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TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
At the largest IoT event in North America, 150+ developers had an opportunity to test out a set of new Intelligent Environment Service APIs from GE Current and compete for the $10,000 IoT for Cities Hackathon grand prize. The Ciklum team won and this post takes you through the APIs they used.
Even in the age where services such as OnStar from General Motors can be used to call for help in the event of an automobile accident, seconds still matter when it comes to major trauma injuries. As part of an effort to save more lives by relaying critical information faster, Rave Mobile Safety and public safety officials from King County, Washington, in cooperation with automotive providers of telematics data such as OnStar, demonstrated how APIs are being used to stream information in real time to the call centers manned by emergency services personnel.
Most people don’t tend to think of APIs as a potentially life threatening issue. But the folks at Rave Mobile Safety have determined that giving first responders access to a wide variety of data sources can save lives. A new Smart911Connect offering from Rave Mobile Safety allows emergency response centers accessing the company’s Smart911 database to leverage a set of APIs to access everything from building floor plans to healthcare records.
Rave Mobile Safety, a campus and public safety software solutions provider, has announced the launch of Smart911Connect, a service that connects public safety answering points (PSAPs) with approved third party sources of relevant emergency response data. The data is aggregated and delivered via a set of brand new web APIs.
In the case of emergencies such as serious accidents, bomb scares, severe weather conditions, equipment failure or fires and floods, it would be good to know that there's an accurate notification system to keep you informed and ready to react if necessary. AMTELCO’s RED ALERT API is an emergency notification system that is designed to save time, reduce errors and speed up overall response times.
It's been over a month since an explosion on an off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico started leaking millions of gallons into the ocean. As with other major events, developers create mashups to help make sense of and consume the massive amounts of news available. Below are three examples of such sites, with a focus on the latest crisis.
The Haitian earthquake disaster prompted a quick response from tech companies, who have provided practical applications to aid in the disaster response. The Microsoft Translator Team has pitched in by announcing that Creole, a language spoken by nearly 80% of Hatians, is now supported in its language translation service Bing Translator.