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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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M2M champions teamed up to create speedy solution during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games

During the recent London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics a number of technologies were chosen to be trialled in conjunction with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), and the Security Innovation & Technology Consortium (SITC). One of those technologies was Over-C, an innovative software application company using NFC handsets for asset tracking and procedural compliance. Over-C had been selected to track the police speed boats operating on the river Thames. Over-C needed to find an effective solution for communication of critical information and maintaining reliable connectivity was key.

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Numerex and Alcohol Monitoring Systems Announce Expansion of Breakthrough Wireless Alcohol Monitoring Solutions

ATLANTA and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2012 -- Numerex Corp (NASDAQ: NMRX), a leading provider of on demand and interactive machine-to-machine (M2M) enterprise solutions, announced today from MobileCon™, its collaboration with Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. (AMS) to develop groundbreaking continuous alcohol monitoring products for criminal justice use.

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Politics Get Connected

If you’ve turned on the news at all during the past few days, you’ve heard about the 2012 Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte, N.C. You’ve likely heard about the speeches—what has been said or left unsaid—and the ensuing political debates regarding policy and ideology. What you may not have heard, however, is how connected technology is helping to run this major political event, and how important a behind-the-scenes M2M (machine-to-machine) deployment can be to this type of operation.

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Smart Solutions to Keep Track of Devices

In today’s connected world, it seems most consumers own a mobile device, such as a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop computer. As these devices become more widespread, they are also becoming more important, often housing critical data that, if stolen or compromised, could be devastating. This concern is especially prevalent among businesses, which are increasingly supporting devices as part of the enterprise through initiatives such as BYOD (bring your own device).

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KU Teams up against Distracted Driving

At this year’s 2012 Connected World Conference, KU (The University of Kansas) presented its work toward designing a “smarter” automotive dashboard console that reduces driver distraction while also meeting consumers’ needs in today’s connected world. Now, the KU Center for Design Research has announced it will partner with Voice Assist, www.voiceassist.com, to further promote awareness against the dangers of driving while distracted.

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The Importance of Open Data during Emergencies

Social Media Meets Emergency Response

When Augmented Becomes Reality



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

M2M champions teamed up to create speedy solution during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games

Numerex and Alcohol Monitoring Systems Announce Expansion of Breakthrough Wireless Alcohol Monitoring Solutions



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