Boston Bombings Show the Value of Connections

April 29, 2013

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, recently commented on the Boston Marathon bombings. Highlighting ELERTS, she stated, "Systems such as ELERTS’ are making use of this huge resource as a way of improving public safety."

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The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials Launch Application Community Website

April 23, 2013

Today the Association of Public Safety Communicaitons (APCO) International launched the Application Community– “AppComm” – a new website dedicated to public safety and emergency response apps for use by the general public, app developers, and first responders.

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Boston Marathon bombing shows problems with cell phone networks

April 22, 2013

During the Boston Marathon, our Chief Architect Tim Bryan was just outside of Copley Square in Boston when the two bombs went off. Unable to place phone calls and having poor SMS service, he successfully submitted a text-only report through our app. This proved that the best chance to get a message out is via the data network.

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MARTA’s See & Say App

April 5, 2013

A short video explaining MARTA's new app for reporting suspicious or dangerous situations to the MARTA police. Watch the video

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New “See & Say” App Lets Customers Text MARTA Police

March 29, 2013

"MARTA is today launching a free smartphone application that empowers customers to send texts and photos to the transit system’s police department about suspicious activity wherever and whenever their devices are in range of cellular service." Read the article

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ELERTS Partners With MARTA

March 27, 2013

ELERTS teamed up with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to launch their second ELERTS TRANSIT™ public safety initiative. With the See & Say App, designed specifically for MARTA, riders can quickly and effortlessly inform MARTA Police if they witness suspicious activity.

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Emerging Technology Forum

January 29, 2013

January 30th-31st, 2013 Our Founder and Executive Vice President Chris Russo will be speaking at the Emerging Technology Forum in Anaheim, CA. The Emerging Technology Forum is a two-day event created to meet the needs of public safety communications professionals who want an overview of technologies that are on the horizon. The landscape of public safety communications is ever-changing and…

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Distract, Deafen and Drench Active Shooters

December 17, 2012

How to reduce casualties during School shootings... Something needs to be done.  Strategies for reacting to active shooters inside a school are not working. Last week we witnessed another “you’ll never take me alive” attack. While there is no simple solution to prevent active shooters, we certainly can improve the odds of survival for people inside a building, under attack.…

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ELERTS EscortMe – protection for students walking near their campus

October 16, 2012

Smartphone app automatically notifies campus police if a student is in distress. EscortMe is a new personal safety service provided by ELERTS Corporation. When a campus subscribes to the ELERTS service, students, staff or others concerned about their personal safety may engage a virtual campus escort via their smartphone. See the 1 minute video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izCxLWz45No How it works EscortMe…

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Digging our New Digs

September 20, 2012

We're settling into our new offices here in Weymouth, MA and are excited about it as a sign of our Company's growth. It's always interesting trying to find new space that fits your dev team, sales team and executive team – I've been through it enough to know the sorts of layouts that foster the "all for one, one for…

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