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5 Ways Zetron's Unified Communications Enhance Situational Awareness

Zetron’s unified solutions optimize communication workflows by providing the right information to those who need it - when they need it. This improves situational awareness, emergency response, and decision making in the control center and in the field. Zetron is featuring an increasing number of fully integrated solutions that work together to enhance situational awareness and improve incident response

ACLU Releases Detailed Best Practices for Police Body Cameras

On May 21st, the American Civil Liberties Union released a detailed set of recommended policies for the use of police body cameras. The proposed rules are in the form of a model bill that can be adopted by state legislatures, local governments, and police departments.

Airport Public Safety: FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Tracking Ability

The ongoing concern about drone incursions and public safety (we have been covering the issue of private drones interfering with airspace around emergency operations in recent weeks) has prompted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to enter into a Pathfinder agreement with CACI International Inc. to evaluate how the company's technology can help detect Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the vicinity of airports.

Beverly Hills Police Department Equips Mobile Command Center with Utility's Rocket During Golden Globe Awards

THE SOCIAL NETWORK wasn't the only big winner at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards last month. As part of its security detail, the Beverly Hills Police Department was able to successfully stream surveillance video from the event back to the station and out to other officers in the field via Utility, Inc.'s mobile communications gateway, The Rocket.

Co-Designed by Law Officers, Panasonic’s New Arbitrator BWC Provides an Innovative Solution for Body-Worn Video Evidence Capture and Management

When integrated with Panasonic’s Arbitrator 360°™ HD in-car video systems, the new body-worn camera solution offers law enforcement agencies the industry’s most complete and cost-effective platform for mobile video evidence capture and management. The Arbitrator BWC can offload seamlessly via Wi-Fi and other methods to Panasonic’s Unified Evidence Management System...

Cost-Effectively Stream 1080p60 Video over IP Networks with Matrox Maevex and PowerStream

Matrox Graphics has announced the Maevex 5100 Series video over IP solution will be shipping mid-April and priced for unprecedented price-performance value. Maevex enables the extension of Full HD quality video over standard IP networks for digital signage, collaborative video walls, manufacturing and automation, process control, and many other applications.

Dallas PD to Deploy 1000 AXON Body Worn Cameras

TASER International has announced that the Dallas (TX) Police Department has placed a large order of its Axon body-worn video cameras and Evidence.com solution, a back-end digital evidence management system. The Dallas Police Department deployment will include shipment of 400 Axon Flex and Body cameras in Q2 of 2015 and an additional 600 Axon cameras will ship over the next three years.

Data911's Body Worn Camera Network Solution

Data911 announces the integration of the Wolfcom Vision body worn camera into the Verus video evidence management solution. Verus provides a single repository for all sources of video evidence - body worn, in-car, motorcycles, surveillance - from incident capture to the interview room.

Drone Technology Could Cut Emergency Response Time

Drones may not be a novelty in the skies anymore, but the technology is taking off with a higher purpose. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee has been researching the use of drones in case of emergencies and discovered the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) could cut response times.

Drone Used for Situational Awareness at Minnesota Propane Tank Fire

Firefighters in Minnesota say the video provided by a drone gave them critical information and situational awareness at a propane fire near Callaway on March 24. The 200-person town was evacuated when a propane tanker truck collided with a freight train, causing a major derailment and fire.

Drones Fly to the Rescue

Many technological breakthroughs in recent years have emerged in places areas where it was least expected. Unmanned aerial systems, for example, have transitioned from highly defense-focused applications to a multitude of commercial use cases that transcend industries. But what makes UAS, more commonly referred to as drones, fit for emergency response?

FAA: The Super Bowl is a No Drone Zone

The Federal Aviation Administration is launching a new public service announcement to let people know the airspace around Levi’s Stadium is a No Drone Zone during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Fire cameras activated at Tahoe, newest camera tracking smoke from King Fire

The University of Nevada, Reno's newest mountaintop camera at Lake Tahoe has just been installed, and has been tracking the smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., which has been inundating the Tahoe Basin and Reno area with smoke in the afternoons.

Flint Michigan PD Embraces Total Evidence Management Strategy

From The Field: Lyons Peak Lightning Strike Seen from Comms Antenna Tower

One of the antenna-mounted observation cameras on Southern California's High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) captures a lightning strike on Thurs, Sept. 20, 2010. These cameras have been installed in strategic locations on remote mountain tops, overlooking vast areas of mountainous brush and chaparral, and are often used by firefighters to confirm the location or status of an active wild fire...

Genetec Expands Support for Body Wearable Cameras in Latest Release of Security Center

The latest version of Security Center (5.3 SR1), Genetec's unified security platform, now supports the import and archiving of video content recorded by police from a variety of body wearable cameras, including B-CAM, GoPro, Vievue and Zepcam.

Getac Launches Veretos Mobile Video System for Law Enforcement

Getac, a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced today its release of the Veretos Mobile Video System (MVS), an in-car mobile video recording system engineered for use in law enforcement vehicles to capture all activities in and around the vehicle as they happen. Designed for superior performance, expandability and ease of use, Getac's Veretos MVS incorporates several advanced features including extreme low-light video recording, secure and redundant recording capabilities, a high...

