Charles Werner, National Information Sharing Consortium (NISC) chairman and fire chief for Charlottesville, Va., discusses the value of hackathons to public safety, as well as some of the applications developed at the recent hackathon conducted in conjunction with the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE) in New Orleans.
High-speed connectivity via FirstNet will let emergency-medical-service (EMS) personnel access and deliver information in a manner timely enough to save lives more often than today, according to FirstNet board member and EMS practitioner Kevin McGinnis.
Cisco Systems announces the launch of its City Operations Center platform, which is designed to let enterprise officials view myriad forms of information—video, sensor findings, location information and other data—in a “single pane of glass view,” according to Cisco Systems employees.
San Diego-based TriTech Software Systems today announced the acquisition of Tiburon. The deal expands TriTech’s customer base by more than 350 sites, which means that TriTech supports installations in 82 of the 100 largest municipalities in the United States, according to a company press release.
Public-safety and industry representatives spent much of Monday scrambling for information about the conditions to be included in the 911 location-accuracy proposed rules that are scheduled to be voted upon by FCC commissioners during Thursday’s open meeting.
NICE Systems and CloudScann announce an integrated solution that lets users document incidents in the field via their smartphones and enable two-way transmissions of text, photo and video information with a centralized command center.
SceneDoc CEO Alex Kottoor explains how the company’s mobile investigative management software helps law-enforcement officers perform tasks in the field more efficiently while keeping command officials informed about the status of ongoing cases.