Verizon to Roll Out Video Streaming, Vehicle Tracking for First Responders

Verizon Wireless will roll out wireless gear and services to help first responders prepare for crises at Alameda County Urban Shield 2011, a homeland security training exercise, taking place Monday through Wednesday.

Verizon will integrate LiveCast live video streaming, which monitors multiple sources and tracks location in real-time. Verizon will also introduce XORA, a field-force management application that tracks SWAT-team vans; Blue Force, a hand-launched video equipped drone and K9 tracker solution with wireless sensors, video and facial recognition equipment; and FuzeBox, a solution for video conferencing and data sharing on tablets between mobile command centers and local crisis simulation sites.

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