By John Black, Vice President—Federal, Blueforce Development Corp. An Eye-opening Moment and Genesis of S2S-AI Rapid Prototyping Next week, at the Wilcox Industries Range Day at SHOT Show, outside Las Vegas, Blueforce will provide a live fire demonstration of Sensor-to-Shooter Artificial Intelligence (S2S-AI), a proof-of-concept of IoT data fusion, applied to a sniper scenario, one year after its inception. On a sunny day, last January on the range at the
Zello PTT Launches as First Tactical PTT Plugin for BlueforceTACTICAL and BlueforceCOMMAND Land mobile radio (LMR) systems, featuring public safety-grade radios and infrastructure, have been the historical “go-to” technology for military and first responders for mission-critical voice and “push to talk” (PTT) communications. For decades, PTT in the military and first responder sectors was provided exclusively by agency-owned LMR systems. All of that is changing. Mature and highly available broadband
A Blueforce advisor told us very early on that to truly understand customer pain and the very problems we hoped to solve with our technology, we had to “live a week in the breach”. So we did, and we continue to do so. We spend many, many weeks each year deployed alongside of intelligence analysts, far forward commanders, door kickers, CBRN responders, EOD, investigators, undercover officers, MWD/K9 units, and others.
General Stanley A. McChrystal (RET) will likely go down in history as a fundamental change agent in how we think about and organize to counter a very different 21st century threat model. His success in the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) was rooted in seeing our enemies as decentralized and autonomous fighting forces. They are not bound by treaty nor institutional rules of engagement, but by ideology. To counter an
Blueforce Announces General Availability of BlueforceEDGE Azure IoT Plugin for Real-Time Stream Analytics Our industry talks a lot about the importance of information, but what often goes missing is any consideration of the PERISHABILITY of information. That is, some bits of data have a shelf life measured in minutes and hours, where other bits hold value for days, months, and even years. Blueforce chose to innovate on the former in
Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) has become a core focus given the potential for executing special operations missions in or near sites suspected of manufacturing, storing, or supporting weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to include chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN). A generation ago, regimes with access to these munitions were limited to developed and relatively stable nation states. However, the operating environment has drastically changed, as less stable regimes and
Counter-terrorism operations take so many shapes across the national security landscape. We have been there first hand, from Iraq to the African continent, to New York City. Our heros in New York City present one way, while our friends who jump into new found tunnels on the border present another. Our participation in Military Working Dog programs and how they leverage our technology never ceases to amaze us. In all
Recent terrorist attacks and active shooter incidents have shared a common similarity: 100’s of armed responders from many agencies descending on the scene to help neutralize the situation. With that comes not only a radio interoperability problem, but a command interoperability problem. Blueforce products were specifically designed to enable secure “small unit swarming”, an ability for responders from diverse agencies, to rapidly form responder networks to counter coordinated and simultaneous
Laws are not enforced from a desk. They are enforced out in the world on our streets and highways by brave men and women who face unpredictable and constantly evolving threats. The Blueforce Mobile Command & Control solution leverages Blueforce’s patented mobile and sensor fusion technology and Microsoft’s powerful Azure platform to provide the law enforcement community with an operational advantage, enabling better informed and faster tactical decision making. BlueforceCOMMAND
Blueforce is proud to announce that we have been named one of the “Top 10 Homeland Security Solution Providers” by CIOReview magazine. In a world dominated by asymmetric threats, a split second’s delay in command decision can drive the success or failure of a mission. In such a scenario, ensuring that the right person at the right time receives actionable information is essential for mission success. Driven to empower homeland
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