SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CrowdOptic today announced its selection for the 1208 Rapid Prototyping Event organized by SOFWERX, a venue operated under partnership intermediary agreement between Doolittle Institute and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
Under the alliance with SOFWERX, CrowdOptic is integrating its technology with a mobile application that will enable a team of field operatives to report information about specified targets back to central command. Such information will include a live-stream of the target, as well as the target’s specific GPS location—fixed or moving—as calculated using CrowdOptic’s proprietary algorithms.
“This alliance with SOFWERX is the reason why I conceptualize and start software companies,” remarked Jon Fisher, CrowdOptic’s founder and CEO. “It is an honor to see our technology applied to serve such a mission-critical need.”
“SOF partner forces typically rely on personal cell phones as their primary communication device. Exploring capabilities like those provided by CrowdOptic’s algorithms give us the potential to add value to indigenous data streams without having to deploy expensive or sensitive military equipment,” said Cameron Hunt, SOFWERX CIO.
The mobile application for SOFWERX utilizes CrowdOptic’s focal clustering technology. The fundamental nature of this technology makes it applicable for use by other government agencies including law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders—to broadcast and pinpoint critical locations in emergency situations.
This technology also powers FieldApp, CrowdOptic’s public-facing Android app that allows individual citizens to use the same underlying technology to track points of interest for the purpose of surveying, field estimation, and geo-coordination activities. FieldApp is currently in beta but will be made available for worldwide release at SOFWERX’s 1208 Rapid Prototyping Event showcase in October. Individuals interested in serving as beta-testers for FieldApp may apply here.
CrowdOptic develops middleware for wearables that allows enterprises to manage wearable computing devices in the field from a single platform. CrowdOptic’s software includes a centralized enterprise management console, as well as various device-side connectors, to give enterprises the ability to deploy a range of wearable computing applications, from livestreaming to context-aware computing. CrowdOptic’s middleware for wearables has been implemented in the field service, healthcare, sports & entertainment, and security industries.
For information about CrowdOptic, please visit: www.crowdoptic.com.
SOFWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between Doolittle Institute and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Under agreement with USSOCOM, the Doolittle Institute implemented SOFWERX as a public facing intermediary to assist with collaboration, innovation, prototyping and exploration with industry, labs and academic partners. Located in Tampa, Florida, SOFWERX has a very dynamic environment designed to create a high rate of return on collision for all participants.
For information about SOFWERX, please visit: www.sofwerx.org