Next-Gen 911 Set to Transform How the Public Interacts with Law Enforcement, New Jersey Official Says

Chief Technology Officer Dave Weinstein says his state — which has the highest population density in the nation — faces a unique challenge in pursuit of a media-rich 911 service. Last year, New Jersey's Office of Information Technology announced the launch of new text-to-911 capabilities that initiated the state's move toward modern public safety technology. Through partnership with the New Jersey State Police and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, a new emergency tool was extended to the hearing impaired or those in unique emergency situations where they find themselves unable to speak.

Building and Growing a Culture of Innovation Subject of Talk at New Vi Hubs Location

James Barrood, president and CEO of the NJ Tech Council, officially launched the new Vi Hubs coworking and collaboration space, located in the refurbished Russel Hall, at Fort Monmouth (Oceanport). 

Building Benjamins and Invessence Collaborate on Alternative Fund Robo Investment Platform

The collaboration of two New Jersey companies has resulted in an opportunity for people with as little as $50,000 to invest to have a robo-adviser and get access to alternative investments formerly available only to those with $1 million to invest.

Propelify Sizzled on the Hoboken Waterfront

A 90-plus degree day didn’t deter the crowds from congregating on the Hoboken Waterfront for Propelify on Thursday, a one-of-a-kind tech and innovation festival with a regional draw.Aaron Price, the NJ Tech Meetup founder, who brought us Propelify, told that than 10,000 people wended their way through the paths between the two stages: the Stage of Inspiration and the Stage of Wisdom.

Company Roundup: Intercloud and Agilence

Intercloud announced that it has sold its Training Division for $1.4 million in cash, a working capital adjustment that eliminated $215,000 in net accrued liabilities. Agilence, a provider of cloud-based analytics for store operations and loss prevention, has launched data analytics software designed to help combat the growing epidemic of overprescription of opioid drugs and other controlled medications.

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