FLAIR Mobile software allows a firefighter to categorize,
annotate, map, and wirelessly send geocoded (GPS) and
compass-coded digital photographs to the secure FLAIR
server. The FLAIR Server software creates secure,
intelligent, web-based data from the uploaded images. The
images are viewable within Google Maps(TM) and Google
Earth(TM) on the Incident Command Post PC. Michael Hoose, a
Fire Captain with Santa Barbara City Fire, said, “FLAIR
delivers near real-time incident intelligence, improving
situational awareness both on the fire line and at the
Incident Command Post.”
The Trimble Nomad 800L features an 806 MHz processor, 1 GB
of Flash storage, 128 MB RAM, 802.11, integrated
Bluetooth(R) technology, GPS and boasts an IP 67 rating
making it impervious to dust and water. The rugged Ricoh
500SE offers a geoimaging solution unlike any other camera,
integrating both GPS and compass data into images. It
quickly and easily integrates quality images into mapping
software applications such as FLAIR. Additional information
is available at .
The FLAIR System will be demonstrated by SDG Systems at FOSE
2009 in Washington, DC, from March 10-12, 2009.
Pricing and Availability
The FLAIR package includes the FLAIR Mobile software, a
Ricoh 500SE camera with the SE-3 GPS and compass module, a
Trimble Nomad 800L rugged handheld computer, and a
hard-shell carry case for a retail price of $3,599 per user.
Users may optionally upgrade the package to the Nomad 800LD
with one year of Sprint(TM) cellular service and a one-year
subscription service for the FLAIR Server software, with
images hosted by SDG Systems. The retail price of the
upgraded hardware package is $4,999 per user. Customers may
purchase a stand-alone FLAIR Server from SDG Systems with
unlimited use of the FLAIR Server software and one year of
support for $4,999. The FLAIR Mobile software also supports
alternative cellular service plans and USB-based cellular
modems. Other communication and bundling options are
available or in progress. Integration with ESRI(R)
ArcGIS(TM) software is planned.
About SDG Systems
SDG Systems, LLC is dedicated to equipping the mobile user
with productivity-enhancing products and services. SDG
Systems has been developing and supporting Linux system
software since 2001. SDG Systems is headquartered in
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and can be reached at
(724) 452-9366, via e-mail at email@example.com, or on the
Internet at http://www.sdgsystems.com.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document
solutions. Information on the Ricoh 500SE GPS-enabled camera
can be found at .
Trimble develops hardware and software for mobile computing
applications. Trimble produces rugged handheld computers for
extreme outdoor and industrial environments. Additional
information can be found at http://www.tdsway.com.
Related articles by Zemanta
- New 3D cities in Google Earth (google-latlong.blogspot.com)
- Cloudo: Your Entire Operating System In The Cloud (makeuseof.com)
- Google Earth – a view to a kill? (timesonline.typepad.com)
Author: Andy Quayle
Andy was born in the Isle of Man and currently lives in Pittsburgh.
Known globally as a willing source for tech news and views, Andy takes great pride in consultation and education.
Should his schedule permit, Andy is available to help you with your SEO and Web Analytics needs.