Moteiv Corporation Introduces First Intelligent Wireless System

Moteiv Corporation, manufacturer of wireless sensor networks, announced it will be demonstrating a new wireless fire and rescue system, a project aptly named FIRE (Fire Information and Rescue Equipment), at the WIRED NextFest Fair in New York City slated to run September 29- October 1, 2006.

Moteiv will be showcasing the new system at its booth (#911) located within the Future of Security Pavilion. The potentially life saving system, which uses wirelessly networked sensors and electronic maps, displays vital information such as occupancy, smoke, light and emergency crew positions inside individual firefighter's masks. The system is powered by Moteiv's Tmote SkyTM wireless sensing platform and BoomerangTM software that enables wireless sensor devices to sense, react and report changes in the environment to the mobile firefighters. FIRE is a joint project between Moteiv Corporation, the University of California, Berkeley and the Chicago Fire Department.

The FIRE system monitors occupancy, smoke, light, and even the tracks of emergency crews inside a building, displaying the details inside of each firefighter's mask. The FireEye system within the FIRE project is a head mounted display inside each firefighter's helmet that shows an interactive floor plan map with current locations of the user, their Buddy, other company members, areas where smoke alarms have activated, and remaining air supply. Additionally, incident commanders located outside the building can view the activity and condition of their crews in real time on a laptop computer. The wireless sensors also can alert officials to changes in a structure's temperature, identifying potential hazards prior to an actual fire.

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