Montgomery County PA’s Department of Public Safety Adopts DragonForce

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 collaboration2015-01-15 01.02.13 pm 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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Drakontas DForce iTunes App Update

On November 10, 2014, Drakontas released version 1.12 of DForce its mobile collaboration application allowing teams to create 2014-11-13 11.29.33 amand share information more rapidly, accurately and efficiently over mobile devices. The update provides some minor bug fixes, improved compatibility with iOS 8, and improved performance of file geotagging.

Over the last several months, Drakontas has released several version updates that provide new features to it’s robust collaboration tools. In August, they added the ability for Mobile Commander to create and manage groups and the integration of Twitter allowing users to tweet to a designated Twitter handle.

The update in October provided three new features that included the ability to geotag any file, attach photos from MyWorkspace to forms and find an address on maps. If you haven’t had a chance to try the new enhancement, download the most recent update and take them for a spin before having to deploy them in the field.

With Apple claiming almost 70% of the enterprise smartphone market since the release of the iPhone 6 according to Good Technology’s latest Mobility Index Report. It’s obvious that the iPhone and iPad play and will continue to play a vital role in how law enforcement and other agencies share information across multiple operating platforms.

Read more at
Good Technology’s Mobility Index Report
The Inquirer – Apple Claims 70% Of Enterprise Smartphone Market

For more information on Drakontas visit: www.drakontas.com or email  info@drakontas.com

 

Bernard D. Gollotti, CPP
Founder/COO
LARGO Consulting Services

Social Media Strategist – Security professional with over thirty years of experience bringing security professionals together through social media to provide safe and secure environments where people work, learn or play.

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Finding The Right Team Collaboration Tools

How do you bring your team together during a crisis? How do you create an environment where there is a single point of command and control? How do you communicate on a single platform and on a device that most people carry in their pocket? How do you track and report all of the information being shared during an incident?

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These questions and many others have had first responders scratching their heads for years, and the answer is not a simple one unless you have looked at the DragonForce Team Collaboration Tools.

DragonForce empowers you and your teammates to share information through the Command Center Module in real-time: providing instant messaging, location awareness, photo and document sharing, collaborative whiteboards, and more. Built for mobile team operations, DragonForce gives your team a common operational picture, allowing them to plan, communicate and act more quickly, safely and effectively.

DragonForce is cloud based and works on any standard web browsers, so there is no software to load and your information is always available at the tip of your fingers. Individuals in the field can install a native app on a smartphone or device and have access to all mission critical data.

DragonForce Cloud

DragonForce breaks down the barriers between hardware manufacturers and various operating systems to provide a common operating platform to2014-11-06 10.29.12 am bring your team together on the devices they use every day. It no longer matters if you’re a fan of Apple, Android, Microsoft, Chrome or Firefox, since DragonForce brings the technology your team using available commercial networks.

For more information, visit www.drakontas.com or email info@drakontas.com


Bernard D. Gollotti, CPP
Founder/COO
LARGO Consulting Services

Social Media Strategist – Security professional with over thirty years of experience bringing security professionals together through social media to provide safe and secure environments where people work, learn or play.

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Drakontas Introduces New Social Media Partnership

October 20, 2014 – Drakontas, LLC announced today that it has partnered with LARGO Drakontas_logo_250pxConsulting Services, LLC (LARGO) to manage its social media strategies. LARGO will be working directly with Drakontas to deliver security related news and original content relevant to the development, deployment and implementation of DragonForce team collaboration tools.

Over the next couple of weeks, Drakontas will be introducing additional content through its LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram social media outlets. Announcements will be forthcoming as updates, and new content becomes available, so be sure to follow, retweet and share content with your friends, team and colleagues.

Drakontas, LLC

Drakontas has built its business through partnerships. In 2005, they launched their first software package, known as DragonForce™, as part of their ongoing collaboration with Drexel University, integrating the results of trial and evaluation efforts conducted with local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that were funded by the National Institute of Justice U.S. Department of Justice) and the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) of the U.S. Army Medical Command.

In 2007, Drakontas was awarded a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice to establish the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technologies Center (NLECTC) Communications Technologies Center of Excellence and has subsequently built partnerships with dozens of jurisdictions nationwide to identify, trial, evaluate and deliver new communications platforms. Additionally, they have been funded to research and develop a wide range of new software tools through programs of record managed by the U.S. Departments of Defense (DOD) and Transportation (DOT). In 2010, they launched their second collaboration tool, LABFx, for forensics professionals to enhance and streamline operational workflow and reduce DNA case backlog in the criminal justice system.


Bernard D. Gollotti, CPP

LARGO Consulting Services

Social Media Strategist with over thirty years of professional security experience committed to bringing security professionals together through social media to provide safe and secure environments where people work, learn or play.

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