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Covia Labs to Participate on APCO Panel Addressing NG9-1-1, LTE And The Secure Delivery of Multimedia Information To First Responders

Monday, August 19, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. –– August 19, 2013 –– Covia Labs Inc. today announced that David Kahn, CEO of Covia Labs, will participate on the “Public Safety Ecosystem: NG9-1-1 to LTE” panel at the 2013 Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Anaheim, Calif. on August 21 at 3:45 p.m. PT.

The panel will review how LTE technology, including network infrastructure, devices, and applications could be utilized to connect citizens, PSAP dispatchers and First Responders. This panel is based on a current and planned trial with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, the Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Energy and other agencies that provide a framework for emergency personnel in the field to receive real-time multimedia information including instant messaging, location updates, videos and photos. The system also includes a complex security infrastructure preventing unauthorized access, enabling on-the-scene personnel to receive information without unnecessary intervention.

Along with Kahn, co-panelists include: Kyle Connor, Director of Business Development at Cassidian Communications; and Wim Brouwer, CTO North America Public Safety at Alcatel Lucent.

Kahn has worked on contracts with U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The panel will be held from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. PT at the Anaheim Convention Center. Interested parties can register at http://www.apco2013.org/. APCO 2013, APCO International’s 79th Annual Conference and Expo, is taking place August 18-21 in Anaheim, California. This meeting is the largest gathering of public safety professionals of its kind where telecommunicators, service providers and educators from across the globe come together to attend educational sessions, network with peers and meet with exhibitors on the tradeshow floor.

About Covia Labs, Inc. 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 has engaged in contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).