DataTech911, a division of ElanTech, awarded DHS SBIR Phase I Contract for Social Media and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Correlation

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Based on defined Meaningful Events, data gathered from social media sources and 9-1-1 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) incidents will trigger correlation analytics. The result will be used to improve Incident Command by providing situational awareness to support decision making, pre-emptive response, and preparedness.

Social Media and CAD Correlation (SMaCC)

This project illustrates the need to integrate social media outlets to support public safety agencies in efficient response by early awareness and better understanding of events based on public chatter,” stated Michael Salonish, Vice President, ElanTech

ElanTech is pleased to announce that it received a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract. The Phase I SBIR will explore the feasibility of developing an architecture design for a real-time system to monitor social media feeds for meaningful events and correlating the events to information gathered in public safety computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems. The results of this effort will enhance the solutions that ElanTech is able to offer as part of its public safety software solutions division, DataTech911.

The efforts under this contract will include a study to define monitoring and search criteria for social media outlets to detect meaningful events. The detected meaningful events will be validated by correlation with CAD information that has been input through normal incident reporting procedures.

“We are excited about this Phase I SBIR from the DHS S&T, as it illustrates the need to integrate widely used social media outlets to support public safety agencies in efficient response by early awareness and better understanding of events based on public chatter,” stated Michael Salonish, Vice President, ElanTech.

About DataTech911
DataTech911, a division of ElanTech, is committed to building solutions that support improved efficiencies for pre-hospital care by integrating, analyzing, and unifying EMS response data.

We help first responders save lives by providing valuable tools for effective system status management and monitoring. Our advanced software provides a high level of predictive, analytical, and vital operational information to emergency officials during multi and mass casual incidents, natural disasters, potential bioterrorism threats, and more—helping first responders identify and react to medical emergencies faster than ever before.

DataTech911 solutions, comprised of DataWatch911, FirstResponse911, and StatusNet911, include advanced EMS software. All products interface directly with existing EMS and 9-1-1 systems to enhance the speed and effectiveness of emergency response. By raising the level of coordination and interoperability between multiple CADs, PSAPs, Dispatchers and all responding agencies across multiple municipalities, DataTech911 software solutions facilitate rapid, more effective EMS management and coordination.

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