TRX Systems Awarded NIST Cooperative Agreement for Demonstration and Testing of NEON® Personnel Tracker with the Arlington County, VA Fire Department
TRX Systems announced today that it has been awarded funding through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) to test, validate, and harden the TRX NEON Personnel Tracker solution to support wide-scale public safety deployment. TRX is partnering with the Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) to conduct extended testing during which the TRX 3D location technology will be used by all personnel at Station 5, serving Pentagon City and Crystal City, to validate usability and performance and to better align the solution with first responder needs.
Through a previous NIST PSIAP award, TRX improved the accuracy and capabilities of its NEON Personnel Tracker solution. With this subsequent Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) award, TRX will take the next steps toward wide-scale deployment by validating and tuning the NEON solution in a challenging live environment. Combined, these projects aim to accelerate the availability of improved 3D location accuracy, easy to use 3D map data tools, and actionable 3D visualizations for first responder use cases.
Over the course of this program, TRX will partner with ACFD to conduct an 8-month field trial that exercises the TRX NEON Personnel Tracker solution 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a fully operational environment. The key objectives of this extended deployment are to identify and close any gaps that could inhibit widescale deployment, validate usability and tracking accuracy, and demonstrate the operational feasibility and value of the solution.
First responders typically operate in environments that are indoors, underground, or in other areas where access to reliable GPS is impeded. TRX’s NEON Personnel Tracker system delivers reliable and real-time 3D location in these GPS-denied environments by using patented mapping and tracking algorithms that fuse inertial sensor data to compute the user’s path and position. This solution lets on-scene and remote commanders track the real-time location of personnel during an incident, helping them to ensure the safety of their teams and improve the efficiency of their response.
“The ability to locate and track first responders operating indoors under difficult conditions remains a critical capability in the public safety community,” said David Povlitz, Fire Chief, ACFD. “Indoor location data can provide the situational awareness that will help keep first responders safe. In addition, it can increase operational accountability during a response and enable after-action review which can inform our training and improve overall effectiveness at future incidents. These technologies could integrate well with smart communities and neighborhoods.”
TRX Systems, developer of NEON® Indoor Location Solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase II research contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, administered by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), to deliver an In-Building Coverage and Analysis System (ICAS).
TRX’s Lou Martinage, Director of Product Management, will lead a session next week at NIST PSCR's Annual Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting. The virtual session, Building a GPS-Denied Location and Mapping Solution for First Responders, is open to the public and will take place on June 22nd at 2:30 PM EST. PSCR's Annual Stakeholder Meeting brings together representatives from public safety, federal agencies, industry, and academia. Register for free here.
Interested in working for an award-winning developer of products that provide location and mapping where GPS is unavailable? TRX’s GPS-denied location solutions deliver assured position in contested environments, support network coverage analysis, and enhance situational awareness for military, public safety, and security personnel. We’re expanding our development team to support accelerating demand for our technology.
TRX Systems is now delivering NEON technology for precise positioning of warfighters during live military training exercises. Seamless and accurate positioning of all personnel during training is critical to support new capabilities during direct and indirect fire and to enable detailed after-action review.
TRX’s NEON Signal Mapper solution is used by hundreds of organizations around the world for mapping signal and sensor data indoors and in other areas without GPS. The latest update to Signal Mapper was released this week with a new, dual mode functionality that significantly enhances data collection, visualization, and reporting capabilities and continues to drive down the cost to map signal and sensor data inside large buildings. Watch a short demonstration of the new dual mode feature here: https://youtu.be/IIsNxB7Sjss.
Join TRX for GPS-Denied Technology Demonstrations at Tech-Palooza in Red Springs, North Carolina on November 17th
TRX Systems will demonstrate its GPS-denied technologies developed for warfighters and first responders at the Tech-Palooza event on Tuesday, November 17th at the Emerging Technology Institute (ETI) in Red Springs, North Carolina. TRX joins leading technology companies Microsoft, IBM, Panasonic, Syncopated Engineering, and others demonstrating a broad range of technologies including Internet of Things, AI & Autonomy, Wearables, and Tag/Track/Locate Solutions. TRX will demonstrate its GPS-denied dismount personnel location, signal and sensor mapping and NEON Micro-Tracer, its newest solution for COVID-19 contact tracing and alerting.
