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.
There are many useful public-safety applications on the market today, but a constructive dialogue is needed between first responders and application developers to ensure that public safety’s needs are met in the future, according to speakers on an IWCE Virtual Show panel.
Ryan Seick, Motorola Solutions’ product manager and lead applications manager for public-safety devices, explains how the company’s Intelligent Data Portal (IDP) lets first-responder personnel leverage information from various data sources to improve situational awareness during an incident.
Rivada Networks CTO Clint Smith (a volunteer firefighter) talks about the impact that a FirstNet LTE system could have in the multiple-vehicle-accident scenario depicted in a recent white paper he wrote, as well as other public-safety scenarios that should be explored in the future.
Public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should be able to get much more accurate location data from 911 callers using wireless devices indoors by leveraging information provided by commercial infrastructure such as small cells, Wi-Fi systems and Bluetooth beacons, officials for the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) said in describing the details of the recent agreement struck with the four nationwide U.S. wireless carriers.
By George Rice, iCERT.By leveraging readily available technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, carriers can provide public-safety answering points (PSAPs) with better accuracy and dispatchable addresses that can be conveyed quickly to first responders when 911 emergency calls are made, even if the communication is initiated from a wireless device from inside a building.