to not only file their reports with the state portal from the ambulance, but also transmit patient information to hospitals while en route.
Application allows agencies to access critical data on a mobile device. Public safety personnel can access records, images, and dispatch information on a smartphone or iPad using a new software application from Spillman Technologies. The Spillman Touch application allows users to see critical alerts, outstanding warrants, and warnings in situations where desktop or laptop computers aren't accessible, such as on motorcycle patrol.
Spokane County, Washington, licensed New World SystemsÂ® AegisEnterprise CAD, Mobile Messaging, and Field Reporting, along with Records and Decision Support software solutions. The new integrated system will serve the public safety needs of the county and several partner law enforcement agencies.
In Motion Technology, the leader in mobile networking systems, has announced that the St. Charles County Ambulance District (SCCAD), largest EMS agency in Missouri, has equipped all of their ambulances and supervisor vehicles with the onBoard Mobile Gateway, a rugged in-vehicle mobile router, to assist with better medic analysis and fleet management.
The Steuben County 9-1-1 Department in New York has selected Tiburon to provide it with the company's DispatchNow product for computer-assisted dispatch and mobile communications. The County becomes part of the cloud computing trend in state and local government by selecting the cloud-based version of DispatchNow.
TacSat Networks RRK to deploy expandable networked wired, wireless, satellite and/or cellular connectivity during disaster response
At this year's California Command Center Rally April 9th 2015 in Sacramento Ca., TacSat Networks LLC will unveiling their TacSat Networks RRK, enabling users to rapidly deploying an system provide wireless and wired network services, Cellular connectivity where there are towers, 4 dedicated VoIP phone lines or Fax, establish lightning fast 4G LTE backhaul used with the ViaSat Pro 2 Ka band VSAT system, a high speed internet connection with speeds that rival DSL or Cable service.
Thales has launched its new end-to-end integrated and distributed Long Term Evolution (LTE) solution for the US public safety market. Thales's LTE solution is the only network with a corresponding push-to-talk smart phone that offers a fully distributed architecture for the public safety and first responder communities.
Sierra Wireless White Paper: First-response mobile workforces face the most demanding and often dangerous work environments - they cannot afford to be disconnected from dispatchers and operations, even for a few minutes. For reliable and responsive in-vehicle communications, many agencies are turning to the latest wireless technologies that have the capacity to operate both on today's networks, and migrate to FirstNet Band 14 LTE when it arrives.
The Emergency Services professions all across America are facing some tough challenges. The result has been a reduction in manpower and resources in all areas of Police/Fire/EMS. Despite these cutbacks, the public still wants the safety and security of their families provided for. The only solution to these mounting issues going forward is simple, Police/Fire/EMS need to begin adopting to the new innovative technologies beginning to become available. These new innovations will allow these...
Technological advances in clinical data exchange between EMS service providers and hospitals are of growing importance. Decisions made in the ER are only as good as the information they receive and the ease of access they have to that data... Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) systems allow EMTs and paramedics to collect and utilize incident and patient EMS data not only for their own agency, but for the hospital on the receiving end.
The Aberdeen Police Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Department, and Brown County Communications will become the first agencies in South Dakota to use Spillman software to meet the challenges of their growing community
Tiburon has announced its newest public safety software offering, IQResponse, a suite of components that were designed and built from the ground-up to be fully integrated... In parallel with Tiburon's IQResponse product announcement, the company has also announced its first IQResponse client, the Lubbock, Texas Police Department.
Tiburon, Inc. has launched a new mobility solution that delivers real-time dispatch and CJIS data to low-cost iPad devices. For the first time the power of situational awareness and total mobility is available to all public safety professionals in the field.
Panasonic Solutions Company, provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises, announces the Toughbook 53, a 14" High Definition LED display, semi-rugged notebook. Starting at only 5.6 pounds and delivering up to 10 hours of battery life, the Toughbook 53 provides a highly reliable and versatile device that delivers high performance computing.
The Traverse County Sheriff's Office and Wheaton Police Department have selected ledsSuite by Zuercher Technologies as their new public safety software. The county will be using several of the system's integrated products to help streamline their communication and data collection processes in their office, jail and 9-1-1 dispatch center.
In Motion Technology, a leader in mobile networking systems, has announced that Tri-State Ambulance, sole 9-1-1 advanced life support provider for the Seven Rivers Region, is enhancing their overall strategic deployment of emergency medical services with the onBoard Mobile Gateway.
