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Exciting times indeed.  Our partnership with Wilcox Industries, Samsung, Providence UK, Tactical Equipements FR and VARSPEX (CA) plus active international engagement pushes Blueforce rapidly into global markets as we add new service providers, value added resellers, and technology partners. With these partnerships comes expansion into new geographies, here in the United States, but also globally. With these new geos comes the need to support a...

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It's hard to believe that the first recorded organized method of public lighting was deployed in 1417 by the Mayor of London, Sir Henry Barton. Residents were ordered to hang a lantern outside of their homes at nightfall. Even then, urban lighting was installed as a public safety measure, allowing residents to leverage illumination to avoid being attacked or mugged. Baltimore was the first city...

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Squishy Robotics builds rapidly deployable mobile sensing robots for disaster rescue, remote monitoring and space exploration. With a rich history of building technology for NASA, Squishy technology is at the fusion of robotics, mobile sensing, machine learning, big data fusion and smart IoT (Internet of Things). Blueforce Founder and CEO Michael Helfrich recalls that a common friend of both companies brought Squishy and Blueforce together. “Both...

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"Power to the Edge" is the name of a book written by Dave Alperts and Richard Hayes which describes a shift in the late 90’s to a threat model that required that we think differently about conflict and threats to our interests. The book describes technology frameworks that can deliver small unit swarming effects in time-collapsed decision environments to more quickly respond to, make sense...

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After a successful six-month phase 1, Canton Police Department is rolling out Wi-Fiber’s Connect-n-Protect platform, integrated with Blueforce, to four additional areas of Canton NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS, Blueforce Development Corporation, a leader in edge-based situational awareness and IoT/sensors for Smart Cities and Public Safety, today announced the expansion of the Canton, Ohio rollout of Wi-Fiber’s Connect-n-Protect platform, integrated with Blueforce, to four additional areas of Canton. This...

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The central thesis for the Blueforce IoT and shared situational awareness software platform began to form in 2008 after a meeting with a US DoD special operations commander who described a problem he was experiencing; one that we had heard several years prior during the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). This special operations group deployed with 18 or more body-worn or person carried...

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Blueforce helps cut through the onslaught of perishable edge IoT data by enabling collections of human, silicon, and AI endpoints that interact with the physical world with sense-making across the collective. Our new BlueforceLINUX IoT fusion platform was built to enable swarm intelligence in a soldier worn form factor and is optimized for CUBIC/DTECH's full line of tactical edge compute form factors, and screams on...

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