Governor Brown grounds California drone bills

California Gov. Brown vetoed down three measures over the weekend that sought to block drones from flying over schools or prisons, and which would have allowed emergency personnel to shoot down a drone if it came into a fire zone, John Howard reported in the Capitol Weekly. The governor said he was loathe to create new categories of criminal conduct...

How Wearables Can Improve Public Safety

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...

Incident Command and Control in the Age of the UAV

We’ve all seen the amazing, high-def drone videos that have been posted online, whether they have been spectacular images of incredible landscapes and scenery, or remarkable perspectives of cityscapes and more. But as UAV hobbyists seek to use their drones to capture remarkable images of emergency responses, we’ve seen how they are interfering with incident management and emergency mitigation.

Introducing the New Verus HD Digital Video System from Data911

Data911's new Verus HD Digital Video System is a complete mobile video management solution specifically designed for Public Safety and Law Enforcement agencies. Verus brings the very latest in-car video technology and is unique in that it utilizes open standards HD/IP cameras and can flexibly support a wide variety of configurations and special uses.

Justice Department Announces $20 Million In Funding To Support Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program

The Department of Justice has announced on May 1st a $20 million Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Partnership Program to respond to the immediate needs of local and tribal law enforcement organizations. The investment includes $17 million in competitive grants for the purchase of body-worn cameras, $2 million for training and technical assistance and $1 million for the development of evaluation tools to study best practices.

Local Florida Law Enforcement Demos Life-saving Technology for Schools

To ensure that communities are fully prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster, many school districts and their local police departments are conducting school safety exercises to test equipment and procedures. Earlier this month, the Orlando law enforcement community teamed up with the University of Central Florida (UCF), Valencia College, and Mutualink, a multimedia interoperable communications company, for a live demonstration of school safety technology.

Motorola Solutions Offers Public Safety Agencies Enhanced Eyes and Ears to Combat Crime

Motorola Solutions Inc. has announced the newest version of the MVX1000 Digital In-Car Video System R1.2 and Real-Time Video Intelligence R1.1 products that demonstrate Motorolas leadership in public safety video technology.

Motorola Solutions Transforms Body-Worn Cameras for Public Safety

Responding to law enforcement demand, Motorola Solutions is transforming body-worn cameras and digital evidence management with the debut of its first-ever, three-in-one combination body-worn video camera, radio speaker, and microphone along with a new, cloud-based content management system. Motorola Solutions' innovative end-to-end solution, the "Smart Interface" (Si) Si500 and Si300 Video Speaker Microphone (VSM)

Multiple Matrox Expander Units Drive Up to 16 Remote Call Center/EOC Displays

Matrox Graphics Inc. has announced a new software release for the Matrox Extio F2208 dual-monitor and Matrox Extio F2408 quad-monitor KVM extenders. The comprehensive package enables a variety of new multi-display configuration opportunities that includes support for two PCIe interface cards, main units and Extio F2408E Expander boxes to drive up to 16 displays - plus keyboard, mouse, audio and up to eight additional USB 2.0 ports - at a distance of up to 1 km from a single PC.

Mutualink Edge @Team Delivers Push-to-Talk Solution with Secure Video Sharing Capability

Mutualink has introduced Edge @Team - one of the first-ever Push-to-Talk (PTT) offerings to enable users to securely send and receive streaming video, voice and text in real time. The added "Push to See" functionality is extremely useful for law enforcement, public safety personnel, and any organization using PTT as part of their daily communications needs. Unlike alternative solutions, @Team exists on a nationwide, secure broadband network, enabling unprecedented inter-agency communication.

Mutualink's Technology Awarded Top Innovation Prize for School Safety

Mutualink has been awarded CQIA's Platinum Innovation Prize, Connecticut's premiere statewide award for innovation. Mutualink was recognized for its secure emergency communications and video sharing platform for schools - Mutualink K12. The K12 system dramatically improves school safety and security by directly linking school radios, telephone, intercom and video systems with police, fire, EMS, hospitals and other entities in emergency situations.

New Forms of Communication Technology for Law Enforcement in 2014

Law enforcement and military services have remained a big challenge even in the technology rich 21st century. Creating a safe environment for civilians and dissolving crime usually involves taking risks and maintaining effective communication methods. Nonetheless, meaningful progress has been made on that front. Here are some of the standout technologies for law enforcement in 2014.

New Verus "Solo" Standalone HD Digital Video System from Data911

Data911 is pleased to announce the release of the Verus “Solo,” a standalone configuration of our cutting edge Verus HD Digital Video System. The Solo contains all of the features and benefits of the Verus system with the additional ability to function autonomously without an in-vehicle PC running. Both Verus systems utilize open standards HD/IP cameras and can flexibly support a wide variety of configurations and special uses.

