Preparing For the Worst

Mega Disasters: How GPS Tracking Will Save Lives

Disasters are happening all the time from man made to nature driven cataclysmic events. Centuries ago the planet had primitive life forms and did not understand what was happening to their world. But today we live in a advanced technological society where it not likely our entire race will become extinct like in the dinosaur period. Man will survive, but how many of us will live? The question remains unanswered.

If you’ve ever watched the history channel they have a program called MEGA Disasters. It’s presents many different shows on events that will lead to massive loss of life from natural or man made disasters. One or more of these MEGA disasters is going to occur sooner than later.

Here is a brief description on what the show is about.

Massive natural disasters have shaped the planet on which we live for millions of years, and the only thing we know for sure is that the future holds more. Earthquakes have triggered massive tsunamis and released methane gas that killed most of the life in the ocean. Asteroids have laid waste to nearly all the life on earth. Volcanoes have blocked the sun’s rays for months.

As the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami have dramatically demonstrated, we are all vulnerable to unexpected disasters, both natural and man-made. Combining science and history, MEGA DISASTERS visits the sites of previous disasters, then recreates them in modern times and locations, using state-of-the-art computer animation.

Whether it’s the city of Memphis crashing into the Mississippi River during an earthquake or a mile-wide asteroid destroying Los Angeles, each week is a hair-raising look at just how vulnerable our complex society really is to the power of Mother Nature.

What we need to do to save lives now and in the future?

Ordia Solutions is the pioneer and leading provider of mobile command & control systems for public safety agencies. They have devised the Mobile Tactical Collaboration System (MTCS) is a next-generation web-based wireless-enabled software application that allows public safety officers to communicate and collaborate visually in real-time using tactical graphics, digital maps, and shared workspaces to enable highly effective command & control without ever having to setup a physical command post. This system is the only one of it’s kind in the world and is in many government trials from SWAT teams to FBI, and is being rolled out into many search and rescue operation command centers.

They recently expanded the product portfolio to include an integrated GPS tracking solution, which provides real-time situational unit locations for operational commanders and their tactical operators in the field.

This GPS Tracking Device was researched for use in the Mobile Tactical Collaboration System (MTCS) by GLC Enterprises, Inc. and is also known as the WorldTracker GPRS. It is an advanced mini tracking devices that allows rescue person to be viewed in near real time allowing officials to effectively coordinate rescue missions when MEGA Disasters stick which will happen for sure.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as other first responders, are able to share data, maps, and images with each other in real time, allowing tactical decisions to be made and implemented quickly and effectively.

The software is in place in the command center, in vehicle-mounted laptops, and in ultra mobile handheld computers.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, this technology innovation will be as revolutionary for public safety communication as the introduction of the television set was for mass media communication.

How many of use are saved will depend on highly coordinated search and rescue mission which will rely on the Mobile Tactical Collaboration System (MTCS) with integrated GPS Tracking.

Source by Glenn Freiboth

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