When a conversation turns to interoperability, most public safety people talk about radios. But interoperability can be so much more. It can also include data and software applications. Meaning you can connect all of your software applications and radios together, have them all talking to each other and create a “super-application”. This super-application creates an operational network that is more useful and functional than the separate pieces. Interoperability makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts. Aristotle would be proud.
Covia Labs has developed a way to get all of your data, software applications, and communication devices (yes, including radios) to connect and operate together. This is interoperability on a grand scale.
The Connector and Connected Applications are at the core of the Covia interoperability solution. The Connector and Connected Applications adapt to the configuration and capabilities of a wide range of communication devices, computers, cameras, sensors, operating systems, servers, and information systems so they can all to work together and exchange data and information.
The Covia Labs Alert & Respond application can then coordinate and present the data and information from other applications in an operationally useful way. Alert & Respond is an emergency response collaboration software product connects existing radio systems and software applications. It creates secure ad hoc networks across cell phones, computers, cameras and other devices. It also deploys automatically and combines voice, video, text, GPS locations and maps to give dispatchers, incident commanders, and first responders situational awareness and integrated information.
What Sets Them Apart
A unique feature of Alert & Respond is that the information can be sent out to other agencies, police and fire departments, federal agencies, and even to the public using whatever devices they already use. The result is interoperability and collaboration that is fast, efficient, reliable, and very secure.
Covia Labs solution are smart enough to deploy securely, synchronize and adapt across a wide array of devices, sensors, servers & protocols, and make them all work as one. They can help you agency:
- Rapidly form teams of personnel that can effortlessly share messages, media, positions and control.
- Establish reliable and secure interoperability across a wide range of mobile phones, radios, communicators, sensors, and protocols.
- Deploy the solutions quickly and easily in the field through automatic configuration management.
- Operate securely over commercial carrier networks.
- Leverage inexpensive and popular smartphones and e-pads
Effective and efficient emergency response depends on access to information. Interoperability facilitates access to information. If you want interoperability on a large scale, check out Covia Labs. As Covia Labs would put it - “Know more. Do more. Change the game.”
Company Name: Covia Labs
HQ City & ST: Mountain View, CA
Web site: www.covialabs.com
Clients: DHS, SRI International, DARPA and Foothill DeAnza Community College Police Dept.
Years in business: 4