Location data is paramount for the safety and situational awareness of our warfighters – to support this need at the U.S. Air Force’s Tech Warrior OPS event last October, TRX showcased the unique capability of the NEON GPS-Denied Location Solution to seamlessly track personnel in environments where GPS doesn’t work. Hosted by the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, TRX demonstrated the NEON solution’s ability to meet location and performance accuracy requirements in varying environments using a combination of body-worn sensors and ultra-wideband ranging technology. The system was demonstrated to seamlessly track personnel from outdoors where they might have GPS available into buildings and underground areas that are GPS-denied.
TRX Systems and VIAVI Solutions Broaden Partnership with the Addition of the VIAVI 5G Field Test Solutions
TRX announces the integration of NEON Signal Mapper with VIAVI CellAdvisor® 5G and OneAdvisor-800 real-time spectrum analyzers providing an automated solution that simplifies and dramatically reduces the time required for 4G-LTE and 5G-NR cellular coverage testing. The availability of this new combined solution provides automatic geo‐referencing and cloud data storage with innovative 3D visualization and reporting to validate 4G and 5G coverage and performance.
VIAVI CellAdvisor 5G and OneAdvisor-800 are innovative, comprehensive, and easy-to-use base station analyzers that are ideal field-portable solutions to validate and deploy 5G radio access networks. A short demonstration of the TRX-VIAVI CellAdvisor integrated solution can be viewed below:
TRX Systems was awarded the $250,000 Grand Prize at the U.S. Army’s third Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch 3) competition. TRX Systems was selected as the xTechSearch 3 Grand Prize winner by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) at the virtual xTech Summit held Sept. 9-11, 2020.
xTech 3 Summit – Online Event Profiling Innovation for the Army Including TRX GPS-Denied Position, Navigation, and Timing Solutions
This week, the U.S. Army is hosting its premier technology showcase, the xTech 3 Summit - a first-ever virtual event highlighting the innovative technologies from more than 250 unique small businesses that have been incubated through the Army’s xTechSearch program.
TRX Systems was selected as a U.S. Army xTechSearch 3 Phase IV finalist by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. TRX’s NEON® GPS-denied dismount PNT solution was one of 12 finalists selected from hundreds of new technologies that were evaluated by the Army. Each of the finalists were awarded a $120,000 prize at the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting and Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
TRX Systems Awarded DHS S&T Research Contract for Public Safety In-Building Coverage Analysis Solution
TRX announced today that it has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) research contract to deliver an In-building Coverage and Analysis System using a first responder's radio and smartphone. The solution will quickly inform public safety users about wireless service availability within a building and in other GPS-denied areas and enable the easy identification of communication coverage gaps within specific buildings and across a total service area.
TRX Systems has relocated its headquarters to accommodate the company’s growth and to provide expanded laboratory, prototyping, test, and training facilities.
TRX’s new facility is located in the center of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, providing convenient access to TRX customers – including those within federal agencies and the US Army – and to TRX Systems integrator, technology, and university partners. Only a few miles from the University of Maryland College Park, the new location is convenient to UMCP’s Clark School of Engineering, a top 25 engineering school, as well as the area’s other top universities.
TRX announced today the release of the NEON Enterprise Server (NES), a private, secure, and containerized version of the 3D map and location capabilities provided by the NEON Cloud. The release of the NES provides a self-hosting option for government agencies, commercial enterprises, and military operators that cannot leverage NEON’s commercial cloud services.
Anritsu recently released the MS27101A-IBCM In-Building Coverage Mapper bundle, a fully integrated coverage mapping solution enabling technicians to verify proper signal power across multiple frequencies in a single walk-through. The combination of NEON® MA8100 Signal Mapper with the MS27101A and accessories in an innovative backpack bundle provides a compact, easy-to-use solution for automated testing and reporting of in-building and outdoor coverage and performance.
