Posts in the Category: Wearable

TELUS Features CommandWear in First Internet of Things Marketplace for Businesses


Early this year, TELUS commissioned IDC to conduct a study which examined the current state of IoT deployments in Canada.  It discovered that although adoption of the technology is currently limited to leading edge companies like CommandWear, IoT solutions are on the verge of rapid growth, with spending in Canada predicted to grow to $21billion dollars by 2018.

Less than 6 months later, TELUS launched the TELUS IoT Marketplace, …

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CommandWear is One of 16 Start-Ups Chosen to Present at Cascadia Summit 2014

Just 6 weeks after CommandWear launched the next generation of situational awareness solutions for first responders, the company has been selected to pitch its business plan to more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs, media and corporate executives at Cascadia Summit 2014 – the premiere event that showcases the most promising start-ups from Western Canada.

Applications from over 100 companies were evaluated by a 9-person panel of investors and entrepreneurs …

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CommandWear Successfully Tests on Band 14 (FirstNet, Public Safety Broadband Network)

Broadband spectrum has been set aside for public safety use in both Canada and the US. The plan is to use an LTE network on that spectrum to allow public safety access to modern, broadband communications infrastructure that is secure and dedicated.

CommandWear is working with companies developing products and organizations testing these products so that when the Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) becomes available we will be ready. We recently …

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Vancouver Technology Company Launches Next Generation of Situational Awareness Solutions for First Responders

CommandWear integrates mobile and wearable technologies to support intelligence-led decision making where public safety organizations need it most – at the last tactical mile.

VANCOUVER, BC (September 30, 2014): CommandWear Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its latest release of the CommandWear situational awareness platform, built for public safety agencies that need better and more cost-effective ways to support front-line emergency personnel’s responsiveness, decision making and safety.

CommandWear is a …

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New York Times on Body Worn Video – “Storage, management and retrieval of the collected data create mammoth questions of their own.”


The New York Times today has an article on their front page about body worn video. There are many great points raised, but the one that caught our attention was the issue of storage and management.

Incorporating body worn video into your police force goes beyond just putting a device on an officer. The management and storage of the video adds cost and complexity to existing operations. When you are applying …

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Wearable technology sets sail in Vancouver

The Georgia Straight did an article on local Vancouver companies developing wearable technology, and CommandWear was one of the one’s featured.

Here is the section on CommandWear. You can read the whole article here.

Shawn Griffin, product manager for Vancouver’s CommandWear Systems, envisions every police officer and first responder wearing a smart watch or smart glasses in the future. A major Canadian police force is running a pilot …

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In the Future of Wearables, the Device Doesn’t Really Matter

Scott Valentine at Wearable Tech World  has an interesting article on the importance of data and not just the wearable device.

As Scott says, “In the middle is where the hard work happens.”  This is where the data lies, and it’s important to get and manage the data from the wearable on behalf of the user.

On the far right of the whiteboard are consumers, enterprises, healthcare providers, insurance companies, clinical researchers …

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Our 9-11 Pledge – Give Responders the Right Tools for the Job

It’s 9-11.  The CommandWear team is not only remembering those heroes that saved so many people and gave their lives for the cause but are doing our part to help responders track their team members and enhance interoperability to minimize losses.

Responders need better tools to do their job – safely.  Too often we see the results of budget cuts.  Fewer responders expected to do more with antiquated technology (can you …

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CommandWear Field Tested by BC Ambulance

The @Commandwear team had a great day at another major event: #GranFondo 2014 cycling event in Whistler.  CommandWear mobile apps were deployed to track responders and the text messaging proved invaluable when radio comms failed. #smartwatch technology also worked well. Happy to share the lessons with any public safety or security agencies.

We have written up a case study with the results of the trial at BC Ambulance. If you would …

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