ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On July 28, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller dismissed with prejudice a patent infringement claim brought by plaintiff Boars Head, Inc. (dba Public Safety Network) against Direct Technology’s ECaTS division. Judge Mueller, citing Alice Corp. Pty. vs. CLS Bank Int’l, ___U.S. ___, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), ruled in favor of Direct Technology’s ECaTS real-time 911 analytics dashboard, which provides monitoring of public safety events and network activity.
“Judge Mueller’s decision is a great victory for the public safety industry, and protects the public by rejecting an attempt to control how data or information could be displayed or shared over the internet,” said Fred Michanie, founder and president of Direct Technology.
“We maintained from day one that U.S. Patent 8,447,263 is not valid, and now thanks to the Honorable Judge Mueller’s reasoned and considered judgment, our position has been vindicated,” said the lead attorney for Direct Technology, Manuel de la Cerra. This highlights a continuing industry challenge to innovative companies facing lawsuits from firms who exist only to profit from meritless patent claims.
Direct Technology’s ECaTS division has created and deployed the first 911 industry real-time analytics dashboard. ECaTS is currently working with both the State of California and the Department of Homeland Security to deploy the system to monitor all public safety activity at both a state and federal level.
ECaTS provides two different dashboard views of the 911 environment: an overall view of call handling and call activity for the State of California; and a view of the major wireless carrier networks health, which will be piloted at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. This combined State and Federal monitoring system provides the public with exceptional public safety service and monitoring.
“Technology has finally reached the point where the large volume of daily 911 data received can be analyzed in real-time, and immediate action can be taken against real data to identify public threats,” said Christopher Duxler, ECaTS operations director.
Direct Technology is a veteran-owned and operated company headquartered in Roseville, CA. The company specializes in creating custom software for industries ranging from Public Safety, Energy Efficiency, Retail, Technology and IOT. For more information about Direct Technology and the products available please visit www.directtechnology.com or call (916) 787-2200.