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It’s the same kit we have deployed for more than 10 years for border counter-terrorism joint task forces. A kit that is airline checkable (46 lbs; 32" L x 20" W x 9" H) and provides communications, sensor fusion, and a distributed common operating picture that crosses domains, agencies, and networks. More importantly, a kit that isn’t confined to a single vehicle and...

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It would be an understatement to say that pandemics aren’t the norm for today's crisis managers. While we have trained and prepared for years on man made mass casualty scenarios (which have included training scenarios built on nation state actors initiating biological attacks), who would have thought a previously unknown virus would emerge from a wet market in Asia, and then one that could be...

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The Pandemic Response Hackathon to hack COVID-19 started this past Friday at 1600P EDT and continues through the weekend. The Pandemic Response Hackathon is a virtual hackathon aimed at better understanding and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and future pandemics. The goal of the hackathon is to bring public health professionals alongside the technology community’s talent to contribute to the world’s response to the pandemic....

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The Pandemic Response Hackathon to hack COVID-19 started this past Friday at 1600P EDT and continues through the weekend. The Pandemic Response Hackathon is a virtual hackathon aimed at better understanding and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and future pandemics. The goal of the hackathon is to bring public health professionals alongside the technology community’s talent to contribute to the world’s response to the pandemic....

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Blueforce has been a huge proponent of the Kyocera DurForce PRO2 for years now because of the military-grade ruggedness and resilience, but also it's immense utility for hazardous environments. The device boasts IP68 waterproof and dust proof certification (to 2m/6.5ft deep for up to 30 minutes) and Military Standard 810G for protection against shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation,...

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It has been called many names: distributed cloud, fog computing, and 4th generation data center, but with the impending mass deployment of 5G a variant of distributed cloud is more commonly referred to as "multi-access edge computing" or "MEC". The idea behind MEC is to deliver compute, bandwidth, and micro services much closer to the end user and IoT devices for faster and more informed...

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Squishy Robotics and Blueforce Development Corporation are working to integrate our technologies to provide an improved user interface (UI) experience for our customers by enabling the data obtained from Squishy Robots to be displayed and shared on the Blueforce software platform. Blueforce, which is based in Newburyport, Massachusetts, provides advanced sensor fusion/data sharing capabilities for enhanced tactical decision support and situational awareness. At present, the Squishy...

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Announcing Blueforce Discovery Services V2 plugin for BlueforceEDGE The movie Jurassic Park features an enjoyable scene where Ian Malcom (played by Jeff Goldblum) attempts to explain chaos theory to Dr. Sattler (played by Laura Dern) where he drops a bead of water onto Sattler’s knuckle and shares how “tiny variations, the orientation of hairs on your hand, the amount of blood distending your vessels vastly affects...

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Sensitive site exploitation (SSE) missions are often conducted far forward and without the luxuries of time and assured security. Analysis of site information has traditionally required network backhaul which has often proved elusive in electronic warfare-contested or space-contested operational environments. Even under ideal conditions, onsite forces face difficult challenges of making sense from, the volume, variety, and velocity of data encountered. Teams need to collect...

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Blueforce Selected by Verizon as first of 15 Transformative Technologies for Public Safety WASHINGTON, DC – Verizon continues to demonstrate its commitment to the public safety industry through action. Today, in partnership with Responder Corp, Verizon announced five participating companies for the first cohort of the 5G First Responder Lab, a first-of-its-kind innovation incubator that will give leading first responder technology companies from around the globe...

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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...

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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...

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