TRX Systems Provides Mission-Critical 3D Location for First Responders During Department of Homeland Security Shaken Fury OpEx in Birmingham, Alabama

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TRX’s NEON® Personnel Tracker provides improved situational awareness in GPS-denied areas for more than 50 first responders during simulated earthquake exercise.

NEON Command at Birmingham OpEx

TRX Systems, provider of NEON® Location Solutions, announced today the successful delivery of mission-critical 3D personnel tracking and location data in support of the Department of Homeland Security S&T Directorate’s Next Generation First Responder (DHS S&T NGFR) - Birmingham Shaken Fury OpEx. From August 19th-23rd, the OpEx demonstrated the ability of NEON® Personnel Tracker and other integrated technologies to enhance first responders’ mission capabilities and improve response time in search and rescue, mass casualty treatment, and HAZMAT containment during a simulated earthquake scenario in Birmingham, Alabama.

For its final NGFR Integration Demonstration, DHS S&T selected Birmingham which will host the 2021 World Games, a major international and multi-sport competition. By using Legion Field Stadium with a capacity for 71,000 people, DHS S&T was able to identify their mission-critical technology needs, pair them with DHS-funded and industry technologies such as NEON®, and integrate those technologies to enhance their response capabilities.

DHS’s NGFR program strives to provide better protection, connection, and awareness for public safety through the development, adoption, and integration of cutting-edge first responder technologies.

TRX Systems was selected by DHS to deliver NEON® Personnel Tracker, a 3D mapping and location solution that improves operational efficiency, command effectiveness, and safety for industrial, security, public safety, and defense applications. Personnel Tracker delivers real-time indoor and outdoor location, including 3D building modeling indoors, underground, and in other GPS-denied environments. At the Shaken Fury OpEx, NEON provided seamless personnel location as well as geolocation of other body-worn sensors including explosive gas detectors and biometric data.

“For large scale incident response like this earthquake, deploying our resources is made so much easier by having this 3D mapping and personnel tracking technology.” – Shaken Fury OpEx Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Cory Moon, Birmingham Fire and Rescue Services.

About TRX Systems

TRX Systems is the developer of NEON® GPS-denied location solutions, delivering location and mapping where GPS is not available or is unreliable including indoors, underground, in dense urban areas, and where GPS is jammed or erroneous. NEON delivers ubiquitous, low-cost, GPS-denied location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and patented dynamic mapping algorithms. NEON® location technology provides the foundation for a number of commercial applications, including NEON® Personnel Tracker and NEON® Signal Mapper.

TRX is the recipient of the Silver Edison Award for Innovation in the Navigation and Robotics category, the Tibbetts Award given by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Innovation and Economic Impact of Research and Development, the TEDCO ICE Award for Corporate Excellence, and the Innovator Award from the Chesapeake Regional Tech Counsel (CRTC). TRX's indoor location software development has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Army, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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