ECE News Story
TRX Systems Wins 2008 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award
TRX Systems Inc., an early stage company in the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute’s (Mtech) Technology Advancement Program that was formed in part by ECE faculty, took first place in the Best Homeland Security Company category at the 2008 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards ceremony on June 10.
Companies were selected from 21 finalists in seven categories.
TRX Systems Inc. could save the lives of firefighters and first responders with its Firefighter Sentinel System, comprised of a highly advanced personal tracking device, base station and software. The Firefighter Sentinel System gives responders pinpoint and up-to-date locations of individuals deployed inside a structure such as a burning building. It also functions as a health monitor, detecting and alerting operators of personnel in distress. The system automatically logs all data for replay, post-analysis and training.
The Sentinel research and development has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Technology Support Working Group, Department of Homeland Security, the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, the Center for Fire Safety Research and Development, the Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).
To learn more about the TRX Sentinel system, which was demonstrated recently by Prof. Neil Goldsman and Prof. Gil Blankenship at a research symposium event at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, please visit the ECE Newsroom.
For more information about TRX Systems, visit: http://www.trxsystems.com/.
July 31, 2008