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Thursday, July 23, 2015

National Institute of Justice Names Winners of Ultra-High Speed App Challenge



The National Institute of Justice has selected three entries to share the Ultra-High Speed (UHS) Application Challenge prize of $150,000. This Challenge encouraged software developers and public safety professionals to develop apps that could significantly improve public safety operations by using public domain data and UHS bandwidth systems to provide real-time and individually tailored information in rapidly evolving emergency situations.
  • City of Ammon, school emergency screencast application, First Prize, $75,000. This app works with a school's existing camera systems, UHS bandwidth and gunshot detection hardware to report gunshots and provide live video feed to first responders in real time.
  • City of Torrance, UHS mapping application, Second Prize, $50,000. This app empowers individual businesses, schools and other building owners to share their location and other data, such as maps, floor plans, parking structures, or dangerous chemicals lists, with first responders in real time via mobile device.
  • Forensic Logic, Inc., LEAP Network video application, Third Prize, $25,000. This network connects public CCTV with crime records and open-source GIS platforms, allowing law enforcement to search video feeds from a range of video management software live onsite or after a crime is reported.
Click http://nij.gov/funding/pages/fy13-ultra-high-speed-apps-challenge.aspx to learn more about the Challenge.

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