Smart city tech: Situational awareness data fused and filtered

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

When the National Weather Service issued an alert at 4:29 a.m. on Jan. 29 that winter weather headed for Georgia had grown in severity, most local officials were asleep. By the time they learned of the threat, it was too late to prevent motorists there from getting stranded in dangerous conditions.

A new cloud-based software-as-a-service product from Swan Island Networks called Trusted Information Exchange Service (TIES) for Microsoft CityNext could have helped avert such a crisis and aims to do just that in other cities nationwide, said Charles Jennings, chief executive officer of Swan Island Networks.

“TIES is a situation awareness engine developed initially in [research and development] programs to provide the federal government with intelligence sharing but now is applied in both private sector and state and local governments,” Jennings said.

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