DragonForce Steamlines Policing
By the end of this year, around 51,000 police officers will be able to work with DragonForce. This is a versatile communication system with which you can quickly exchange information via an app. Three experience experts explain how it works. “Within ten seconds, everyone had the suspect’s photo.”
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Read about how the Dutch National Police are using DragonForce to transform police operations for their 50,000+ member force in the Netherlands – ranging from day-to-day “blue” patrolling to large scale event management to SWAT and counter terrorism operations. The article appears in the October 2021 issue of blauw (blue) magazine, a publication of the Dutch National Police.
During the EuroVision Song Contest, the police officers were able to switch quickly with their service phone via DragonForce.
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DragonForce Expedites Infrastructure Monitoring & Response for Utility Customers
BLUE BELL, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, April 26, 2021
DragonForce has developed a set of collaborative tools designed to assist utility customers in expediting their field response and recovery time to incidents. Stakeholders can quickly access the data they need to monitor their infrastructure and utility maintenance, protect their personnel, manage fleets and assets, and view detailed vehicle tracking to facilitate an immediate response to natural disasters and outages.
Many field operations involve employees working alone, often at remote locations, which presents a challenge in ensuring worker safety and accountability. The DragonForce Vigilance Lone Worker module provides an easy to deploy and use solution to meet that challenge. Field workers can rest assured that help will be dispatched to their location immediately in the event of unpredictable circumstances.
DragonForce Quick Feature Layers (QFL) enables dynamic operational maps in seconds. Quickly overlay outage information, recovery, and crew locations in real-time. Easily display natural disaster storm paths or an ad hoc map overlay that needs to get out quickly to your team. DragonForce QFL is the answer for all these scenarios.
Contact us now, and we will demonstrate how DragonForce can help simplify and improve your operations today!
DragonForce Quick Feature Layers (QFL) Enables Dynamic Mapping CapabilityCommand | Control | Collaborate
BLUE BELL, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, April 26, 2021
DragonForce Quick Feature Layers (QFL) is now available! This new feature enables users to use map feature layers by simply dropping your GIS exported files into your group workspace for immediate deployment. These feature layers are immediately added to your DragonForce map to enable and disable at will; furthermore, this feature allows teams to continue to work in an offline state because these files download locally and are available when critical information is needed most.
DragonForce QFL uses industry-standard GIS file types like KML and KMZ for search and rescue, oil, gas, and pipeline needs, critical infrastructure, building outlines, hiking trails, and natural disaster storm paths. Administrators can quickly create and send ad hoc map overlays that need to get out to their team. DragonForce QFL is the answer for all these scenarios.
Here’s how it works:
Create your KML file using any GIS tool.
Export the file and drop it into your DragonForce Group workspace.
Enable the Quick Feature Layer on your DragonForce map.
It’s that simple. Never be without your critical GIS information again.
Check out our best practices video here and see how easy it is to expand your operations with DragonForce Quick Layers today!
DragonForce and City of Salem, OR Evolve Crowd Control Operations Mid-protest and Deploy within the same day for added protection
BLUE BELL, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, March 22, 2021
Drakontas, the maker of the industry-leading commanding control platform, DragonForce, and City of Salem, OR, have upgraded their emergency response operations. The City of Salem asked for support with a trial during the recent state of Oregon Capital Protection detail and crowd control needs during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Dragonforce was able to provision and deploy users within less than an hour and train the city of Salem users to augment their systems in their new Emergency Operations Center to monitor, adapt, and react to any situation that could arise during that time.
DragonForce provides critical personnel location data and voice communications interoperability enabling multiple agencies to collaborate affectively using the smartphones, tablets, and laptops they already use. DragonForce delivers a powerful set of team collaboration tools, including personnel tracking, secure messaging and file sharing, situation reports, tactical whiteboarding, and an integrated Push-to-Talk (PTT) feature providing voice communications.
“Before DragonForce, we were using a simple setup to track our field personnel while requesting continuous radio updates on their status and positions relayed through our dispatchers,” said Sgt. Matt Riddle, City of Salem. “After switching over to DragonForce, we have freed up our dispatchers, and we are now visualizing real-time locations, updates, and receiving pictures and video from our field teams, as well as interoperating and coordinating with other agencies without as much reliance on our radios as our primary interface to get information from the field. It truly had revolutionized and simplified our operations when we needed it most. The fact that the DragonForce team had us up and running in less than an hour was amazing as well. By utilizing DragonForce, we are no longer limited to just a dots-on-the-map solution. We’ve upgraded the city’s entire operations and are bringing on additional city departments like Fire, and Emergency Management, so we have an entire overwatch continuously at our fingertips,” added Sgt. Riddle.
