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Covia Labs CEO to Participate on Public Safety Communications Panel at IWCE Conference

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. –– February 21, 2012 –– Covia Labs Inc. today announced that David Kahn, CEO of Covia Labs, will participate on the “Software Applications for Your Communications Network” panel at the 2012 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 23 at 9:45 a.m. PST. The panel will address the proposed national broadband public safety communications network and what public safety agencies will be able to accomplish once the network is in place. It will review the experiences and successes of major commercial players who have pioneered application development in the broadband market, with a discussion on incentives, demand and development in this market.

Along with Kahn, co-panelists include: Keith Bryars, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI; Steve Graves, Chief Information Officer for the City of Richardson, Texas; and Andrew Thiessen, P25 CAP Laboratory Program Manager NIST/OLES.

Kahn will share experiences from the deployment of Covia Labs’ Alert & Respond product by the Foothill-De Anza College District Police and how it has enabled them to integrate consumer smartphones and commercially available devices into their operations.

Thursday’s panel will be held from 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Room S225. There is a registration fee to see Kahn’s session, registration still available at www.iwceexpo.com. Use the code SPK and receive a 25% discount off the conference fee. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.iwceexpo.com/iwce2012/public/enter.aspx.

Covia Labs, Inc. is the developer of the only software platform that enables secure interoperable communications across an unlimited number of diverse devices, from smart phones to proprietary police and fire department radios to weapons systems. Covia’s technology enables diverse entities to work as a united team in order to accomplish a singular mission. By empowering personnel from different organizations with real-time information regardless of infrastructure or equipment, first responders and military personnel can improve operational capabilities and save lives. The company was named a “Top Performing Technology” at the U.S. Military’s 2010 CWID (Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration) events and is currently engaged in contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).