H-E-L-P! One N.J. county to test 911 texting before it goes statewide
About two years ago, Camden County upgraded their 911 systems in order to go fully web-based and initially planned on utilizing a feature that they expected to be a big benefit to county residents: text 911. They held up their plans to roll out the system after they were approached by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Telecommunication Services to be the test model for a larger, statewide program.
Regulation and Tax Breaks fo Bitcoin Proposed by N.J. Lawmakers
Two north Jersey lawmakers recently proposed a 30-page bill (A4478) that would create a regulatory framework for the companies that deal in digital currency and offer tax breaks to companies that produce, service or exchange it. Via NJ.com
BPU Wants to Double Energy-Storage Technology Allocation to $6 Million
The state wants to double the $3 million it awarded in the current fiscal year for energy-storage projects, a technology crucial to the goal of having more electricity produced from renewable sources, such as solar and wind. Story via NJ Spotlight
Drone Use is Soaring in South Jersey
Drone hobbyists, like the members of the Oaklyn Rotor-E Drones Club, frequently meet to discuss the physics of flight, go over safety tips, share drone stories and — of course — fly their drones. The club formed in 2014 and has hosted several successful gatherings in New Jersey.
Texting in the Cockpit? The FAA's Plan to Cut Delays
A cockpit-to-tower digital communications system that's been used on a trial basis at Newark Liberty International Airport is improving efficiency and safety as well as cutting delays, by eliminating much of the talking that pilots and air traffic controllers do, in favor of what are essentially text messages, officials said on Thursday.