The National Institute of Justice has selected three winning entries have been selected to share Ultra-High Speed (UHS) Application Challenge prize of $150,000. This Challenge encouraged software developers and public safety professionals to develop apps that could improve public safety operations using public domain data and UHS bandwidth systems to provide real-time information in rapidly evolving emergency situations. Recipients include:
City of Ammon, school emergency screencast application, First Prize, $75,000
The school emergency screencast application works with a school’s existing camera systems, UHS bandwidth and gunshot detection hardware to report gunshot fire and provide live video feed to first responders in real time. This allows for a more rapid, effective, and coordinated response.
City of Torrance, UHS mapping application, Second Prize, $50,000
The UHS Mapping application empowers individual businesses, schools and other building owners to share their location and other data, such as maps, floor plans, parking structures, or dangerous chemicals lists, with first responders. This information can be made available to first responders in real time via mobile device, providing critical information during emergency situations.
Forensic Logic, Inc., LEAP Network video application, Third Prize, $25,000
The LEAP network connects public CCTV with crime records and open-source GIS platforms. This allows law enforcement to search video feeds from a range of video management software live on-site, or after a crime is reported.
Learn more about the winning UHS apps. http://go.usa.gov/3ftew