Aegex Commits to a Second IoT and Emergency Response Demonstration
Atlanta, Ga. USA. (July 25, 2017) – Based on the success of the Operation Convergent Response (#OCR2017) event in June, Aegex Technologies LLC has rebranded its Research & Development division as AegexLabs, dedicated to developing and testing intrinsically safe Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in realistic, large-scale environments. Aegex has also committed to co-hosting a sequel Operation Convergent Response event that would further demonstrate IoT and emergency response technologies.
Partnering with Verizon and Nokia, Aegex co-hosted the first OCR event in June at the Guardian Centers training facility in Perry, Georgia, USA, where some 40 technology companies demonstrated emergency response technologies and a secure IoT ecosystem in realistic industrial and disaster scenarios.
More than 300 corporate and government guests witnessed cutting-edge technologies, ranging from drones to artificial intelligence sensors to robots, assist emergency responders in mock rescues. These staged scenarios, which included natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and industrial catastrophes, were monitored by the Aegex IoT Platform for Hazardous Locations and partner middleware and applications running on a secure Verizon network. The resulting communications system was the largest IoT test for hazardous locations using Aegex’s “intrinsically safe” equipment that is incapable of causing a spark that could ignite an explosion in combustible atmospheres.
“Guardian Centers and OCR2017 gave us a venue unlike any other in the world for AegexLabs to continue to develop leading-edge technologies for organizations that operate in hazardous locations. We look forward to bringing more technology companies to future events to continue developing collaborative platforms for solving IoT deployment challenges,” said Aegex CEO Thomas P. Ventulett. “Our customers and partners have requested a sequel event that will highlight new technology partners and demonstrate ways that hazardous industries, including oil & gas, chemical and others, can use IoT to improve efficiency and safety, both during crises or in everyday operations.”
OCR2017 demonstrated that, whether in a highly combustible chemical manufacturing plant, a cityscape where a natural disaster has occurred, or a location where a terrorist attack takes place, a secure, software-defined-perimeter (SDP)-based, inter-connected and intrinsically safe ecosystem of platforms can significantly aid operations personnel or emergency teams in responding to situations appropriately and quickly while reducing risk to responders and citizens.
The event showed how secure, rapidly deployable ad hoc network solutions, 4D visualization and other mission-critical solutions can resolve public/private sector interoperability and connectivity challenges, even in bandwidth-constrained, GPS-denied environments, and even while under cyber-attack.
See the Aegex recap video about OCR2017 here.
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About Aegex Technologies LLC
With world headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., USA, European headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands, sales offices in Southampton, UK and Dubai, UAE, and distributors worldwide, Aegex provides intrinsically safe mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for hazardous locations in oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, public safety and other industries with explosive environments. Aegex is the maker of the first globally certified intrinsically safe Windows 10 tablet and the first IoT Platform for Hazardous Locations, which can be used for real-time data and communications in hazardous locations where only specially designed equipment that will not ignite combustible atmospheres is permitted.