Aegex Technologies Puts Innovative IoT Solutions to the Test during Realistic Disaster Simulation
Flatiron resident Aegex Technologies played a leading role in the Nov. 5-8 Operation Convergent Response 2018 (#OCR2018) event that featured first responders demonstrating cutting-edge technologies during realistic disaster scenarios. Hosted by Verizon and Nokia with collaboration from Aegex and held at the Perry, Ga.-based Guardian Centers training center, #OCR2018 was the closest Aegex and the 90 other innovators involved could get to real disasters to test their life-saving technologies.
aegex10TM Intrinsically Safe Tablets and Aegex NexVu IoT Sensors were deployed in seven #OCR2018 disaster scenarios: Earthquake, Active Shooter, Interstate Pile-Up, Hurricane, Helicopter Crash, Subway Terror Attack and Nuclear Detonation. The Aegex tablets safely operated various software applications, as the tablets are certified to not cause a spark in potentially combustible environments such as may exist during emergency situations. The Aegex tablet featured prominently in the Earthquake scenario, where participants used the device to view real-time sensor data, precise GPS locations of emergency responders in the wreckage, live overhead drone video and other applications. Aegex IoT Sensors were also used in the Earthquake scenario to capture critical conditions, including gas leaks and possible aftershocks.
Aegex’s CEO Thomas Ventulett was the facilitator for the Earthquake scenario, leading groups of guests through the scene and explaining the dozens of technologies being demonstrated, including Aegex’s own innovative solutions.
#OCR2018 drew 250 communications industry decision-makers and public safety leaders to witness how technology can help save lives ‘when every counts,’ which was the theme of the event.