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.
“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.
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.