Researchers to demonstrate V911 system on Maryland Day


COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland researchers have created a new emergency alert technology for cell phones and PDA's called V911, which they say could help improve safety on campuses across the U.S.

Created by scientists and students from the UM Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the V911 technology is one tool in MyeVyu, downloadable software package for cell phones and PDAs that provides a host of new networking and information access capabilities, including a direct link between the user and campus police dispatch. With the touch of a single button, a user in distress can alert campus police of their identity and location, and stream live, GPS-enhanced video and audio of the incident situation. This new technology will be demonstrated for the public at Maryland Day on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

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