The large cell phone and computer manufacturers are increasingly launching smartphones and other mobile devices that are rugged, or rather "ruggedish." Handheld's founder and CEO Jerker Hellstrom takes a look at the reasons for this trend and where it might leave the traditional rugged computer makers. He also explains what rugged really means for public safety users.
ISS Global has announced that the United Kingdom's National Counter Terrorism Network has now begun using its Dfuze intelligence management tool. The Networkâ€™s six Counter Terrorism Units around the UK formally "went live" with the tool this week, enabling them to instantaneously share critical intelligence information across the national network for the first time.
USA Mobility, Inc., including Amcom Software and USA Mobility Wireless, has announced a new corporate name, Spok (pronounced "spoke"), launching a new era in critical communications with an innovative and combined identity - and providing more than 125,000 organizations worldwide with effective solutions for workflow improvement, secure texting, paging services, call center optimization, and public safety response.
First responders and emergency personnel across the United States will be able to better respond to emergencies and routine activities by tapping into the power of mobile broadband, with the introduction of a new vehicle-based modem that enables applications such as ultra-fast database access, photos and streaming video.
Verizon Wireless and In Motion Technology have announced the first wireless mobile router system available for securely extending the enterprise network to the vehicle over the world's largest 4G LTE network. The In Motion Technology onBoard system includes a Mobile Gateway that transforms vehicles into secure, mobile hotspots; a network management system that monitors network health and communications; and a mobile-optimized VPN server providing end-to-end security
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Mark First Year of Live Operation with Integrated Public Safety Software System from CODY Systems
CODY Systems, an industry leader in integrated software solutions for real-time collection, analysis and sharing of critical data for public safety, law enforcement, regulatory enforcement and intelligence agencies, reported that as of Oct. 15, 2010, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police (WDFW) has marked its first year of live operation with a full implementation of CODY's integrated software suite, including Desktop Records Management and Mobile Records Management and Field...
The Wayne County, New York, 9-1-1 Communications Center has selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Intergraph. Wayne Countyâ€™s 9-1-1 center is the first agency to acquire the new Intergraph Express Implementation, an out-of-the-box solution for dispatch, records management, mobility and integration.
The strong adoption of smart-phones and the increasingly common use of geo-location functions by users, make mobile applications ('Apps') a powerful tool for information to emergency services. In March 2015, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) published the 112 Apps Strategy document, where three core objectives were identified. This is a European Plan Worth Watching as NENA's ICE Program Develops US Standards:
Mobile apps claim to do just about anything imaginableâ€¦ Some of them are extremely valuable and promise to transform emergency response, while others can be deceptive and even counterproductive. How do public safety agencies separate the wheat from the chaff? In advance of any national standards, hereâ€™s a framework to consider for evaluating apps.
WinMagic Inc., a global innovator in data security and Motion Computing, a leading provider of rugged mobile solutions for vertical markets, have teamed up to improve mobile security across construction, public safety and field service. As part of this new partnership, WinMagic's SecureDoc data encryption and security software is pre-installed on Motionâ€™s new R12 Tablets.
The LEX 700 Mission Critical Handheld by Motorola Solutions, Inc. offers first responders a virtual partner, helping them monitor the environment, gather information and be more aware. With a compact, rugged form factor and quick-response interface, the device brings robust management capabilities to ensure IT staff can easily deploy its new fleet of IP data devices with the confidence of full visibility and control.
Xplore Technologies Corp., a respected leader and pioneer of next-generation rugged tablet PCs for domestic and global markets, has announced the launch of its new family of Xtreme Tablet computers. Representing the fifth generation of its iX104 line, the iX104C5s are believed to be the industry's most powerful, rugged, and sunlight-readable PCs ever developed.
GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, has been chosen by ZAP Emergency Medical Services, a Texas-based ambulance services company, to supply their crews with rugged notebooks. By the end of 2013, the entire ZAP ambulance fleet will be equipped with GammaTech Durabook U12Ci rugged convertible notebooks to assist in patient data entry.
Zetron has announced its new Remote Command-and-Control Suite running on tablet PCs. The suite allows public-safety agencies to deploy remote, temporary, backup and mobile operations quickly and securely, wherever and whenever such operations are needed.
Zetron's MAX Dispatch system is now fully operational on a tablet PC or laptop. This gives public-safety agencies and communication control centers the freedom to respond quickly and deliver remote, temporary, backup or mobile dispatching quickly, securely, and affordably.