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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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Distributed sense-making from K9 and military working dog sensor arrays deployed on Blueforce designed harness systems.  Learn more about Integrated K9 Operations for Special Tactics Teams using Blueforce, as broadcast on the Discovery Channel. ...

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Blueforce's new EDGEbox for Linux will Ship With Recognitional Plugins Given the tempo of operations and the collapsed decision space presented by increasingly non-predictive threats, we continue to hear a common refrain: decision makers want nothing to do with a big data problem when on target, or at an incident site. The “Commander” is too often drowning in data, yet desires an explicit collision of “sense-making”...

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Blueforce was founded with the idea that through our technology, we could have a positive impact on the world. Our products are created to enable organizations doing important things to keep their people safe and have the information that they need to make better informed and faster decisions to accomplish their missions and their goals. When we were approached by Tim Harry, owner of Severance...

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Situational awareness is a critical component for Incident Commanders making life and death decisions in time constrained environments. As the internet has matured, and public safety IoT/sensors are deployed, the commander now has access to a wide array of data that transcends mere location and map markups. With this proliferation of public safety sensors, drones, robotics, and now smart city infrastructure, the commander has an ever...

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