Montgomery County PA’s Department of Public Safety Adopts DragonForce
The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety has deployed the Drakontas, LLC DragonForce command and control, team collaboration software for use by the county’s SWAT teams and emergency operations center. The deployment of DragonForce along with DragonForce Surge is designed to enhance and improve overall emergency response operations.
“We are very excited about welcoming Montgomery County DPS to Team DragonForce,” says James Sim, president of Drakontas LLC. “We have been working for many years with the US Department of Justice to bring affordable, mission critical communication and collaboration tools to public safety agencies. Having the opportunity to serve the local community that we work in and that many of our employees live in is a special honor for us.”
DragonForce provides responders with a “common operating picture,” the app runs on smartphones, tablets, and web browsers, providing public safety teams the ability to collaborate during an emergency. DragonForce’s collaborative tools can quickly communicate the exact location and nature of an incident, track personnel, share files, text message, use digital forms and white-board on maps, floor plans, and photos.
In addition to DragonForce, the County deployed the DragonForce Surge option; so hundred’s of public safety personnel can be brought online immediately in the event of a major event or large-scale emergency. Responders simply download the DragonForce app onto their iPhone or Android devices and then log in securely with a username and password.
“This is a powerful tool, and we’re excited to be able to offer it to our emergency response partners,” Montgomery County Department of Public Safety Director Tom Sullivan said. “DragonForce will let everyone responding to a major incident know what is happening, where other responders are and what they are seeing and doing, all in real time.”
Watch the DragonForce demo video at http://www.drakontas.com/
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