- SPECIAL REPORTS
- THE MAGAZINE
ATLANTA – AirSage, Inc. and Dewberry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a new generation of products and services for the Emergency Management (EM) community including federal, state, local and private entities.
The companies will integrate population location and movement information from the AirSage WiSE platform into new and existing applications for emergency planning, preparedness, and response. The AirSage WiSE platform aggregates and analyzes wireless signaling data from mobile phones to securely and privately monitor the location and movement of populations in real-time, while maintaining complete user anonymity and privacy.
“Dewberry has consistently championed the use of technology to help agencies at the federal and state levels improve the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency management services” said Vice President Allen Groover. “AirSage data provides detailed insight about where people are and how they are moving, and this opens up game-changing, and potentially life-saving advances in emergency planning and response. We are looking forward to working with our clients to put these new ideas into practice.”
For example, AirSage data can provide an hour-by-hour view of typical population location, density, and traffic flow throughout a geographic area as key inputs to an evacuation planning model. In the days leading up to an expected emergency situation (for example, due to a weather event), the model can be updated via a live AirSage data feed for that region. Should an evacuation be required, AirSage’s real-time location and traffic data can be used to monitor compliance and highlight bottlenecks or trouble spots.
AirSage Founder and President Cy Smith commented “Our interaction with Dewberry definitely has expanded our vision of how AirSage can serve the EM community. We are delighted to be working with Dewberry, and look forward to bringing value and new capabilities to this vitally important field.”
Atlanta-based Contingency Management Group will also participate in development of this technology and will assist with coordinating field trials for the new applications. The companies expect the first wave of EM applications using AirSage data to be deployed in field trials during the spring of 2010.
Dewberry is a 2,000-person professional services firm, specializing in management and consulting services, infrastructure engineering services, and architectural and building engineering services. Established in 1956, the firm has more than 40 locations nationwide with headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. For more information visit www.dewberry.com.
About AirSage, Inc.
Atlanta-based AirSage is the leading provider of population location, movement and real-time traffic information based on wireless signaling data. AirSage's WiSE Technology platform and AirSage Real-Time Traffic (A.R.T.) provide unprecedented visibility into how, when, and where people travel throughout the day. For more information please visit www.airsage.com.