Public Safety

Scroll down for news about Aegex’s annual public safety technology event with Verizon and Nokia and Guardian Centers Disaster Preparedness Training

Aegex intrinsically safe solutions are trusted by public safety organizations to connect first responders and other emergency personnel during times of disaster and everyday operations. Emergency response teams need a fail-proof mobile communications solution for mission-critical operations in HazMat (hazardous materials) environments, including chemical spills, earthquakes, and other disasters.

aegex10TM Intrinsically Safe tablets can capture data at a ground-zero site where explosive materials might be present. The devices also have emergency response and man-down functionality that notify designated team members and authorities of the exact GPS coordinates where immediate help is needed. Even biometrics or thermal imagery can be transmitted to the appropriate recipients in real time using extra accessories that attach to Aegex tablets. The aegex10TM IS is customizable for all personnel and command centers involved in emergency operations.

Aegex tablets run Windows 10 OS and various emergency management software. First responder teams can use Aegex tablets to:

  • Enhance situational awareness with GIS-based data collection and transmission
  • Improve incident response with first responder health monitoring
  • Organize real-time triage for dynamic care
  • Manage hazardous material and safety plans

Because they are certified intrinsically safe, or incapable of igniting flammable materials that may be present in hazardous environments, they are the ideal solution for public safety.


Aegex at Guardian Centers Disaster Training Facility

The Guardian Centers of Georgia, one of the largest disaster preparedness training facilities in the United States, hosts Aegex, Verizon and Nokia for what has become an annual public safety technology showcase, "Operation Convergent Response (OCR)." See more information about this spectacular event here

The Guardian Centers also invites Aegex to test its intrinsically safe solutions with first responders and other private and public security and defense organizations during various training exercises. See a Case Study below.

Guardian Center
Case Study 1: Operation Convergent Response 2017

Aegex, Verizon and Nokia hosted a emergency response technology showcase at the Guardian Centers in June 2017 to highlight new technologies that can be used by first responders and security/defense teams in disaster situations. The event, Operation Convergent Response 2017, staged realistic disasters - terrorist attack, tornado, chemical plant explosion, and more - and had emergency response personnel test new technologies that aided their efforts.

Aegex tested its intrinsically safe IoT Platform for Hazardous Locations in the chemical plant explosion scenario, where Aegex IoT sensors detected anomalies in conditions leading up to the disaster. Emergency personnel used Aegex tablets to communicate and evaluate data in real time for quicker and more efficient response. See more details here

Case Study 2: Disaster Response Training

Disaster response teams from across the U.S., including the New York Fire Department’s All Hazard Incident Management Team, Georgia Search and Rescue, and a specialized United States Marine Corps unit, among others, came to the Guardian Centers to practice disaster response plans and skills during a multi-agency, realistic disaster training event. The teams, comprised of more than 400 firefighters, EMS rescue personnel, and other first responders, needed a mobile communications system to collaborate in real time. Personnel in the field required intrinsically safe devices that could enter hazardous environments, plus run a uniform platform that included Windows 10, to seamlessly connect to their command centers and all other groups and users.

They found their solution in the aegex10TM Intrinsically Safe Tablet. The first responders and their command centers used Aegex tablets to communicate and manage data in real time. Teams utilized various disaster response software on the tablets, including: First responder apps by Global Emergency Resources (GER) A multi-platform emergency management solution by the COBRA Division of Defense Group Inc. A remote video collaboration tool by HelpLightning An emergency alert tracking device and app by WheribleGPS Deploying these and other emergency management applications, Aegex tablets provided a full mobile disaster preparedness and response solution for the Guardian Centers training event.