Month: July 2012

Emergency response full-3D tracking app tested by Charlotte PD

Charlotte PD recently tested a new emergency response app which runs on an Ipod and which tracks peoples location using WiFi and renders it in full 3-D. The Effective Emergency Response Communication (EERC) System uses complete 3D-mapped models of the

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A reminder: the shift in emergency communications is far from complete

Over on the Emergency Management website I came across this excellent article by Patrice Cloutier. By Patrice Cloutier In the recent weeks, I’ve been deployed to the sites of major incidents to help coordinate emergency information and support command as

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New Tech Brings New Issues to Public Safety Agencies

In Osceola County, Fla., Special Operations Lt. Amaury Murgado is admittedly an old-school guy. Although Murgado said he has come around to the idea of all the technology on the job, he bristles when it’s not used properly as one

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5 Ways Emergency Managers Should Use YouTube

Producing videos and posting them online takes more time than posting a message on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, but YouTube is a key way for emergency managers to get their messages to residents. Why is that? More

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Better Incident Management with ADASHI Systems COP Solution

Bob Pessemier over on the Emergency Management website has an article about an interesting suite of software that let’s you manage & track your emergency response actions. Introduction No matter the size or complexity of an incident, data and information

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‘Maximizing Mobile’ Report Highlights Development Potential of Mobile Communications

The new World Bank study says that about three-quarters of planet’s population now has access to a mobile phone. Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to

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L-3 GCS will build VSAT units for US special forces

L-3 Communications will be developing and supplying a special VSAT satcom unit based on L-3’s Hawkeye III product for American special forces. L-3’s subsidiary, L-3 GCS, received a five-year contract potentially worth $500 million from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM.)

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Pioneering Accelerator to Drive Use of Innovative Technology to Support Nonprofit Sector

NEW YORK, NY, Jul 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Today, FEGS Health and Human Services, one of the largest and most diversified health and human service organizations in the country, and its subsidiary company, All Sector Technology Group, a

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RELIEF/JIFX event @ Camp Roberts.

Some months ago Cat Graham of Humanity Road introduced us to one of the people running the  RELIEF events at the Naval Postgraduate School. The RELIEF events are the mecca for anyone working with technology in disaster response situations. Quoting

Cellphone disaster preparedness.

Cecil County, Maryland has put a page on their emergency management website outlining how to prepare your cellphone for disaster situations.  They not only point out how to use your cellphone during a disaster but also what to think of when

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