NICE Systems and CloudScann Provide a New Perspective on Security and Safety with Mobile App Solution

NICE and CloudScann partner on integrated mobile app, initially deployed at NJ TRANSIT, that vastly extends situational awareness and expedites critical response...

NPSTC Seeks Volunteers for Three New Broadband & Technology Working Groups

NPSTC's Governing Board recently approved the creation of three new Working Groups that will operate under the Broadband and Technology Committee. They are LMR to LTE Migration, Broadband Emerging Technologies, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Robotics. Please sign up in the next 2 weeks to receive materials and meeting information. Work will begin in January.

Santa Clara, Calif., Protects Against Drone-Based Threats During Large Public Events

An article by Eyragon Eidam posted at emergencymgmt.com reported on a new ordinance passed by the Silicon Valley city of Santa Clara, Calif., intended to protect its citizens from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Shaping the Framework For Drones In Emergencies - EENA Working Group On Drones Publishes White Paper

In June 2015, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) launched a Working Group on Drones, which now gathers 85 members from 30 countries worldwide. The working group has completed its initial work and has just published a white paper on “Remote Piloted Airborne Systems (RPAS) and the Emergency Services.”

Surge in Body Worn Camera Requests from Law Enforcement and Government Agencies: The Latest

Being a topic that continues to be towards the forefront of the news cycle and a technology increasingly in demand by law enforcement, government, military, and other entities, Bill Culhane, from BidPrime, and I collaborated on the following update to our original analysis. We submit that most will agree that body worn camera technology is no longer a "recent addition to the US public lexicon."

Teaching Drones to Find Lost Hikers

Scientists in Switzerland are developing drones that can pick out forest trails as skillfully as an expert hiker. The drones use a color camera to identify footpaths through wooded areas and are equipped with deep neural network software that has been programmed to recognize the signs of a trail and to avoid overhanging branches and vegetation. Though the drones are still in development, they could one day help rescue teams find lost hikers.

The Edesix VideoBadge - Body Worn Cameras for Public Safety & Security Professionals

The VideoBadge series from Edesix consists of easy-to-use, robust and secure body worn cameras (BWC), capable of efficiently recording evidence-ready HD video and audio footage. Together with Edesix’s custom developed VideoManager software, these BWCs offer frontline workers the capability to deter aggression, capture evidential footage and store & share data from a multitude of locations.

Tokyo Police to Deploy Net-Carrying Drone to Catch Rogue Drones

In order to stop suspicious-looking drones from flying into restricted airspace near government buildings, Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Japan hopes to use its own unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to snare these rogue drones.

UAV uses in Search and Rescue Operations to be Explored in Reno Symposium

The first-ever symposium on the uses of aerial robotics systems and autonomous vehicles for emergency first responders is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno April 6-8.

Underwriters Laboratories Seeks PS Input on Performance Standard for Video Systems Used by Public Safety

At the request of the public safety community, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) has begun development of a performance standard for tactical (e.g., hand-deployed, covert placement, robot-mounted) and operational (e.g., body-worn) video camera systems. UL is seeking input from end users to determine needs and requirements: who uses which systems, when and how they are typically used, and what features are used

Video: Drones give emergency responders bird's-eye view of Utah flash flooding

The Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) has released new video showing the spot where flash floods started in Hildale and Colorado City. The emergency division was able to follow the flood path and get up close and far-away looks, proving drones are becoming a valuable resource for emergency responders in disaster areas.

VIEVU Announces LE3, Its First HD Wearable Camera for Law Enforcement & Security Industry

VIEVU the industry leader in body worn video (BWV) has announced the availability of its LE3, a major upgrade to the company's industry-leading wearable. The LE3 is a highly secure HD video camera designed for law enforcement's usability and evidence standards.

VIEVU Integrates Net Transcripts Transcription Services into VERIPATROL Video Evidence Management System

VIEVU, a leader in body worn video (BWV) for law enforcement, security, and emergency responders, announced a partnership with Net Transcripts that will integrate transcription and translation service into VERIPATROL, its highly secure video evidence management software, to provide rapid and cost effective transcription from video evidence collected in the field for later use in the courtroom.

VP360 Argus Solution Meets Body-Worn Camera Mandates With More Control at Lower Cost

VP360 is proud to announce the latest in Body Camera Solutions. The Argus BCS is a secure, reliable, infinitely scalable, and fully supported digital body camera solution for law enforcement and other users. It’s easy to use, cost-effective, and can be configured with a number of options designed to meet agencys' operational and budgetary needs.

What You Need To Know About the "Video Quality in Public Safety" Initiative

FirstResponder.gov, a section of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate that provides first responders with information on technology, resources, programs, and the like, has posted the Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) video. This 100-second-long overview of the VQiPS program is intended to assist the first responder community in clearly defining and communicating their video quality needs.

Zetron Releases Updated management software for Video Surveillance System

Zetron, a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions worldwide, has announced the release of updated video-management software that is part of Zetron's Video Surveillance System offering. The Video Surveillance System includes a variety of IP-cameras, recorders, video-storage devices, and an integrated access-control system with badging functionality, as well as the video-management software.

 
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