by Carol Politi
TRX is pleased to have been selected by Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC to team in the development of an integrated, body-worn electronics system for firefighters and first responders. The Globe body-worn electronics system includes both the TRX Sentrix™ tracking system and the Zephyr Physiological Status Monitoring solution.
The “wearable” indoor location and personnel tracking system is expected to be immediately useful for personnel working in environments where GPS is unavailable or unreliable including Workplace Assessment, Training, Rehab, Incident Command, HazMat, SWAT, and RIT operations. Beta field-testing of the new system will start in early 2011 with commercial deployment slated for early 2012.
TRX will provide Globe with its infrastructure-free Sentrix Personnel Tracking and Location System, which enables first responders to locate personnel in areas where reliable GPS is unavailable. Globe is integrating TRX technology into its turnout gear so firefighters can just suit up and go.