“Our customers must respond to complex, highly dynamic situations that require split-second decisions based on the best possible tactical information available,” said James Sim, Drakontas CEO. “Since its inception, Drakontas was built to simplify complex operations for any city, county, state, or enterprise that requires continuous collaboration and interoperability to provide better, faster, and safer decisions.”
DragonForce Partners with Responder Air to Provide Innovative UAV Real Time Shared Personnel TrackingShared Augmented Reality Personnel Tracking For Public Safety Is Here
BLUE BELL, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, December 14, 2020
Drakontas, the maker of the industry-leading command and control platform, DragonForce, and Responder Air creator of Responder Cast Streaming And Responder Air AR, augmented reality platform for UAV pilots, have completed their integration providing real-time viewing and identification of DragonForce users in the pilots’ display. Agencies utilizing drone flights for accident reconstruction, protest monitoring, tactical deployments, search and rescue, fire response, and more, were limited to seeing where their friendly forces were on the ground, until now.
“DragonForce continues to evolve to provide force-multiplying solutions. Our partnership with Responder Air advances the art of personnel tracking for public safety professionals by incorporating DragonForce tracking information into a live streamed bird’s eye view of the entire incident, thus improving overall situational awareness. Our customers must respond to complex, highly dynamic situations that require split-second decisions based on the best possible tactical information available,” said James Sim, Drakontas’ CEO.
Responder Air AR now overlays any agency’s personnel locations directly into the pilot’s flight display for easy identification, direction, and deployment of all assets on the ground, increasing effectiveness while providing enhanced situational awareness within a real-time view from the sky. DragonForce provides critical personnel location data and voice communications interoperability that enables multiple agencies to collaborate effectively using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. DragonForce delivers a powerful set of team collaboration tools, including personnel tracking, secure messaging and file sharing, situation reports, tactical whiteboarding, and an integrated Push-to-Talk (PTT) feature providing voice communications.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)Second Wave Response
BLUE BELL, PA, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2020
COVID-19 is resurging at an alarming rate, nearly doubling the initial curve seen in April and May. Planning has never been more crucial to counter the nationwide outbreak! Until the recently tested vaccine can be distributed, and we can truly flatten the curve, this crisis will continue to challenge disparate agencies to effectively coordinate and respond to the ongoing pandemic.
What we have learned from the first spike in COVID-19 cases enables DragonForce to be the industry-leading command and control platform to coordinate the distribution of PPE, manage real-time tracking of personnel and resources, and organize any response efforts to the incidents that arise from COVID-19. The DragonForce app deploys in seconds on the smartphones, tablets, and laptops you are using right now and provides secure, powerful, yet easy to use collaboration tools to collect and share information and coordinate personnel.
DragonForce eliminates operational complexity for Crowd Control and Protest Response leading up to Election Day
“Our technology empowers the teams we support to make the fastest, safest and most effective decisions and actions as they serve and protect the citizens, homes and institutions of their communities.”
BLUE BELL, PA, UNITED STATES, October 26, 2020
Drakontas, the maker of the industry-leading command and control platform, DragonForce, is experiencing great success supporting local, state, and federal public safety agencies with their planning for the civilian response to Election Day. Agencies are planning for record-breaking turnout at polling locations, as well as potential civil unrest and training to handle a wide array of scenarios. DragonForce provides critical data and voice communications interoperability that enables multiple agencies to collaborate effectively using the smartphones, tablets, and laptops they already use – eliminating the need for costly and complicated integration solutions. An agency can be up, trained, and running with DragonForce within 24 hours of the initial request.
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Drakontas Partners with RapidSOSProviding Life-saving Emergency Data using DragonForce
Drakontas has recently implemented RapidSOS’ emergency response data platform which securely and automatically links life-saving data from connected devices, apps, and profiles directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. When a 911 call comes in, DragonForce can now query the RapidSOS platform to display caller location and additional data, such as opt-in medical information, telematics, alarm sensor data, and more.
DragonForce embeds RapidSOS web-based tool, RapidSOS Portal, to query a caller’s location and access supplemental data upon receiving a 911 call. With this information, dynamic groups can be assigned to handle the type of incident identified. The information from the RapidSOS Portal is seamlessly integrated with DragonForce’s real-time personnel tracking, tactical whiteboarding, and shared situational reporting capabilities. This streamlines the workflow to identify and assign the appropriate resources to respond to incidents of any type or size. DragonForce provides the “common operating picture” that field responders and key decision-makers need to connect, collaborate, and control any incident.
The Covid-19 crisis is challenging agencies to effectively coordinate and communicate with personnel from multiple disparate organizations at the local, state, and federal levels. How do you get them on the same page so that you can collect and distribute the mission-critical information needed to make informed decisions and take immediate action?
DragonForce, a command and control app, deploys in seconds on the smartphones, tablets and laptops you are using right now and provides secure, powerful, yet easy-to- use collaboration tools to collect and share information and coordinate personnel.