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Millions of U.S. workers, including those in the military and public safety, are exposed to heat in their workplaces, but also during training. Although illness from exposure to heat is preventable, every year, thousands become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some cases are fatal. Most outdoor fatalities, 50% to 70%, occur in the first few days of working in warm or hot environments because...

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Balancing privacy and public health, while providing real time informatics to detect “viral blooms” in Smart Cities The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an era of unprecedented uncertainty. For businesses, the virus has introduced unparalleled issues with business continuity, supply chain disruptions, and employee health. If there is one thing history has shown us, it's that pandemics are known to occur in waves. Infections spike, peak,...

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CANTON OHIO: It's home to the Football Hall of Fame, Kent State University, and now Wi-Fiber’s Smart City and Real Time Crime Center, powered by BlueforceEDGE, for distributed gunshot intelligence and more. Wi-Fiber manufactures a best-in-class Smart City Platform which leverages BlueforceEDGE to fuse a wide array of pluggable and dynamically adaptable sensors in the lamp head which include: Lighting control, two-way microphones, speakers, 4K...

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To help first responders handle the worldwide spread of COVID-19, Blueforce Development and Zebra have partnered closely to offer a situational awareness platform that can be rapidly deployed by law enforcement agencies. Blueforce provides an easy-to-use subscriber interface to securely connect with people, sensors, and AI services in seconds, using Zebra rugged mobile devices to capture data and remain connected in critical environments. Utilizing the...

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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 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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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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