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Digital Workflows triggering Emergency Instructions via Samsung MagicINFO-enabled Displays and Axis Public Address Speakers Every day, our physical and digital worlds become increasingly intertwined, presenting opportunity for investments in a future of continuous and lasting change. This is true of Smart Cities, but also Safe Schools and Smart Campuses. This digitalization of the cyber-physical world is especially promising for schools to realize opportunities and overcome challenges...

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Since the founding of public education, schools have been charged with the safety of children in their care – a duty to protect. Recent events have shaken the sense of serenity and security that has characterized most school campuses. While the risk of serious violence on school campuses is remarkably low, particularly in its most extreme forms, the potential consequences can be devastating and long-lasting...

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Arcanum Africa and Blueforce Development Corporation have signed a reseller agreement for Arcanum to bring Blueforce into defense, public safety, personal security, and wildlife/environmental protection in South Africa. Arcanum provides a variety of products and professional services which include state of the art AI and computer vision using interior and exterior autonomous smart drones, broad area mesh communications, ruggedized surveillance systems, and now the entire...

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The first 72 hours after a natural/manmade disaster are critical hours that make or break the speed of recovery. Power is gone. Terrestrial communications are denied if available at all. Worse, a nonpredictive inter-agency mash-up is about to hit and with it comes an interoperability nightmare. The ability to positively impact recovery requires communications and the rapid standup of mobile command in denied, disparate, and...

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New edge-based stream analytics tool that delivers gender and age group recognitional support for a wide array of IoT and content orchestration applications for public safety, smart cities, and retail Blueforce Development Corporation, a leader in edge-based IoT sensor fusion, cueing, and autonomous orchestration today launched Blueforce Demographics Plugin, a composable service that delivers ultra-low latency gender and age group identification for use alongside of other...

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SPOKANE, WASHINGTON – JUNE 2, 2022 – Unifire, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mission Ready Solutions Inc. (“Mission Ready“) (TSX Venture: MRS) (OTCQX: MSNVF), proudly announces that it has secured terms with Blueforce Development Corporation (Blueforce) for their turnkey solutions, including IoT/sensors communication platform, through a distribution agreement for the United States, Canada and Latin America. Blueforce’s edge-based situational awareness solutions deliver real-time actionable insight to...

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Complex emergency management is fundamentally a lesson in organized chaos where accountability is a core foundational element of shared situational awareness. Knowing where to find what you need can be as chaotic given that response assets — the vehicles, equipment, autonomous platforms — are rarely in one place and scattered throughout an area of operation. Asset inventory coupled with resources and capability on a "single...

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Battlefield, disaster response, and public safety sustainment is both an art and science; it’s about synchronizing, integrating, and transporting commodities in a highly “just-in-time” manner to provide maneuver and incident commanders with freedom of action, extended operational reach, and prolonged endurance. As it turns out, the “science” of sustainment is not terribly difficult as it is grounded in basic math and computation, based on real-time...

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For decades now, public safety Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems have provided a reliable, albeit geographically limited, communications backbone and baseline for related command and control systems for public safety agencies. These legacy LMR systems are often limited to the geographic areas of the agency/agencies being served and, in many cases, there may be multiple public safety LMR systems in the same geographic area using...

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The intelligence community has been warning for some time about “home made” explosive and chemical weapons, many of which can be fashioned from materials bought at Home Depot or the local pool supply store. Fast forward to Saturday March 14, 2015 when leaders in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq provided the Reuters news organization with soil and clothing samples taken by the peshmerga from...

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Much like military conflict, manmade and natural disasters present similar challenges of uncertainty, complexity and variability. These time-constrained and chaotic decision environments require rapid adaptation and an ability to pivot quickly to changes in the environment. The complexity of the event, coupled with time compressed decision space and the severity of the potential consequences, creates conditions that are unforgiving of error. Given the austere and...

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The relationship between weather and emergency management (not to mention emergency preparedness) is fundamental and can be quite complicated. Weather causes many of the disasters that require an emergency response, yet awareness of conditions is essential for management of incidents unrelated to weather as the cause. For sure, meteorological awareness can have a profound effect managing the extent of destruction to life and property to...

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