Newark, NJ (PRWEB) April 22, 2016
Currant Inc. has announced the launch of CurrantDRONE, a feature of their online incident management system that will incorporate live data feeds from unmanned aerial vehicles directly into CurrantGRID, a web-based platform used by emergency managers and first responders.
“We are so excited about this launch of our drone feed integration and its potential to change how quickly we can respond to disasters,” says Denise Spell, CEO of Currant. “Drones can safely go where humans can’t, and our live video feed can help first responders know exactly what they’re up against,” Ms. Spell said from the OEM Conference on Drones being held in Cape May, NJ. “OEM coordinators can achieve real-time situational awareness, determine if there are people needing rescue, if power lines are down, or if hazardous materials are present, without traveling into harm’s way.”
Data from CurrantDRONE can feed directly into CurrantGRID, where it can be reviewed and workflowed from the safety of a mobile command center. OEM coodinators can use this real-time data to efficiently evaluate a situation and determine a specific response. Teams of responders can then be organized, prioritized, and assigned with the click of a mouse. Drones can also be used to drop supplies, medicine, and information to those awaiting rescue.
Currant Inc. was founded in 2013 by Denise Spell. It provides an efficient solution for towns, utility companies, and emergency management personnel to evaluate, manage, and respond to natural disasters and emergencies. In addition to CurrantDRONE, the incident management system also features SocialSolve, whereby responders can scrub social media sites such as Twitter for hashtags and keywords relating to a disaster in order to glean information from those experiencing it first-hand. The system also features a neighborhood app by which everyday citizens can share information such as where to find gas, groceries, and shelter during an emergency.
Currant is a member of the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), located on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The EDC is a cooperative and resourceful ecosystem for start-ups and small-businesses.
More information can be found at http://www.currant.ly @CurrantNOW