NVision Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the iPhone “REACT Scout” application to accompany its Real-Time Emergency Action Coordination Tool (REACT) web-based emergency management system for first responders.
The REACT Scout application allows public safety officials in the field to send GPS-located photo and incident reports to a central common operating picture. Any authorized official can then view these reports in a map-based common operating picture through the web.
REACT is a crisis management information system combining the visual power of satellite-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis with the DHS-mandated reporting and organizational requirements of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NVision based REACT on lessons learned from multiple disasters and exercises. First responders used REACT for hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, Gustav, and Ike. Multiple agencies currently use REACT for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. NVision and its partners routinely use REACT for exercise control in emergency response exercises around the nation. REACT received SAFETY Act designation from the US Department of Homeland Security in 2010.
“We are very pleased to offer this latest REACT innovation to our customers,” stated Socorro Harvey, NVision President. “REACT is becoming an important part of our nation’s homeland security framework as well as a critical natural disaster response tool.”
REACT is the result of seven years of NASA-funded research through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, the NASA Dual-Use Technology Transfer Program, and the NASA Innovative Partnership Program.
Current REACT users include all NASA centers throughout the country; Hancock County, Mississippi; St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana; the Mississippi National Guard; the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security; and the U.S. Center for Asymmetric Warfare.
NVision, headquartered near the NASA Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, is an active member of the EIGS geospatial technology cluster of the Magnolia Business Alliance. For more information about NVision Solutions, Inc., visit www.NVisionSolutions.com.
National Transportation Safety Board Administrative Law Judge Patrick Geraghty decided a case (pdf) on Thursday concluding the FAA had no basis for the commercial drone ban because there were no formal laws to that effect. The case of Pirker v. Huerta, involved Swiss drone pilot who filmed a commercial in Virginia and was fined $10,000 by the FAA. The pilot was the only person the FAA has fined and Pirker fought back. The judge...