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People IoT Safety

Aware360’s PeopleIoTTM solutions enhance lives through four main elements – location, activity, condition and time – which are used alone or in combination to provide improved health and safety outcomes.

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Aware360 Commits to Tech for Good Declaration

Aware360 Commits to Tech for Good Declaration

Calgary, Alberta, June 20, 2018 – Aware360, a provider of safety technology solutions, announces membership in the Tech for Good Declaration. The Declaration was created by innovators who came to Canada in May for a two-day forum, instigated by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Communitech. With insights from national and global research by Deloitte and IPSOS, the Declaration is a living document relevant for all organizations that develop, implement and use technology – helping guide people to use technology for the good of humanity and the planet.

“Recently, data privacy and ethical technology have been important topics not only in media, but in conversations throughout the world,” says Steve Matthews, CEO of Aware360. “We have long been committed to such principles as privacy by design in technology. Supporting this initiative demonstrates our commitment to the ethical principles that underpin all our cutting-edge development.”

As a company that values the privacy of our customers’ data and wants to build a better world for everyone, Aware360 has declared membership and will follow the guiding principals to ensure our technology is used for good.

Tech for Good Guiding Principles

  1. Build trust and respect your data

  2. Be transparent and give choice

  3. Reskill the future of work

  4. Leave no one behind

  5. Think inclusively at every stage

  6. Actively participate in collaborative governance

    To read more about the Tech for Good Declaration and make your own declaration, visit https://canadianinnovationspace.ca/tech-for-good/

    About Aware360

Aware360 understands people are the most important part of any workplace and provides the tools to ensure they will have help whenever it’s needed. Driven by our passion for people, Aware360 creates solutions to connect people with personal technology to those who care and can help. This ensures people are safe, especially when they are exposed to social, environmental or health risks.

From workers in the most remote locations to delivery drivers in urban areas, we provide the technology and response network to ensure their safety anywhere in the world. That’s the power of PeopleIoT™ solutions.

To learn more about Aware360 visit: www.aware360.com

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FOUR PROVIDERS OF CANADIAN PUBLIC SAFETY SOLUTIONS NAMED AS IDC INNOVATORS

FOUR PROVIDERS OF CANADIAN PUBLIC SAFETY SOLUTIONS NAMED AS IDC INNOVATORS

International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada today published an IDC Innovators report identifying four key emerging technology vendors in the Canadian public safety solutions market with revenue under C$100 million. The four companies named as IDC Innovators are Aware360, HealthIM, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems and Miovision.

“The four vendors profiled here are applying mobile platforms and analytics in helping prevent and respond to accidents and medical emergencies” said Mark Schrutt, Strategic Advisor, Public Sector & Innovation Research at IDC Canada. “These companies are developing technologies that focus on creating public safety tools, including health and safety solutions to reduce the severity and frequency of accidents. We believe the use of these public safety solutions is also critical in Smart City design, autonomous vehicle planning, and similar use cases.”

Aware360 offers real time health and safety solutions to protect and prevent worker incidents regardless of their environment.

HealthIM offers police tools that help address mental health situations directing first responders to the most appropriate care.

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems’ DriveSync technology is used to develop new plans for safe drivers, improve individual’s driving behavior and to assist usage-based tolls and emissions monitoring.

Miovision’s product portfolio enables cities to asses traffic safety and dynamically optimize transportation.

More details: https://aware360.com/aware360-named-idc-innovator/

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Aware360: NEWS AND UPDATES ABOUT IIOT AND REAL TIME ALERTS

Aware360: NEWS AND UPDATES ABOUT IIOT AND REAL TIME ALERTS

EACH MONTH AWARE360 PUBLISHES THE 360, A REGULAR UPDATE ABOUT THE IIOT AND REAL TIME ALERTS IN ORDER TO TELL THE STORY OF THE INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATION THAT IS TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE WORLD.

This month the focus is on securing the safety of employees, and new innovations to aid in the effort.

WORKING ALONE SAFELY: CONTROLLING THE RISKS OF SOLITARY WORK
A key component of worker safety is to watch out for one another, says Lisa Pogue, a safety and health technical specialist for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

However, lone work presents a fundamental challenge to watchfulness. How can someone watch a colleague’s back if that colleague is working alone and out of sight?

Pogue answers these questions in Working Alone Safely: Controlling the Risks of Solitary Work.

5 THINGS STANDING IN THE WAY OF AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS
Despite technology advances that have increased safety and efficiency, don’t expect to see driverless trucks rolling down the road anytime soon. Here are five reasons why.

MEET THE COBOTS: HUMANS AND ROBOTS TOGETHER ON THE FACTORY FLOOR
Traditionally, industrial robots have been locked behind cages, their heavy bulk and rapid movements making them unsafe for human interaction.

Now, a lighter weight, mobile plug and play generation is arriving on the factory floor to collaborate safely with human workers thanks to advances in sensor and vision technology, and computing power. Read more.

3 NECESSARY STEPS TO NURTURE IOT DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING
With many new opportunities available, QA management must cultivate an understanding of the IoT and how to create software for these connected items. Here are three necessary steps to nurture IoT development and testing (read the article here).

HOW TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FLEET ON THE ROAD
How can employers share key safety messages when their workers are on the road? This can be challenging for trucking and transport employers who can’t always hold a pre-shift meeting. Susan Main explains how. Read more.

Aware360 is at the center of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) revolutions. We provide real-time monitoring solutions that help our customers to not only stay safe but cut costs and improve productivity.

Originally published at https://aware360.com/news-and-updates-about-iiot-and-real-time/

It Takes a Village: How to Build Smart Cities - Aware360

The “how do you eat an elephant?” question is surprisingly accurate when it comes to Smart Cities initiatives. The answer, of course, is “one bite at a time.” At the CompTIA ChannelCon 2018 event in Washington D.C. in early August, we discussed what these bites will require, from the skills necessary to plan to the talent for implementation. It was my third meeting as the Vice Chair of the Smart Cities Advisory Council, and it rounded off nine months of discussions on various aspects of Smart Cities (or Smart Communities). 

News Release: SafetyAware New Features - Aware360

Calgary, Alberta, September 5, 2018 – Aware360 has released Control Center v.1.14 along with an updated version of the SafetyAware smartphone app focusing on usability enhancements and performance optimization.

New team members support growth of Aware360 - Aware360

Calgary, Alberta, November 20, 2018 – Aware360 is pleased to introduce two new team members dedicated to driving business growth. Craig Gleason will be leading channel development as Director of Partner Channels, and Robert MacDonald joins the direct sales team as a Corporate Account Executive.

Safer Communities: Protecting at-risk Canadians with real-time technology - Aware360

Across Canada, many people are alone and vulnerable every day. Those at risk from domestic violence, hitchhiking, work in the sex trade, mental illness, addictions and homelessness are particularly unsafe. Aware360, in partnership with Ignitech, spearheaded the Safer Communities Initiative to bring technological innovation to the aid of vulnerable populations. The program uses low-cost smartphone-based technology to offer people help whenever they need it.

How Richmond Plans to be a Smart City - Aware360

Richmond, BC, is not just an island city. It’s made up of 17 islands on the west coast of Canada, at the mouth of the Fraser River. It’s also the home of an international airport, the Port of Vancouver, and a diverse, multi-lingual population of 200,000 people.