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Shot detection using metropolitan Wi-Fi networks.

Shotspotter : 10 October, 2007  (Company News)
Partnership with Tropos enables ShotSpotter Shot detection and location system to be deployed across metropolitan Wi-Fi networks for improved urban protection against gun crime.
In a partnership to better public safety, ShotSpotter is integrating its Gunshot Location System (GLS) with Tropos Networks Metro-Scale Wi-Fi Mesh solutions. As a Tropos MetroMesh solution partner, the integration of the ShotSpotter GLS system with Tropos' wireless technology will allow cities covered by Tropos Wi-Fi to easily and quickly deploy ShotSpotter GLS technology.

"ShotSpotter systems have become just as important a tool to police departments as their computer-aided dispatch, in-vehicle mobile data, and video surveillance systems," said Gregg Rowland, Senior Vice President of ShotSpotter. "Since our GLS, along with these other systems, take advantage of wide-area broadband networks, partnering with premier wireless technology providers has become a focus for us."

"Public safety agencies in cities such as Oklahoma City, OK and Milpitas, CA rely on the Tropos MetroMesh network for a broad range of data communications and video surveillance services every day," said Steve Lowe, Vice President of Sales for Tropos Networks. "The integration of real-time gunshot data into the Tropos communications infrastructure provides additional critical information from which the police and other public safety officials will be able to enhance and improve community safety."

Currently used in 20 cities around the nation, the ShotSpotter GLS provides real-time notification of gunshot events. Data collected from gunfire incidents include when and where the incident occurred, number of shots fired, the shooter's location, whether they are stationary or in motion, as well as audio evidence of the crime. The ShotSpotter GLS will utilize Tropos Networks Metro-Scale Wi-Fi Mesh solutions to securely transmit gunfire event data to city public safety officials.

The first integration of the respective technologies is in the process of installation by ShotSpotter's system integration partner NetMethods for the City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The project will include integration with the video surveillance technology.

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