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Gemalto provides IoT data to US emergency services

Steve Rogerson
October 29, 2015
Dutch company Gemalto is delivering actionable, up-to-the minute data to first responders in the USA. Working with Intrado, a provider of emergency service technology, Gemalto's cloud-based Sensor Logic application enablement platform translates important data and sends alerts to emergency teams to improve response times and outcomes, while continuously monitoring developments as they occur. 
"We selected Gemalto technology based on their wide range of expertise in IoT projects of all sizes," said Kevin Coyne, VP of products at Colorado-based Intrado. "With proven technology and support from Gemalto plus our longstanding experience in emergency services, our solution makes it easy to go from concept to field deployment."
Data from remote sensors are collected by the platform, which transforms it into easy-to-use information and Intrado's middleware, developed with assistance from Prodapt, automatically sends it to first responders via a secure web portal and SMS alerts. Through an app on a smartphone, tablet or other connected device, live information from operations is always at their fingertips including dynamic weather conditions, video footage from IP cameras and GPS location of incidents.
The constant flow of information gives first responders a better understanding of complex emergency situations allowing them to arrive prepared to execute rescue missions.
"After the detailed evaluation, we chose Gemalto's Sensor Logic platform, which helped us as a system integrator to develop, integrate with devices and deploy the emergency aware services – both web and mobile applications," said Meena Krishnan, vice president at Indian company Prodapt. "With well-defined APIs, test bed and round-the-clock technical support, Prodapt was able toassist Intrado with the end-to-end implementation using the Sensor Logic platform seamlessly."
Juan Carlos Lazcano, vice president of M2M for North America at Gemalto, added: "The Sensor Logic cloud-based M2M solution gives safety and rescue teams more actionable data to pull from when they are making decisions on day-to-day activities or during time-sensitive and urgent response situations. Our flexible and ruggedised platform can work across many use cases depending on the need, whether it is mission critical, track or trace, or even a more connected experience when camping."