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Offender Tracking Tech Enhances Public Safety

When it comes to public safety, there is little to no room for error. Luckily, in today’s connected world, there are connected devices and solutions that make it possible for health and safety professionals such as first responders and law-enforcement officials, among others, to access the realtime data they need to respond to emergencies and to keep the public as safe as possible.

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ORBCOMM Extends Reach in Government Market

Asset-tracking solutions impact many industries, from small businesses operating a fleet of 10 vehicles and some equipment to large-scale businesses involved in operations such as commercial transportation, vessel tracking, or homeland security. No matter what the size or scope of a business or organization, M2M solutions providing realtime GPS data for tracking and monitoring remote and fixed assets can add tremendous value.

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Service Members Can Get Help From App

Military personnel who suffer from distress can receive help from a new mobile app released by the Defense Dept., www.defense.gov. The Virtual Hope Box mobile application is designed to assist service members by focusing in on positive aspects of their lives.

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Valuable Data Allows Decisions on the Edge

A key question for both businesses and consumers when it comes to adopting M2M devices is “What is the value add?” For consumers, the value inherent in a connected device is often about efficiency; it makes life easier. In the enterprise sector, value can be more complicated to gauge. Gathering intelligence from devices and applications can have tremendous value, but only if the data is harnessed and only if the data leads to decisions.

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Certifications Get a Boost

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission), www.fcc.gov, has a big job when it comes to certifying cellular signal boosters. The organization needs to carefully balance the needs of consumers with potential interference to the wireless networks. As such, it recently adopted a new regulatory framework.

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The Importance of Open Data during Emergencies

Data isn’t necessarily associated with the term “life saving.” But perhaps that’s because, when in the correct context, it can keep us away from life-threatening situations, and guide us to safety and security during a crisis. At the heart of this process, of course, is M2M.

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Social Media Meets Emergency Response

Data can improve decisionmaking, whether it’s managing tank levels or dispatching repair trucks. Contextualizing this data can be even more helpful in interpreting and acting upon it. Location data is one way to provide context within an M2M-connected solution. For first responders who rely heavily on realtime data in the field, location can be a critical factor in creating context, and ultimately, situational awareness.

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When Augmented Becomes Reality

AR (augmented reality) continues to enhance reality with digital data. Most people are familiar with the idea of virtual technology, where users are “transported” into the digital world. We’ve seen it used in science fiction movies, video games, and the occasional off-the-wall product demonstration at industry trade shows. But could we AR make its case for business on a more consistent basis?

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Communities Turn to M2M for Public Works and Police

Local governments are learning to do more with fewer resources, and M2M technology is helping them balance the demands of services with the costs. For many public departments in the country, budgets are tight, and it’s important to use equipment and personnel in the most efficient way possible.

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Securus, Inc. Releases Android App for eZoom and eCare+Voice

CARY, NC, October 18, 2012 – Securus, Inc., proud maker of groundbreaking mobile safety and security products, today announced the release of the company’s first-ever Android app for its eZoom and eCare+Voice products. The new app enables customers to use their Android mobile devices as a tool to keep loved ones and valuables safe and provides caregivers with added peace of mind. The company also released new versions of its BlackBerry and iPhone apps to expand existing app service to Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

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Offender Tracking Tech Enhances Public Safety

ORBCOMM Extends Reach in Government Market

Service Members Can Get Help From App



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