From left: Timothy Shaw, SP Global Inc. vice president-Midwest operations, and Roger Mann, SP Global vice president-solutions, find and harness Air Force technologies and innovations that can be commercialized. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Local city harnesses Air Force-borne technology

The city of Huber Heights is deploying a first-responder technology devised by a Riverside defense contractor.

The city is working with GlobalFlyte to install its communication, mapping and smart phone technologies in the city’s Dispatch Center, the company announced Tuesday.

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“The city of Huber Heights looks forward to working with the GlobalFlyte Team to deploy their unique solution,” Huber Heights Fire Chief Mark Ashworth said in a the company’s release. “We want to take advantage of any cost-effective, available innovation to support our first responders because they are the ones that put their lives on-the-line, every day to keep our residents and visitors safe.”

Tim Shaw, GlobalFlyte’s President and COO adds, “ Our team is so impressed with how the city embraces innovation and supports small businesses in the region,” said Tim Shaw, GlobalFlyte president and chief operating officer.

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GlobalFlyte recently won the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Soin Innovation Award that came with a cash award. Through this award, the company offered Huber Heights a grant towards the purchase of its technology.

GlobalFlyt commercialized technology borne of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) research. The tech offers ways for first-responders to stay connected via mapping, imaging and smart phone technologies.

The technology can also support public works and economic development departments through a drone, imaging and mapping applications.

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