TRX Systems was selected to participate at the 2020 Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) hosted by the U.S. Army Maneuver Battle Lab in Fort Benning, Georgia. At AEWE 2020, the TRX NEON application provided assured position data for soldiers operating in GPS-denied areas, improving situational awareness, supporting effective navigation, and enhancing safety.
2019 has come and gone, but the 2nd half of the year was a time of continued growth and success for TRX Systems. We invite you to read highlights of our achievements in this email or you can download the full newsletter by selecting the link below. Please contact us for more information and sign up for our blog to stay current with TRX news and updates.
TRX Systems has been selected by the U.S. Army to deliver a prototype tactical electronic warfare kit for dismounted soldiers. As the first contract awarded from the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office’s (RCCTO) first Innovation Day, TRX Systems will provide a portable kit that enables alerts when electronic jamming or spoofing is detected and will provide a "rewind" navigation feature to estimate the user's probable current position after jamming or spoofing has occurred.
SAF Tehnika and TRX Systems announced today the integration of our NEON® Signal Mapper application with SAF’s hand-held spectrum analyzer series (Spectrum Compact). The new SAF-TRX integrated solution uses NEON Signal Mapper to deliver real-time geo-referenced signal data that can be visualized both locally by the user and remotely on a 3D display.
This new in-building signal testing solution leverages the Spectrum Compact’s exceptional measurement accuracy and industry-leading noise floor (-128dB) to provide a complete picture of the RF environment. A short video of the SAF-TRX Signal Mapper solution can be viewed below:
TRX was awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to demonstrate TRX’s NEON® Personnel Tracker application in an assessment of mature technologies that are available for backup Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) services in the event of a disruption to GPS. DOT awarded a total of more than $2.5 million to 11 companies that are capable of providing backup PNT solutions for critical infrastructure if GPS is temporarily unavailable. Supported by DOT’s Volpe National Transportation Center, NEON Personnel Tracker will be used to provide location of personnel operating in GPS-denied environments in support of a broad number of use cases during the technology demonstrations planned for March 2020.
Last month, TRX Systems was selected as a U.S. Army xTechSearch 3.0 Phase IV finalist by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. TRX’s NEON® GPS-denied dismount PNT solution was one of 12 finalists selected from over 125 new technologies that were evaluated by the Army. Each of the winning solutions was awarded a $120,000 prize at the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting and Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
TRX Systems Provides Mission-Critical 3D Location During DHS Shaken Fury OpEx in Birmingham, Alabama
TRX Systems announced today the successful delivery of mission-critical 3D personnel tracking and location data in support of the Department of Homeland Security S&T Directorate’s Next Generation First Responder (DHS S&T NGFR) - Birmingham Shaken Fury OpEx. From August 19th-23rd, the OpEx demonstrated the ability of NEON® Personnel Tracker and other integrated technologies to enhance first responders’ mission capabilities and improve response time in search and rescue, mass casualty treatment, and HAZMAT containment during a simulated earthquake scenario in Birmingham, Alabama.
TRX at AUSA, October 14-16 in Washington, DC Demonstrating New GPS-Denied Location and Mapping Technology
TRX Systems will be at the AUSA Annual Meeting & Expo in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from October 14th-16th. The TRX team will be with our partner Federal Resources in booth #4219 demonstrating NEON Location Service technology that delivers continual GPS-denied location and supports navigation for dismount situational awareness.
TRX announces today its membership in the L3Harris Technologies Mission Critical Alliance (MCA), a consortium of public safety technology providers with a common goal of advancing the capabilities, compatibility, and security of mission-critical solutions. The L3Harris MCA members are leading technology vendors offering products and services that complement the L3Harris core network and radio platforms. Alliance members explore technology synergies, furthering the development of mission-critical solutions that meet the needs of federal, state, and local public safety personnel.
The first half of 2019 has been a time of exciting growth, development, and outreach for TRX Systems. We invite you to read highlights of our achievements in this blog or you can download the full newsletter by selecting the link below. Please contact us for more information and sign up for our blog to stay current with TRX news and updates.
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