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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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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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Since 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has been shaping the law enforcement profession. The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition has been the foundation, providing leaders with new strategies, techniques, and resources they need to successfully navigate the evolving policing environment. IACP has been a leader in the law enforcement industry throughout it’s 125-year history. Join Blueforce in Orlando October 6-9, 2018...

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Smartphones and tablets are increasingly becoming a core computing platform for public safety. Moore's Law is alive and well specific to mobile compute with smartphones that are now faster than the mid-1980's Cray-2 Supercomputer. With the promise of FirstNet upon us, as well as hybrid cloud cognitive services that extend to the palm of your hand, the intelligent edge is here and the impact to...

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In any crisis – whether a natural disaster, a terror attack or an industrial catastrophe – every second counts. Blueforce is integrated into a live scenario event that puts the latest crisis response innovations in first responders’ hands to help save lives at Operation Convergent Response 2018 (#OCR2018).   The event is being held Nov. 5-8, 2018 at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Ga., USA, #OCR2018 will once...

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A Blueforce advisor told us very early on that to truly understand customer pain and the very problems we hoped to solve with our technology, we had to "live a week in the breach". So we did, and we continue to do so. We spend many, many weeks each year deployed alongside of intelligence analysts, far forward commanders, door kickers, CBRN responders, EOD, investigators, undercover...

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Blueforce, like most companies, works to attract a Board of Advisors. These are folks that have served in tactical and leadership positions in the markets we want to pursue. One of our most important mentors was a former Marine who was a senior executive in Donald Rumsfeld's (SecDef) Pentagon. He insisted that for Blueforce to really understand the challenges, we had to "spend a week...

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You and almost everyone you know carry a smart device. By 2020, some reports estimate that globally there will be approximately 20 billion smart devices in use. What’s the connection? Must be the voice communications, right? Or perhaps it’s the real-time internet access that we crave. Many of us already rely on smart devices for social interaction, connectivity, and business intelligence. These days, you and...

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General Stanley A. McChrystal (RET) will likely go down in history as a fundamental change agent in how we think about and organize to counter a very different 21st century threat model. His success in the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) was rooted in seeing our enemies as decentralized and autonomous fighting forces. They are not bound by treaty nor institutional rules of engagement, but...

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