HomelandDefenseStocks. com: Wireless Data Communication Technology News for Emergency Response and Homeland Security
HomelandDefenseStocks. com, (HDS), an investor news portal for the Homeland Defense and Security Sector, is pleased to report on developments in Wireless Data Communications Technology for the emergency response and homeland security sectors. The utilization of wireless technology to communicate critical information to the right person at the right time during the early stages of an emergency event is critical to homeland security.
POINT ROBERTS, WA & Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 28, 2004
www. HomelandDefenseStocks. com, (HDS), an investor news portal for the Homeland Defense and Security Sector, is pleased to report on developments in Wireless Data Communications Technology for the emergency response and homeland security sectors. The utilization of wireless technology to communicate critical information to the right person at the right time during the early stages of an emergency event is critical to homeland security.
Wireless technology companies and systems integrators are competing for market share as wireless technology is utilized to move time-critical and time-sensitive information to and from first responders. Players in the sector since 9/11 include: Flarion Technologies Inc., a wireless broadband technology provider partnered with Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics TalkSECUREÂ wireless phone, RSA Security Inc. and small innovators like Aether Systems Inc, Roaming Messenger, Inc (OTCBB: RMSG) and Aegis Assessments Inc. The need for secure and reliable means of communications in homeland defense and emergency response is driving technology and innovation.
Wireless phone use has exploded, and so have wireless 9-1-1 calls. According to a July 20th report by Research and Markets, 150,000 cellular emergency 9-1-1 calls are made each day. ÂThis has enormous implications with respect to the design of our public safety system and overall how we approach homeland security, and how federal, state, and local officials develop and implement policy and allocate funds. Wall Street needs to understand how wireless 911 will be deployed, who the players are, and how allocated funds will flow and be utilized.Â (http://www. researchandmarkets. com (http://www. researchandmarkets. com)).
"Homeland security clearly represents an outstanding market opportunity for wireless broadband companies. This was proven in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when some Wireless Communications Association (WCA) member companies were recruited to install high capacity emergency systems in lower Manhattan and at the Pentagon. It has continued since with applications ranging from novel communications for the military and also, closer to home, in border security and police patrols. We think it important to recognize, however, that the government procurement process is quite different from the commercial market and thus requires different approaches. We have seen already that those who do not adapt will not succeed in this opportunity." Andrew Kreig, President, WCA (http://www. wcai. com (http://www. wcai. com)).
As wireless technology enters the sector, there have also been concerns addressed that wireless technology could potentially facilitate unauthorized access to wired networks and data by eavesdropping or theft. Richard Clarke, former special adviser to the President for cybersecurity, has stated that "industry needs to set security practices and assessments that will prevent terrorists from breaching wireless security".
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Roaming Messenger, Inc (OTCBB: RMSG)
Roaming Messenger, Inc. provides Âsmart courier" solutions for delivering real-time information for homeland security, emergency response, military and enterprise applications. Unlike solutions based on existing messaging technology such as e-mail, text messaging, and voicemail, Roaming Messenger packages time-critical information into "smart courier" packages. These packages automatically roam throughout the wired and wireless worlds - from mobile devices to desktop PCs to central servers - tracking down people and getting responses in real-time. To date, no other technology has been able to deliver this form of messaging.
FirstWatch's ÂEarly Warning BiosurvellianceÂ System monitors calls at 9-1-1 dispatch centers and automatically detects anomalies in call patterns. If, for example, an increase in respiratory problems is detected in a certain area, the FirstWatch system detects the anomaly and automatically dispatches an alert to the appropriate authority - the CDC or the Director of Health Services, police, fire, or other appropriate responder - alerting them to the fact that there is an increase in respiratory problems and that might indicate a bio-terror release or a SARS outbreak. The FirstWatch system has been chosen to protect more than 11 million people in 15 States.
"Our customers are at the city and county government level" says Todd Stout, founder and CEO of Stout Solutions Inc., parent company of FirstWatch. ÂMost of their budgets have been positively impacted from Homeland Security funding, but we are not a direct recipient. Roaming Messenger has a great product, and like most new advanced technologies, consumers need to be educated to the significance of the technology and really understand the need for secure info communication. Now that Roaming Messenger has integrated their technology into regular devices such as text messaging, we see it making further strides into the commercial pipeline."
FirstWatch and Roaming Messenger have entered an agreement to use their system to deliver time-critical information relating to 9-1-1 anomalies to public safety agencies, emergency management organizations and public health agencies, tracking down the appropriate individuals and allowing them to interact directly with the FirstWatch system.
Other Companies in the sector:
Aether Systems, Inc. - a wireless data solutions company - recently announced the Peabody, Massachusetts Police Department has officers with their wireless handheld devices to help fight crime. Aether's PocketBlue(TM) handheld solution allows officers performing duties outside their squad cars to access criminal information quickly and securely.
Aegis Assessments Inc provides wireless security solutions to public safety agencies and commercial security companies with SafetyNetÂ Wireless Life Safety System. It is designed to provide facility managers with an emergency management system that includes broadband video, audio, and other data from life safety devices that can be shared with public safety agencies.
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